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12/13/16 – 5:27 P.M.
Riverbend Park will be getting a gazebo built north of the Brugeman Lodge. Parks director Gary Pruitt said that a gazebo could serve several purposes.
Pruitt said that the gazebo will cost an estimated 40,000.
Part of the funding for the project comes from a donation given to the parks system
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11/28/16 – 5:30 P.M.
City Dry Cleaning is holding it’s 29th Coat Drive this week and you can help. Paul Kramer from City Dry Cleaning says that there’s plenty of ways for you to drop off coats.
He added that they are in need of coats for children.
The coats will be distributed next weekend at Glenwood Schools. You can pick up a coat on the 10th from 9am -3 pm and on the 11th from 1-3 pm.Read More →
11/23/16 – 5:12 A.M.
Unemployment rates remain low in the area. Numbers released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services show Hancock County’s jobless rate dropped to 3.4 percent in October. That’s down slightly from 3.6 percent in September.
Only Putnam County has a lower rate locally. The unemployment rate in Putnam County stands at 3.3 percent, down from 3.5 in September.
Rates for other counties: (September numbers in parenthesis.)
Allen, 4.7 percent (5 percent); Hardin, 4.7 (5); Henry, 4 (4.4); Putnam, 3.3 (3.5); Seneca, 4.3 (4.6); Wood, 4 (4.3); and Wyandot, 3.4 (3.6).Read More →
11/04/16 – 4:11 P.M.
The Veteran’s Day Parade is happening this Sunday in Findlay. Bill Johns from the Veterans Service Center says it will be going on through downtown.
Johns added that there are several events happening throughout the week to celebrate our veterans. He said the reason that the parade is on Sunday is so that they don’t back up traffic on a work night.Read More →
10/27/16 – 3:13 P.m.
It’s starting to get cold out and that means that heaters might start getting turned on. Kevin Shinise from the Fire Prevention Bureau said it’s a good idea to check your heater before turning it on.
He added that external or plug-in heaters should have their own space.
He also advocated checking the batteries of fire and carbon monoxide detectors. Shinise said that every now and then the fire department is called to stop a fire caused by a heater.Read More →
10/27/16 – 10:54 A.M.
Profits fell this quarter for Marathon Petroleum Corporation to $145 million due to lower fuel prices. The Courier reports that profits fell 85% or 27 cents per share. The company’s revenue declined 12% to just short of $16.5 billion. The refining and market operating profit also took a hit, falling 79% from last year to $306 million. Chairman and CEO Gary Heminger said that despite the refining profit decline, Marathon has success in continuing to grow in more stable profit areas.Read More →
10/21/16 – 10:15 A.M.
The Findlay Kiwanis is hosting the Kiwanis Shuffle Walk and Fun Run on November 5th. Denise Roush from the Findlay Kiwanis says the money raised will support the Kiwanis Closet Project.
The run will be held in the Emory Adams park at 10 a.m. Registration is done online at runsignup.com for $20 until the 28th. Afterward, it will cost $25 to register.Read More →
10/19/16- 12:50 P.M.
Findlay will be losing a prominent figure as he moves into a new position in Kentucky. Economic Development Director Anthony Iriti will be moving to Henderson, Kentucky. He will be the president and CEO of the Kentucky Network for Development, Leadership, and Engagement or Kyndle. President and CEO of the Findlay-Hancock Alliance, John Haywood says he is happy for Iriti.
In his new position, Iriti will oversee the chamber of commerce for Henderson County. He will also help support the chambers of McLean, Union and Webster Counties. The job will focus on business retention and creation, workforce development and Business attraction.
Haywood said that Iriti will remain in his current position until mid-November.Read More →
10/14/16 – 9:41 A.M.
Weapons were stolen from a Kenton home sometime after Tuesday afternoon. WKTN Radio reports that a resident in the 700 block of Ida Street reported the crime. He told officers that his home was entered and four rifles have gone missing. The value of the weapons was listed at $1250.
The theft is under continued investigation.Read More →