Local News

Affordable Housing Units To Be Upgraded In Fostoria

11/24/14 – 6:58 A.M. A state grant will allow for the renovation of affordable housing units in Fostoria. The Review-Times reports the Ohio Housing Finance Agency has approved $28 million in upgrades. The money will go toward updating kitchens, washer/dryer hookups, and putting in energy efficient windows. Stephanie Fischer is the community manager at Fostoria Townhouses. She tells the newspaper there haven’t been any updates to the facility since it was built in 1981. The renovation work will start next summer. MORE: Review Times …read more      

Gas Prices Continue To Fall

11/24/14 – 6:44 A.M. Gas prices continue to fall as we enter the holiday work week. The average price for a gallon of regular is $2.73 across the state according to Ohiogasprices.com. That’s down another 13 cents from last Monday, and down 26 cents from a month ago. Gas prices haven’t been higher than $3 a gallon for the entire month. Locally, Findlay drivers are reporting prices around $2.70 a gallon today. In Ottawa, prices are hovering around $2.72 a gallon. …read more      

Tiffin Company To Expand

11/24/14 – 5:24 A.M. A Seneca County company will undertake a major expansion project. Last week, American Fine Sinter announced a $16 million expansion at its North American headquarters in Tiffin. The move will add 24 jobs over the next three years. The company already employs 140 people. The project includes 100,000 square feet of new manufacturing space, more offices, and state-of-the-art automation and manufacturing equipment. American Fine Sinter recently received contracts for both transmission parts for Toyota and shock absorber parts from several automakers. …read more      

Small Fire Reported At Primrose Retirement Community

11/24/14 – 4:54 A.M. A small fire was reported at an area retirement home last night. Firefighters were called to the Primrose Retirement Community at 8580 Marion Township Road 237 around 9:45 p.m. Evacuation procedures were put into place, but the flames were extinguished quickly. A responding sheriff’s deputy was able to put out the fire, which started in a dryer. No injuries were reported. …read more      

U.S. 224 Closed In Ottawa Today

11/24/14 – 5:04 A.M. A busy road will be closed in Ottawa today. The Ohio Department of Transportation reports U.S. 224 will be closed west of the railroad crossing downtown. A building is being torn down in the area, resulting in the closure. A detour will be posted. The closure should only last one day. …read more      

Lima Fined, Required to Upgrade Water System Following Sewage Spills

11/21/14 3:15 p.m. The city of Lima was fined and given a number of steps to take following decades of sewage spills into the Ottawa River. The Toledo Blade reports Lima settled with the state of Ohio, U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of Justice for a $147 million investment in its water system plus a $49,000 fine for violating the Clean Water Act. Lima will be required to double its treatment capacity to 70 million gallons a day, as well as separate storm and sewer lines. They will also have to get a new 13-million-gallon storage tank and pump system […]

Annual Border Battle Breakfast Kicking Off Ohio State vs. Michigan Week

11/21/14 11:17 a.m. Findlay High School will once again be hosting the annual Border Battle Breakfast tomorrow morning from 7 a.m. until noon to kick off Ohio State and Michigan game week. The breakfast features all you can eat pancakes and sausage as well as a drink. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for kids and seniors. Tickets are available at the door or by calling 419-425-5050. The breakfast features all you can eat pancakes and sausage as well as a drink. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and under and seniors 60 and older. […]

Hancock County Agencies Join Forces To Fight Opioid Abuse

11/21/14 – 10:39 A.M. Several Hancock County healthcare providers came together today to launch a plan to fight opioid abuse. The plan calls for collaboration between several agencies when it comes to fighting addiction problems. According to the people who helped draw up the plan, that element makes it unique… Audio: Michael Flaherty Dr. Michael Flaherty helped build what is known as a shared philosophy between the agencies. Dr. Mark Hurst is the Medical Director for the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. He also commented on why he believes the program will succeed… Audio: Mark Hurst The […]

Local Farm Couple To Be Featured In National News Story

11/21/14 – 7:20 A.M. A Hancock County farm family will be the subject of a national news story soon. The Courier reports NBC news has profiled Dawn and Kyle Heidlebaugh for a segment to air at the end of a 6:30 p.m. newscast. The Heidlebaugh’s met on the website farmersonly.com, a dating site for rural residents. Dawn got a call from a producer asking her if they’d like to be featured in a segment about the website. On Wednesday, reporter Harry Smith met with the couple at their farm on County Road 86. The segment is set to run sometime […]

Area Home Sales Down In October

11/21/14 Home sales have been down in our region this year, and they didn’t get any better in October. Numbers released from the Ohio Association of Realtors show 108 homes sold in Hancock County last month, down almost 7 percent from 2013. The average sale price in October was a little more than $121,000. That’s flat compared to a year ago. For the entire year home sales are down nearly 9 percent in our area. The good news for those trying to sell a home is that the average sale price is 4 percent higher. …read more