5/29/15 – 10:39 A.M. Two Findlay companies recently merged. MK Power Solutions bought TFC Architects and Engineers, and is now known as Encompass Engineers and Architects. The new company will have offices on the third floor of 521 South Main Street.
5/29/15 – 10:23 A.M. A long-dormant racetrack in Hancock County will come back to life this weekend. The Millstream Speedway will host racing Sunday evening. Lisa Hammer and her husband Randy own the track. Lisa says they’ve been hard at work giving the facility a facelift… Audio: Lisa Hammer Hammer says that they won’t return to weekly racing, but will host eight special events this season. Gates open at 1 p.m. Sunday with hot laps starting at 6 p.m.
5/29/15 – 9:44 A.M. The future of WBGU-TV is up in the air. The Sentinel-Tribune reports supporters of the station recently met to talk about the future of the public TV station. The group is concerned about what the future holds after Bowling Green State University officials said they would consider taking part in the FCC’s upcoming Incentive Auction. The government is looking to buy broadcast spectrum and then sell it to wireless broadband providers. According to the newspaper, if the station’s signal is sold it could mean WBGU would go out of business. Other options include moving to a less powerful part of the broadcast spectrum or partnering with another station. No decision has been made yet. BGSU will have 60 days to decide what to do once the FCC determines the value of the station’s broadcast spectrum. The school’s interim chief communications officer David Kielmeyer tells the newspaper one estimate shows the university could bring in as much as $40 million in the auction. He added it could…
5/29/15 – 9:23 A.M. A couple of new road work projects will get underway in Hancock County Monday. ODOT reports State Route 12 from Arcadia to the Seneca County line will be restricted while pavement repair work takes place. Resurfacing will also be happening on State Route 18 from Fostoria west to the Hancock County line, and on State Route 613 from State Rotue 235 in McComb to I-75.
5/29/15 – 9:13 A.M. Flag City Honor Flight will take its 5th trip to the nation’s capital next week. The Findlay chapter of the National Honor Flight Network will take 23 World War II, 53 Korean War, and 2 Vietnam veterans to visit the war memorials in Washington D.C. on June 4. The group will include 97-year-old Gail Coon, a World War II veteran and the senior-most veteran taking the trip. The trip is completely free for the vets. Expenses are covered by donations from the community. The group will leave Findlay at 4:45 a.m. Thursday morning. They’ll return to the Toledo Express Airport around 9 p.m. A welcome home celebration will be held there. The public is invited to attend.
5/29/15 – 5:31 A.M. A former probation officer in Hardin County has pleaded guilty misdemeanor charges stemming from a sexual imposition investigation. Kentontoday.com reports Terry Price pleaded guilty to charges of sexual imposition and dereliction of duty during a Wednesday hearing. The charges stem from incidents that happened in 2011. Price will be sentenced July 22. He was released from jail on his own recognizance. MORE: Kentontoday.com
5/29/15 – 5:15 A.M. Look out for more orange barrels in downtown Findlay today. The city’s engineering department reports trench repair will reduce a part of Cory Street to one lane. Work will take place between West Main Cross and Front Street until around 4 p.m. The library and parking lot will still have access. You’re asked to avoid the area if possible as short delays are expected.
5/29/15 – 5:05 A.M. The president of Pro-Tec Coating Company in Leipsic is stepping down Monday. After 34 years in the steel industry, Bryan Vaughn will retire. U.S. Steel senior vice president for automotive solutions Jim Bruno said that under Vaughn’s leadership, Pro-Tec has “set the stage for the next generation of advanced high-strength steels.” Pro-Tec coats and treats sheet steel for the automotive industry. It employs around 320 people and is a 50-50 joint venture between the United States Steel Corporation and Kobe Steel of Japan. Brent Rosebrook will take over as acting president on Monday. He currently serves as vice president of finance and administration for the company.