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10/6/14 – 12:10 P.M.

Three Bowling Green University students were arrested last week for drug trafficking. The Bowling Green Police Department reports detectives seized $8,000 in cash, marijuana, and edible marijuana in the form of common snacks. The edibles included Cheez-It and Goldfish crackers infused with THC.

Anthony Vardon, Gabriel Jones, and Christopher Romito re all facing several charges.

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10/6/14 – 5:30 A.M.

A former Bettsville school district official made a court appearance last week. The Review-Times reports Roger Luhring, who served as the treasurer for the now defunct district, pleaded not guilty to three charges. Luhring faces one count of theft in office and two counts of unlawful interest in a public contract.

Luhring is accused of not using vacation days for a cruise he took in March of 2013. Prosecutors say at the end of the school year he cashed in unused vacation days. He’s also accused of securing contracts of the public interest that benefited his family’s business.

A pretrial hearing is set for November 5.

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10/6/14 – 5:24 A.M.

A heavy-hitter in the Republican Party will be in Allen County later this month. The Lima News reports Kentucky Senator Rand Paul will headline the Allen County Republican Barbecue and Rally on October 21. The rally will be held at the UNOH Event Center in Lima.

Paul is considered a contender for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination.

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10/6/14 – 5:18 A.M.

Gas prices continue to fall around the state and in our area. Ohiogasprices.com reports the statewide average for a gallon of regular is $3.16 today. That’s down from $3.28 last Monday, and $3.44 a gallon a month ago.

Local prices also continued to fall over the last week. In Findlay, the average price per gallon for regular was around $3.11 early this morning, down from $3.28 last week. Ottawa prices were around $3.14, down 15 cents from last Monday.

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10/6/14 – 5:11 A.M.

A Wyandot County home was destroyed by a weekend fire. The Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office reports the blaze was first reported around 7:45 p.m. Saturday, at 5959 Township Highway 59 near Upper Sandusky.

Investigators believe the fire started in a wood burner in the basement of the home. No one was injured. The Red Cross is assisting the residents affected by the fire.

 

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10/6/14 – 5:06 A.M.

The U.S. 224 bridge over I-75 in Findlay will be reduced to one lane at some point this week. ODOT says the lane reduction will be necessary as concrete is poured for the northern half of the bridge deck.

The work will most likely take place on Thursday starting at 9 p.m. and lasting until Friday morning at 6 a.m.

Traffic will be maintained by flaggers and law enforcement officers.

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10/6/14 – 4:59 A.M.

A pedestrian was hit by a car while trying to cross Tiffin Avenue this weekend. The Findlay Police Department reports the accident happened around 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Circle Drive.

24-year-old Max Olivera was driving west on Tiffin when he hit 57-year-old Joseph Flores. Flores was jaywalking and Olivera was unable to stop. A medical helicopter took Flores to a Toledo Hospital for treatment.

The crash remains under investigation.

 

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10/6/14 – 4:46 A.M.

A Findlay man was arrested following a chase on I-75 over the weekend. The Findlay Police Department reports an officer tried to pull over 24-year-old Kevin Hoover around 4:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon on Trenton Avenue. Hoover fled west on Trenton to I-75 southbound. He wouldn’t pull over until he reached Beaverdam in Allen County.

Hoover is now facing charges of failure to comply and driving under the influence. The chase lasted 17 minutes and no one was hurt.

 

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10/3/14 – 5:19 A.M.

Children’s Mentoring Connection recently was commended for its efforts. The Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations gave CMC its Excellence Award for CMC’s “Explore Our World” program at Jacobs Primary School. The award was given earlier this week at a ceremony in Columbus.

The “Explore Our World” program that provides children with a connection with a consistent caring adult for after school activities.

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10/3/14 – 5:13 A.M.

The scene in Fostoria where two people were killed in an arson fire was torn down Thursday. The Review-Times reports several businesses donated time and money to raze the site of the deadly blaze at 614 South Poplar Street.

Metzker Excavating, Deere Creek Landscaping, Kohart Scraping, Sunny Farms Landfill and a Fostoria manufacturer all pitched in. The site will be turned into a green space.

The home was the scene of a fire on Memorial Day. The blaze killed Daniel Marker Jr. and Tara Vance. A third person was seriously injured.

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