Findlay police ticketed a man they say caused a three car chain-reaction crash that injured several people.
The crash happened in the 1400 block of Blanchard Avenue at around 4:45 Sunday afternoon.
Crash investigators say Jeffrey Barton, 43, of Findlay, was driving west on Blanchard Avenue when he crashed into the back of a car that was stopped and waiting for a car ahead of it to turn left onto Brookside Drive.
The impact sent the car that Barton struck into the car in front of it, and Barton then left the roadway and struck a telephone pole.
Five people in the lead car, including four kids, were treated on the scene for minor injuries.
All three vehicles sustained heavy damage and had to be towed.
Police issued Barton tickets for driving under suspension and assured clear distance ahead.
People packed into downtown Findlay on Saturday for Oktoberfest.
The celebration of German heritage included plenty of great food and drink and entertainment.
In addition to the traditional German music, the entertainment included competitions such as the Stein Endurance competition and Brat-eating competition, both of which proved to be highly entertaining for the large crowd.
Oktoberfest Findlay has grown to become one of the biggest single-day activities in Hancock County.
In the video below you can see Nathan Ankerman winning one of the brat-eating contests.
(WFIN) – A hit/skip crash involving a bicycle and a car sent one person to the hospital and another behind bars.
The Findlay Police Department says 55-year old Kenneth Bender of Findlay was riding his bike in the curb lane in the 2300 block of North Main Street around 7:50 am when he was struck by 36-year-old Kory Conley.
Bender was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital and then he was life-flighted to St. Vincent Medical Center. His condition is unknown at this time.
Police say Conley fled the scene but officers found him and arrested him for possession of cocaine and possession of drug abuse instruments.
A Hancock County boy has tested positive for LaCrosse virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes.
Hancock Public Health says the boy is from the Mt. Blanchard area of the county and is recovering well.
Health officials say “we stepped up their mosquito surveillance, spraying, catch basin treatment, and other educational outreach activities to contain and prevent further illness.”
Hancock Public Health says they’ve been working closely with village officials to make sure the public is protected, and will be at their next council meeting on Monday to provide more prevention information and help answer any questions or concerns the public might have.
Officials are urging people to take precautions and to not let their guard down when it comes to preventing mosquito bites and exposures.
Some tips include:
– Removing standing water and water-holding containers from around homes and property. Areas which might contain standing water include rain barrels, birdbaths, unused tires, gutters, and boat or pool covers.
– Limiting outside activities during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
– Using an insect repellent containing DEET if outside when mosquitoes are active.
– Wearing loose, light-colored clothing while outside.
People should contact a health care provider if they experience symptoms including fever, headache, nausea and vomiting five to 15 days after being bitten by a mosquito.
People with areas of standing water on their property can receive free mosquito control kits from Hancock Public Health.