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Tiffin Metal Products to Expand Using State Job Creation Tax Credit

03/30/15     4:50 p.m. A state tax credit will allow a Tiffin company to add several new full-time positions. Tiffin Metal Products Company was awarded a five-year, 35 percent Job Creation Tax Credit from the Ohio Tax Credit Authority Monday. The tax credit will help TMP with an expansion project that will create 18 new full-time jobs. The new jobs will add $684,000 to the existing $4.8 million in annual payroll for the company. by

Valfilm Awarded Job Creation Tax Credit for Findlay Plant Expansion

03/30/15     4:12 p.m. State assistance was approved for a Findlay company looking to expand on Monday. The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a 55 percent eight-year Job Creation Tax credit for Valfilm, LLC. When Valfilm took ownership of the former Dow Chemical Plant in Findlay February 2 they said they would like to expand the packaging films production to include stretch films. The plant expansion will nearly double the workforce, adding 80 full-time positions and adding $2.5 million in annual payroll to the already existing $3.5 million. by

Proposed Project to Rehabilitate Historic Putnam County Bridge

03/30/15     3:55 p.m. The Putnam County Engineer is partnering with the Ohio Department of Transportation to reconstruct a historic bridge over Riley Creek. In a release, ODOT said they are proposing disassembling, cleaning, galvanizing and reassembling the Mallaham Bridge, originally built in 1871. Because of its eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places, the project will be closely coordinated with other government organizations to make sure the historic integrity of the bridge is maintained. The project is currently scheduled for fall of 2016. ODOT is asking for public input on the project by April 10. If you have questions, comments or concerns you can submit them to Rhonda Pees, the ODOT District 1 Representative by calling 419-999-6803 or emailing by

ODOT Looking for Comments on Proposed Bike Path Project in Bluffton

03/30/15     2:55 p.m. The Ohio Department of Transportation is asking for input on a proposed bike path in Bluffton. In a release, ODOT said it has partnered with Bluffton to construct a 10-foot-wide bike and pedestrian path connecting the village with the Bluffton University Nature Preserve. Some tree clearing would be needed for the construction within the Nature Preserve. Installation would take place in 2017 if the project is approved. To comment on the project contact ODOT District 1 Representative Rhonda Pees by calling 419-999-6803 or emailing Comments need to be submitted by April 10. by

Curb Replacement to Close Western Avenue in Findlay this Week

03/30/15     2:12 p.m. Road work on Western Avenue in Findlay will continue this week. A release from the city says crews will continue the curb replacement project started last week in the southbound lane of Western Ave. between W. Main Cross and Lima St. The southbound lane will be closed from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the week. The northbound lane will remain open. by

Annual Easter Sand Sculpture Begins in Findlay Today

03/30/15     1:35 p.m. The week before Easter is grounded in tradition and that’s no different for Roger Powell, the creator of the On Common Ground sand sculpture. With help from about 100 volunteers, Powell carves a biblical scene in about 500 tons of sand every year at the Hancock County Fair Grounds. Audio: Roger Powell Throughout the week, there are a number of events such as plays, concerts and kids time all culminating with a sunrise service Easter Sunday at 6:30 a.m. However, visitors are welcome anytime during the week to watch the construction process. For more, see Monday, March 30 ALL DAY – Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Kids’ 5-Day Club Tuesday, March 31 ALL DAY – Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Kids’ 5-Day Club Wednesday, April 1 ALL DAY – Creation of Easter Sand Sculpture 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Kids’ 5-Day Club Thursday, April 2 ALL DAY – Creation of Easter Sand…

Three Injured In Seneca County Crash

3/30/15 – 6:47 A.M. A head-on collision sent three people to the hospital in Seneca County Friday night. The State Highway Patrol reports the crash happened on State Route 53 near Old Fort around 8:20 p.m. 49-year-old Michelle Gaietto of Lindsay, Ohio was driving north on Route 53 when she lost control on the icy road and hit a car driven by 22-year-old Brittany Martin of Upper Sandusky. Both drivers and a passenger in Martin’s car, 19-year-old Donald Barth of Upper Sandusky, were taken by medical helicopters to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. Everyone involved in the crash was wearing a seatbelt. The crash remains under investigation. by

Gas Prices Higher Than A Week Ago

3/30/15 – 5:40 A.M. Gas prices are higher as we start another work week. reports the average price in Findlay is around $2.33 a gallon this morning. That’s up from $2.29 a gallon a week ago. However, prices did drop a bit over the weekend. Ottawa drivers are also reporting an average price of $2.33 a gallon to start the week. The statewide average is $2.38 a gallon, up from $2.32 last Monday. by