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9/3/14 – 5:03 A.M.

The three men charged in a fatal Fostoria shooting made court appearances Tuesday. The Review-Times reports a trial date of October 6 was set for Tyson Ogg. He’s charged with complicity to commit aggravated burglary, complicity to commit aggravated robbery, and complicity to commit aggravated murder. Ogg is accused of driving the getaway car after Janelle Mauricio was killed on May 21.

Dallas Salaz also made a court appearance. He is requesting a new attorney. Salaz is also charged with being complicit in the crime. His trial date is still set for October 22.

Garrett Brown is also facing charges in the shooting. The three allegedly went to an East Culbertson Street home on May 21 to try and steal money and illegal drugs.

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9/3/14 – 4:51 A.M.

A former Ottawa village councilman is facing two counts of vehicular manslaughter. 59-year-old Alan Ducey was charged last Friday. The charges are first-degree misdemeanors. Putnam County Prosecutor Gary Lammers says the charges are misdemeanors because there were no other violations like alcohol consumption.

Ducey was involved in a June 6 crash on State Route 65 that killed 85-year-old Joan Beam and 62-year-old Christine Hayden of Columbus Grove.

Ducey resigned from Ottawa council shortly after the crash. He’ll be arraigned September 6.

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9/3/14 – 4:40 A.M.

A former football player at Bowling Green State University accused of attempted rape is being suspended from the school for two-years. University officials say 19-year-old William Houston violated the school’s code of student conduct by engaging in “sexual contact without permission.” Houston was arrested in July after he was allegedly caught with his pants down on top of the sleeping roommate of a girl he was staying with.

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9/2/14 – 11:23 A.M.

Cooper Tire & Rubber is recalling nearly 1,500 tires. Modern Tire Dealer reports certain Wild Country Radial XTX Sport tires, size 265/65R18 are affected by the recall notice. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the tires could experience cracking and broken ply cords in the lower sidewall on the intended outboard side above the rim.

The tires were made between June 1 and June 28 of this year.

Cooper Tire is notifying owners about the problem. Dealers will inspect the tires and replace them if needed. Owners can also contact customer service at (800)854-6288. The number for the recall is 159.

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9/2/14 – 11:07 A.M.

A Kenton man was injured in a one-car crash just south of Findlay this morning. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened on the exit ramp from State Route 15 to U.S. 68 around 9:15 a.m.

70-year-old Joseph Peddicord was driving a van on the exit ramp when he lost control. The van went into a ditch and came to a rest on its side. Peddicord was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries. He was also cited for operating without reasonable control.

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9/2/14 – 8:39 A.M.

Gas prices are higher as the summer travel season comes to an end. Ohiogasprices.com reports the average price for a gallon of regular around the state is $3.50. That’s up 10 cents from last week at this time, but right around the same price we were paying a month ago.

Kenton has some of the lowest prices in the state right now. The average price in Kenton is $3.17 a gallon.

In Findlay drivers were paying an average of $3.55 this morning. In Ottawa prices were around $3.32; and in Fostoria prices were closer to $3.60.

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9/2/14 – 5:18 A.M.

As summer fades into fall, fair season is still going strong in our region. The Hardin County festivities kick off today and run through Sunday in Kenton. Daily admission is $8. A season pass is $20.

The marquee events this year includes a Nashville Crush concert Friday night at 8 p.m. There will also be tractor pulls and a demolition derby. Tonight’s events in the grandstand include a high school band show at 7 p.m.

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9/2/14 – 5:09 A.M.

A weekend house fire resulted in a Findlay firefighters suffering minor injuries. The fire department was called to 131 Olive Street around 5:30 a.m. Saturday. Firefighter Andy Kunst was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital, where he was treated and released.

The flames damaged the kitchen of the home. There was also heat and smoke damage throughout the rest of the house. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation. A damage report has not been finished.

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9/2/14 – 5:01 A.M.

Two people were injured when a motorcycle collided with a car in Putnam County over the weekend. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reports the crash happened Sunday afternoon at the intersection of State Route 634 and U.S. 224 near Ottoville.

75-year-old Anna Landwehr of Ottoville pulled out of a private parking lot and into the path of a Harley-Davidson ridden by John Fickel of Nebraska. Fickel was taken to St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Landwehr’s family members took her to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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9/2/14 – 4:53 A.M.

Hancock County residents turned out in droves for the fair this year. Ticket Chairman Aaron Smith says 116,500 came through the gates this year, compared to 110,000 last year. Only one day was down from 2013. The threat of rain Sunday dropped attendance by 7,000 compared to the Sunday numbers from 2013.

There was only one weather related issue at the fair this year. Windy conditions forced the cancellation of the motocross exhibition Saturday night.

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