Monthly Archives: August 2019

Findlay Trojans Drop Season Opener To Anthony Wayne In Low Scoring Affair

The Findlay High School Trojans opened the season with a hard-fought loss against the Anthony Wayne Generals in front of a big crowd at Donnell Stadium on Friday night.

It was a low scoring affair that you heard here on WFIN, and the Trojans ended up falling to the Generals by a score of 14-7.

In the 2nd quarter the defense came up with a big 4th down stop and then the Trojans capitalized when QB Max Roth tossed a perfect pass to Ben Ireland in the corner of the end zone for a touchdown.

The Trojans look for their first win of the new season next Friday when they head to Perrysburg in another game you can hear here on WFIN.

Barn Painting Exhibition At Hancock Historical Museum Going On Sale

(WFIN) – The Hancock County Barn Tour is coming up in mid-September and the Hancock Historical Museum is displaying some barn art.

Museum director Sarah Sisser said that they helped artist Robert Kroeger document the barns in the area.

Sisser said that Kroeger will be presenting the monthly Brown Bag lecture on September 5 where he will discuss the paintings and do a workshop.

Sisser added that the paintings will be up for sale as well to raise for money for the Hancock Historical Museum.

The paintings will be put on the silent auction until the Historic Barn Tour on September 14.

Crews Search Blanchard River And Surrounding Area After Crash On I-75

UPDATE: The search was called off and the driver was not located.

(WFIN) – Crews were searching the Blanchard River under Interstate 75 in Findlay by boat and the area by air after a car crashed on the interstate but the driver was nowhere to be found.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the one-car crash happened at about 7:30 Friday morning on I-75 northbound.

They said the car had some front-edge damage and they just wanted to make sure the driver didn’t get injured and stumble off and needs help.

The Findlay Fire Department was using a boat to search along the river and the highway patrol was using a plane to search the area from the air.

Responders called the search off around 11:25 a.m. and the driver was not located.

Anyone with information on the crash is urged to call the Findlay Post of the Highway Patrol at 419-423-1414

Man Hit By Vehicle While Walking In Roadway

A Findlay man was hit by a vehicle while walking on a road just east of the city.

It happened at around 8:45 Thursday night on State Route 568 near Township Road 234 in Marion Township.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says Roger Pepple Jr., 23, was walking in the eastbound lane of State Route 568 when he was struck by an SUV that was heading eastbound.

He was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital with minor injuries.

He was cited for walking in a roadway.

Teenager Killed In Crash In Wyandot County

A fatal crash in Wyandot County took the life of a teenager from Upper Sandusky.

The sheriff’s office says 16-year-old Gabrielle S. Swartz was a front seat passenger in a vehicle that crashed on Ohio 231 north of County Highway 30, southeast of Sycamore, at around 3:30 Thursday afternoon.

Investigators say the vehicle, driven by 17-year-old Hannah M. Balduf, was going north on Ohio 231 when it went off the road, struck several fixed objects, went airborne, hit a tree and landed next to a cornfield.

Balduf was taken to Wyandot Memorial Hospital and then flown to a hospital in Columbus.

A back seat passenger was taken to Wyandot Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released.

Investigators say only the back seat passenger was wearing a seat belt.

Owner Of Massage Business In Findlay Charged With Promoting Prostitution

The owner of a massage business in Findlay has been indicted on a felony charge.

The Courier is reporting that 48-year-old Xin Song is facing a charge of promoting prostitution, a 4th-degree felony, in connection with a search of a business at 825 Tiffin Avenue.

According to the paper, the Hancock County Prosecutor said the indictment is not related to the Wednesday search of a massage business at 2020 Tiffin Avenue.

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Referendum On Ohio Power Plant Bailout Law Moves A Step Closer

Efforts to hold a statewide referendum to overturn Ohio’s newly passed nuclear power plant bailout law moved a step closer to reality after Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost approved supporters’ ballot summary language.

If Secretary of State Frank LaRose certifies the 1,000 signatures collected in favor of the referendum, that means backers of the effort can start collecting the nearly 266,000 petition signatures needed for the referendum on House Bill 6 to appear on the November 2020 ballot.

The group Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts wants voters to reject the law that bails out nuclear power plants with $150 million a year in customer subsidies.

The law also charges electric customers up to $1.50 a month to subsidize two coal plants.

Findlay High School Marching Band Gears Up For First Game Of The Season

(WFIN) – Pads and cleats aren’t the only things hitting the football field this weekend.

The Findlay High School Marching Band got their positions and practiced their music during the last practice before the first home game.

Band director Dan Wilson said that while he has a young group, plenty students have stepped forward to show them the ropes.

Shane Scalfaro is a field commander for the Trojans and said there is a lot of work that needs to be done to make sure they’re ready.

Band president Jordan Bechtol agreed that it’s been a lot of hard work.

Field commander Ashley Claflin added that it takes a steel will to take part.


The band will play pre-game music and perform a half-time show at Friday’s game against Anthony Wayne High School.

Fostoria Teachers Issue Strike Notice If Negotiations Continue To Fail With The Board Of Education

(WFIN) – Fostoria teachers gave the Fostoria Board of Education and the Ohio State Employment Relations Board a 10-day strike notice.

This does not mean the teachers are on a strike but that they have the authority to organize a strike if negotiations continue to fail.

The Fostoria education Association and the Fostoria Board of Education have been in negotiations since May.

During that time they have failed to reach an agreement and even mediation from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services have been unsuccessful.