10/13/2015 – 5:43 pm Three people fell off a cliff and into the National Lime & Stone Quarry in Lima Tuesday. The Lima News reports that police were first alerted to the incident around 2:30 am Tuesday. Crews were able to able to rescue all three individuals shortly after 4:30 am. They are identified as Jeffery Swink, Kat Brennan and Matt Wilcok. All three were transported to Lima Memorial Hospital for injuries. Lima Fire Department officials said they do not know why the victims were at the quarry. The incident remains under investigation. More: The Lima News
10/13/2015 – 5:20 pm The Findlay City Council appropriations committee met to review a couple of items Monday afternoon. The first was additional funding for just under $412,000 for engineering on a 20 inch pipe for a sewer to the Hillcrest Subdivision. The second was for $300,000 to finish a sanitary sewer in the West Park, to complete work on Blane and Bliss Avenues. The committee approved both measures. The committee also heard from The Arts Partnership on the educational programs in Findlay. The Arts Partnership thanked the city for its continued support.
10/13/2015 – 11:46 am No word yet on what caused a train derailment at the CSX intermodal facility in North Baltimore this morning. A dispatcher from the Wood County Sherrif’s Office confirmed the incident happened and that crews from the CSX facility were handling the derailment internally. A fuel spill was also confirmed. A call was made to the facility, but the operator said that CSX has “no comment” on the incident at this time. No further information is available.
10/13/15 – 11:41 A.M. The former Hancock County offices at 222 Broadway in Findlay will take a little longer than expected to demolish. The Hancock County Commissioners approved a change order in the plan to allow All Excavating two extra weeks to finish the project. The contractors were worried administrative delays would cause them to miss the original November 1 deadline. The demolition is now expected to be completed by November 15.
10/13/15 – 11:39 A.M. If you own parcels of land along the Beach Ditch in southern Hancock County, you have a few extra days to pay your assessment before it gets put on your taxes… Audio: Phil Riegle Hancock County Commissioner Phil Riegle says payments must be for the entire bill. Partial payments will not be accepted. Riegle says the assessments stem from an improvement project that was done a few years ago.
10/13/15 – 8:16 A.M. A train derailment has been reported at the CSX intermodal facility in North Baltimore. A dispatcher from the Wood County Sheriff’s Office confirms the incident happened this morning within the CSX facility on Deshler Road. A fuel spill has also been confirmed. No other details are available at this time.
10/13/15 – 7:21 A.M. Several people were rescued from the National Lime & Stone quarry in Lima today. Around 3 a.m. the Lima Police Department reported on their Facebook page that several people became trapped in the quarry on East North Street. The department reported everyone who had been trapped was successfully rescued just after 5 a.m. No other details on what happened are available just yet.
10/13/15 – 7:14 A.M. Tiffin University will officially welcome its fifth president this week. A Friday morning ceremony will install Cutis Charles as the president of TU. While the ceremony is this Friday, Curtis has held the job since July 1. Several events will coincide with the inauguration. They include an in-depth strategic planning session, a music workshop, and a student meet and greet. Charles most recently served as Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Transformation at Fayetteville State University. Born and raised in Trinidad; Charles has degrees from Howard University, MIT, and Morgan State University.