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12/9/16 – 5:04 A.M.

Residents in Seneca County townships will have an opportunity for energy savings in the future. The Review-Times reports the county commissioners approved a resolution that allows the county’s townships to join a community aggregate program.

Amy Hoffman is a program manager for Palmer Energy Company. She says the program can save people up to $138 per year on their electricity bill. Small commercial businesses can save up to $98.

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12/9/16 – 4:57 A.M.

An Indiana company recently bought a Fostoria manufacturer. The Review-Times reports Fort Wayne Metals bought Filmtec last month. The companies have worked together for four decades.

Scott Glaze is the Fort Wayne Metals CEO. He tells the newspaper, “We’ve been a good customer of theirs and they’ve been a valuable supplier.” Glaze says Filmtec operations will continue on Sandusky Street.

Filmtec makes spooling equipment and builds machines for the wiring industry. Fort Wayne Metals makes precision medical wiring.

John and Jo Hollingsworth own Filmtec. Jo says she is ready to retire and John is getting close. With that in mind, she said the sale is a good deal for the company and its employees.

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12/9/16 – 4:48 A.M.

If you’re driving through Columbus Grove you’ll want to watch your speed. That’s because ODOT recently reduced the speed limit on State Route 65 through the village. Crews installed new 45 miles-per-hour signs along the route Thursday.

The Columbus Grove Police Department says the new 45 miles-per-hour zone starts sooner than it used to.

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12/8/16 – 10:43 A.M.

A paving company has plans for a temporary asphalt plant in Findlay – if they get a contract to work on the upcoming I-75 widening project. Officials from Kokosing Materials talked about their plans for the site at 1150 Lima Avenue Thursday…

Audio: Ralph Kyanko

Ralph Kyanko is an environmental manager for KMI. He says the site could process around 200 loads per day.

The plan depends on winning a bid on paving for I-75. ODOT will open the bids in January.

The Findlay City Planning Commission is requiring the company extend a water and sewer line to the temp site. Service-Safety Director Paul Schmelzer says the utilities could attract more development to the area in the future.

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12/8/16 – 7:39 A.M.

Fostoria is paying for damage done to a home near the city’s police firing range. The Review-Times reports the city set aside nearly $6,000 to fix bullet homes in the side of Diane Martinez’s home. Martinez found the bullet holes in late September. She lives about a half-mile away from the shooting range, which is near the Fostoria Metropolitan Airport.

Mayor Eric Keckler says new safeguards are in place at the range to prevent further incidents.

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12/8/16 – 7:28 A.M.

The Putnam County Commissioners recently held the final reading of a petition to permit the expansion of Road 5. The Putnam County Sentinel says the document also calls for the changes already made on the road to remain in place. The commissioners voted unanimously to accept the petition.

Commissioner John Love started the petition earlier in the year. At a November meeting, Love said “The purpose of the freeholders’ petition is to allow residents of Putnam County to express their opinion that it was correct to widen Road 5.”

The county widened Road 5 in 2012, but several residents along the road protested. The state found the commissioners in violation of sunshine laws for meetings about the project. The newspaper reports 18 property owners have still not collected their eminent domain payments.

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12/8/16 – 5:19 A.M.

Findlay police arrested a Van Buren man following a short chase in the city early this morning. Lt. Robert Ring says an officer tried to stop 38-year-old Joseph Miller in the 500 block of East Street around 12:30 a.m. Miller took off, leading officers on a chase that included parts of East Street, East Lima Street, and a couple of alleys in the neighborhood. Miller allegedly got out of his car and tried to run away, but officers arrested him a short time later near a house in the 300 block of East Lima Street.

Ring says officers found a “substantial amount of suspected crack cocaine” on Miller. Police have charged him with possession of cocaine and failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer.

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12/8/16 – 5:06 A.M.

Hancock County hunters tagged less deer during the week-long deer-gun hunting season than they did in 2015. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says hunters killed 454 deer this year, down 32 from a year ago. Putnam County hunters tagged 274 deer this year. That’s down from 304 compared to 2015.

Numbers increased in two area counties. Seneca County saw 835 deer killed, up from 779 last year. Hunters tagged 716 deer in Wyandot County, an increase of 20 compared to 2015.

Across the state, numbers were down for the year. Hunters claimed around 6,600 less deer in 2016.

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12/8/16 – 4:56 A.M.

Residents on two Findlay streets are under a boil water advisory today. The city’s water distribution department says 10 homes in the 1300 block of Fishlock Avenue and two homes in the 1600 block of Blanchard Avenue are under the advisory.

You can see the full list of addresses on our website.

You’re urged to boil water for at least one minute before using it for drinking or cooking.

Water main repair work caused the city to issue the alert.

Affected Addresses:

Fishlock Ave – 1300, 1301, 1305, 1306, 1307, 1312, 1313, 1315, 1316, and 1321
Blanchard Ave – 1624 and 1625

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