Doug-JenkinsDoug Jenkins
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  Local News

Wood County Fair Kicks Off Today

8/3/15 – 7:12 A.M. Fair season marches on in the area this week. The Wood County Fair starts today and runs through next Monday. Today will be Veteran’s Day on the fairgrounds in Bowling Green. Opening ceremonies will be held at 7 p.m. in the grandstand. Other notable events for the week include harness racing Tuesday starting at 5 p.m., a pick-up truck & semi truck pull Thursday night, and concerts by the Oak Ridge Boys and Night Ranger Friday and Saturday night. We have a link to the complete schedule on our website. MORE: Wood County Fair

Arlington Park Festival Set For This Weekend

8/3/15 – 6:45 A.M. A dormant summer celebration will return to Arlington this coming weekend. The Arlington Village Festival will take place Friday and Saturday in the village park. In the past, the event had been known as the village homecoming festival. Things will kick off on Friday night with a parade on Main Street at 6:30 p.m. 98-year-old Ruth Rinehart will serve as the grand marshal. Saturday will play host to a 5k in the morning and a Nashville Crush concert that night. MORE: Arlington Park Festival

Rail Crossing On County Road 99 Closes Today

8/3/15 – 5:34 A.M. Findlay drivers are reminded a railroad crossing will close part of a busy road on the city’s north side. The city’s engineering office says the CSX tracks across County Road 99 will be closed for two weeks starting today. Drivers will still be able to get to homes and businesses in the area, but won’t be able to cross the tracks at any time. You’re asked to avoid the area between Main Street and County Road 18 if possible.

Local Gas Prices Continue To Fall

8/3/15 – 5:30 A.M. Gas prices are continuing to slide as we enter a new work week. Ohiogasprices.com reports the average price for a gallon of regular in Findlay is $2.29, down 20 cents from seven days ago. Prices have dropped 50 cents over the last three weeks. Ottawa drivers are paying $2.19 a gallon, a 14 cent decline from a week ago. The statewide average continues to fall as well. Around Ohio the average is $2.31 a gallon, down 14 cents from last Monday.

Three Injured In Weekend Crash On I-75

8/3/15 – 5:19 A.M. A three-car crash on I-75 injured two people this weekend. The State Highway Patrol reports the accident happened around 10:15 p.m. Saturday just north of County Road 99. 23-year-old Christopher Robbins of Hudson, Michigan was was parked in the right lane of the interstate because of a blown tire. A car driven by 47-year-old Lauri Thomas veered into the left lane to try and avoid Robbins’ car. However, she hit the side of the stopped car and then hit the side of a semi driven by Jeffery Hebert. Thomas and Bradford were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Thomas was cited for failing to maintain an assured clear distance. The accident remains under investigation.  

Findlay Man Arrested Following Motorcycle Chase

8/3/15 – 5:09 A.M. A high-speed motorcycle chase led to the arrest of a Findlay man early Sunday morning. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the incident started around 1:30 a.m. when an officer tried to stop a motorcycle on South Blanchard Street near Lincoln Street. Kevin Misamore instead took off at a high rate of speed. Misamore ran a stop sign at Blanchard Avenue and tried to turn west onto 6th Street. He didn’t make the turn and ended up sliding through the intersection and through a few yards before coming to a stop. Misamore refused medical treatment for minor injuries and was arrested. He is facing charges of failure to comply with orders of a police officer, no motorcycle endorsement, speeding, expired licensed plates, failure to control, and running a stop sign.  

Archaeological Survey Will Happen Before Mitigation Plans Finalized

8/3/15 – 5:00 A.M. As the flood mitigation process continues in Hancock County, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say they believe they’ll turn up historical artifacts while surveying land. The Courier reports part of the process before any ground is broken is to document any “cultural resources.” The surveys must be done to comply with the National Historic Preservation Act. Jan Hemberger is an archaeologist with the Corps. She tells the newspaper “cultural resources” can include any prehistoric or historic district, site, building, structure or object that shows evidence of human occupation or activity and that is important in the history, architecture or archaeology of a community or region. Hemberger says few investigations have been done in Hancock County. The archaeological survey won’t happen until the mitigation project is handed over to the local sponsor, which will likely be the Maumee Watershed Conservancy District. MORE: The Courier