Blanchard River expected to reach 13.2 feet at Findlay

The Blanchard River is expected to reach moderate flood stage of 13.2 feet Friday at Findlay, after rainstorms drenched the region. About 1.5 inches of rain fell on the Findlay area Thursday, according to measurements taken at the Findlay airport, and more rain was expected...

Two injured in Findlay accident

Two people were injured in a traffic accident this morning at the intersection of Tiffin Avenue and Spruce Drive in Findlay. At about 10:30 a.m., Heather Wurts, 37, of Bloomville, was heading west on Tiffin Avenue when she failed to stop at the red light and hit the vehicle...
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VIDEO: Semitrailer catches fire at North Baltimore truck stop

A semitrailer carrying soybeans was engulfed in flames at the Petro truck stop near North Baltimore on Thursday afternoon. The semitrailer’s cabin and trailer were both destroyed in the fire. No injuries were reported.

Fire destroys semitrailer at North Baltimore truck stop

A semitrailer was destroyed in a fire this afternoon at the Petro truck stop at the Ohio 18-Interstate 75 interchange near North Baltimore. The truck, which was hauling soybeans, was first reported to be on fire just before 2 p.m. No injuries were reported. North Baltimore,...

Red Cross director to help with landslide recovery

Todd James, executive director of the American Red Cross of Hancock, Seneca and Wyandot Counties, will be joining several hundred Red Cross disaster responders as part of the Oso, Wash. landslide disaster relief operation. James will leave for Washington on Saturday and will...

Trial date set for man held on murder charge

A new trial date has been scheduled for one of the men charged with murder in the death of Joe Gutierrez III. Ralph G. Harris III, 21, appeared in Hancock County Common Pleas Court on Thursday to schedule his July 7 trial. Gutierrez, 34, of Findlay, was fatally shot Nov. 8...

Litter Landing due for an upgrade

Hancock County’s recycling center, Litter Landing, may soon be getting an upgrade. The commissioners agreed today to hire Peterman Associates, Inc., Findlay, to develop building and site plans for the recycling center. Commissioner Mark Gazarek said two buildings at the center...

Flood advisory issued

The National Weather Service at 12:44 p.m. issued a flood advisory for Hancock and Wood counties. Moderate to heavy rain is moving across the region and will taper off later this afternoon. Excess rain runoff will cause minor flooding of low-lying areas and farmland near creeks...

UPDATE: Moderate flooding predicted along Blanchard River in Findlay

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Blanchard River at Findlay from Friday afternoon until further notice, with moderate flooding predicted in Findlay. The weather service is currently predicting a crest of 12 feet on early Saturday morning, which...

Prep baseball, softball rained out

Heavy rain caused the cancellation of 15 prep baseball games and 13 softball games in the region today. Findlay High School had been scheduled to host Defiance, the defending Division II state baseball champs, in a nonconference game. A handful of prep track meets also were...