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10/13/16 – 8:10 A.M.

A Tiffin woman is accusing Donald Trump of inappropriately touching her. The Associated Press reports Rachel Crooks told the New York Times Trump kissed her against her will in 2005. Crooks is one of three women who have recently accused Trump of inappropriate conduct.

Trump says the “New York Times” needs to retract and apologize for the article published last night that quotes two women who claim he sexually assaulted them years ago. The campaign is calling the report “fiction.”

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10/13/16 – 7:36 A.M.

The cause of a Monday fire in Fostoria remains undetermined. The State Fire Marshal’s Office continues to investigate the blaze at 445 North Town Street. Lindsey Burnworth is with the Fire Marshall’s office and tells the Review-Times arson is not likely in the case. Investigators say an electrical malfunction might be the cause.

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10/13/16 – 5:39 A.M.

The Allen County grand jury will review the case against a Pandora woman accused of robbing the same bank twice in two weeks. The Lima News reports 26-year-old Kaylee Shoopman waived her right to a preliminary hearing. Municipal Court Magistrate Richard Warren kept bond at $1 million.

Investigators say Shoopman robbed the 5/3 bank on Harding Highway twice. The first time she allegedly gave the teller a note demanding money. Police say she used a BB gun during the second robbery and told the teller, “don’t make me hurt you.”

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10/13/16 – 5:32 A.M.

Some Ottawa village employees aren’t thrilled by a proposal made by a village councilman. The Putnam County Sentinel reports Jeff Ducey has suggested having employees pay up to 20 percent of their health insurance costs. During a recent meeting Ducey said, “I’d like to see them start paying, like, five percent, and then work their up to 20 percent.”

Mayor Dean Meyer opposes the idea. He told council that employees aren’t paid much, and not having to pay for insurance has been a way to make up for that.

Ottawa’s wastewater manager Doug Schroeder spoke to the newspaper about the issue. He said if it were to happen there would be a “mass exodus.” He added he already has his resume ready to mail.

Official legislation on the matter has not been presented.

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Findlay City School officials talked about the impact drug addiction has on students Wednesday night. Superintendent Ed Kurt spoke to the University of Findlay’s Combating Chemical Dependency class. The Courier reports Kurt told the class drug abuse affects students at every grade level.

Kurt spoke about some of the programs the district uses to help kids who are using drugs or have family members abusing substances. He said the trauma-informed care program aims to help teachers and staff see the difficulties students are going through at home.

Drug education starts in the sixth grade. Middle school students learn in health class about drugs and alcohol and the consequences and effects of using them.

Donnell Middle School assistant principal Kelly Glick says programs are also put in place to encourage to stay away from drugs and alcohol. They include mentoring, positive discipline, rewarding good behavior, and career exploration.

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10/12/16 – 8:49 A.M.

A medical condition caused a crash in Findlay Tuesday afternoon. The Findlay Police Department reports 59-year-old Thomas Rider was driving in the 500 block of Howard Street around 12:30 p.m. when he passed out. Rider’s car hit the back of a parked pickup truck.

Hanco Ambulance took Rider to Blanchard Valley Hospital for an evaluation.

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10/12/16 – 7:35 A.M.

A two-car crash injured a Toledo woman near Findlay late Tuesday afternoon. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the collision happened just before 6 p.m. on State Route 37 at the State Route 15 exit ramp. 56-year-old Marie Moeck of Toledo tried to drive from the offramp back on to Route 15 when she hit a pickup truck driven by 60-year-old Thomas Klein of Findlay.

Hanco Ambulance took Moeck to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Deputies cited her for failure to yield at a stop sign.

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10/12/16 – 7:28 A.M.

Several homes on Woodworth and Countryside drives in Findlay are under a boil water advisory today. The city’s water distribution department says residences in the 1000 block of both streets are affected. We have a complete list of homes under the advisory on our website.

Residents in the affected area are reminded to boil their water for at least a minute before using it.

Repair work on a water main in the area led the city to issue the advisory.

Affected Homes:

Woodworth: 1031, 1036, 1037, 1042, 1043, and 1100
Countryside: 1101, 1104, 1108, 1112, 1116, 1117, 1120, 1125, 1125, 1128, 1131, 1132, 1135, 1136, 1140 and 1147

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