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Red Cross Offering Local Coffee House Programs for Emergency Planning

09/15/14 4:30 p.m. When it comes to a disaster or emergency situation, executive director of the Hancock County Red Cross Todd James says it’s all about being as prepared as possible. Audio: Todd James James said to be prepared there are three steps: have an emergency kit, have an emergency plan and stay informed. To help area residents, the Red Cross has planned three coffee house meet-ups. The programs will feature an hour-long presentation as well as the supplies needed to create kits and plans. Sept. 23 @ 5 p.m. Becca Hoise Coffee in Upper Sandusky (128 S Sandusky Ave.) […]

Weiker Sentenced to Life in Prison for Role in May Fire that Killed Two

09/15/14 3:00 p.m. Shey Weiker has been sentenced to life in prison for her role in a Poplar Street fire that killed two people on Memorial Day. 31-year-old Weiker appeared for the plea hearing Monday morning in Seneca County Common Pleas Court. Her jury trial had been set to begin in October. She was found guilty on all four counts she was facing: aggravated arson; aggravated murder; murder; and attempted murder. She is eligible for parole after serving 25 years of her sentence. Weiker and 44-year-old Charles Schaeffer, along with 20-year-old Timothy Hall were indicted on charges stemming from the […]

Findlay Association for University Women Kicking Off Membership Drive

09/15/14 2:55 p.m. The American Association for University Women strives to enhance opportunities for women through higher education. The Findlay branch of the AAUW is seeking more members to help achieve that goal. Audio: Gillian Holzhauser-Graber Gillian Holzhauser-Graber (Gray-ber), president of the Findlay AAUW branch, said the goal for the branch is to increase its 30 members to 50. For women, issues like college education, gender pay gaps and more are defining issues. The AAUW is an organization created to be an advocate for women across the country. Audio: Gillian Holzhauser-Graber Holzhauser-Graber said AAUW helps women through scholarship, continuing education […]

Gas Prices Down Again To Start The Week

9/15/14 – 5:15 A.M. Gas prices are down as we start another work week. Ohiogasprices.com reports the average price around the state for a gallon of regular is $3.30. That’s down 12 cents from last Monday, and 14 cents from August 15. In Findlay drivers were reporting prices around $3.34 a gallon early this morning. Ottawa prices were around 10 cents cheaper. by The post Gas Prices Down Again To Start The Week appeared first on WFIN. …read more    

ADAMHS Seeking Nominations For Awards

9/15/14 – 5:06 A.M. The Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services is accepting nominations for its annual VIP Awards. The organization is looking for individuals and groups who best represent the mission, of ADAMHS. Nominations will be taken until October 31. There are three categories for nominations; volunteer, involvement, and professional. For more information go to yourpathtohealth.org. by The post ADAMHS Seeking Nominations For Awards appeared first on WFIN. …read more    

Food Violations Found At BGSU’s Doyt Perry Stadium

9/15/14 – 5:00 A.M. Health code violations are threatening to shut down concessions at BGSU’s Doyt Perry Stadium. The Sentinel-Tribune reports a health inspector found 11 critical violations during a recent home football game. The newspaper says there have been sanitation concerns for several years now. Sodexo met with Wood County health officials last year to outline a plan to address the problems. A spokesman told the Associated Press the company is taking the complaints seriously and will work with the university to address the problems. by The post Food Violations Found At BGSU’s Doyt Perry Stadium appeared first on […]

Overnight Construction Will Change I-75 Traffic Pattern In Findlay

9/15/14 – 4:51 A.M. Overnight construction work will change traffic patterns on I-75 for the next three days. Starting tonight, traffic near the U.S. 224 bridge will be restricted to one lane in each direction, and diverted up and down the interchange ramps. The traffic change will allow steel beams to be set for the new bridge. The work should last through Wednesday. The bridge construction is expected to wrap up this fall. by The post Overnight Construction Will Change I-75 Traffic Pattern In Findlay appeared first on WFIN. …read more    

Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Gets Traffic Safety Grant

9/15/14 – 4:42 A.M. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office has received a grant worth more than $34,600. A release from the office says the money came from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office and will be applied to fiscal year 2015. The grant will help with traffic safety enforcement in the county. Area of focus will include impaired driving, motorcycle safety, and youthful drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the money to the Ohio Traffic Safety Office for distribution. by The post Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Gets Traffic Safety Grant appeared first on WFIN. …read more    

Human Trafficking Survivor to Present Her Story in Findlay

09/12/14 4:34 p.m. With human trafficking on the rise, the Center for Safe and Healthy Children is hosting an event to educate the public on the dangers. Barbara Freeman was a human trafficking victim herself and will present her speech “I am Now Free from Bondage” Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Findlay. The event is open to anyone 13 years and older and there is no admission fee. Ohio is the fifth in the nation for prevalence of trafficiking and due to the location of I-75, northwest Ohio is one of the most predominant areas […]

Boil Advisory For Londonberry Dr. in Findlay Lifted

09/12/14 4:03 a.m. A boil advisory issued for Londonberry Dr. in Findlay has been lifted. The addressed affected were 700, 708, 709, 714, 717, 718, 721, 724, 729 and 735. 1720 Greendale Ave. was also affected. The Findlay Water Distribution Deptartment said all water may be used as normal. by The post Boil Advisory For Londonberry Dr. in Findlay Lifted appeared first on WFIN. …read more