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6/10/14 – 5:04 A.M.

Students in the Carey school district could have better access to technology in the future. The Courier reports the district’s technology coordinator is working on a plan to get laptops, notebooks, or iPads in student’s hands. The plan is expected to be presented to the school board at their July 14 meeting.

Superintendent Mike Wank tells the newspaper, “It would be a really positive thing to get technology into their hands.”

MORE: The Courier

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6/10/14 – 4:59 A.M.

A Monday morning fire destroyed a Fostoria mobile home. Firefighters were called to the 800 block of Woodward Avenue around 1:15 a.m. yesterday. Witnesses saw a section of the home on lot 64 in Williams’ Trailer Park was on fire. The flames were extinguished about 10 to 15 minutes after firefighters arrived on scene.

No one was at home at the time of the blaze. Total damage was estimated at more than $22,000.

The Red Cross of Seneca County is providing the resident temporary shelter and assistance for food and clothing.


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You might see some Findlay residents on national TV tonight. NBC is airing the St. Louis regional qualifier for American Ninja Warrior at 9 p.m. Jim Steffen, Jen Hochstettler and Christy Santistevan all auditioned for the show in St. Louis. All three train at Steffen’s gym, XT Fitness.

NBC has not released the names of contestants who will be featured in tonight’s broadcast.

American Ninja Warrior features a grueling obstical course.

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6/9/14 – 5:55 A.M.

A Wyandot County man was arrested in Kenton last week following an apparent drug deal in a McDonald’s parking lot. Kentontoday.com reports officers were called to the restaurant and found five people around a car. The people were checked for outstanding warrants. 44-year-old John Symonds of Wharton was allegedly found in possession of heroin.

35-year-old Adam Harvey of Forest was issued a summons for possession of drug paraphernalia.

MORE: Kenton Today

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6/9/14 – 5:54 A.M.

We’re starting off the week with lower gas prices than we had a week ago. Ohiogasprices.com reports the average price for regular around the state is $3.78 a gallon. That’s 13 cents less than last Monday. Prices are still around five cents higher than a month ago.

In Findlay prices were around $3.74 a gallon early this morning. Ottawa drivers are paying were paying around $3.78.

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6/9/14 – 5:21 A.M.

Six people were injured in a one car crash in Hancock County over the weekend. The sheriff’s office reports the accident happened around 11:30 a.m. Saturday on Township Road 229.

A Toyota Camry driven by 19-year-old Jessica Henry drifted off the right side of the road. Henry overcorrected and hit a drainage ditch. Five other people were in the car including four juveniles. Two of the children were taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo by medical helicopter. The other four were treated for injuries at Blanchard Valley Hospital.

The crash remains under investigation.

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6/9/14 – 5:13 A.M.

No decision has been made on if a teenage murder suspect will be tried as an adult. The Review-Times reports 17-year-old Garrett Brown appeared in juvenile court last Friday. Judge Jay Meyer will issue a written decision on the issue soon according to the newspaper.

Brown is accused of killing 20-year-old Janelle Mauricio on May 21. The shooting was allegedly part of an attempt to take money and drugs from an East Culbertson Street home. 19-year-old Caleb Barto was also attacked by the suspects in the crime.

18-year-old Tyson Ogg and 19-year-old Dallas Salaz are also charged in the case.

MORE: Review-Times

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6/9/14 – 5:04 A.M.

The Arlington School District is making the switch to all-day kindergarten. Superintendent Kevin Haught tells the Courier the move will help the district compete better with other districts. Haught says parents were sending their kids to other schools that offered all-day kindergarten. They would then reenroll them in Arlington for first grade.

The school district will hire another teacher as a result.

Five of Hancock County’s eight school districts now offer all-day kindergarten.

MORE: The Courier

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6/9/14 – 4:55 A.M.
Update – 6:59 A.M.

An Ottawa village council member’s involvement in a fatal crash late last week has led to him stepping down. The Putnam County Sentinel reports Jeff Ducey resigned “effective immediately” following a Friday crash.

The State Highway Patrol reports the Friday afternoon crash happened on State Route 65 near the intersection of Road 9-K. Ducey was driving north when he crossed the center line and hit a car driven by Christine Hayden of Columbus Grove. Hayden and a passenger, Joan Beam, were both killed.

A third car driven by Asa Mortimor of Columbus Grove was also involved in the crash. Mortimor was treated and released. Ducey was taken to St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima for treatment of serious injuries.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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6/6/14 – 10:31 A.M.

The summer event season kicks off in Findlay tonight. The Arts Partnership’s “Boogie on Main” takes place in front of the courthouse starting at 6 p.m. Lindsay Diller says Boogie helps fund arts education in Hancock County…

Audio: Lindsay Diller

Tonight’s festivities include bands, food, and beverages. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for kids 12 and under.

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