7/31/15 – 10:37 A.M. A summertime tradition in Findlay gets underway again Saturday afternoon. The Rib-Off on Broadway will take place starting at 3 p.m. Organizers say there won’t be any shortage in selections this year… Audio: Zach Huber Zach Huber says that’s a full slate of contestants. Bands will play throughout the day, and Nashville Crush will headline the event Saturday night. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children.
7/31/15 – 10:26 A.M. Toledo residents have been keeping a close eye on their water quality thanks to a growing algal bloom in Lake Erie. Hancock County Extension Educator says the despite increased efforts to reduce runoff, the wet summer weather has made things worse… Audio: Ed Lentz Lentz adds that if temperatures don’t get very hot in August the algae bloom might not get as big as predicted. He added that wind direction will also play a role in determining if Toledo has another water crisis.
7/31/15 – 9:55 A.M. A drunk driving checkpoint will take place in Findlay tonight. The State Highway Patrol says the checkpoint will take place on South Blanchard Street from 10 p.m. until 3 a.m. The OVI enforcement effort is paid for with federal grant money. The State Patrol, Findlay Police Department, and Hancock County Sheriff’s Office will all take part.
7/31/15 – 7:41 A.M. Updated: 9:19 A.M. A large fight at City Park in Fostoria was caught on video, and has gone viral on the internet. The Review-Times reports Justin Powell posted the :27 second clip on his Facebook page. It shows a group of people fighting while others watch. In the post, Powell says his son’s friends were the victims of an unprovoked attack. Fostoria Mayor Eric Keckler made a statement on Facebook, saying “This kind of behavior has no place in Fostoria and will not be tolerated.” He added the police are working to identify the people involved. MORE: Review-Times
7/31/15 – 7:24 A.M. An Upper Sandusky man was injured in a crash near Perrysburg Thursday morning. The State Highway Patrol reports the crash happened on State Route 420 around 7:30 a.m. 45-year-old Kyle Kuenzli of Upper Sandusky was driving a semi northbound on Route 420 when another semi driven by a Canadian man ran a stop light and turned left in front of Kuenzli and a car driven by a 74-year-old Giuseppe Di Summa of Bradner. Both vehicles hit the side of the tractor-trailer, trapping Di Summa. Kuenzli was taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center for treatment of injuries. Di Summa was taken to the same hospital by medical helicopter. The crash closed the highway for nearly two hours.
7/31/15 – 6:54 A.M. A drug raid led to one arrest in Fostoria Thursday. A release from the Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement Unit says 23-year-old Devin Walker was taken into custody at a home at 226 South Union Street. Walker faces a charge of trafficking heroin. According to the release, a search warrant turned up a “substantial amount of cash,” as well as suspected heroin, a variety of prescription pills, marijuana and evidence of drug trafficking.
7/31/15 – 6:43 A.M. Another rail crossing will be closed in the area starting next week. The Hancock County Engineering Office says the CSX crossing on County Road 99 on Findlay’s north side will close Monday. The closure is expected to last through August 24.