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Cooper Tire Centennial 5-Miler This Friday At Findlay High School Track

7/20/16 – 12:32 P.M.

This Friday will host the 3rd annual Cooper Tire Centennial 5-Miler at the Findlay High School track. Cooper Tire’s Cathy Huffman says they hope to attract more than just runners with the community event.

Audio: Cathy Huffman

The run used to be held on Saturday but was switched to Friday evening to allow more participation from families. Aside from the run, food, and music, there will also be a chance to win door prizes for people who attend the event. Cooper Tire started the run 3 years ago to celebrate its centennial.

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Teacher Hikes Appalachian Trail For Scholarship Funds

7/18/16 – 5:30 A.M.

Kelsey Magee died at a young age and one of her teachers wanted to help her memory live on. Mark Marshall created the Hike for Kelsey, where he and a small group tried to hike 72 miles in seven days across the Smoky Mountain National Park in the Appalachian Mountains.

The hike was unfortunately cut short due to bad weather. Mark and his group managed to hike 46 miles in four days before thunderstorms made conditions too dangerous to continue. Marshall says he was on track to accomplish his goal and will try it again.

Despite not making it the 72 miles, Marshall did reach the money amount he wanted to raise. The goal was to raise $5,000 and Marshall says the trip totaled $5,500 with more money on the way. Marshall says there will be a bbq chicken dinner on Sunday, July 24th where he hopes there will be a big reveal of how much money was raised.

The Magee family has provided scholarships for over 70 students in the last 8 years. Marshall says he just wanted to help raise money so that they could continue to do so.

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50 North Needs An Increase In Funds With New Levy

7/14/16 – 7:01 P.M.

50 North is requesting a replacement levy and hoping for a .6 mills increase this November. Board president John Haywood says the organization has been barely scraping by because people have been taking advantage of the services they need that are offered by 50 North.

Audio: John Haywood

According to Director Carolyn Copus an increase of funds is required to keep up with those in need.

Audio: ZCarolyn Copus

50 North offers many services to those age 50 and up. This includes things like helping people transition into retirement, offering classes, and even delivering groceries to those who struggle to get out and about.  50 North Used to be the Hancock County Agency on Aging and has received support from levies since 2002

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Ottawa Ordinance Military Day Tomorrow

7/8/16 – 1:15 p.m.
Ottawa Ordinance is saluting our veterans with a military day tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Speakers and military recruiters will be there. The POW-MIA wall will also be there so you can ay your respects. According to owner Cindy Verhoff, you can see some interesting challenges as well.

Audio: ZZ- Cindy Verhoff

The event will be held at Ottawa Ordinance on the corner of State Route 65 and Fourth Street

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Christmas In July Comes To Downtown Findlay

7/7/16 – 3:03 p.m.

Christmas is coming to downtown Findlay to help raise funds for Cancer Patient Services. The Christmas in July fundraiser will be happening July 21st with a scavenger hunt. Downtown Coordinator Carla Treadway said businesses are excited.

Audio:Carla Treadway

The fundraiser will raise money so that the organization can support cancer victims and their families  CEO Carol Metzger says it’s about the meaning of Christmas.

Audio:Carol Metzger

The businesses downtown will also have holiday-related merchandise. Tickets are available on the day of the event and on the Cancer Patient Services website for $15.

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McComb Business Expo This Weekend

7/6/2016 – 1:21 pm


This Saturday the McComb Economic Development Organization’s 3rd annual business expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Carol Carrie from the McComb Economic Development Organization is expecting a good turn out.

Audio:ZZ-Carol Carrie

Also during the expo will be five ribbon cuttings. Four are for new businesses and one is a re-opening.

The McComb Economic Development Organization is putting the business expo together to showcase entrepreneurs and more according to Joe Wasson, a member of the organization.

Audio: ZZ- Joe Wasson

Most of the entrepreneurs that will be seen at the expo are local and started their own business. There will also be several other organizations showing what they have to offer the community.

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Four Options Suggested For Court Security Upgrades

5/24/16 – 2:33 P.M.

Four options have been proposed to upgrade security at the courts on Dorney Plaza in Findlay.

Of the four plans recommended by the National Center for State Courts, “Option 1” would create one secure entrance for all three buildings. It would then have corridors connecting the security entrance to the courts. The second plan would be nearly the same as the first, but would also feature a graded pedestrian path to get over or under the corridors. Another plan would connect the municipal building and juvenile/probate court. It would also create a new security entrance for the county court. The fourth plan would see a screening location built for the juvenile probate court, with the county court and the municipal building getting upgrades to security at their respective entrances.

As far as cost goes, depending on the options selected the project could anywhere between $683,000 and $2.9 million. The report from the National Center for State Courts notes that the options that don’t connect all three buildings are not as cost-effective in the long-run as having one security entrance.

All the plans also feature secure parking lots.

Officials from the city, county, and courts met today to discuss the next step in the security upgrade process. The group decided that committees representing the Findlay Municipal Building, Hancock County Courthouse, and the Juvenile/Probate court will all review the proposals. They’ll then come back to the larger group to express any concerns about the plans they might have.

Option 1*:

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“Option 1” would create a security entrance between the county courthouse and the juvenile/probate building. A 4,600 square foot corridor would then connect the buildings. The drawback is that it would prevent people from walking through Dorney Plaza. Instead, pedestrians would have to go to Main Street to walk north or south through the area. “Option 1” would cost between $1.8 and $2.4 million to build.

Option 2*:

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“Option 2” would be nearly identical to “Option 1” but would include a graded pedestrian bridge over or under the corridor connecting the buildings. It would cost between $2.1 million and $2.9 million.

Option 3:

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“Option 3” leaves Dorney Plaza open to pedestrians. It would connect the municipal building and the juvenile/probate court. A new security entrance would also be build for the county courthouse. This proposal is estimated to cost between $922,500 and $1.2 million.

Option 4:

*Not to Scale

“Option 4” doesn’t connect any of the buildings, instead upgrading security at the entrance to all three courts. Its projected costs would be between $683,000 and $915,000.

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Findlay Trailer Park Could Be Site For New Habitat Homes

5/12/16 – 11:38 A.M.

The first step toward building several new Habitat for Humanity homes in Findlay was taken today. The Findlay City Planning Committee recommended vacating a portion of land in the 1000 block of North Blanchard Street. Service-Safety Director Paul Schmelzer says it’s the first step toward possibly locating seven new Habitat homes at the site of a trailer park…

Audio: Paul Schmelzer

However, Schmelzer says there are still a lot of questions…

Audio: Paul Schmelzer

Schmelzer says while the city supports what Habitat is doing, they want to make sure the new homes follow zoning codes. There is also concern about how cars will get in and out with a blind curve in the area.

As for the Habitat for Humanity, the vacation of the land in question was the first step toward getting the land needed for the potential homes.


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Prep Softball: Northwood can’t solve Rutter

By SCOTT COTTOS STAFF WRITER NORTHWOOD — Allie Rutter passed a couple of tests on Monday. First, in Columbus, she made the grade on her cosmetology manager’s test. Then, after arriving shortly before game time, Rutter passed her first test of the tournament season with flying colors. The St. Wendelin senior pitched a three-hitter with […]

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