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9/29/14 – 5:15 A.M.

Bowling Green State University students are being warned about a violent robbery on campus. The Sentinel-Tribune reports two men were attacked by a group of several men early Sunday morning in the 800 block of East Wooster Street. The suspects took an iPhone 6 from one of the victims. The group took off running when a police car approached the area.

The victims were taken to the hospital where they were treated and released.

A little while after the incident, a police officer saw a man in the area who also ran away as he was approached. The man was described as either a white man with a dark complexion or a black man with light skin. He had a three-quarter sleeve tattoo on his right arm.

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9/29/14 – 5:08 A.M.

A Fostoria man was sentenced last week for making false allegations about a police officer. The Review-Times reports Stephen Klotz was given 30 days in jail, but 27 of those days were suspended. Klotz pleaded guilty during a hearing just before his trial was set to begin last Thursday.

Klotz was charged in May after he claimed police officer Brett Bethel stole marijuana from him during an arrest.

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9/29/14 – 4:56 A.M.

Eight people suffered minor injuries in a two-car crash in Hancock County Sunday night. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the crash happened just before 6 p.m. at the intersection of State Route 12 and County Road 236 in Marion Township.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, 31-year-old Miranda Bailey of Findlay was driving south on Road 236 when she failed to stop for a stop light and hit a minivan driven by 65-year-old Frederick Wehring of Fremont. Both drivers and their passengers were treated at the scene of the crash.

Bailey was cited for disobeying a traffic control device.


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9/29/14 – 4:48 A.M.

Downtown Findlay played host to nearly 3,500 people working to find a cure for cancer over the weekend. The Courier reports that’s how many people took part in the city’s second annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday.

Bill Conlisk is the director of the event and said that preliminary numbers show around $250,000 dollars was raised by the event. The figures will be finalized by next week.

75 percent of the money raised will stay in northwest Ohio to help provide cancer treatment programs to area residents. The other 25 percent will go to Komen’s national research program to find a cure for breast cancer.

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9/26/14 – 7:31 A.M.

A Wyandot County man will spend six years in prison for committing a burglary in Carey. The village’s police department reports Tyler Ickes was sentenced Thursday.

Ickes was arrested for a burglary on Dow Street in March. While out on bond for that crime, he was arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. That charge earned Ickes an extra nine months behind bars.

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9/26/14 – 6:41 A.M.

Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, and Fostoria’s Police Department will be taking part. Residents who want to safely get rid of old medications can do so between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the police department.

Pills will be accepted, but liquid medicine and needles will not be.

The effort aims to keep unused prescription medications from being abused.

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9/26/14 – 5:24 A.M.

A Findlay man was injured in a Thursday night crash in downtown. The Findlay Police Department says the two-car crash happened at the intersection of South Main and Main Cross streets just after 8:30 p.m.

20-year-old Brandon Myers was driving east on Main Cross when 21-year-old Michael Becker of Wauseon ran a red light on South Main and hit Myers’ car. Myers suffered minor injuries and was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment. Becker was not injured. He was cited for failure to obey a traffic control device.


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9/26/14 – 5:16 A.M.

One person was injured in a motorcycle crash on Findlay’s north side Thursday afternoon. The State Highway Patrol reports the crash happened on County Road 99 near the intersection with County Road 220 around 4:30 p.m.

57-year-old Patrick Errington of Toledo was stopped at the intersection when his motorcycle was hit from behind by a pickup truck driven by 18-year-old Brody Frost of Weston. Errington was wearing a helmet and suffered non-life threatening injuries. Frost was cited for failure to maintain an assured clear distance.


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9/26/14 – 5:05 A.M.

Authorities in Putnam County are looking for a man who ran away from police officers Thursday. The Columbus Grove Police Department reports officers approached Anthony Hutchinson at the Old Farm Village Apartments. As they did, Hutchinson took off running to the north.

It’s believed Hutchinson has an active warrant for failing to appear in court for a traffic offense. He’s now wanted for failing to comply with a police officer.

Hutchinson is described as a white man, in his early 30’s. He was last seen wearing white pants, a white shirt, and a white hat. If you see him you’re asked to call the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office at (419)523-3208. You’re advised not to interact with the suspect.


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9/26/14 – 4:57 A.M.

The new Hancock County Engineer’s Office garage could be open by late October. That’s according to Commissioner Brian Robertson, who tells the Courier a water flow test is all that’s keeping them from moving in on a permanent basis.

A test in July showed the building had weak water pressure. State building inspectors won’t allow the building to fully open until that’s taken care of. However, a second test in August showed a looped water main should fix the problem. The city plans to install the new line by the end of the year.

As a result, the county has asked for a temporary permit so they can get moved into the new garage at 1900 Lima Avenue.

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