Likely Teen Vandals Causing Damage & Heartache

Reports of a vehicle spray painted on E. Water. Reports of grave desecration/damage at New Maplewood Cemetery.

Over the weekend there are reports of a vehicle being spray painted on East Water. There also are reports of grave desecrations and damage at New Maplewood Cemetery.

Please be vigilant and pay attention to who is running around your neighborhood at night. Report kids to NB PD who are out past “curfew”.

Take photos of any damage and REPORT to NB PD.

Share information, BUT please try not to get nasty, accusatory and profane on social media. That kind of attention for some of these kids, is just what they are looking to see and hear!

And rememeber, this too shall pass…

NOTE: We’ll check with NB PD regarding “the curfew’ and security measures that might help at the cemeteries.

ALSO – some of you intrepid and high tech outdoors types might consider setting up a trail cam, especially if certain graves appear to be regular targets.

FINALLY, NB parents, these vandals are somebodies children. Are “your boys” having overnighters and then up at all hours of the night running around town (like we used to do)? Do they understand the dangers of messing with other peoples stuff? Let’s all DO THE RIGHT THING and we can “nip it, nip it in the bud!”





Main Lanes on I-75 to be Shifted This Week

Through Findlay…

HANCOCK COUNTY: Mainline lanes on Interstate 75 to be shifted overnight

The following are current or upcoming traffic impacts related to the reconstruction and widening of Interstate 75 in Hancock County through the city of Findlay. All work is weather dependent.




Interstate 75 northbound between the county Road 313 overpass and U.S. 68/state Route 15 will be shifted into a contraflow pattern overnight Tuesday, July 23, into the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 24. When the shift is complete, two 11-foot lanes of northbound traffic will travel on the southbound side of highway in that area, next to the two lanes of southbound traffic, to allow construction activities to begin on the northbound side of the highway.



U.S. 68/state Route 15 between Interstate 75 and the Findlay city limits continues to be restricted to one lane in each direction during reconstruction. A width restriction of 11 feet is in place in the area.



Lima Avenue at U.S. 68/state Route 15 is now traveling in a new temporary pattern around the future roundabouts in the area. All four ramp movements between Lima Avenue and U.S. 68/state Route 15 are available. The traffic shift has allowed crews to begin work on a bridge structure and continue roundabout construction in the area.

  • The new U.S. 68/state Route 15 bridge structure is necessary to allow Lima Avenue’s new alignment to travel below it. Lima Avenue cannot be opened to through traffic until the bridge structure is complete.

Lima Avenue through traffic is still unable to travel east or west beneath U.S. 68/state Route 15. No access from U.S. 68/state Route 15 southbound to Lima Avenue eastbound, or from U.S. 68 northbound to Lima Avenue westbound is possible.


Interstate 75 will be reconstructed and widened beginning just south of Harrison Street/county Road 144, which is just south of the U.S. Route 68/state Route 15 interchange, to the county Road 99 interchange in the city of Findlay, Hancock County. The project will reconstruct approximately five miles of the existing four lanes of Interstate 75, construct an additional lane of travel in each direction, replace all mainline bridges on Interstate 75, replace the Harrison Street overpass, redesign and reconstruct the interchange between U.S. 68/state Route 15 and Interstate 75, and redesign and reconstruct the interchange between U.S. 68/state Route 15 and Lima Avenue. The project also includes the construction of noise walls at particular locations. Expected completion is late 2020. Beaver Excavating, Canton, serves as the general contractor.

Current project information may be found at

Fast and Frozen Watermelon

Watch the video to see how it is made….

(Family Features) Not only can watermelon be sliced and diced, but it can be made into a sweet, frozen treat like this Watermelon Collagen Creamsicle. Creamy and rich with minimal clean up, it’s quick to make and can leave your taste buds tingling. Take it to go in a portable cup or enjoy it fresh at home.

Find more creative, on-the-go ideas at

Watermelon Collagen Creamsicle

Servings: 1

  • 2 cups cubed watermelon
  • 2 rounded tablespoons collagen
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  1. In blender, combine watermelon, collagen and heavy cream; blend. Pour into glass to serve.

National Watermelon Promotion Board