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8/25/14 – 5:26 A.M.

Gas prices are up a few cents from a week ago. Ohiogasprices.com reports the average price for a gallon of regular around the state is $3.32. That’s up three cents from last Monday and a penny from a month ago.

Around our area, the average price in Findlay was around $3.37 early this morning. In Ottawa drivers were paying $3.35. In Fostoria the average price was around $3.41 a gallon.

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8/25/14 – 5:18 A.M.

A Michigan man was injured in a motorcycle crash in Hancock County over the weekend. The State Patrol says the accident happened on the exit ramp to the rest stop off of I-75 south of Findlay late Friday afternoon.

50-year-old John Sedlack lost control as he attempted to exit the interstate. His motorcycle overturned, ejecting him and his passenger, 59-year-old Julie Edick. Both suffered serious injuries and were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment.

Sedlack was cited for failure to control.


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8/25/14 – 5:10 A.M.

A Fostoria teenager was badly injured in a one-car-crash over the weekend. The State Highway Patrol reports the accident happened Friday night on County Road 26 west of Tiffin.

17-year-old Austyn Ray was driving northwest on Road 26 when he lost control of his Mercury Tracer on a curve and hit a culvert. The collision caused the car to overturn several times before coming to a rest in a ditch. Ray was incapacitated and taken by medical helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent’s Hospital in Toledo.

The crash remains under investigation.


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8/25/14 – 4:59 A.M.

Hancock County fairgoers will find prices are the same for the most part as they were a year ago when the fair opens on Wednesday. The price to get in the gates has not changed. A season pass is $21 and can be bought through Thursday. Anyone 17-years-old and younger can buy what’s called a “school ticket” for $15.

Daily admission is $7. That covers an adult and their children ages 15 and younger. People currently serving in the military will be admitted free with identification. Veterans and senior citizens can attend for $2 on Wednesday.

The demolition derby, truck and tractor pull, and motocross showcase bring an extra cost. Tickets to each event are $5 for adults and $3 per child.

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8/25/14 – 4:49 A.M.

Another suspect in a fatal Fostoria arson has been ruled competent to stand trial. Last Friday a judge ruled 44-year-old Charles Schaeffer would be tried on October 27 for his alleged role in a house fire that killed two people on Memorial Day. Schaeffer had pleaded not-guilty by reason of insanity.

Schaeffer is accused of showing 31-year-old Shey Weiker how to light the railroad flare that was used to start the fire. Weiker was also found competent to stand trial last week.

The blaze killed 48-year-old Daniel Marker Jr. and 44-year-old Tara Lynn Vance. 49-year-old Dana Weatherall was also injured.

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8/25/14 – 4:41 A.M.

The Hancock County Fairgrounds will make history when the fair opens up this Wednesday. The Old Millstream Fairgrounds will celebrate 75 years. In honor of the milestone anniversary visitors will be able to look at pictures and mementos from the fairgrounds’ past.

There will also be a parade on the grounds Wednesday to kick off the fair. It will start at 5:30 p.m. at the south end of the fairgrounds.

While the fairgrounds are 75-years-old, it has only hosted 74 county fairs. The event wasn’t held in 1941 because of World War II.

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8/22/14 – 6:52 A.M.

A Tennessee man was arrested for drug possession on I-75 in Allen County earlier this week after State Troopers found prescription painkillers in his car. The State Highway Patrol reports a southbound car was pulled over Sunday afternoon for several traffic violations just north of Lima.

The trooper smelled raw marijuana when he approached the vehicle. The passenger, 20-year-old Michael Phillip-Edwards, was asked to exit the car. 343 Morphine pills were found on Phillip-Edwards during a pat-down. He’s been charged with two-counts of possession of schedule II drugs.

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8/22/14 – 5:24 A.M.

The Kenton Police Department has had enough of dogs running loose in the city. Kentontoday.com reports officers had to put down two aggressive dogs earlier this week. As a result, they are now taking a zero tolerance policy when it comes to loose dogs.

Police Chief John Vermillion said people who let their dogs run loose will be cited for failing to confine the animals. The policy applies to all dog breeds. Vermillion adds there will be additional consequences for owners of more aggressive dogs who let them roam free.

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8/22/14 – 5:18 A.M.

A benefit will be held for a Findlay family who lost their home in a fire. Cynthia and Mario Hernandez have been homeless since losing their house on July 18. The benefit at Riverside Park Saturday afternoon will help them raise money to take care of some expenses, including getting their children what they need for school.

Events begin at 1 p.m. There is no admission charge. Many items will be auctioned, there will be a 50/50 drawing , and food will be available for a donation. Monetary donations are also being accepted.

For more information call (567)208-7153 or (419)306-0586.

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