10/24/16 – 6:54 A.M. Local gas prices are down to start the last full week of October. OhioGasPrices.com reports the average price in Findlay is $2.04 for a gallon of regular today. That’s a 10 cent drop over the last seven days. By comparison, local prices are around 10 cents cheaper than they were a year ago. In Ottawa, drivers are paying $1.99 per gallon. The statewide average is $2.03 for a gallon of regular, down 12 cents over the last week.
ABC News(NEW YORK) — Tim Tebow said his passion for the sport of baseball is making it “so much fun” to play with the New York Mets after transforming from a football star. “It’s amazing when you do something for the love of it,” Tebow, 29, said Monday on Good Morning America. “I’m so passionate about the game and pursuing it and playing every day is just so much fun.” The former NFL star, Heisman Trophy winner and college-football analyst for ESPN re-entered the world of professional sports this year as an outfielder with the New York Mets farm team. Tebow famously hit a homerun in September on the first pitch of his first at bat as a professional player in the instructional league games in Florida. Tebow signed with the Mets in September after not having played organized baseball since 2005, while still in high school. After his time at the University of Florida, Tebow played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots and New York…
10/24/16 – 5:30 A.M. You’ll see road crews in a few different parts of Hancock County this week. ODOT reports crews will occasionally reduce State Route 12 between Findlay and Fostoria to one lane to install pavement reflectors. In the meantime eastbound State Route 12 in Findlay remains closed during daytime hours from Tiffin Avenue to Bright Road. A storm sewer line installation project continues in that area. Crews will reduce U.S. 224 between State Route 235 and the Putnam County line to one lane this week. Pavement repair is taking place in that area. On Thursday ODOT will close the I-75 southbound exit ramp at State Route 103 in Bluffton for pavement repair. I-75 remains reduced to one lane in both directions between State Route 235 and the Hancock County Road 60 overpass for a resurfacing project.
10/24/16 – 5:30 A.M. Our look at candidates in contested races continues today with the Putnam County Sheriff’s contest. Brian Siefker has been an employee with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office for more than 20 years. He says opioid addiction is the biggest issue in the county, and the sheriff’s office should lead an education initiative about the problem… Audio: Brian Siefker Siefker adds there should be zero tolerance for people who sell opioids in the county. Siefker says he believes he can foster a good relationship between the community and the sheriff’s office… Audio: Brian Siefker Siefker adds he believes his years of work in the sheriff’s office have helped him build good relationships with other law enforcement agencies in the county. Tomorrow we will continue our look at the Sheriff’s race with a feature Dennis Cupp.
10/24/16 – 5:20 A.M. Donald Trump Jr. will campaign for his father in Findlay today. He’s expected to be at the Findlay Republican Party Headquarters between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Cheryl Blakely is the chairwoman of the Trump campaign in Hancock County and says Trump Jr. will talk about early voting. The Republican Party headquarters in Findlay is at 113 West Crawford Street.
10/24/16 – 5:14 A.M. Hancock County residents have a new way to get connected to United Way supported services. The agency announced today that there is now a “live chat” option on their website. To use the new feature you can go to LiveUnitedHancockCounty.org/211 and click on “live chat.” The program is an extension of the 2-1-1 service available in the community. The 2-1-1 help center provides information on veteran’s services, health care, health insurance, prescription help, and more. If you have an agency in Hancock County that would like to collaborate with 2-1-1 services, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Some Putnam County residents can’t call 911 from a landline this morning. In a Facebook post, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office said residents with a Pandora, Columbus Grove, and Leipsic phone exchange are in the outage area. The post says these are the known affected areas, but the issue could expand further than that. If you need to call 911 from these areas you’ll need to use a cell phone.
Gene Page/AMC(LOS ANGELES) — (SPOILER ALERT) Season seven of AMC’s The Walking Dead promised to be a dark one, and on that front, it didn’t disappoint. Fans were left hanging at the end of season six as to whom Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan executed with his barbed wire bat, Lucille. Long story short: it was Abraham. Longer story? It was Abraham AND Glenn. When the show begins, the executions have already happened, and Rick, still kneeling, vows he’s going to kill Negan. In response, Negan drags Rick away, into the RV, and takes him for a ride, tempting him with his own hatchet within reach. Rick reaches, but Negan holds him at bay with a rifle, then beats him into submission before parking in a walker-infested area. As flashbacks of every hero flash by Rick’s eyes — the victims still unknown to the viewer — Negan says of the hatchet, “This is mine,” and of Rick, “You are mine. Those people out there are mine.” Negan then throws the axe…