Councilman Grant Russel Hit By Car While Crossing The Street

4/26/19 – 5:22 A.M.

A car hit Findlay City Councilman Grant Russel while he was crossing the street in downtown Thursday night. The Findlay Police Department says Russel was crossing South Main Street at the East Lima Street intersection just after 6 p.m. when a car driven by 84-year-old Gottfriede Fuerst of Findlay hit him. Fuerst was trying to turn right onto East Lima Street at the time.

Russel went to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Officers cited Fuerst for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

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Findlay Mayoral Candidates File Campaign Finance Reports

4/26/19 – 5:15 A.M.

Christina Muryn leads the Findlay mayoral candidates when it comes to fundraising. The current mayor has brought in nearly $24,000 so far. As of the most recent campaign finance report filing, she still has more than $12,000 left.

Holly Frische has raised more than $6,700 and has nearly $600 of it still available. The Brian Robertson campaign has brought in more than $5,200. He still has around $3,000 left in funding.

MORE: List of donors for each campaign

Blanchard River Expected To Enter Flood Stage Today

4/26/19 – 5:06 A.M.

Overnight downpours mean we can expect flooding in the area today. You’ll notice standing water near several area roads this morning. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and the Findlay Police Department say you’ll see high water signs on low-lying roads. They remind you to never try and cross a road with water running across it.

As for area waterways, the Eagle Creek is already in minor flood stage but appears close to cresting at a little more than 9.5 feet. At that level Eagle Creek starts to cover parts of Fremont and Graceland avenues in Findlay.

The National Weather Service is calling for the Blanchard River to reach moderate flood stage in Findlay. The Blanchard should enter flood stage by mid-morning. They expect the river to crest at 12.3 feet around 8 p.m. At that level, you’ll see water across several low-lying roads along the river. That includes Blanchard Street between Sandusky and Main Cross.

Downstream in Ottawa the Blanchard is expected to enter minor flood stage Saturday morning. The National Weather Service is calling for it to crest at 24.6 feet early Sunday morning.

Liberty Bentons School District Seeking 7.3 Mill Levy This May

04/25/19 – 5:41 P.M.

The Liberty-Benton School District is asking voters to approve a building levy this spring. The 7.3-mill measure would pay for a new pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade building, mechanical renovations at the high school, and a new 800-seat auditorium. Superintendent Mark Kowalski says the current elementary and middle school building has many issues…

Kowalski says the actual tax impact for residents is 5.5-mills because the bond for the high school ends this year. He adds that they decided to pursue the levy as a property tax issue after finding they had a higher success rate locally and across the state.

You can watch the full interview on our Facebook page.

St. Michael The Archangel School Celebrates Arbor Day With Tree Planting

04/25/19 – 5:32 P.M.

There was an Arbor Day celebration at St. Michael the Archangel School in Findlay. The event was sponsored by the Shade Tree Commission. Tom Mills of the Shade Tree Commission said that Arbor Day celebrations serve an important role…

Mills added that the city needs to have at least one tree planting celebration every year to maintain its status as a Tree City.

Litter Landing Operations Manager Goes Over Recycling

04/25/19 – 5:09 P.M.

Litter Landing operations manager Courtney Comstock talked to the Courier about what can be recycled and why. She said that their website can be a useful resource.

Comstock went through all of the materials that they can accept in a video. You can view the Courier’s article here. The video is posted below.

Hancock County Municipal Adviser Meets With County Commissioners

04/25/19 – 4:38 P.M.

The Hancock County Commissioners met with their new municipal adviser on Thursday. Michael Sudsina explained that he is there to help the commissioners find the best way to manage building project funding.

Sudsina said that the county will have to take out debt…

He said that this makes it less feasible to start a project without accepting debt. He also went over several options to handle debt. The commissioners are waiting for more information on tax limits, revenue, and what options are available before moving forward.

Findlay Police Department Continues Search For Murder Suspect

4/25/19 – 11:24 A.M.

The Findlay Police Department is renewing their call for information about the location of a man facing a murder charge in Hancock County. The department released a picture of 30-year-old Jonathan Suber Thursday morning. Suber is a white man with a thin build. He has brown eyes and brown hair. We have a picture of him on our website.

The Hancock County grand jury indicted Suber on a murder charge earlier this week in connection to the death of a 17-month-old in Findlay last summer. He has a Fostoria address but authorities don’t believe he is in the area.

If you know where Suber is you can the Findlay Police Department at 419-424-7150. The information you give can remain anonymous.

Wyandot County Man Dies Following Motorcycle Crash Earlier This Month

4/25/19 – 6:43 A.M.

A man involved in a motorcycle crash in Wyandot County earlier this month has died. The Bringman Clark Funeral Home says 73-year-old Robert Hollanshead passed away Sunday at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Toledo. He had been there since a crash on April 11th on State Route 67.

The Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office reports Hollanshead was riding north on Route 67 when he went off the road on a curve and crashed.