Local News


Local Red Cross Volunteer in Texas to Help with Storm and Flood Relief

06/29/15 4:53 p.m. After two months of severe weather, the Red Cross is sending thousands of volunteers to Texas to help with flood and storm relief, including a Findlay woman. Holly Blaine deployed to Houston Thursday. Audio: Todd James Hancock County Red Cross Executive Director Todd James said Blaine is one of more than 2,000 volunteers from across the country in Texas to help. Audio: Todd James To donate to relief efforts in Texas and around the world, see redcross.org. The post Local Red Cross Volunteer in Texas to Help with Storm and Flood Relief appeared first on WFIN. …read […]

County Commissioners Buy Flood-Prone Property in Marion Township

06/29/15 2:55 p.m. The Hancock County Commissioners approved a purchase agreement for yet another flood-prone property. At their Monday meeting, the commissioners agreed to buy 11478 Township Road 244 in Marion Township. The Blanchard River runs through the property, making the area vulnerable to flooding. The commissioners will buy the property for $80,000 from Wilbur and Mary Stahl. The post County Commissioners Buy Flood-Prone Property in Marion Township appeared first on WFIN. …read more      

University of Findlay Leaving GLIAC to Join G-MAC

06/29/15 1:10 p.m. The University of Findlay will be changing athletic conferences in 2017. The university will be joining the Great Midwest Athletic Conference, better known as the G-MAC. UF President Katherine Fell said the move will help enhance student experience by aligning UF with similar schools. G-MAC is an NCAA Divison II conference with schools in Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. Findlay has been a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Association, or GLIAC. They will officially join their new conference July 1, 2017. The post University of Findlay Leaving GLIAC to Join G-MAC appeared first on […]

Deadline for 2015 Small Business Awards Wednesday, June 30

06/29/15 12:35 p.m. Wednesday is the last day to submit nominations for the Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Small Business Awards. The ceremony will be held October 15 and will recognize companies and employees making an impact on the community. Some of the awards up for grabs are the small business of the year, small business person of the year, family-owned business, women in business champion, diversity business and more. Nomination form The post Deadline for 2015 Small Business Awards Wednesday, June 30 appeared first on WFIN. …read more      

County Red Cross Offices Offering Clean Up Kits for Flood Recovery

06/29/15 10:48 a.m. As rivers and creeks continue to recede, cleanup from flooding is starting. Local Red Cross offices have supplies available for those who may need them. In Findlay, clean up kits are available at the Red Cross at 125 Fair Street. In Putnam County, there are a few places to get the kits. The first is the Red Cross, which has moved to 227 East Main Street in Ottawa. There are also supplies available at the Kalida Fire Department for residents there. Hancock County Red Cross Director Todd James said we were fortunate to have only minor flooding […]

Body Of Forest Man Found Sunday Afternoon

6/29/15 – 9:37 A.M. The Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office is looking into the events surrounding the death of a Forest man Sunday afternoon. The body of 37-year-old Michael Winkle was found in a home at 15464 State Route 37 in Jackson Township. Investigators say the Delaware Couty Sheriff’s Office notified authorities in Wyandot County about a potential situation Sunday. An active warrant for Winkle had been issued after he apparently had been texting a Raymond woman and threatening to harm himself. A ping on Winkle’s cell phone location led deputies to the 15000 block of Township Highway 87 in Jackson […]

Two Injured In Crash Near Arlington

6/29/15 – 6:48 A.M. A crash just north of Arlington injured two people late last week. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the two-car crash happened on U.S. 68 near Hancock County Road 24 around 1:30 p.m. Friday. A crash report says 29-year-old Scott Pontious of Sanford, Michigan was stopped in traffic on Route 68 when he was hit from behind by 49-year-old Vanessa Rieman of Arlington. Both drivers were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Rieman was cited for failure to maintain an assured clear distance. The post Two Injured In Crash Near Arlington appeared […]

Gas Prices Higher To Start Holiday Work Week

6/29/15 – 6:42 A.M. Gas prices are higher as we enter the holiday-shortened work week. According to Ohiogasprices.com, Findlay drivers are paying around $2.73 for a gallon of regular today. That’s nine cents higher than last Monday, but down from last week’s high of $2.88 a gallon. Ottawa drivers are paying a penny more, at $2.74. Around the state, the average price for a gallon of regular is $2.80. That’s up eight cents from last week but down from a midweek high of $2.84. The post Gas Prices Higher To Start Holiday Work Week appeared first on WFIN. …read more      

Monday Interview: McComb Kicking Off Heart and Soul Program

06/29/15 5:30 a.m. In February, McComb received the Heart and Soul Grant from the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation to organize the community. Heart and Soul Project Coordinator Joe Wasson said the interesting thing about the project is the ultimate goal depends on who you ask. Audio: Joe Wasson In general, the project is designed to help the McComb region plan what it wants to work toward in the future. Now the Heart and Soul team is moving into phase 2 to seek input from the community. At the McComb Fireworks Festival July 4th they’ll begin collecting ideas. Audio: Sidney Jasper […]

More Rail Crossings Closed In Findlay

6/29/15 – 5:22 A.M. Railroad repair work will close two more crossings in Findlay this week. The city’s engineering department says the CSX crossings at Bigelow Avenue and Pearl Street will be closed today through July 3. You’ll still be able to get to homes and businesses in those areas, but you will not be able to cross the tracks at any time this week. Detours will be posted in both areas. You’re asked to avoid the area where repair work is happening if possible. The post More Rail Crossings Closed In Findlay appeared first on WFIN. …read more