Monthly Archives: February 2019

University Of Findlay Hosting Open Dialogue Between Christian And Atheist Visiting Professors

2/15/19 – 9:22 A.M.

The University of Findlay is hosting an open dialogue between Christians and atheists next week. The event will feature views from both sides on the origins of the universe and the existence of God. Dr. Ivana Nikolic Hughes of Columbia University will represent ashiest views while Dr. Robert DiSilvestro of The Ohio State University will speak on behalf of Christianity.

The event is free and open to the public. It takes place at 8 p.m. Thursday night in the Winebrenner TLB Auditorium.

This is the second year the University has hosted the event.

Third Annual “Go Red” Event Coming Up In Findlay Next Week

2/15/19 – 9:10 A.M.

The Northwest Ohio Division of the American Heart Association is hosting its third annual “Findlay Goes Red” women’s luncheon next Friday. The event focuses on heart disease in women. Sherri Garner Brumbaugh is one of the event organizers. She says “Many women don’t notice the symptoms of heart disease and stroke until it is too late.”

This year’s luncheon features guest speakers talking about heart disease prevention and a talk from a heart disease survivor. There will also be a purse auction to raise money for the American Heart Association.

The event starts at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 22nd. For more information, call 419-429-7185.

Payless To Declare Bankruptcy, Findlay Village Mall Likely To Lose Another Tenant

2/15/19 – 9:00 A.M.

It looks like the end is near for another store in the Findlay Village Mall. Reuters is reporting that Payless ShoeSource will file for bankruptcy later this month. The report goes on to say the discount shoe chain will close all its stores as a result.

Payless has not commented on the report.

Reuters says the company has been looking for a buyer but hasn’t been able to find one. If they can’t find someone to buy the chain they’ll liquidate their assets.

MORE: WTOL / Reuters

Fostoria Man Arrested On Drug Charges Again

2/15/19 – 7:08 A.M.

A Fostoria man is facing charges following a Thursday drug bust. Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement Unit and Fostoria Police Department officers arrested 61-year-old Patrick Roddy following a search of his home at 734 Lynn Street. Authorities have charged Roddy with trafficking crack cocaine.

Investigators say they found evidence of drug trafficking, cash, and criminal tools.

Roddy was already out of jail on bond for a drug-related case stemming from last September. Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno says his department received several complaints about drugs sales in Roddy’s home.

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One Person Injured In Center Street Crash Thursday

2/15/19 – 6:59 A.M.

A two-car crash injured a University of Findlay student Thursday night. The Findlay Police Department says the crash happened in the 200 block of Center Street around 6 p.m.

35-year-old Daniel Ansel of Findlay was driving west on Center Street when he tried to turn left into an alley and pulled into the path of an eastbound car driven by 21-year-old Alexa Farrell-Johnson.

Hancock EMS took Farrell-Johnson to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Officers cited Ansel for failure to yield while making a left turn.

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Recycling Effort Taking Place In Vanlue This Weekend

2/15/19 – 6:49 A.M.

A recycling drive is taking place in Vanlue this weekend. The Hancock County Solid Waste Management District has placed a rolloff at the intersection of Center and Main Cross streets. It will be there until 3 p.m. Sunday.

The recycling effort is accepting flattened cardboard, plastics 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7, aluminum cans, steel food cans, newspapers, office paper, and magazines. You’re reminded not to drop off unacceptable items or leave items on the ground.

Findlay Man Injured In Motorcycle Crash

2/15/19 – 6:40 A.M.

A motorcycle crash injured a Findlay man Thursday night. The Findlay Police Department says 36-year-old Melchisdec Waples was speeding in the 200 block of Rector Avenue just before 10 p.m. when he lost control and crashed.

Hanco EMS took Waples to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Officers cited him for reckless operation and failure to wear a helmet as a novice driver.

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Hancock County Commissioners Tap Agency To Handle CHIP Grants

2/15/19 – 5:22 A.M.

The Hancock County Commissioners have approved a contract with an agency to handle the administration of grants designed to help with affordable housing options. The $186,000 deal taps the Great Lakes Community Action Partnership to handle CHIP grants. The agency was formerly known as the Wood Ottawa Sandusky and Seneca counties Community Action Commission.

The cost of the contract has come down. Last year the deal cost Hancock County $220,000.

MORE: Commissioners approve final piece of data-fiber loop project.