[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.
[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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.