Executive Director Nichole Coleman says a lot of veterans struggle with the sound of fireworks, as do many people who experienced any type of trauma.
She says her office has been handing out signs that veterans can place in their yard, that let people know that a combat veteran lives at the residence and to be mindful when setting off fireworks in the neighborhood.
Coleman says her neighbor stopped by after seeing the sign in her yard.
She hopes the signs will not only help people become more mindful about setting off fireworks but also lead to people notifying the veteran who has one of the signs so they know what’s coming.
She says people can stop by their office at 1100 East Main Cross Street to pick up one of the signs or call 419-424-7036
Coleman says they’re always looking for an opportunity to interact with local veterans and encourages them to stop by their office to see if they’re getting all the benefits to which they are entitled.
A man was injured in a motorcycle crash in Findlay.
It happened around 6:30 Tuesday night at West Main Cross and Stanford Parkway/Emma Street, just west of Interstate 75.
The Findlay Police Department says Anthony Warner, 34, of Findlay, was driving his motorcycle northbound on Emma Street and was crossing West Main Cross when he was hit by a car that was southbound on Stanford Parkway intending to turn left onto West Main Cross.
Warner was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital by Hanco EMS for a foot injury.
The driver of the car, Vagios Gkaintatzis, 28, of Bowling Green, was cited for failing to yield.
Both the car and motorcycle had to be towed from the scene.
Findlay Mayor Christina Muryn says the study will help the community grow more effectively.
She said they don’t want to just build housing to build housing but it needs to be done at the right price points and the right mix of housing so it’s sustainable for the long-term.
The mayor said the study concluded that the Findlay-Hancock County housing market is capable of supporting approximately 1,000 for-sale and 500 rental units over the next five years among a wide variety of housing types and price points.
She says about 22,000 people come into Hancock County daily to work.
“There are a number of folks that would like to live in our community that are already working here that are unable to do so because they can’t find housing that they’re looking for.”
The mayor says they need to make sure that anyone who wants to live here will have the opportunity to do so.
She said the study found that the greatest need in Findlay-Hancock County is for 800 to 1,000 units in the moderate price point, which would be in the range of $160,000 to 300,000 in the for-sale market and $750 to $1,000 for a rental.