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Miracle League Of Findlay Receives Donation

The Miracle League of Findlay was presented with a $4,000 check from the 10th annual WKXA / 106.3 The Fox Charity Golf Scramble presented by Ohio Logistics.

Brad Koller, president of the Board of the Miracle League, says they’ll use the money to send their players to the National All-Star games that will be coming up in the future.

“We hosted one in 2018, and for the last four years we’ve been sending players to other cities and we cover their cost to attend.”

The Miracle League of Findlay provides opportunities for children and adults with special needs to play baseball, regardless of their abilities.

They held a grand reopening earlier this year after installing some new features. Get more on that by clicking here.

In the picture above are Eric “The Big Kahuna” Siewert of 106.3 The Fox, Mike Holman, Jerry Boyd, Brad Koller, Rob Martin, Eric Smith, Lisa Mansfield, Tim Babcock and Rex Howard of 100.5 WKXA.

Video of the check presentation is below.


State Representative Candidate Forum Being Held

The two people vying to be state representative in the 83rd Ohio House District will be participating in a forum.

The candidate forum between incumbent Republican State Rep. Jon Cross, of Kenton, and Democrat challenger Claire Osborne, of Findlay, will be held on Thursday at 5 p.m. on WFIN.

The deadline to register to vote in the fall midterm election is October 11th.

Election Day is on Tuesday, November 8th.

You can listen to the forum by clicking here. 


Findlay High School Hockey Day This Weekend

Findlay High School Hockey Day is coming up on Saturday, October 1st.

It will be held in the parking lot of The Cube from 2 to 4.

Findlay High School Hockey Coach Ben Patey is inviting everybody to the inaugural Hockey Day in Findlay.




As Coach Patey mentioned in the audio above, activities will include street hockey games, shots on net, corn hole, free tailgate food and a DJ.

Merchandise such as T-shirts, game-used jerseys and souvenir pucks will be available for purchase.

Representatives will also be on hand with information about youth hockey programs.


FPD: Woman Followed Vehicle, Fired Shots At It

The Findlay Police Department says officers arrested a woman for firing gunshots at a vehicle they were following.

The police department says officers were dispatched to the area of Howard Street and Broad Avenue around 4:15 Monday afternoon to investigate a report of shots being fired.

Police learned that a verbal argument began between several people at 1100 West Trenton Avenue and then continued onto Howard Street coming into the city.

Police say an ex of one of the subjects was following the other in a vehicle.

While driving eastbound on Howard Street, police say the suspect fired gunshots at the victim’s vehicle, striking the vehicle at least once.

No injuries were reported. The victim pulled their vehicle over and the suspect fled the area.

Police obtained a positive ID on the suspect and their vehicle and put out a BOLO to other agencies to be on the lookout.

Police say the suspect’s vehicle was located by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office outside of McComb and deputies performed a traffic stop on the vehicle.

The Findlay Police Department says their officers went to the scene and arrested Crystal Sons, 33, of McComb on charges of felonious assault and discharging a firearm within the city.

She was booked at the Hancock County Jail.


FCS Receives $100K For Active Shooter Protection System

Findlay City Schools has announced that The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees awarded the district a $100,000 grant for implementation of the SafeDefend active shooter protection system.

The Findlay City School Board approved the purchase and installation of the SafeDefend system at the August Board of Education meeting.

“The Community Foundation is focused on youth to ensure there are permanent, endowed funds to support them. As part of our commitment to young people in Hancock County, the Foundation is proud to award this grant to keep them as safe as possible in our schools,” said Brian Treece, President & CEO of The Community Foundation.

“Our vision is a lasting community impact. Supporting the district in creating a safe learning environment will go a long way in helping us achieve it.”

The SafeDefend system prepares for, notifies of, and protects in the event of, an active shooter situation.

SafeDefend trains staff and equips each classroom and common space with a safety supply box and biometric activation device.



School Board President Matt Cooper says, when activated, SafeDefend sends an instant alert (text, email or voice) to a nationwide monitoring company, select school personnel and all first responders with the exact location of the activated device.

An announcement is also made over the school’s public address system.

“We’re thrilled and grateful to The Community Foundation for supporting this safety initiative,” said Krista Crates-Miller, Interim Superintendent of Findlay City Schools.

“The safety of our staff and students are our top priority.”

SafeDefend has been installed in over 300 schools in nine states, with more than 20,000 teachers and staff for crisis management and active shooter response.

Findlay will be the first school district in Ohio to implement the system.

“The Community Foundation is proud to support this project and we hope other organizations and individuals will join us in this effort,” said Treece.

Findlay High School recently had a hoax call placed to police about an active shooter in the school, and you can read more about that by clicking here. 


Browns Player Injured In Crash

The Cleveland Browns’ Myles Garrett was hospitalized with injuries that are not life-threatening after crashing his car on Monday.

Police say Garrett lost control of his vehicle on the way home from practice and flipped it several times.

He and a female passenger, who were both wearing seatbelts, were treated at hospitals near Cleveland.

Garrett is a three-time Pro Bowler and was the first pick in the 2017 draft.


OSHP Seizes More Than $1 Million Of Cocaine In Wood County

A woman is facing felony drug charges after a traffic stop conducted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol in Wood County.

On the afternoon of September 19th, troopers stopped a Dodge Ram cargo van with Texas registration for a turn signal violation on Interstate 75.

Criminal indicators were observed and a drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle.

A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed the contraband and troopers seized 33 pounds of cocaine worth approximately $1,073,000.

The Highway Patrol says, the driver, Paige LaTonya-Katryna Hamilton, 32, of Palm Bay, Florida, was incarcerated in the Wood County Jail and charged with possession and trafficking in drugs, both first-degree felonies.

If convicted, she could face up to 22 years in prison and up to a $40,000 fine.


Road Closed For Bridge Replacement Project

The Hancock County Engineer’s Office says a road near the Findlay Reservoirs has closed for a bridge replacement project.

The closure of Marion Township Road 205 between Township Road 240 and Township Road 244 began on Monday and will last until approximately Thanksgiving.

Drivers are advised to use alternative routes and to use caution when traveling in the area.

This project is part of the County Bridge Replacement Program and is utilizing $289,562 of Ohio Public Works Commission, local gas tax and license fees.


Findlay Man Injured In Crash

A man was transported to a hospital after crashing his vehicle into a tree a little east of Findlay.

The crash happened on US 224 near Township Road 243 in Marion Township at around 11:30 Monday morning.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says Shadd Snyder, 41, of Findlay was driving a Chevy truck westbound on US 224 when he crossed over the center line and went off the south side of the roadway.

Snyder’s truck entered a ditch and struck a fence before entering a yard and continuing for several hundred feet, ultimately crashing head-on into a tree.

Airbags deployed in his truck and the sheriff’s office says he was wearing his seat belt.

Snyder was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

He was issued a citation for failure to maintain control.


Ohio’s Deer Archery Season Underway

Ohio’s most popular hunting season is underway.

Saturday marked the beginning of the deer archery season, which will continue until Sunday, February 5th.

Ohio law requires anyone older than age 16 who wants to hunt or trap to have a valid hunting or trapping license.

Other popular deer seasons coming up include gun season running from November 28th to December 4th and muzzleloader season from January 7th to the 10th.

You can get your license either through the free HuntFish OH app or online by clicking here.