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11/1/2015 – 9:00 pm

A Sylvania teenager was injured in a car crash on State Route 613 between McComb and Van Buren Saturday night. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports that 16-year-old Nicole George was driving eastbound on 613 shortly before 9:00 pm when she lost control of her vehicle and drove off the south side of the road striking a utility pole.

George was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for unspecified injuries. The accident remains under investigation.

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A Tiffin native has been named the new leader of Defiance College. The school named Richanne Mankey as its 19th president this week. Mankey most recently served as vice president for institutional advancement at Daemen College in Amherst, New York.

Mankey will be Defiance College’s first female president. She’ll begin her job duties on January 11.

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10/30/15 – 7:38 A.M.

A Wood County man is facing drug trafficking charges following a traffic stop in Bowling Green earlier this week. The Sentinel-Tribune reports 27-year-old Timothy Dean of Risingsun was arrested early Monday morning in the 200 block of South Summit Street.

Dean is facing several charges, including designing a vehicle with a hidden compartment used to transport a controlled substance, trafficking in LSD, and possession of marijuana.

MORE: Sentinel-Tribune

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10/30/15 – 6:51 A.M.

A Findlay man has pleaded guilty to an amended robbery charge. 25-year-old Tyler Adams pleaded guilty this week to a second-degree felony count. He was originally charged with a first-degree count of aggravated robbery. He’ll be sentenced December 9.

Adams was part of a large group of people who robbed used a BB gun to rob a man in the 1800 block of North Blanchard Street in October of 2014. Five adults and two juveniles were charged in the case. All of the adult suspects with the exception of 36-year-old Eric Wilhelm of Custar have pleaded guilty to their role in the incident.

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10/30/15 – 6:42 A.M.

Seneca County’s 911 system could be getting some upgrades. The Review-Times reports the Seneca County Commissioners agreed to form a 911 committee to oversee an update. The changes would allow for better access for cell phone users.

The new equipment would display a 911 caller’s location on a video screen. It would also allow cell users to text a 911 dispatcher. In the future, video could even be sent to emergency responders.

Seneca County emergency management agency director Dan Stahl says the equipment will cost around $500,000. The costs are covered by fees that cell phone users pay.

MORE: Review-Times

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10/30/15 – 5:22 A.M.

A two-car crash injured a Forest man early Thursday morning. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the collision happened on State Route 37 near Delaware Township Road 150 around 5:30 a.m.

63-year-old Richard Curl of Forest was driving north in his pickup truck when slowed to turn onto Road 150. He was hit from behind by a pickup driven by 21-year-old Chase Rowe of Kenton. Curl was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Rowe was not hurt. He was cited for an assured clear distance ahead violation.

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10/30/15 – 5:13 A.M.

An arrest was made following an apparent heroin overdose in Putnam County this week. The Putnam County Sentinel reports sheriff’s deputies were called to 600 West Sycamore Street in Columbus Grove Wednesday night.

Evidence collected at the scene led to the arrest of 38-year-old Sara Storer on a possession of heroin charge. Storer lives at the home in question.

Additional charges are pending.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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10/30/15 – 5:07 A.M.

A contract to clear dead ash trees from the Blanchard River was approved by six counties Thursday. The Courier reports commissioners in the Blanchard River watershed agreed to a $923,000 contract with H&H Land Clearing of Middlefield. The project will see dead ash trees and other downed trees removed from the river banks.

Work will begin next June. Roughly 55,800 parcels in the watershed will be assessed $18 each for the clearing work.

The commissioners of all six counties also agreed to a deal that allows members counties to do maintenance work on their own, up to $50,000. Hancock and Putnam Counties both have plans for downed tree removal this calendar year.

MORE: The Courier

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10/30/15 – 4:54 A.M.

An armed robbery was reported at a restaurant on Findlay’s north side Thursday night. The Findlay Police Department reports the incident happened at Keith’s Dugout at 3112 North Main Street just before 7:20 p.m.

Two men reportedly approached the staff with weapons. One had a black semi-automatic handgun and the other had a hatchet. They were given an undisclosed amount of money and fled on foot.

The suspect with the gun was described as a younger white man. He was wearing a camouflage jacket and a dark scarf covering most of his face. He had blue eyes and blond hair. The suspect with the hatchet was described as a white man wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black shoes. He was also wearing something to cover the bottom part of his face. He had dark hair and a deep voice.

The robbery remains under investigation.

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10/29/2015 – 12:18 pm

What is property? And what are the rights of intellectual property? The Findlay-Hancock County Alliance hosted an informational seminar Thursday on Intellectual Property Law. Jacob M Ward, a patent attorney said that the seminar was designed to explain the how businesses owners and inventors can protect their ideas and brands.

Audio: Jacob Ward

Ward says when it comes to intellectual property, whether it’s a brand, a logo, and idea, or an invention, that property has value and it is important for individuals in business to know what their rights are, as well as the step’s they can follow to protect their property.

Audio: Jacob Ward

The seminar was sponsored by the small business resource center and Findlay Economic Development.

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