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6/30/15 – 5:21 A.M.

The St. Wendelin Parish and School will welcome a new pastor this week. The Review-Times reports the Reverend Todd Dominique will start in his new role tomorrow. He’ll be taking the place of Reverend Nicholas Weibl, who recently retired.

Dominique is no stranger to the area. He’s served in various roles at Catholic churches and schools in the region since 1994. Most recently he has been a pastor a Defiance St. John Catholic Church and Holy Cross Catholic School. He was also an associate pastor at St. Wendelin in 2006 and 2007.

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6/30/15 – 5:12 A.M.

The Findlay Rotary Club has a new president. Jeff Winkle was installed into the position during the organization’s Monday meeting. He is the director of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library and is also president of the Ohio Library Council.

Winkle has been a Rotarian since 2005. He joined the Findlay Rotary in 2009.

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6/30/15 – 5:06 A.M.

One person was injured when an SUV was hit by a semi in Hancock County Monday. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the collision happened at the intersection of U.S. 224 and Marion Township Road 237 just after 1 p.m.

81-year-old Beverly Atkins of Findlay was driving north on Road 237 when she pulled into the path of an eastbound semi driven by 42-year-old Shane Kimberly of Greenwich, Ohio. Atkins’ SUV overturned, trapping her. The Washington Township Fire Department extricated her, and she was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Atkins was cited for failure to yield.

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6/30/15 – 4:56 A.M.

Only one area waterway remains in flood stage today. The Blanchard River in Ottawa is in the minor flood stage right now. At last check the river was just over 24.5 feet and falling. The Blanchard is expected to drop below flood stage early Wednesday morning in Ottawa.

As for the Blanchard River in Findlay, it exited action stage early this morning. All Hancock County roads that were closed for high water have reopened.

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6/29/15 – 9:37 A.M.

The Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office is looking into the events surrounding the death of a Forest man Sunday afternoon. The body of 37-year-old Michael Winkle was found in a home at 15464 State Route 37 in Jackson Township.

Investigators say the Delaware Couty Sheriff’s Office notified authorities in Wyandot County about a potential situation Sunday. An active warrant for Winkle had been issued after he apparently had been texting a Raymond woman and threatening to harm himself.

A ping on Winkle’s cell phone location led deputies to the 15000 block of Township Highway 87 in Jackson Township. While in the area investigators ran into Winkle’s brother, who led them to the home where Winkle’s body was found.

The cause of death appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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6/29/15 – 6:48 A.M.

A crash just north of Arlington injured two people late last week. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the two-car crash happened on U.S. 68 near Hancock County Road 24 around 1:30 p.m. Friday.

A crash report says 29-year-old Scott Pontious of Sanford, Michigan was stopped in traffic on Route 68 when he was hit from behind by 49-year-old Vanessa Rieman of Arlington. Both drivers were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

Rieman was cited for failure to maintain an assured clear distance.

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6/29/15 – 6:42 A.M.

Gas prices are higher as we enter the holiday-shortened work week. According to Ohiogasprices.com, Findlay drivers are paying around $2.73 for a gallon of regular today. That’s nine cents higher than last Monday, but down from last week’s high of $2.88 a gallon. Ottawa drivers are paying a penny more, at $2.74.

Around the state, the average price for a gallon of regular is $2.80. That’s up eight cents from last week but down from a midweek high of $2.84.

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6/29/15 – 5:22 A.M.

Railroad repair work will close two more crossings in Findlay this week. The city’s engineering department says the CSX crossings at Bigelow Avenue and Pearl Street will be closed today through July 3. You’ll still be able to get to homes and businesses in those areas, but you will not be able to cross the tracks at any time this week.

Detours will be posted in both areas. You’re asked to avoid the area where repair work is happening if possible.

 

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6/29/15 – 5:16 A.M.

Floodwaters have once again closed the Columbus Grove pool. The Putnam County Sentinel reports water from the nearby Ottawa Creek flowed into the pool for the second time this month Saturday morning.

The same thing happened a couple of weeks ago. Since then workers had been pumping water out of the pool. It was also treated with chemicals to get it back in working order. The hope had been to reopen over the weekend, but that did not happen.

There’s no word on when the facility might reopen.

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6/29/15 – 5:07 A.M.

A Findlay house fire sent two people to the hospital Sunday morning. The Findlay Fire Department reports firefighters were called to 200 Locust Street just before 10 a.m.

The blaze was under control within five minutes of firefighters arriving at the home. The flames did an estimated $10,000 in total damage. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The two people taken to the hospital were not publicly identified. There was no information given on their injuries. Firefighters also saved two dogs, a cat, and iguana from the house.

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