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7/1/14 – 6:41 A.M.

A man lost his foot when he tried to jump from a train in Fostoria. The Review-Times reports emergency responders were called to train tracks near Columbus Avenue around 8:30 last night. The man apparently got his foot caught when he tried to jump from the train.

He was taken to ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital for treatment.

No other information was available.

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7/1/14 – 5:29 A.M.

It’s been a quarter of a century since a Findlay institution underwent a big name change. On July 1, 1989 Findlay College became the University of Findlay. Since that time enrollment has nearly tripled and the campus has grown from 25 to 88 acres.

The Courier reports the school will hold a celebration of the 25 year anniversary later this year. A gala event will be held September 27 in the Koehler Center.

The school was founded in 1882 as Findlay College. The change to a university coincided with the addition of the school’s first graduate program. UF now offers nine master’s programs.

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7/1/14 – 5:12 A.M.

The Putnam County Health Department is changing the way it handles vaccines for children. The Lima News reports the agency will now bill private insurance for childhood immunization vaccines instead of giving them for free. The move is being made because the department is now buying the vaccines from a private company. In the past the state had provided them for free.

There are exceptions to the rule. The health department is part of the Vaccine for Children program; which pays for vaccines for uninsured children. It also covers the treatments for children on Medicaid or who have insurance that doesn’t cover vaccines.

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7/1/14 – 5:02 A.M.

Two painters who worked on the Glenwood Middle School project have been paid for their work, after going unpaid for more than a year. Joseph Edinger, the parent of one of the painters, tells the Courier his son and the other painter were, “paid what they claimed they were owed.” The painters signed a non disclosure agreement and can’t talk about the deal.

The problems stemmed from a company subcontracted to do painting work while the new middle school was being built. The painters worked for Global Contracting, which was eventually dropped by ACI, the general contractor on the project. ACI claimed Global couldn’t keep up with the work load, and replaced the company. As a result, they never paid Global. In turn, Global said that it did not have enough money to pay the painters.

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7/1/14 – 4:50 A.M.

Ottawa has a new village councilman. The Putnam County Sentinel reports council heard from five people interested in taking a spot vacated by Jeff Ducey at their Monday meeting, and appointed Dave Michel to the post.

Gene Ruhe, Mark Schmiedebusch, Joe Laudick and Bill Krouse also applied for the job.

Ducey stepped down last month after being involved in a serious car accident.

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7/1/14 – 4:42 A.M.

A Bowling Green man was arrested late Monday afternoon following a manhunt in Wood County. 26-year-old Matthew Stoughton is accused of robbing a pharmacy on the campus of Wood County Hospital. Sheriff’s deputies found Stoughton in the area of Kahler and Bradner Roads just before 6 p.m. The Sentinel-Tribune reports an area resident helped find the man, after they reported seeing a shirtless man in a ditch in that area.

Stoughton was known as a regular at the pharmacy. Police located his car at his home following the incident Monday morning. While they were waiting on a search warrant, Stoughton took off in his car. He eventually crashed and fled into a cornfield in the area where he ended up being found.


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6/30/14    4:30 p.m.

The holiday weekend is bringing a lot of activity to the Findlay area.

On top of the typical fireworks Thursday at dark and the parade Friday at 11 a.m., there will be some unique events taking place.

Dionne Neubauer, director of the Findlay Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, says there is a lot of opportunity for keeping busy.

Audio: Dionne Neubauer

Some events to look forward to this weekend are a vintage wedding dress exhibit at the Historical Museum and fireworks the third, a parade the fourth, the farmers market the fifth and the Flag City Firecracker Girls Fastpitch Softball Tournament the fourth through the sixth.

For a full list of area events, see the event calendar on visitfindlay.com.

Full interview: Dionne Neubauer

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6/30/14 – 7:19 A.M.

Police in Kenton are investigating a shortage in revenue at an Ohio Lottery location. Kentontoday.com reports the district manager of the Rite Aid in the city told police the store was short more than $19,000 in revenue from scratch off tickets.

Investigators think an employee ordered tickets from the Ohio Lottery, but never sold them. Winning tickets from the orders in question were cashed in at another Kenton business.

So far no charges have been filed. The case remains under investigation.

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6/30/14 – 7:14 A.M.

If you’re planning on getting out of town for the upcoming Independence Day weekend, you might think about filling up the gas tank today. Ohiogasprices.com reports the average price for regular around the state was $3.61 this morning. That’s down 10 cents from last week, and more than 30 cents cheaper than it was a month ago.

In Findlay drivers were paying $3.56 a gallon this morning. Prices were at $3.49 in Ottawa and $3.55 in Fostoria.

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6/30/14 – 6:54 A.M.

A new megachurch has announced it’s opening date in Findlay. The Courier reports Cedarcreek Church is set to hold its first services the weekend of September 20 and 21. The church has been busy renovating the former movie theater in the Findlay Village Mall.

Some of the work has included knocking down walls to make an auditorium that will hold 500 seats. The new church will also have 23,000 square feet for activities and other gatherings.

CedarCreek first opened as a nondenominational church in Perrysburg in 1995.

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