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10/27/14 – 4:48 A.M.

In just over a week, voters will head to the polls on election day. Today we continue our election preview series with a look at two levies Arlington voters will decide on next Tuesday.

The first levy is a 2.5 mill, 5-year renewal, which would raise $51,000 for the day-to-day operations of the Arlington Fire Department. The second is 1 mill for 5 years to raise $20,000 for new fire equipment.

Audio: Al Latta

Arlington Fire Chief Al Latta says in his 43 years at the department, he’s seen great improvement in operations because of voter support. Latta says supporting the levies will help keep the community safe…

Audio:  Al Latta

Latta said the safety of the community depends on the support of the levies. The first levy is a 2.5 mill, 5-year renewal, which would raise $51,000 for the day-to-day operations of the department. The second is 1 mill for 5 years to raise $20,000 for new fire equipment.

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10/27/14 – 5:21 A.M.

The reconstruction of the U.S. 224 bridge over I-75 in Findlay could be completed by the end of this week. But before that happens there’s plenty of work to be done.

By the middle of this week, U.S. 224 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Hancock County Road 300 and Broad Avenue. That will allow for the final paving of the asphalt surface and lane painting.

On Friday and possibly Saturday, the final layer of asphalt will be paved on all four ramps of the interchange. There may be some short-term closures of the ramps while this takes place.

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10/27/14 – 5:10 A.M.

A Putnam County village could have a new park in time for a big festival next year. The Putnam County Sentinel reports Kalida Village Council members heard about plans for a new facility downtown during a recent meeting. “Pioneer Park” would be built where a stone parking lot currently stands. If all goes according to plan, the park could be in place by Pioneer Days in 2015.

The park could include tables so people could gather there to eat lunch during the week.

So far no dollar amount has been put on the project.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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10/27/14 – 5:01 A.M.

A Fostoria woman is accused of stabbing her boyfriend over the weekend. The Fostoria Police Department reports the incident happened behind a bar at 440 South Main Street late Friday night.

43-year-old Catherine Tate has been charged with domestic violence. Tate allegedly stabbed 48-year-old Stacey Graham in the left shoulder with what was called a “silver-object.” The weapon has not been recovered yet.

Graham was able to walk to the police department and file a complaint. EMS personnel treated him at the police station for a minor wound.

Tate was charged with a felony because of her involvement in a previous domestic violence case.


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10/27/14 – 4:45 A.M.

A one car-crash injured a Leipsic teenager Sunday afternoon. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened on Road Z just after 4 p.m. Columbus Grove.

19-year-old Sonvia Delarosa was driving east when she lost control on a curve and hit a tree. She was taken to St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima for treatment.

The crash remains under investigation.


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10/24/14 – 5:33 A.M.

A Tiffin grocery store was robbed earlier this week. A news release from the Tiffin Police Department says a man held up the Heritage IGA at 479 East Market Street around 7:30 p.m. Monday night. The man walked in, demanded money, and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect was described as a white man with a beard, standing around six feet tall and weighing around 250 pounds. He was wearing a dark hoodie, dark pants, and gloves. Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call (419)447-2323.


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10/24/14 – 5:22 A.M.

Prescription pills were seized from a Fostoria home Wednesday night. The Fostoria Police Department reports officers executed a search warrant at 132 Nichols Street around 11:20 p.m. No arrests have been made yet and the investigation continues.


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10/124/14 – 5:17 A.M.

Seneca County has been added to the list of counties with residents who may have had contact with a person diagnosed with Ebola. The Ohio Department of Health released new information on the state’s response to the disease yesterday. It shows Seneca County in a list of 15 counties with seven or fewer contacts with Amber Vinson.

Vinson is a Dallas nurse who visited northeast Ohio before she was diagnosed with Ebola. However, the AP reported this week that doctors were no longer able to detect the disease in her body.

164 people in Ohio may have had contact with Vinson. Only three people are in quarantine. The rest are monitoring their temperature twice a day.

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10/24/14 – 5:03 A.M.

The Findlay Police Department is investigating an alleged assault. The department reports a 44-year-old man was attacked by four unknown men in the 1800 block of North Blanchard Street just before 10 p.m. Wednesday night.

The victim was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of what were called substantial non-life threatening injuries.

No weapons were used in the attack.


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10/24/14 – 4:58 A.M.

The cousin of a man who was found guilty of murder in Findlay this week was sentenced on firearms charges Thursday. 23-year-old Darius Pullom was given five-years of community control sanctions. He was found to be illegally carrying a gun when he was arrested along with Montre Robinson last November. The gun was not the weapon used to kill Joe Gutierrez.

Pullom had already pleaded guilty to a charge of carrying a concealed weapon.

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