Newark Airport temporarily closes after plane engine fire

WABC-TV(NEWARK, N.J.) — Newark Liberty International Airport was temporarily closed on Tuesday night after a plane engine caught fire. Emergency chutes were deployed from United 1579 and passengers evacuated after “flames were reported coming from the right side of the engine,” according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The Boeing 757 was headed to San Francisco from Newark, New Jersey, when the control tower notified the United Airlines crew of the apparent flames while the plane was taxiing, United spokesman Jonathan Guerin said in a statement. “Customers are being transported back to the terminal,” the statement said. “We are working to get our customers to San Francisco as soon as possible.” There were five minor injuries, according to Newark Airport. The airport said it was closed for the safety of passengers and to expect delays. It was reopened a few hours later. Emergency response teams at #EWR; plane with reported engine fire. No reported injuries. Airport closed for passenger safety.Expect delays. — Newark Airport (@EWRairport) May 24, 2017 #EWR has reopened…

Newark Airport temporary closes after plane engine fire

WABC-TV(NEWARK, N.J.) — Newark Liberty International Airport was temporarily closed on Tuesday night after a plane engine caught fire. Emergency chutes were deployed from United 1579 and passengers evacuated after “flames were reported coming from the right side of the engine,” according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The Boeing 757 was headed to San Francisco from Newark, New Jersey, when the control tower notified the United Airlines crew of the apparent flames while the plane was taxiing, United spokesman Jonathan Guerin said in a statement. There was one minor injury, according to the spokesman. “Customers are being transported back to the terminal,” the statement said. “We are working to get our customers to San Francisco as soon as possible.” Newark Airport said in a tweet the airport was closed for the safety of passengers and to expect delays. Emergency response teams at #EWR; plane with reported engine fire. No reported injuries. Airport closed for passenger safety.Expect delays. — Newark Airport (@EWRairport) May 24, 2017 Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All…

Hydrant Flushing Continues Wednesday

05/23/17 – 5:59 P.M. Hydrant flushing in Findlay will continue Wednesday according to the Water Distribution Department. They will flush the hydrants from County Road 236 east to Township Road 242. The work will continue from State Route 568 north to State Route 12. Please contact the water distribution department at 419-424-7192 if you have any questions.

Loved ones search for Manchester missing on social media after concert attack

ABC News(MANCHESTER, England) — Families and friends of concertgoers who are still missing after the Manchester bombing have taken to social media hoping to find their loved ones. Social media has become a useful tool to help locate missing people in the wake of a terror attack or natural disaster. More than 14 million tweets have been posted about the Manchester bombing, including the hashtag #MissinginManchester about people who had not been found, according to Spredfast. Shortly after the bombing, Facebook also launched its safety check feature so users who attended teh concert could mark they were safe. Families and friends of those still missing have posted pictures and descriptions of when and where their loved ones were last seen. Among those reported missing is Olivia Campbell, whose mother Charlotte Campbell took to Facebook and Twitter, in addition to the BBC to find her daughter. “I’m worried sick, if anybody has seen her please contact the police,” Charlotte Campbell told the BBC, explaining her daughter had gone to the concert…

Food stamps a casualty of President Trump’s proposed budget

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The budget released by the White House Tuesday contains proposed changes for the program that provides access to food for Americans who otherwise might not be able to afford it. And anti-hunger advocates aren’t pleased. Lucy Melcher, associate director for advocacy with the anti-hunger group No Kid Hungry, argues that the proposed cuts are “devastating” to a program that research shows lifts people out of poverty. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known as food stamps or SNAP, is the “hunger safety net” for Americans in poverty or out of work. Americans who make up to 130 percent of the poverty level, which is a monthly income of $2,600 for a family of four, are eligible for food stamps. More than 44 million Americans participated in the food stamp program in 2016, according to the USDA. The number of people using the program increased during the economic recession and have fluctuated since 2010. The decreased proposal in Trump’s budget is based on their estimate that…

GoRail Talks To Hancock County Commissioners About Using Rail Lines To Ship Freight

05/23/17 – 5:51 P.M. An organization called GoRail came to Findlay to talk about using rail to transport freight from the Hancock County. GoRail’s Michael Gaynor (Gain-er) explained that you can save money and energy by using rail lines over airplanes and trucks. But there is a downside to using rail. Gaynor told the commissioners that the federal government regulates railroads. A current bill could make it so that private rails are available to everyone. This would deter private rail lines from being built. Gaynor asked the commissioners to voice opposition to this bill. They said they would consider sending a letter against the bill but took no action today.

Convention And Visitor’s Bureau Provides Update Good Year

05/23/17 – 5:36 P.M. The Hancock County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau updated the County Commissioners on 2016. Commissioner Mark Gazarek said that the CVB had a good year. Mark Gazarek The CVB’s revenue exceeded theirexpensesbyover $47,000 in2016. They also shared plans of updating their online presence to get the county more views. Gazarek said that they are working to pop up in more searches. Mark Gazarek Gazarek said that this could help generate more income by bringing more people to the area.

The BOOT Project Over Halfway To Funding Goal

05/23/17 – 3:40 P.M. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office announced a hefty donation to their BOOT project. The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation donated $40,000 for their efforts. The Sheriff’s Office will use this grant to install the BOOT in city and county schools. It is a metal device that can block doors and withstands up to 16,000 pounds of pressure. It can be activated by anyone, including children, to create a shelter in an active shooter situation. The project has raised $235,000 of the $420,000 needed. The funding will allow the manufacturer to start installing the devices during the summer.