3/10/14 – 10:58 A.M. The people behind the downtown traffic plan are addressing community concerns about the proposal. Main Street Coordinator Maria Reza talked more about the issue on Good Mornings today. Reza says plenty of people have had a say on the plan… Audio: Maria Reza She adds that along with city leaders, business owners on Main Street and ODOT have helped develop the plan as well. The community has seen a general overview of the project, but not the specific details. The city of Findlay and the Downtown Findlay Main Street Program will host a public hearing on the specifics Wednesday at 4:30 p.m at the Findlay Inn and Conference Center. Reza talked about what the meeting will entail… Audio: Maria Reza Downtown business and property owners will have a meeting on the topic in the morning. Young professionals who live and work downtown will take in a midday meeting. Reza sadds she knew people would be talking, but not to the level they have been… Audio: Maria Reza Reza says…
3/10/14 – 12:04 P.M. The Wood County grand jury indicted two Bowling Green men on sex crime charges last week. The Sentinel-Tribune reports 53-year-old Kenneth Pultz faces two rape charges. He’s also charged with a count of gross sexual imposition. The incidents allegedly happened between 2005 and 2007 and involved a child between 5 and 7-years-old at the time. 35-year-old John Leveck faces a charge of unlawful sexual contact with a minor. He also faces two counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance and one count of attempted illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance. Investigators say the incidents happened last month. The cases are not related. MORE: Sentinel-Tribune
3/10/14 – 11:46 A.M. Drivers on the interstate didn’t have issues adjusting to an odd traffic flow over the weekend. I-75 traffic diverted up and down the U.S. 224 exit and entrance ramps while crews tore down part of the 224 bridge. The State Patrol reports there were only two incidents. A man hit a guardrail near the ramps, and a woman spilled coffee on herself, driving into the curb. The interstate traffic pattern returned to normal this morning. The U.S. 224 bridge is down to two lanes while the southern half of the bridge is rebuilt. Once construction crews finish that, ODOT will repeat the process with the northern half of the bridge.
3/10/14 – 11:36 A.M. Safety should be a big concern for area farmers thinking about working in their grain bins as the temperature gets warmer. Extension Educator Ed Lentz says you should always be mindful of the suffocation dangers of a bin full of grain… Audio: Ed Lentz Lentz says to keep in mind air quality if you’re going to be in a bin for an extended time… Audio: Ed Lentz Lentz also advises farmers to make sure they secure their bins so that children can’t get into them.
3/10/14 – 6:38 A.M. A Fostoria man is facing possible drug charges after a drug raid. The Review-Times reports a SWAT team served a search warrant at 1521 Countyline Street, lot 22 last Thursday. Officers found cash ,suspected marijuana, suspected crack cocaine, and prescription pills. The warrant also turned up drug paraphernalia, criminal tools and evidence of drug trafficking. 35-year-old Edwin Hogan could face counts of possession of crack cocaine, possession of prescription pills, and possession of marijuana. The charges are pending the results of lab tests on the substances found in the home. MORE: Review-Times View Fostoria Drug Raid in a larger map
3/10/14 – 5:31 A.M. A one-car crash injured a Wapakoneta man in Findlay Friday night. The State Patrol says 54-year-old James Shurlow was driving south along I-75 when he hit a guardrail near the U.S. 224 exit. Hanco EMS took Shurlow to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. He was cited for operating a vehicle while under the influence, and failure to maintain control. View Friday Injury Crash in a larger map
3/10/14 – 5:27 A.M. A Friday afternoon crash in Hardin County sent five people to the hospital. The State Patrol reports that crash happened around 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of Front and Shadley Streets in the village of Alger. 68-year-old Robert Stevens of Lima was driving west on Shadley when he ran a stop sign and hit a car driven by 72-year-old Marion Gross Jr. of Alger. EMS crews took Stevens and Gross to a Lima hospital for treatment of their injuries. 41-year-old Angela Roby, who was riding with Marion Gross, suffered serious injuries. Two other passengers in Gross’ car suffered non-life threatening injuries. The crash remains under investigation. View Five Injured In Crash in a larger map
3/10/14 – 5:15 A.M. Fire drove a Tiffin family from their home Sunday morning. Three adults were able to safely escape the blaze on Circular Street. The Red Cross assisted the family with a place to stay and personal hygiene items. The agency also offered help with food and clothing. Disaster responder Ruthie Stiverson says the Red Cross will also offer the family help in planning for the recovery process.