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Findlay Municipal Building Entrance Temporarily Moving

The City of Findlay is letting people know that the entrance to the municipal building will be temporarily moved for a few days.

The city says for Monday, September 16th and Tuesday, September 17th the entrance to the municipal building will be temporarily moved to the south side entrance, which is the entrance that faces the south (Crawford Street) parking lot.

All employees and visitors to the municipal building will have to use the south entrance for those two days.

The Dorney Plaza entrance (east entrance) is being temporarily closed for entryway repair and will be inaccessible during the process.

Sheriff’s Office Tickets Man After Crash On U.S. 224

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says a man was cited for running a stop sign and causing a crash east of Findlay that shook up four people.

The crash happened around 9:15 Saturday night on U.S. 224 at County Road 330.

The sheriff’s office says David Gebby, 53, of Fostoria, was driving north on County Road 330 in his truck when he didn’t yield at the stop sign and was hit by an SUV that was going east on U.S. 224.

Front and side airbags deployed in the SUV.

Gebby and a passenger, as well as two people in the other vehicle, were treated on the scene by EMS crews and released.

The sheriff’s office says Gebby was cited for failure to yield at a stop sign.

Findlay Bests Marysville After Lengthy Weather Delay

Aside from an early mishap, Findlay’s defense was stout in the Trojan’s 21-7 win over Marysville Friday night at Donnell Stadium.

The game was delayed more than 2 1/2 hours because of stormy weather, but many of the fans stayed, especially in the student section.

The Monarchs scored on a long run in the first quarter to take a 7-0 lead.

The Trojans’ offense couldn’t get much going until a few seconds before halftime when Max Roth threw a bomb down the right sideline to Ben Ireland for a touchdown.

The game was tied at 7 at halftime.

The Trojans added two more scores in the 2nd half to come away with the 21-7 win and improve their record to 1-2.

Findlay has a big test in their next game as they travel to Toledo Whitmer, and of course, you can hear all the action right here on WFIN.


FHS Students Gearing Up For Beatles VS. Stones Show

(WFIN) – Some Findlay High School students are hitting the stage at the Marathon Performing Arts Center.

4 students have been hard at work so that they could join the touring Beatles vs. Stones show.

Sophomore Ethan Zheng plays the violin and is one of the students that will be taking part and said that it is a little intimidating.

Also hitting the stage will be sophomore Ethan Bodnarik on violin, sophomore Nick Lloyd on viola, and senior Megan Earhart on cello.

FHS Orchestra director Ken Pressel said he is glad that they were given this opportunity…

The students hitting the stage will play songs by both the Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

The show will be on Thursday, September 19 starting at 7:30 pm.

School District Getting Pushback For Post About Immunization Requirements

Fostoria City Schools has sent out a notice that students who are not immunized will be excluded from school beginning next week.

The post on the school district’s Facebook page was getting pushback from some people saying the district isn’t citing both sides of the law.

Ohio law currently requires students to be immunized, but parents can opt-out of having their child vaccinated for medical or religious reasons or some other “good cause” reason.

Students with an exemption form on file will not be excluded from school come September 19th.

The notice sent out by Fostoria City Schools is below, and can also be viewed on the district’s Facebook page.

FCS parents/guardians,
As of Wednesday, September 11th, our records show that many kindergarten, 7th, and 12th grade students do not have the required immunizations. By the end of the school day September 18, 2019, if these documents are not turned in OR if we do not have a record that an appointment has been scheduled, your child will be excluded from school beginning September 19, 2019. Upon completion of the immunizations, please send them to school with your child or bring them directly to the school office. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

On the thread on the Facebook post the district has since posted a letter that was sent to all parents that does include information about the exceptions to the immunization requirement.

The district says the recent Facebook post was meant to be general reminder only.

ODE Releases School District Report Cards

The Ohio Department of Education has released the new school district report cards.

Findlay City Schools received a C on the 2018-19 report card, the same grade it scored on the previous report card.

Liberty Benton Local Schools received a B, the same as it had on the last report card.

McComb Local Schools received a C, the same grade it scored on the previous report card.

Click here to search all school districts in the area.

The Ohio Department of Education says the report cards are designed to give parents, communities, educators and policymakers information about the performance of districts and schools, to celebrate success and identify areas for improvement.

However, officials point out that the report cards are only one part of the story.

To get a fuller picture, people are encouraged to visit their schools, talk with educators, parents and students, and review the school’s or district’s webpage.

University Of Findlay Ranked Among The Best Colleges In The Country

The University of Findlay once again finds itself on a publication’s list of the best colleges in the country.

U.S. News & World Report has the University of Findlay ranked 240 out of the nearly 400 universities listed in the national category.

For the 2020 rankings, UF moved from the Midwest category to the national category, which recognizes schools that offer a full range of undergraduate majors as well as master’s and doctoral degrees.

“In many cases, they (national schools) place strong emphasis on research and receive federal money to support their research endeavors,” U.S. News & World Report explained.

Additionally, UF placed 16th out of the 381 schools listed in the new “Top Performers on Social Mobility” rankings.

This list measures how well schools graduated students who received federal Pell Grants, which are typically awarded to students from households whose family incomes are less than $50,000.

The university says this is the 14th consecutive year that it has been named by U.S. News & World Report in its Best Colleges rankings as a premier academic institution

Ohio Close To Settling Opioid Lawsuit Against Pharmaceutical Company

(ONN) – Ohio is close to settling a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma for its alleged role in fueling the opioid crisis.

Ohio sued the creator of the painkiller oxycontin, accusing the company of misleading doctors and the public about the safety of the drug.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost supports the tentative settlement agreement that could be worth $10 to 12 billion and could go to families of people killed in the epidemic.

“I don’t know how you ever tell someone who lost a loved one that they got justice. There’s no amount of money that could change that fact.”

While Yost supports the deals, there are attorneys general from other states who reject the terms of the settlement, like how much money the family owners of Purdue Pharma would pay.