Monthly Archives: March 2020

Hancock County Up To 6 Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus

Hancock Public Health on Tuesday reported that there were six confirmed cases of coronavirus in the county.

Three of the patients are hospitalized.

Statewide there were 2,199 confirmed cases and 55 deaths as of Tuesday.

Health officials expect the number of cases to peak in the coming weeks.

People experiencing coronavirus symptoms of shortness of breath, cough, fever of 100.4 or higher and fatigue should call the Blanchard Valley Hospital COVID-19 testing center at 419-423-7890.

For local information and resources people can call the Hancock County Resource Call Center at 419-425-9999.

Free Lunches Feeding Many FCS Students During School Closure

A lot of Findlay families are taking advantage of the school district’s “Grab and Go” lunches that are being offered around lunchtime outside Glenwood Middle School and Lincoln Elementary School.

Counselor Stefan Adams says it’s great to see some students again, even if it is just for a few seconds.

“To all the people that are coming by, we appreciate all the smiles and thank yous, the gratefulness that people are showing really goes a long way.”

The lunches are offered Monday through Friday from 11:30 to 12:30 at Glenwood Middle School and Lincoln Elementary School.

Additionally, students can pick up meals from 4 to 6 on Tuesdays and Fridays at all of the district’s elementary schools.

Golf Courses Allowed To Open During Ohio’s Stay Home Order

The Ohio Department of Health will allow golf courses to stay open during the stay-at-home order after all.

The state first determined courses were non-essential businesses but changed their minds.

All golf courses must follow social distancing guidelines, and only one person is allowed per cart.

Other businesses offered by golf courses must remain closed, like clubhouses and restaurants.

Hancock Public Health offered some tips on staying safe if you plan on hitting the links anytime soon.

Findlay Restaurants Adapting To Life During The Coronavirus

Restaurants in Findlay are still adapting to life during the coronavirus and having no inside dining.

George House Coffee & Tea Company across from the University of Findlay recently installed a makeshift walk-up window so they could still serve their loyal customers and follow social distancing guidelines.

On Tuesday afternoon two youngsters Maddie and Izzy, whose aunt works there, could be seen outside the business holding up homemade signs to drum up business.

Click here for are businesses offering take-out and delivery.

UF Donates Personal Protective Equipment To Area Hospitals

The University of Findlay is donating personal protective equipment to area hospitals in the battle against the coronavirus.

Since the university moved classes to remote learning, the need for experiential supplies has been reduced.

The health professions and science programs, among others, have a supply of PPE that students regularly use when on campus and learning using the hands-on approach that is the norm for labs and classes in those areas.

The university says departments aren’t depleting their resources but donating as much as they feel they can to still have some left.

The chemistry department, for instance, donated some of its inventory while leaving them enough to get through fall classes.

UF is donating some of its PPE to Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay, Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green and Mercy Health in Toledo.

The first bulk drop was made at BVH on Thursday, March 26th.

Beam Setting To Affect Traffic On I-75 In Findlay

The Ohio Department of Transportation says Interstate 75 northbound in Findlay will be restricted to one lane on Wednesday and Thursday for beam setting over the railroad tracks.

ODOT says the right lane of I-75 northbound will close from the southern end of the project, just south of Harrison Street/County Road 144, to the Sandusky Street overpass, which is just south of the State Route 12 interchange.

On both days, the restriction will begin at noon and continue until four beams are set.

ODOT says drivers will need to slow down and use extra caution in the area, as they always should in any work zone, and should consider taking an alternate route.

This is the final year of the Interstate 75 Reconstruction and Widening project through Findlay and ODOT says all lanes of I-75 should be open by late summer with the entire project completed by late fall.

Roundabout Too Much To Handle For Fleeing Motorcyclist

The Findlay Police Department says a motorcyclist crashed after leading officers on a short pursuit early Tuesday.

Police say Dylan Perillo, 21, of Findlay, was operating a motorcycle without any registration plates on 6th Street and South Main at around 3:30 Tuesday morning.

Police say as Perillo crossed over South Main and headed west on Lake Cascades Parkway he looked directly at the officers in their marked patrol car and then rapidly accelerated.

After a short pursuit, Perillo crashed as he entered the Lima Avenue roundabout.

He suffered minor injuries and was treated on the scene.

He was cited for failing to comply with the order of a police officer, not having a motorcycle license and failure to operate on an improved portion of the roadway.

Volunteers Needed To Deliver Groceries To Seniors

50 North is in need of volunteers to deliver groceries to seniors.

Volunteers will be given a grocery list to shop for at a local grocery store, then they’ll deliver the groceries to the seniors’ home.

The groceries will be picked up and delivered on Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

People interested in volunteering can get more information here or email Sarah Mayle, volunteer coordinator for the United Way of Hancock County at

Findlay PD Surprises Birthday Boy Stuck At Home

A very cool birthday surprise for a Findlay youngster named Logan who turned 3-years-old over the weekend.

Findlay Police Crime Prevention Officer Brian White says they were contacted by the boy’s sister saying he was kind of feeling down because he was stuck at home and that he loved police officers.

Officer White says they decided to send some cruisers down Logan’s street with their lights and sirens on and they even dropped off a gift for the birthday boy.

He says they’ve done things like this before, but this time it takes on even extra meaning because of the coronavirus pandemic and so many kids not able to fully celebrate their birthdays the way they normally would.

Ohio Schools To Remain Closed Through April

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is ordering the state’s K-12 schools to now be closed until at least May 1st.

The governor’s original order, given on March 12th, was to close schools for three weeks to lessen the spread of the coronavirus and then reevaluate.

He says as we get closer to May 1st they will reevaluate the situation again.

The governor has previously stated that schools may have to close for the remainder of the school year.

Findlay City Schools says its teachers will continue to provide Remote Education Options to students.

Any parents with questions about the REO process should contact their child’s teacher or building principal.

Superintendent Ed Kurt says this has been an incredibly challenging time for the entire Findlay City Schools Community.

“I want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to deal with this daily changing unprecedented situation.”