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Garrett Brown

5/23/14 – 5:02 A.M.
Updated – 7:31 A.M.

Three teenagers have been charged in connection to the death of a Fostoria woman. 17-year-old Garrett Brown, 18-year-old Tyson Ogg, and 19-year-old Dallas Salaz were all arrested Thursday afternoon. The teens are the primary suspects in the shooting death of 20-year-old Janelle Mauricio Wednesday night.

Mauricio was shot during a break-in at her home on East Culbertson Street. Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno says the suspects knew Mauricio. They also knew 19-year-old Caleb Barto, who was also assaulted in the attack.

Loreno says Brown and Ogg are facing charges of aggravated murder, aggravated burglary and felonious assault. Salaz has been charged with complicity to commit aggravated murder, aggravated burglary and felonious assault. Brown will appear in the Seneca Juvenile Court. The other two suspects will be arraigned in the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court before being transferred to Seneca County Common Pleas Court.

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5/23/14 – 7:16 A.M.

If you planned on having a beer or two before seeing Toby Keith at the Allen County Fair this year, you won’t be doing it at the fairgrounds. The Lima News reports the fair board of directors voted down a proposal to allow alcohol sales at the fair by a 10-7 vote.

Board President Dan Kimmet told the newspaper the issue comes up every periodically. Opponents to the alcohol sales said it would take away from the 4-H and junior fair environment of the fairgrounds.

MORE: Lima News

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5/23/14 – 6:53 A.M.

The owners of a Fostoria restaurant are facing several charges. The Review-Times reports 31-year-old Amber Bowers and 40-year-old Andrew Miller are accused of failing to renew the liquor permits for Los Tacallos. They are charged with permits required, a and keeping a place where intoxicated liquors are sold.

The Ohio Investigative Unit raided the business on May 1. They had received an anonymous tip that the liquor licence had expired. Officers took 451 bottles of beer, 104 partial bottles of liquor and nearly $300 in cash.

Arraignments for Bower and Miller are set for June 5.

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5/23/14 – 6:42 A.M.

It goes without saying having your Facebook account hacked is never a good thing. It can also be an issue for your friends. The Wood County Sheriff’s Office recently investigated a hacked account.

Friends of the person who was hacked started getting notices they were “winners” of $150,000 from the Federal Empowerment Agency. The catch was they needed to pay $975 after getting a bogus check.

Officials say anytime you’re asked to send money to get money, it’s most likely a scam.

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5/23/14 – 5:34 A.M.

It didn’t take long for the Kalida school district to find a new Superintendent. They didn’t have to look to far either. The Putnam County Sentinel reports Karl Lammers was hired as the new superintendent this week. He’ll start in his new role August 1. Lammers currently serves as the elementary school principal.

Current superintendent Don Horstman resigned the position. He’s taking the same position in the Ottawa-Glandorf school district this fall.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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5/23/14 – 5:28 A.M.

An amendment to a water projects bill could help speed up the funding of flood mitigation projects. The U.S. Senate passed the $12 billion measure yesterday. It included an amendment that allows projects to become eligible for federal construction funds after the completion of a chief’s report by the Army Corps of Engineers. That would include the Blanchard River mitigation project.

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown introduced the amendment to the bill. In a statement released Thursday Brown said, “We must end the arbitrary waiting game for important projects like the Blanchard River Flood Risk Management Project.” He added, “Findlay and Ottawa have invested time and valuable financial resources into getting this project underway.”

The bill is now waiting for President Obama’s signature.

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5/23/14 – 5:18 A.M.

More than one hundred people were on hand for a public forum at Liberty-Benton High School last night. At issue was the future of the current K-8 school building on State Route 12. The Courier reports three elementary school teachers talked about of the state of the building. They pointed out the school is not accessible to those with disabilities. Constant maintenance was also brought up.

While many in attendance were in favor of building a new K-8 school, it wasn’t unanimous. Many questioned the amount of money it would take to take on the construction project.

Right now the district is testing the waters. Liberty-Benton’s last attempt to pass a building levy failed last fall, with 53% of the vote going against it. Superintendent Jim Knable tells the newspaper they’re working to learn what residents in the district are comfortable with. No decision on putting a levy on the November ballot has been made yet.

MORE: The Courier

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5/22/14 – 5:01 A.M.
Update – 7:16 A.M.

More details are coming out about a late Wednesday shooting in Fostoria. According to media partner WTOL-11, police are looking for 17-year-old Garrett Brown and an unidentified suspect. Brown is considered armed and dangerous, and was last known to be living in Findlay.

Fostoria police say Brown and another person broke into a home in the 200 block of East Culbertson Street just before 11:30 p.m. That’s where 19-year-old Caleb Barto and 20-year-old Janelle Mauricio were assaulted. Mauricio later died from her injuries.

If you have any information on Garrett Brown’s location, you’re asked to call the police. You are advised not to approach Brown or his accomplice.

MORE: WTOL-11

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5/22/14 – 6:57 A.M.

School is about to be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean learning has to stop. The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will be kicking off its SummerRead program next month. The program will feature events for children, teens and adults through the summer.

A kickoff event featuring a comedy show will be presented by Joel Tacey on June 2 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. The reading program runs through July 26.

For more information call (419)422-1712.

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5/22/14 – 6:36 A.M.

An autopsy has been performed on a Wood County infant found dead last weekend. The Sentinel-Tribune reports the medical exam of 3-month-old Brandon Henderson shows brain trauma. It’s not yet known if the trauma caused the boy’s death.

In the meantime 20-year-old James Henderson of Wayne remains in the Wood County Jail. He’s been charged with involuntary manslaughter and is being held on a $1 million bond.

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