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Driver Stops On Roadway To Help Motorist, Gets Injured In Crash

A woman was injured when she stopped on a roadway to check on a truck on the side of the road and was involved in a crash.

The crash happened on the US 68 eastbound on-ramp from SR 15 to US 68 in Eagle Township at 9:18 Wednesday night.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says Rebekah Wrightington, 58, of Findlay, stopped in the center of the eastbound ramp of US 68 to check on the welfare of a commercial truck on the side of the road.

A pickup truck then crashed into her SUV.

The sheriff’s office says Wrightington was injured and taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital.

The man driving the pickup and a juvenile passenger were not injured.

Wrightington was cited for Prohibition Against Parking on Highways.

Lima Avenue Expected To Be Open By End Of The Year

A big piece of the Interstate 75 reconstruction project through Findlay started to come together on Wednesday.

WFIN News was on hand for the beam setting on the bridge that will carry traffic on SR15/US68 over the future new Lima Avenue.

And good news for people who rely on that stretch of Lima Avenue to get around.

“We anticipate having Lima Avenue opened up by the end of the year,” said Project Engineer Ryan Bair.

He says that new interchange is also expected to be open by the end of this year, although there won’t be full access to I-75 as construction continues.

The Ohio Department of Transportation recently announced that the Interstate 75 reconstruction and widening project is now 70 percent done, and is slated for completion in late 2020.

UF Students And Faculty Working On Cancer Drug

[WFIN] – University of Findlay pharmacy students worked with associate professor Dr. Rahul Khupse to develop a drug to fight cancer.

The drug the class is developing will be an oral compound that targets glioblastomas, which is the most aggressive form of cancer in the brain.

If successful, the medication would remove the need for risky medical procedures. The work will continue in the next year by beginning cell trials.

Chamber Agribusiness Committee Taking Donations To Support Livestock Auction At The Hancock County Fair

[WFIN] – The agribusiness community took a hit this spring and many businesses are backing off support of the youth livestock auction at the Hancock County Fair. The Findlay-Hancock County Chamber Agribusiness Committee is taking donations to help out.

Membership and program manager Doug Jenkins said that the kids use the money raised at the auction to pay for more livestock or even save for college.

Jenkins said they will have someone at the auction representing the Chamber Agribusiness Committee.

You can learn more and donate here.

4-H Prepping For County Fair

Hancock County 4-H is gearing up for the Hancock County Fair. Youth development educator Cassie Anderson said that they have had some livestock interviews already.

Anderson added that they will be getting the youth building prepped leading up to the fair as well. She said there will be over 40 displays.

The fair will kick off on August 28 this year.

Lawmaker Suggests Using Seized Fentanyl For Ohio Executions

(ONN) – A Republican lawmaker in Ohio is proposing using seized fentanyl to carry out executions that have been put on hold, while state officials seek a new execution method.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, Rep. Scott Wiggam, of Wooster, intends to introduce a bill to allow the state’s condemned to be executed with illegal fentanyl that has been seized by police.

Wiggam says he’s seeking co-sponsors for the bill, which would employ a synthetic opioid that has killed thousands of Ohioans in accidental overdoses.

A death-penalty expert calls it unworkable, saying that federal law prohibits illegal use and possession of fentanyl.

Findlay Municipal Court Holding Safe Surrender Day

The Findlay Municipal Court will be holding its 2nd Annual Safe Surrender Day in October.

People who have a bench warrant for their arrest, no matter the reason, can get the warrant released on Thursday, October 3rd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Officials say all you need to do is show up at Findlay Municipal Court and meet with court staff.

The Public Defender’s Office, City of Findlay Prosecutor’s Office and other agencies will be on hand on that day to help get any bench warrants addressed and released.

Last year, the Findlay Municipal Court helped 76 people get a total of 104 bench warrants released.

Findlay Municipal Court is at 318 Dorney Plaza, Room 206.

Get more information here, or by calling the Findlay Municipal Court Clerk’s office at 419-424-7141.

Man Who Crashed Into Pond While Allegedly Fleeing Troopers Indicted

A man who drove into a pond while fleeing from police has been indicted by a Hancock County grand jury.

The Courier is reporting that Danny Ray Scarberry Jr. has been charged with failure to comply with an order or signal from a police officer, a 3rd-degree felony.

The 52-year-old ended up in a pond at Birch Run Golf Course in North Baltimore on August 6th after allegedly fleeing from state troopers when they tried to pull him over.

Scarberry previously was indicted in connection with a 2015 aggravated robbery at a restaurant in Findlay.

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Low Turnout At Battle Of The Badges Blood Drive

[WFIN] – The Findlay Police Department won the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive but there wasn’t a great turnout. That’s according to The American Cross’ Micha Alt.

Alt said that while every donation counts they are still in need of more blood amidst this year’s shortage. She added that people will have another chance to donate this Friday at StoneBridge Church from 1-7 p.m.