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7/14/16 – 6:04 P.M.

Ohio Supreme Court candidate Pat DeWine stopped in Findlay this Thursday. DeWine explained that he thinks being on the supreme court would not be about creating laws.

Ohio Supreme Court candidate Pat DeWine stopped in Findlay this Thursday. DeWine explained that he thinks being on the supreme court would not be about creating laws.

Audio: Pat DeWine

DeWine believes that instead of creating laws it is about setting precedents. He does not believe that judges should have the ability to create laws at whim.

Pat DeWine says he also thinks it is important that everyone is able to understand the opinions of the candidates.

Audio: Pat DeWine

As a constitutional conservative, DeWine thinks that the supreme court should use plain language to uphold laws and remain stable.

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7/14/16 – 11:28 A.M.

AEP Ohio says catching Pokemon can be fun but you should stay away from power lines and substations. The company has learned that the new gaming app, Pokemon Go, uses substations and transformers as locations to catch electric-type Pokemon. Fay White, a media representative for AEP Ohio says using such dangerous areas for a game is bad.

Audio:Fay White

These areas are not safe and you could be seriously injured or killed by being too close to electrical equipment. Please be safe and refrain from going to these areas

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7/14/16 – 11:02 a.m.

Fostoria’s SummerFest kicks off this weekend with events for kids and adults. The Review Times reports the annual SummerFest will have the 14th Annual Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce Classic Car and Truck Show from 5-9 p.m. on Friday. Also available on Friday is the Raise Your Glass Wine Tasting Event from 6-9 p.m. The wine tasting tickets are pre-sale only and are available through the mayor’s office.

Saturday events include a tea party at 12:30 p.m., and Fostoria’s 2016 Glass Pageant. Children will be treated like royalty during the pageant but tickets are presale only and available through the mayor’s office. A petting zoo and giant inflatables are available from 3-7 p.m. as well as face painting and temporary tattoos.

Live music will be playing on both days as well events hosted by area businesses. For more information contact the mayor’s office at 419-435-8282 or visit Fostoria SummerFest on Facebook.

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7/14/16 – 10:46 A.M.

Upgrades are planned at Findlay’s Elks club. During their Thursday meeting, the Findlay City Planning Commission approved plans for a new clubhouse and extra parking for the facility at 900 West Melrose Avenue. Kevin Richardson is with the Elks and said a new clubhouse will give them extra room…

Audio: Kevin Richardson

Construction could begin in August and is expected to take around eight months.

The existing banquet hall will remain. A second phase of the project will see the new clubhouse connected to the hall. Once that is finished, the old clubhouse will be torn down.

The new building will be roughly 6,900 square feet. Two tennis courts and two existing garages will be removed to make way for the new clubhouse.

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7/14/16 – 5:24 A.M.

North Baltimore police are investigating a Tuesday night home invasion in the village. The Courier reports a man forced his way into a home at 930 East Broadway around 10:20 p.m. that night. Police Chief Allan Baer says the man pointed what looked like a gun at the woman, took a purse, and then ran away. Some of the items in the purse were found in Hancock County. No one was injured during the incident.

The suspect is described as a black man with a medium skin tone. He was around 6 feet tall with a medium build. He had short curly hair. The man wore a blue hoodie and dark-colored jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at (419)257-2181.

MORE: The Courier

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7/14/16 – 5:16 A.M.

Road work continues in Findlay today. The city’s engineering department says several ongoing projects will likely last through Sunday. Curb replacement will take place on Harmon Street from Crystal Avenue to Parkside Place; Windsor Place from Bright Road to Old Mill Road; Clinton Court between Central Parkway and Blanchard Street; and Hollybrook Drive from Beecher Street to Edinborough Drive.

Broad Avenue will be reduced to one lane in both directions between Trenton Avenue and Howard Street for road work. East Melrose will have temporary lane closures between Crystal Avenue and Bright Road.

Gas line installation will take place on Carnahan Avenue between Hemphill and Center streets. Finally, waterline replacement will close Davis Street between Morey Avenue and Cory Street.

You’re asked to avoid those areas if possible.

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7/14/16 – 5:04 A.M.

A Dunkirk woman will avoid jail time for stealing more than $150,000 from her employer. The Courier reports 51-year-old Donna Rexroad was sentenced by Hancock County Common Pleas Judge Reginald Routson to five years of community control and 90 days of electronic monitoring. She’ll also have to pay $150,000 in restitution.

Rexroad was the district manager for area Circle K stores when the thefts happened. She pleaded no contest to a grand theft charge in April.

The thefts happened between January of 2011 and February of 2015. Rexroad was found to be depositing money orders for stamps in her personal account. Assistant Prosecutor Alex Treece said, “She would deposit these money orders in her personal checking account and purchase stamps for a significant amount less than the money order was printed for, and return those stamps to the store for sale. She would then retain the difference.”

MORE: The Courier

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7/14/16 – 4:50 A.M.

A man accused of sexually assaulting two Hancock County girls pleaded not guilty to several charges Wednesday. The Courier reports 34-year-old Thomas Scarberry is facing a count of rape, three counts of gross sexual imposition, and a count of sexual battery for alleged incidents involving two young girls.

Bond was continued at $90,000 after Scarberry’s lawyer asked for a lower bond, and the prosecution asked for a higher amount.

The case involves two girls under the age of 12. The crimes allegedly took place in Findlay and Arlington. According to the indictment, the alleged sexual assaults against one girl took place between March 20 of 2012 and October 31 of 2013. The alleged crimes against the other girl happened between August 15 and September 30 of 2009, and again between February 1 and June 30 of 2012.

MORE: The Courier

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7/14/16 – 4:20 A.M.

Wood County prosecutors are expected to rest their case today in the Russell Adkins retrial. A coroner took the witness stand yesterday to tell the jury about the autopsy of Dana Rosendale after her body was exhumed a second time. Adkins is accused of beating Rosendale to death in 1982 and dumping her body along the side of a road. His attorneys are trying to convince jurors that the young mother fell out of his car.

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7/13/16 – 9:54 A.M.

Work is underway to buy land needed for a Blanchard River diversion channel in Ottawa. At an update meeting in Putnam County Wednesday, Maumee Watershed Conservancy District Director Clark Lynn Army said two property owners have been sent notices that the conservancy plans to buy parts of their property…

Audio: Clark Lynn Army

If a deal can’t be reached, the eminent domain process would likely be used to buy the land.

At a previous meeting, officials said it would only take three to four months to build the channel once the needed property is bought.

The diversion channel plan in Ottawa would help the river take a straighter path around an oxbow in the river near Ottawa-Glandorf High School. The channel is expected to reduce flooding by six to eight inches in downtown Ottawa.

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