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Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile Virus In Hancock County

[WFIN] – Hancock Public Health has announced that the first mosquitoes collected in Hancock County tested positive for West Nile virus. The Ohio Department of Health reported the positive tests came from mosquito pools collected in Swale Park.

Hancock Public Health shared mosquito protection information with the Parks and Recreation department. They will also step up efforts to control adult mosquitoes in targeted locations.

Hancock Public Health urges you to protect yourself from mosquito bites by limiting outdoor activity at dusk and dawn. You can also use insect repellent containing DEET and wear loose, light-colored clothing when outside.

Symptoms of West Nile include fever, headache, nausea, body aches, vomiting, swollen lymph glands and a rash on your chest, stomach, or back. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should see your healthcare provider.

UPDATE: Three Robbed At Gunpoint In Leipsic, Suspect In Custody

[WFIN] – Three people were robbed at gunpoint at separate times over the weekend in Leipsic. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reports that they received the call around 3 a.m. Saturday. The suspect took cash and the victims’ cell phones.

The victims identified the suspect in a photo line up as 18-year-old Isaiah Oliver of Leipsic.

Findlay police arrested Oliver without incident Monday.

He was taken to the Putnam County Jail.

Heat Indices On The Rise This Weekend

Most of Ohio will be facing scorching heat as the National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning until 8 p.m. Saturday. Heat indices for our area will be well over 100 degrees. You’re urged to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. You should also try to limit your time outside. If you have to be outside, try to stick to the shade and avoid wearing tight clothing.

Heat Safety: Local Expert Discusses Heat Safety

Cooling Centers: Beat The Heat

Findlay Boil Advisory

A boil advisory is in effect for several streets on Findlay’s north side.
Repair of a water main is the cause.

Affected are water customers on Tioga and Stanley avenues, 2512 France Street, and those in the 2400 through 2600 blocks of North Main Street.

To assure the safety of water to be used for cooking, drinking, or tooth brushing should be brought to a hard boil for at least a minute.

The complete information from the city is available at

CashMax in Findlay Robbed

6/19/19   4:22pm

The CashMax location in the 1800 block of Tiffin Avenue was robbed on Wednesday afternoon. Findlay police report that a white male suspect passed a note demanding cash to an employee and showed a handgun.

The assailant was given an unknown amount of cash and he ran away on foot to the south. A Hancock County Sherrif’s K-9 officer tracked the suspect to the 1900 block of Queenswood Court before losing the trail.

The suspect is described as a white male of average build who was wearing a white long sleeve shirt over a dark shirt, blue jeans, with a bandana covering his face.

A similar robbery happened last week at 777 Games of Skill in the 1000 block of Tiffin Avenue.

Several Roads Closed Due To High Water

There are several road closures due to high water. The Ohio Department of Transportation reported the following closures:

  • Ohio 568 from Hancock County 236 to Hancock County 237
  • Ohio 235 from Ohio 12 to U.S. 224
  • Ohio 37 from Hancock County 180 to Ohio 15

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports these closures:

  • Hancock County 7 between Biglick Township 255 and Marion Township 248
  • Hancock County 7 between Marion Township 248 and Ohio 568
  • Hancock County 216 between Hancock County 23 and Washington Township 260
  • Hancock County 180 between Marion Township 201 and Ohio 568

The City of Findlay has closed the following roads:

  • Amelia Avenue at Fifth Street
  • Brookside Drive at Stall Drive
  • Hunters Creek Drive at Windermere Drive
  • Windermere Drive at Terra Oaks Drive
  • Misty Oaks Drive at Country Creek Drive
  • East Main Cross Street from Blanchard Avenue to Osborn Avenue
  • Eastview Drive and Westview Drive north of Sixth Street
  • Central Avenue at Clinton Court
  • Carnahan Avenue at Clinton Court
  • Hemphill Boulevard at Osborn Avenue
  • South Blanchard Street at East Main Cross Street
  • South Blanchard Street at East Main Cross Street to East Sandusky Street
  • Fishlock Avenue at Kennsington Drive
  • Fishlock Avenue near the bridge
  • South Blanchard Street at Sixth Street
  • Bliss Avenue between Tappan Street and Lima Avenue
  • River Road at Broad Avenue
  • River Street at Western Avenue
  • Liberty Street at Apple Alley
  • Hurd Avenue at Findlay Street
  • Howard Street at Broad Avenue
  • East Main Cross Street at South Blanchard Street
  • North Blanchard Street at Clinton Court
  • Sixth Street and Blanchard Avenue at Williams Street
  • East Main Cross Street at Bright Road to Marcelle Avenue
  • East Street from East Main Cross Street to Front Street

State Treasurer Sprague Says Ohio Using Innovation To Tackle Big Issues

3/22/19 – 11:02 A.M.

Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague says his office and the DeWine administration are working on innovative ways to tackle problems in Ohio. While speaking in Findlay on Friday, Sprague said the state is incentivizing “pay for results” programs…


Sprague says if the hospital can show improvement in infant mortality then the state will pay back the investment plus interest.

Sprague says they could use a similar process to develop ways to combat the opioid epidemic.

Sprague also says Ohio is making big strides with efforts to help people with disabilities live independently…


Sprague says Findlay has a good example of a STABLE program partner in the Lowe’s Distribution Center.

He added that a big announcement about the program is coming soon.

Crash On I-75 Slowing Traffic North Of Findlay

1/23/19 – 9:10 A.M.
Update – 9:40 A.M.

A crash in the northbound lanes of I-75 about a mile north of the County Road 99 interchange backed up traffic north of Findlay this morning.

The State Highway Patrol says all lanes are open again following a crash that happened just after 7 a.m. Traffic was backed up in that area for around two hours.

The Patrol says no one was injured in the crash. We’ll have more details as they become available.

Accident Claims The Life Of Local Teen

10/12/18 – 4:10 P.M.

A tragic accident claimed the life of a Riverdale student Friday morning. Riverdale Local Schools reports that senior Katelyn Martin suffered serious injuries in a crash in Wharton. She died as a result. The school district received support from members of the West Ohio Critical Stress Management Team to help guidance counselors serve students through their grief. They will be available next week as well.

As a result of the crash, the football game tonight has been postponed to tomorrow. The boys’ soccer game at Ottovile has been canceled.

There are no details available about the crash.

Marathon President Talks More About Merger With Andeavor

5/7/18 – 2:02 P.M.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation President Don Templin spoke more about the company’s merger with Andeavor today. Templin says the companies are still sorting out the final details on how the combined company will look…

Audio: Don Templin

Templin said it was too early to speculate on if Andeavor employees would get transferred to Findlay.

Templin also talked about the future business outlook for Marathon. He said the merger puts the company in a good position to be a global competitor. Templin added that the demand for petroleum remains high, and more exports are possible in the future.

The deal will give Marathon a nationwide footprint…

Audio: Don Templin

Templin says after the merger completes, Marathon will grow from 1.9 billion barrels of crude capacity to 3 billion. It also means Marathon will have 16 total plants. Andeavor’s midstream business will increase Marathon’s pipeline mileage by around 50 percent. Marathon is also growing its number of terminals by around 30 percent.

The deal will increase the number of Marathon-branded gas stations to around 8,000. That’s up from the current 5,600 Marathon gas stations. The number of Speedway stations will grow from 2,800 to 4,000 stores.

Templin spoke at the Findlay Rotary Club this afternoon.