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10/8/2015 – 11:43 am

One arrest was made after a search of a residence uncovered drugs in Upper Sandusky. The Courier reports that the Wyandot County Special Response team served a search warrant at 13961 Wyandot County Road 115 early Wednesday evening. During the search, detectives found a large amount of marijuana, cocaine, prescription pills, a loaded handgun and a large amount of cash.

24-year-old Zachery Scofield of Upper Sandusky was arrested on felony charges of possession of cocaine and marijuana. Assisting in the search were the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office, Carey Police Department, Upper Sandusky Police Department, Wyandot County Prosecutor’s Office and the Wyandot County EMS.

More: The Courier

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10/8/15 – 11:34 A.M.

A local business is taking another step in the recovery from an arson that destroyed its facilities in 2014. The owner of Sink’s Flower Shop & Greenhouse brought plans for a new greenhouse at the store’s North Main Street location in front of the Findlay City Planning Commission Thursday…

Audio: Chuck Clapper

Chuck Clapper says the site plans also include a new garage on the back of the store at 2700 North Main Street.

A fire destroyed the former Sink’s location on Washington Avenue in August of 2014. 20-year-old Bryant Smith is serving a six-year prison sentence in connection to that arson case.

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10/8/15 – 10:51 A.M.

Centrex Plastics is planning on building a new 60,000 square-foot warehouse in Findlay. The city’s planning commission approved site plans for a new facility at 920 West Lima Street during their Thursday meeting. Centrex owner Terry Reinhart says they hope to be using the new building early next year…

Audio: Terry Reinhart

Reinhart says there are a couple of projects in the pipeline that will determine how many people are hired…

Audio: Terry Reinhart

Reinhart says he hopes to have the new building open by the beginning of March.

Centrex makes plastic storage products.

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10/8/2015 – 10:25 am

Findlay Police are investigating a breaking and entering at the Marathon Gas station on Trenton Ave this morning. According to a release from the police department, officers found the front window of the station shattered by a rock. A cash box was reported to have been stolen. No suspects were located and no description is available.

The incident remains under investigation. If anyone has any information about this incident, they are asked to contact the Findlay Police Department at 419-424-7150. You can also contact Hancock County Crimestoppers at 419-424-8477.

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10/8/2015 – 10:12 am

Natural gas service in the Village of Risingsun has been interrupted due to damage to a transmission line. According to a representative with Columbia Gas of Ohio, the damage occurred around one mile west of the village on Bays Road, which severed the lone feed.

Around 280 customers are without service this morning. Crews are on-site. Once repairs to the line are made, Columbia Gas will go door-to-door to restore service. And as a reminder to residents, all Columbia Gas employees have photo identification.

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10/8/15 – 7:16 A.M.

The Findlay Police Department is investigating an early morning robbery. Officers were called to an apartment in the 1200 block of Crystal Glen Boulevard around 2:30 a.m. They found the victim, 47-year-old Kenneth Fitzwater, injured in his home. Fitzwater told officers he was attacked by two associates, who took his prescription medication. One of the men was armed with a knife.

The suspects were only described as two white men.

Fitzwater was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries. The suspects have not been located, and the case remains under investigation.

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10/8/15 – 5:24 A.M.

Four of the large grain silos on Fostoria’s west side are being torn down. The Review-Times reports crews began the demolition process Wednesday. Ford Mennel of the Mennel Milling Company tells the newspaper the were “well over 100-years-old.” The bins stored wheat up until a few days ago.

New, slightly larger silos will be built in the spring.

MORE: Review-Times

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10/8/15 – 5:17 A.M.

After flood waters poured into Kalida this past summer, officials in the Putnam County village are taking steps to give residents a better warning of when trouble is brewing. The Putnam County Sentinel reports the Kalida Safety Council has given approval to install a flood gauge along the Ottawa River.

County funding may be available for the equipment. The gauge is expected to cost $3,500, plus $500 annually for maintenance. It would be placed at the Road 19 crossing of the Ottawa River.

Police Chief Jim Gulker says the gauge would assist in county-wide safety during flood events.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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10/8/15 – 5:06 A.M.

A child was hospitalized after he was hit by a pickup truck while riding his bike in Findlay Wednesday. The Findlay Police Department reports the incident happened around 6 p.m. at the intersection of Main Cross and Main streets.

The boy was crossing Main Cross Street when he was hit by a truck driven by 21-year-old Alissa McDonald of Bowling Green. Officers say the boy suffered, “very minor” injuries.

No citations were issued because of conflicting reports. The boy was not publicly identified.

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