Review Category : Uncategorized

Alert – OTTO1 – Blanchard River at Ottawa (Ohio)

Alert conditions are not currently being met.

Flood Categories

Primary (ft)

  • Action : 20 ft
  • Minor : 23 ft
  • Moderate : 27 ft
  • Major : 30 ft

Secondary (kcfs)

  • Action : Not Set
  • Minor : Not Set
  • Moderate : Not Set
  • Major : Not Set

The forecast flood categories are the same as the observation flood categories.

Gauge Data


Latest Observation Category: Normal
Latest Observation: 6.96 ft
Latest Observation (Secondary): 0.233 kcfs
Observation Time: Jun 21, 2017 08:30 AM -0400


Forecast Issued: Jun 20, 2017 10:39 AM -0400


Recent Category: Normal
Recent Projected Forecast Available: 6.4 ft
Recent Projected Forecast Available (Secondary): 0.156 kcfs
Recent Projected Forecast Time: Jun 21, 2017 02:00 PM -0400


Highest Category: Normal
Highest Projected Forecast Available: 6.4 ft
Highest Projected Forecast Available (Secondary): 0.156 kcfs
Highest Projected Forecast Time: Jun 21, 2017 02:00 PM -0400


Last Category: Normal
Last Projected Forecast Available: 5.4 ft
Last Projected Forecast Available (Secondary): 0.0585 kcfs
Last Projected Forecast Time: Jun 25, 2017 08:00 AM -0400
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Data and Site Info for Ottawa: USGS ID: 04189260
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Century Health Executive Director Moving To A New Position In Fostoria

06/14/17 – 5:44 P.M.Century Health is losing executive director Tina Pine later this month. Fund development director Gary Bright said that they have someone ready to take care of things for the time being.

Gary Bright

Pine’s last day is June 30th. She will be the new Director of Social Services at the Good Shepherd Home in Fostoria. She had served at Century health for 23 years.

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One Person Injured In Crash With Sheriff Deputy Cruiser

01/30/17 – 5:00 P.M.

The Lima Post of the State Highway Patrol is investigating a crash in Putnam County Saturday. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reports that 18-year-old Tygan Nelson of Continental was heading westbound on State Route 15 around 7:45 p.m. She lost control and struck the driver’s side of 51-year-old Sheriff Deputy Randy Weller’s patrol vehicle.

Nelson was trapped in her car and had to be freed mechanically. She was taken to St. Rita’s Medical Center for serious but non-life threatening injuries. Deputy Weller did not suffer any injuries.

The crash shut State Route 15 down for about one and a half hours

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Findlay Young Professionals To Hold Annual Kick-Off at Alexandria’s Thursday

01/23/17 – 5:30 A.M.
This Thursday Findlay Young Professionals will be holding their annual kickoff event. Member Ashley Barger said that the event is open to everyone and helps you get to know the organization. She and fellow member Andy Boes said it is a great way to connect with the community.
Boes added that if a non-member decides that FYP is a good fit then they can register on the spot. They will have kiosks available with applications. Membership is $50 annually. Barger added that some people could get free memberships. She said that this is great for those people that have friends that are interested but are hesitant in joining. 
The event will start at 5:30 p.m. at Alexandria’s. There is no cost in taking part and the event will be fully catered.

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Part Of Hurd Avenue Closed In Findlay Until Tomorrow

01/19/17 – 11:44 A.M.

A part of Hurd Avenue will be closed in Findlay until Friday afternoon. The city’s engineering department said Hurd Avenue will be closed from Findlay to Washington Streets to through traffic.

You’re asked to avoid this roadblock if possible. Delays are to be expected in the area. If you have any questions you can call the engineering department at 419-424-7121.

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Appropriations Committee Prepares Appropriations Report Of 2017 For Findlay City Council

01/10/17 – 8:22 P.M.

Findlay City Appropriations Committee heard from all of the department heads about incoming projects on Tuesday. Service-Safety Director Paul Schmelzer said that there could be some big projects coming to Findlay.

Paul Schmelzer

He also mentioned some of the less glamorous projects such as improving roadways and neighborhoods. He also said that there will be several sewer related projects on the agenda this year.

The committee report will be put in front of city council next week. Schmelzer said that once council approves the report, appropriations can start.

Paul Schmelzer

He added that some of the vehicle requests will probably be added to the ordinance right away. It takes awhile for the vehicles to be built so it is best to get them funded as soon as possible.

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