OSHP Looking For Vehicle That Left Scene Of Fatal Crash

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash on U.S. Route 23 in Wyandot County.

The crash happened at around 6 a.m. Monday, February 19th near Township Road 65 in Pitt Township.

The Highway Patrol said Brady D. Neifer, 25, of Archbold, was driving south on Route 23 when his vehicle struck an unknown vehicle.

The impact caused Neifer’s vehicle to go off the road and crash, coming to rest along a tree line.

The unknown vehicle left the scene of the crash, according to investigators.

Neifer was pronounced dead on the scene by the Wyandot County coroner.

The Highway Patrol says further examination of the damage sustained to the car leads them to believe the other vehicle involved is a semi, dump truck or other heavy commercial vehicle.

The impact likely caused damage to the rear of the unknown vehicle which possibly went northbound on U.S. 23 after leaving the scene of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation and anyone with information about the unknown vehicle or its driver should contact the Bucyrus Post at 419-562-8040.

 

‘Treasure Hunt For A Cause’ Benefit Garage Sale

The Christian Clearing House 2024 Annual Benefit Garage Sale is coming up in March.

It will be held on March 16th from 8:30 -4 p.m., and on March 17th from 1 – 4 p.m. at Brinkman’s Greenhouse at 1800 E Sandusky Street in Findlay.  

Executive Director Tammy Stahl was on with WFIN’s Chris Oaks to discuss their biggest fundraiser of the year.

 

 

 

Volunteers are being sought and people can sign up to help by clicking here.

Donations will be accepted from February 19th until March 9th.

CCH will provide limited pickup of larger items as long as the items are on the ground floor and in sellable condition.  

Call Christian Clearing House at 419-422-2222 for details.

The Velvet Chandelier (presale event) will be held on March 14th from 6 – 8 p.m.

Tickets are $50.

Visit the CCH website at cchsupport.org to purchase tickets.

Tickets will be available in the office after February 24, 2024.

 

New Bill Aims To Fight Election Misinformation

(ONN) – A bill introduced in the Ohio House aims to fight election misinformation by requiring disclaimers on any AI-generated political content.

House Bill 410 would regulate deep fakes so they can’t be put out there to influence an election.

Creators could face charges if they make these deep fakes.

This is similar to House Bill 367 which would add the use of artificial intelligence into an existing law that states no one can use another person’s name, image or likeness without their consent to either promote or bash a product.

The bill is currently in House committee.

 

Community Sendoff Planned For Hockey Team

Community members are encouraged to attend a sendoff for the Findlay High School hockey team as they look to advance in the playoffs.

“Let’s send off the boys to beat BG on Saturday!” it said on the hockey team’s Facebook page.

The sendoff will be held on Saturday, February 24th at 12:30 p.m. at the CUBE, located at 3420 North Main Street.

People are encouraged to bring signs, bells and be ready to be loud.

There will also be music and snacks.

 

Hancock County Health Commissioner Resigning

(From Hancock Public Health)

Hancock County Health Commissioner, Karim Baroudi, has resigned his position effective March 29, 2024.

He will be transitioning to the role of Health Commissioner at the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department in April 2024.

Karim has been instrumental in the operating success of Hancock Public Health since the combination in 2016 to establish it as a premiere organization in meeting the public health needs of the entire community.

He has made it his mission that Hancock Public Health is an active partner on various coalitions and initiatives supporting the population the agency serves.

Karim has been successful in building relationships both within the City of Findlay and in the villages and townships of Hancock County to ensure that all voices had an opportunity to be heard.

He was pivotal in securing a permanent location for the health agency in 2019, which has allowed HPH to expand its services in response to the ever-changing public health landscape.

Karim was also the constant and reassuring voice to the citizens of Hancock County during the COVID pandemic, when there was oftentimes conflicting information that led to confusion and uncertainty.

He worked alongside community partners towards the fruition of the mobile health clinic; that was realized in 2021 and has been another valuable asset in improving individual and population health outcomes.

Hancock Public Health wishes to express its deepest gratitude to Karim for the years he dedicated in service to Findlay and the Hancock County community.

The Board of Health has activated a search committee to seek and hire the best candidate.

Lindsay Summit, current Assistant Health Commissioner, will serve in an interim capacity upon Karim’s departure.

 

Liberty-Benton Students Visit Marathon Petroleum

(From Liberty-Benton Local Schools)

Over 100 seventh-grade students from Liberty-Benton Local Schools visited Marathon Petroleum’s headquarters in Findlay, Ohio, for Career Exploration Day.

Marathon Petroleum employees showcased various career opportunities within the company and advised students on how to prepare for future success.

Thank you, Marathon for hosting our Eagles!

 

Kiwanis Club Pancake Day Fundraiser Approaching

The Kiwanis Club of Findlay Pancake Day fundraiser is coming up.

The all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausages event is the club’s biggest fundraiser and will be held on Saturday, March 2nd at the Findlay High School cafeteria from 7 to 1.

“It’s no secret that Kiwanis and Pancake Day go hand in hand. In many Kiwanis towns across North America, the pancake is King when it comes to fundraising.”

The club says proceeds from Pancake Day help the Kiwanis Club of Findlay support the youth of Findlay and Hancock County.

WFIN’s Chris Oaks had some Kiwanians on his show to talk about Kiwanis and Pancake Day.

 

 

One of the club’s recent accomplishments is the creation of Brucklacher Memorial Park at the Little Red Schoolhouse, which was the club’s 100th anniversary gift to the community.

The club says support of Pancake Day allows them to reinvest the profit from the event into the community’s youth.

Some investments in the past have included Kiwanis Closets which provide basic clothing supplies to every elementary school in Hancock County.

Presale tickets for Pancake Day are $7 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under and seniors.

Tickets may be purchased from any Kiwanis member, and at Trends on Main, AAA Findlay, Heavenly Pizza, and at the door.

 

Congressional Art Competition Accepting Submissions

(From Congressman Bob Latta’s Office)

Calling all student artists in Ohio’s Fifth District.

The 2024 Congressional Art Competition is now open!

High School students who live or attend school in Ohio’s Fifth District may submit original art pieces for a chance to win this year’s competition and have their artwork hung in the U.S. Capitol.

The winning piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. for one year, and three honorable mention pieces will be displayed in Congressman Latta’s district offices

Deadline for submissions is April 19th.

Get more information by clicking here.

 

2 Injured In Hancock County Crash

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says two people were injured in a single-vehicle crash west of Findlay.

The crash happened on State Route 186 near Township Road 93 on Tuesday morning around 6:30.

The sheriff’s office said John P. Nazaire, 31, of Lake Park, Florida, was driving south on State Route 186 when his vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and struck a fence.

Nazaire and a passenger were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

Nazaire was cited for driving without a license and failure to maintain control.

 

Fallen Findlay Police Officer Remembered

(From the Findlay Police Department)

In memory of fallen Findlay Police Officer William Holly, mourning bands will be worn all day by all sworn Findlay Police Officers on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 from 0001 hrs. until 1159 hrs. Policeman Holly was shot and killed while he and another officer chased two burglary suspects.

One of the men opened fire on Policeman Holly, killing him. Both suspects were arrested and charged with murder. The suspect who shot Policeman Holly was sentenced to 20 years at hard labor.

We remember Officer Holly for his ultimate sacrifice for the safety and protection of citizens in the City of Findlay, OH.

Ofcr. Holly’s name is represented on our local memorial at the Ft. Findlay Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #20 on S. Romick Parkway and also at Officer Down Memorial Page and all of our Officers and Troopers in Hancock County who have died in the line of duty.

ODMP is the country’s largest law enforcement memorial, and our online presence enables supporters to learn about and honor fallen heroes regardless of their geographic location.

The ODMP will continue to expand our offerings in constant service to our primary mission: honoring those officers who have died in the line of duty in the U.S.