Monthly Archives: May 2018

Annual Charity Golf Game Next Week

05/31/18 – 7:14 P.M.

The 29th Annual Julie Cole Charity Golf Classic is coming up next week. Blanchard Valley Health System president and CEO Scott Malaney said that the event will raise money for hospital programs and young golfers.

Scott Malaney

He said that the lab will help train nurses and directors with state of the art technology. Funds will also go to Bridge Hospice.

The event will be June 11 at the Findlay Country Club. Grounds passes are $10.

Opiate Quick Response Team Shows Success

05/31/18 – 6:45 P.M.

The Opiate Quick Response team has seen some success since it started. Director Bill Fedirka explained that they help people after they overdose.

Bill Fedirka

Fedirka said that with the Opiate Quick Response Team Hotline has been changing lives.

Bill Fedirka

He added that the hotline can be used by friends or family to help out a loved. It can also be done anonymously and through text.

You can reach the hotline at 419-306-6534.

Veterans Go On Flag City Honor Tuesday

05/31/18 – 5:07 P.M.

The Flag City Honor Flight takes off Tuesday to take veterans to Washington D.C. The veterans will depart The Cube at 4:30 a.m. with an escort by Findlay Police, The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, and the American Legion Riders of Great First District of Ohio. In D.C., they will get to see the WWII, Korean, and Vietnam Memorials. They will also get to see the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The trip comes at no cost to the veterans. It is made possible by donations from individuals, organizations, and businesses.

UPDATE: Missing Findlay Woman Found Safe In Detroit

5/30/18 – 9:31 A.M.
5/31/18 – 7:25 A.M. (Update)

A Findlay woman is safe after police reported her missing Wednesday. The Findlay Police Department says 84-year-old Patricia Musser went missing sometime between 10 a.m. and noon. Her car was also missing. She was located in Detroit, Michigan just before midnight after she stopped to ask for directions after becoming lost.

Police say Musser suffers from mild dementia.

UPDATE: At Least One Person Killed In Crash On I-75, Interstate Closed South Of Findlay

5/31/18 – 5:09 A.M.
UPDATE- 6:54 A.M.

A crash on I-75 south of Findlay killed at least one person this morning. The incident happened around 1 a.m. and is blocking the northbound lanes of the interstate near the rest area south of Findlay. A semi was reportedly on its side and on fire. The State Patrol says four vehicles were involved in the crash.

The Liberty Township Fire Department was on scene until at least 3 a.m. ODOT says the northbound lanes remain closed in that area. Our Waze traffic map suggests exiting the interstate at State Route 235, taking it north to State Route 12, and then heading east back to 75. ODOT says we could be looking at a lengthy delay with this crash.

We’ll have more details as they become available.

Findlay Man Finds Grenade In Yard

5/31/18 – 5:29 A.M.

A Findlay man found a hand grenade in his backyard Tuesday. Fortunately, the device found at 1989 Old Mill Road was inactive. The Findlay Police Department contacted the Toledo Bomb Squad just in case. Police are keeping the grenade until the bomb squad can come get it.

John Dosh was doing yard work when he found the device.

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Power Outages Reported Following Wednesday Storm

5/31/18 – 5:23 A.M.

Several people in Hancock County lost power for a few hours Wednesday night. American Electric Power says the outages started after storms made their way through the area between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. The company says they were able to restore power residents in the Benton Ridge area by 11:30 p.m.

Parts of Leipsic and Fostoria also saw outages following the storm.

Solar Farm Proposed Near Bowling Green

5/31/18 – 4:32 A.M.

Bowling Green could soon get some of its power from a community solar field. City officials are proposing the construction of solar panels off East Gypsy Lane Road to help provide electricity to homes and businesses. The project depends on whether Bowling Green can lease the proposed site from Wood County. There’s no word yet on the possible cost of construction.

Carey man Hurt In Motorcycle Crash

05/30/18 – 7:07 P.M.

A Carey man was injured in a motorcycle accident Tuesday. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports that the accident happened around 3 p.m. on Township Road 196. 66-year-old Dallas Mundy was heading north on Township Road 196 when he lost control of his motorcycle.

Hanco EMS took Mundy to Blanchard Valley Hospital for a possible head and neck injury. Officers cited him for failure to maintain reasonable control.