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Injury crash reported on Ohio 613 at Interstate 75

An two-vehicle crash has been reported on Ohio 613 near Interstate 75, according to scanner traffic. The crash was reported around 2:36 p.m. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Ada man injured in Hardin County crash

ADA – An Ada man was transported to the hospital by medical helicopter after he was ejected from his vehicle on Hardin County 14 near Hardin County 95 this morning, according to the Findlay post of the State Highway Patrol. Beau Kipker, 25, was transported to St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, for unknown injuries, the patrol reported. Kipker was traveling westbound on Hardin County 14 in a 1996 Ford pickup around 8:06 a.m. Kipker drove off the right side of the roadway, into a ditch and struck a utility pole. The vehicle overturned and struck another utility pole and came to rest on […]

OVI checkpoint locations announced

The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Findlay Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, announced today an OVI checkpoint will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight tonight, on Main Street. A second checkpoint will be held from midnight to 3 a.m. on Tiffin Avenue.   The OVI checkpoints, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.   The checkpoints will also be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat alcohol-related injury and fatal crashes.  

Interstate open again after accident

Interstate 75 is open again after two tractor-trailers and a car were involved in an accident in the northbound lanes near the U.S. 224 interchange at 9:54 p.m., scanner traffic indicated. Traffic appeared to be backing up after the crash. More details will be reported as they become available.  

Woman injured in Tiffin Ave. collision

A Findlay woman was injured when her car t-boned another vehicle on Tiffin Avenue near H Street at 6:46 p.m. Friday, the Findlay Police Department reported. Police said Joshua Lutz, 27, of Forest, was southbound on H Street in a 2003 Dodge Dakota and tried to turn east on Tiffin Avenue, but was hit by Angela Wells, 35, who was driving a 2010 Subaru Legacy westbound on Tiffin Avenue. Wells was transported to Blanchard Valley Hospital by Hanco Ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries, police said, and Lutz was cited for failure to stop at a stop sign. Findlay Fire Department, Miller’s […]

2 Findlay men hurt in Tiffin Avenue crash

Two Findlay men suffered minor injuries in an accident in the 1200 block of Tiffin Avenue at 1:09 p.m. Friday, the Findlay Police Department reported. John Thomas, 65, of Findlay, one of the drivers, was taken by Hanco Ambulance to Blanchard Valley Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries, police said. Thomas was driving east on Tiffin Avenue when a car being driven by a juvenile attempted to make a left turn and pulled into his path, and the two vehicles collided, police said. The impact caused the juvenile’s vehicle to spin off the roadway and hit Mark Decker, […]

Patrol to conduct OVI checkpoint in Hancock County

The Findlay Post of the State Highway Patrol will be conducting an OVI checkpoint in Hancock County this weekend. The specific location and time of the checkpoint will be announced the morning of the day it will be conducted.

Global stocks tumble after Britain votes to leave the EU

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are plunging in the U.S. and worldwide Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The result stunned investors, who reacted by rushing to the safety of gold and U.S. government bonds as they wondered what will come next for Britain, Europe and the global economy. U.S. stocks took far smaller losses than markets in Europe and Asia, but were still sharply lower in morning trading. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 378 points, or 2.1 percent, to 17,631 as of 10:55 a.m. It was down as much as 538 points earlier The […]

Crash closes northbound I-75 for 3 hours

VAN BUREN — A crash led to northbound Interstate 75 being closed for nearly three hours early Friday, the Findlay post of the State Highway Patrol said. No injuries were reported. At 4:50 a.m., a 2016 Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by Mark Thompson, 53, of Carey, was traveling north on I-75, north of Van Buren, when he made an improper lane change and struck a 2011 Toyota Camry driven by Jeffrey Weiskopf, 58, of Findlay, the patrol said. Weiskopf’s vehicle then struck the concrete median wall. Thompson’s truck was then hit by a 2013 Volvo tractor-trailer driven by Mark Gilmore, 61, […]

Carey law director sworn in as mayor

CAREY — Carey Law Director Bob Maison, 72, has become mayor of the village. He took the oath of office Thursday from Judge Thomas Osborn with Upper Sandusky Municipal Court. Maison replaces Mayor Steve Smalley, who died June 17 and whose funeral was held Thursday. Smalley was elected in November 2015 to a four-year term and Maison will serve the remainder of the term, under state law. As mayor, Maison will appoint a village solicitor, or law director, to replace him. Maison has served several stints as village solicitor and has more than 30 years of experience with the village. […]