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Marathon Will Request Road Closures For Expansion Project

2/18/14 – 5:21 A.M.

To make way for it’s big expansion, Marathon Petroleum is asking the city of Findlay to permanently close some roads in the area of its campus. Findlay’s Planning Commission and City Council’s Planning and Zoning Committee is expected to look at the impact of the request.

The proposed closures would include East Hardin Street from South Main to East streets; Beech Avenue from East Sandusky to East Hardin streets; and the north/south alley from East Hardin to East Lincoln streets that is located behind the former Elks and RCM Architects buildings.

Marathon is also expected to ask for temporary parking changes from the traffic commission. The commission will examine temporarily closing East Street from Sandusky to a half-block south, and removing the two-hour parking restriction for all spaces around the campus’ perimeter and interior streets until the end of the year.


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Flag City Honor Flight Getting Ready For Next Trip To Washington D.C.

2/11/14 – 11:36 A.M.

Flag City Honor Flight is getting set for its next trip to Washington D.C. The organization announced today they’ll be taking a plane load of veterans to the nation’s capital on June 4 of this year. The World-War II, Korean Conflict, and some Vietnam War veterans pay nothing for the trip.

The group needs volunteers to make sure the yearly event is a success. People are needed to help raise funds to pay for the trip, set up the send off breakfast, and coordinate the welcome home event.

If you know someone who would be interested in taking the trip, or you’re interested in helping out you can download a form at flagcityhonorflight.org.

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Teenager Arrested Following Chase On I-75

1/2/13 – 5:12 A.M.

A Detroit teenager fleeing from authorities in a stolen van was arrested in Hancock County on New Year’s Eve. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports 16-year-old James Coleman Wiggins was seen speeding in the northbound lanes of I-75 Tuesday morning. When a Sate Patrol officer attempted to pull Wiggins over, the teen sped away. During the chase Wiggins allegedly caused a crash by hitting the back of another vehicle on the interstate, causing it to rear-end another car. The van eventually hit stop sticks near the State Route 12 exit in Findlay.

Wiggins ran off after stopping the van. He ran across the interstate, but was found a short time later by sheriff’s Deputy Rodney Griffin.

Wiggins and two others in the van were arrested. No injuries were reported following the incident.

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Safety Urged Behind The Wheel As Deer Mating Season Begins

10/9/13 4:20 p.m.
Coming into contact with deer is not uncommon in northwest Ohio but the frequency of those encounters will increase during this time of year. We spoke to the Commander of the Findlay Post of the State Highway Patrol, Lt. Brent Meredith, who talked about some safety tips..

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Meredith said the key is to be aware of what’s going on around you at all time, especially at night when visibility is limited. Sometimes it takes an encounter with a deer or adverse driving conditions to remind us of what we should be doing behind the wheel at all times..

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Deers will be on the run between October and January which is their peak mating season.

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Stolen Semi Found In Beaverdam

10/3/13 – 6:41 A.M.

A stolen semi was recovered in Beaverdam Wednesday. The State Highway Patrol reports troopers responded to a tip the truck was seen driving south on I-75 near Bluffton after it was taken from a Napoleon location. Investigators found the truck parked at the Pilot truck stop in Beaverdam a short time later.

45-year-old Russell Craven and 43-year-old Pamela Craven of Hahira Georgia were taken into custody. They’re expected to be charged with felony theft.


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