We spoke with Joseph Karhoff, director of the Putnam County Fair Board, as the derby was being held in the distance.
He said, given the circumstances, the fair went off as good as they could’ve hoped for.
Admission was free this year, and he says, while they didn’t have rides or games at the fair this year, what they did have was a lot of good people who came out to enjoy the fair and donated some money on their way in.
Karhoff (on the far right in the picture below) thanked all the patrons, sponsors and volunteers for helping make this year’s fair a success despite the unique challenges the pandemic presented.
One driver was taken to a hospital and the other was arrested after a crash in Findlay.
The crash happened at around 4:20 Friday afternoon on Blanchard Avenue near Sixth Street.
The Findlay Police Department says Steven Gault, 30, of Wharton, was driving eastbound on Blanchard Avenue in a Dodge Dakota pickup truck when he went left of center to pass traffic that was waiting behind a stopped UPS truck.
Police say Gault passed the stopped traffic without due regard to safety and struck a Dodge Charger head-on.
The driver of the Charger, Eric Smith, 44, of Findlay, was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital with a minor head injury.
Police cited Gault for no driver’s license and overtaking left of center, and he was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
The Hancock County Solid Waste Management District is holding a Tire Amnesty Day on Saturday.
The recycling event will be held in the back lot of the Educational Service Center at 7746 County Road 140, Findlay.
The event is free for Hancock County residents.
The guidelines are:
-Hancock County Resident must be 16+ years
-Limit up to four (4) tires each
-Tires must be 17 inch or less and must be off the rim
-Proof of Hancock County residency required
-Transporting more than 9 tires in a single vehicle requires an Ohio EPA transporter license.
This event is on Saturday, June 27th and is sponsored by Cooper Tire & Rubber Company and the Hancock County Solid Waste Management District.