Local News

Bridges Community Academy Celebrating National School Choice Week

01/23/15 2:55 p.m. In celebration of National School Choice Week, Bridges Community Academy of Tiffin will be having an Open Door Friday on Jan. 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. BCA Student Ambassadors will lead tours through the school, lunch will be provided with a RSVP and there will be a celebratory assembly at 1 p.m. BCA is one of more than 9,000 schools across the country participating in School Choice Week, which raises awareness about the importance of effective education options for students. For more information about the event, see BCA’s website. …read more      

Snow and Cold Air Will Impact Sunday and Monday Travel

01/23/15 1:15 p.m. After a fairly quiet week weather-wise it’s time to break out the shovels yet again. WTOL 11 Meteorologist Chris Vickers said there is snow and cold air heading our way Sunday. Audio: Chris Vickers Vickers said though the snow will start and end Sunday, it may affect commutes and school on Monday. Audio: Chris Vickers Vickers said this particular clipper will also bring with it cold air, which will drop us into the 20s for much of next week. …read more      

Recovery House Community Forum Pushed Back to Feb. 9

01/23/15 10:25 a.m. A community forum on the planned addiction recovery house on Greendale Ave. has been pushed back. The Hancock County ADAMHS Board announced today the forum will be held Feb. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Winebrenner Theological Seminary. The forum was originally scheduled for Jan. 27 but was changed due to lack of a suitable location to hold the meeting that day. Winebrenner is located at 950 N. Main St. in Findlay. …read more      

Findlay Crash Injures One Thursday Afternoon

1/23/15 – 7:34 A.M. A Findlay man was injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon. The Findlay Police Department reports the crash happened just after 5 p.m. at the intersection of 6th Street and Brookside Drive. 67-year-old Alan Myers was driving on 6th Street when he was hit by a pickup truck driven by 75-year-old Ray Altman. Myers suffered rib injuries and was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Altman was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign. …read more      

Legal Aid Moving Into Findlay Office Next Month

1/23/15 – 6:56 A.M. Legal Aid of Western Ohio is moving its offices to Findlay in February. The non-profit organization that provides legal assistance to low-income individuals is currently located in Fremont. Kevin Mulder is the executive director of the agency, and says they’ll move into space at the Family Center on North Blanchard Street. Two attorneys and two administrative assistants will work from the office. The Fremont office location will still be used to meet with clients. …read more      

Tariffs Increasing On Chinese Made Tires

1/23/15 – 6:45 A.M. New tariffs on Chinese-made tires have been implemented by the United States. The Courier reports unionized workers at Cooper Tire & Rubber have long said the Chinese tires are underpriced, hurting U.S. job prospects. The Commerce Department found Chinese companies are exporting tires below their market value. Rod Nelson is the president of the USW Local 207L in Findlay, and tells the newspaper the findings show China isn’t playing by the rules. The tariffs will impact Cooper. The company imports tires to the U.S. from a Chinese plant. Those tariffs had been at 12.5 percent, but […]

One Person Arrested Following Wood County Stabbing

1/23/15 – 5:26 A.M. One person was hospitalized following a stabbing in Cygnet Thursday night. The Wood County Sheriff’s Office reports the incident happened around 5:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Venango Street. A North Baltimore man, who has not been publicly identified, was taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo for treatment of a chest wound. Joseph Carlos Garcia of Cygnet was arrested. He’s facing a charge of felonious assault. …read more      

Hancock County 2-1-1 To Provide Weather Alerts

1/23/15 – 5:17 A.M. You’ll be able to find out about weather alerts and road closings through the United Way’s 2-1-1 service from now on. The information hotline also has information about school delays and cancellations. The 2-1-1 hotline is available 24 hours a day for anyone with a 419 or 567 area code. The service also can provide referrals to help with utilities, housing, legal help, and health information. …read more      

Proposed Zoning Changes Could Curb Future Recovery Homes In Findlay

1/23/15 – 5:06 A.M. A proposed zoning change could curb future addiction recovery homes in Findlay. The Courier reports zoning ordinances that allow up to five unrelated people live together in a single-family home are being reviewed. ADAMHS executive director Precia Stuby says if the zoning regulation change it will shrink the pool of locations suitable for recovery homes. Existing homes would be granfathered into the current zoning laws. That means the recovery house planned for Greendale Avenue wouldn’t be affected. The home will eventually play host to four recovering female addicts and a house leader. Stuby says if the […]

Findlay Service League Hosting Pirates & Princesses Children’s Carnival Saturday

01/22/15 6:32 p.m. The stretch between the holidays and spring time always seems like a long one, especially with cold winter weather preventing outdoor activities. The Findlay Service League is hoping to break up that stretch with their first Pirates & Princesses Children’s Carnival this Saturday. Audio: Kathleen Cindric Kathleen Cindric from the Findlay Service League said the carnival will take place Saturday, Jan. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Humane Society Multipurpose Room. There will be games, prizes, face painting and food. The carnival is open to children of all ages. Costumes are welcome, but not […]