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Opiate Task Force Offered Free Naloxone Training

04/24/17 – 10:35 P.M.

The Hancock County Opiate Task Force held a free Naloxone training at the University of Findlay. Naloxone is a drug administered to counteract an overdose. ADAMHS Board’s Zach Thomas said that the training will help the community.

Zach Thomas

He added that if you missed the community session you can still receive training.

Zach Thomas

The training goes over what an opioid overdose looks like and the steps to take when addressing it. It also covers the two types of Naloxone kits available.

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Marathon Donates 500K To The University Of Findlay

04/24/17 – 9:19 P.M.

Marathon gave a hefty donation of $500,000 to the University of Findlay on Monday to support their capital improvement. CEO Gary Heminger said that Marathon is excited about the university’s new building.

Gary Heminger

Heminger said that they have had a partnership with the University of Findlay for several years. He added that he hopes to see continue growth in the university and the city itself.

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Road Grant Offers Upgrade To Business Road

04/24/17 – 5:08 P.M.

The state Controlling Board approved a $163,000 grant to create jobs rebuilding a road to Partitions Plus. The Courier reports that the grant will cover half of the expenses to rebuild the road. The other half will be paid by the local government and business sources, according to Economic Development Director Tim Mayle.

The project includes widening the road and placing upgraded curbs. Mayle said that there is no timing set for the project yet. He is talking to three business along the road to share the expenses with Hancock County. The businesses are Partitions Plus, Mutchler & Lewis Dental Care, and Vorst Custom Cabinets

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Whirlpool Offering Tours Of Ottawa Plant

04/24/17 – 4:15 P.M.

Whirlpool is having an open house so that you can come and tour their facilities. The tours are happening this Thursday at 5 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 3 p.m. at their Ottawa plant. They will cover the history of the plant as well as direct hire and other promotional opportunities within Whirlpool.

To take part you must wear full-length pants, long sleeves, and closed-toe shoes.

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Road Work Planned For Several Findlay Street This Week

4/24/17 – 10:22 A.M.

You’ll see restrictions on several Findlay roads this week as improvement projects continue. The city’s engineering office says Trenton Avenue is down to one lane in each direction between Main Street and Broad Avenue for a curb replacement project. The same is true on West Main Cross Street between Main Street and Western Avenue.

Elsewhere, the city will reduce East Lima Street to one lane on Tuesday and Wednesday. Road crews will close West Hardin Street between Liberty Street and Western Avenue Wednesday through Friday.

You should avoid these areas if possible.

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Search Continues For Missing 15-Year-Old From Findlay

4/24/17 – 9:00 A.M.

Local authorities are asking for your help in locating a missing teenager from Findlay. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says 15-year-old Shane Poe went missing on April 16. They believe he could still be in the area, or possibly in Toledo. Deputies say it appears Poe left on his own.

Poe is 5’5″ tall and weighs around 120 pounds. He has blue eyes and blonde hair. He also has blue gauges in his ears.

Anyone with information should call the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office at (419)424-7097.

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Local Gas Prices Up Slightly Compared To Last Week

4/24/17 – 7:13 A.M.

Local gas prices are up slightly over the last week. OhioGasPrices.com reports the average price for a gallon of regular in Findlay is $2.35 per gallon today. That’s up three cents over the last seven days, but down 11 cents from last week’s high of $2.46 per gallon.

Ottawa drivers report paying $2.39 per gallon today. That’s up six cents from last Monday.

The statewide average is $2.38, up seven cents over the last week.

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Boil Water Alert Remains In Place In Continental

4/24/17 – 6:59 A.M.

A boil water advisory continues in the Putnam County village of Continental today. The water department says the advisory is for the entire village. They expect the boil advisory will stay in place until Wednesday.

Officials say Continental residents should boil water before drinking it or cooking with it until further notice.

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Four Injured In Saturday Crash West Of Findlay

4/24/17 – 6:45 A.M.

A two-car crash injured four people west of Findlay Saturday night. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the collision happened at the intersection of Hancock County Road 139 and Liberty Township Road 95 just after 6 p.m.

16-year-old Lucas Mattingly of Findlay was driving his SUV west on Road 95 when he pulled into the intersection and into the path of a car driven by 58-year-old Timothy Schroeder of McComb. EMS crews treated both drivers and their passengers at the scene of the crash.

Deputies cited Mattingly for failure to yield.

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Putnam County Deputy Under Investigation

4/24/17 – 5:34 A.M.

A Putnam County Sheriff’s deputy is under investigation for an alleged on-duty sexual affair. The Lima News reports officials placed 26-year-old Deputy Jared West on paid administrative leave last Tuesday. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is looking into allegations West had relations with a woman who worked as a correctional officer. She resigned after the incident first surfaced in 2014.

The newspaper reports sheriff’s office employees sign a code of ethics as part of the job. The code holds employees to a high standard both on and off the job

Interim Sheriff Tim Meyer reappointed West to a part-time deputy position last March. He became a full-time employee again in July.

West is Sheriff Brian Siefker’s nephew.

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