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10/13/15 – 7:21 A.M.

Several people were rescued from the National Lime & Stone quarry in Lima today. Around 3 a.m. the Lima Police Department reported on their Facebook page that several people became trapped in the quarry on East North Street. The department reported everyone who had been trapped was successfully rescued just after 5 a.m.

No other details on what happened are available just yet.

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10/13/15 – 7:14 A.M.

Tiffin University will officially welcome its fifth president this week. A Friday morning ceremony will install Cutis Charles as the president of TU. While the ceremony is this Friday, Curtis has held the job since July 1.

Several events will coincide with the inauguration. They include an in-depth strategic planning session, a music workshop, and a student meet and greet.

Charles most recently served as Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Transformation at Fayetteville State University. Born and raised in Trinidad; Charles has degrees from Howard University, MIT, and Morgan State University.

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10/13/15 – 6:52 A.M.

A Fostoria company is continuing to expand. The Review-Times reports Morral Specialty Grain, a division of the Mennel Milling Company, has bought a former popcorn facility in Morral, Ohio. The company will use the building and its assets for extra storage and processing space.

All six of the former staff members at the popcorn facility will be retained by Morral Specialty Grain.

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10/13/15 – 6:43 A.M.

A new student organization in Carey aims to help the school and community. The Courier reports the Carey school board approved a budget for the Teen Leadership Corps during their Monday meeting. The group will mentor younger students and will also help out with projects around town.

The new group also includes a one-period class to be taught by guidance counselor Eric Mullholand. He’ll work with a community group called The Link to take requests for help from the community. Projects will include things like raking leaves and shoveling sidewalks in the winter.

18 Carey students will be the charter members of the Teen Leadership Corps.

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10/13/15 – 5:26 A.M.

The people who made a K-9 Officer a reality for McComb were thanked Monday. The Courier reports village council members and Mayor Robert Schwab showed their gratitude toward Mike and Fran Mygrant. The Mygrants donated money to allow the village to buy Agi, a 17-month-old German Shepherd.

Agi recently completed training with his handler, Officer Aaron Crawford. The dog has gotten familiar with the village already. The police department has had Agi at football games, the school, and church events.

A silent donor is paying for the dog’s food.

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10/13/15 – 5:16 A.M.

With the Republican National Convention to be held in Ohio next year, John Kasich running for president, and a big primary on the horizon in March; Ohio is going to be a political hot bed for the next several months. That was the message at Monday night’s Hancock County Republican Party fall dinner. Chris McNulty, the director of community and political affairs for the 2016 Republican National Convention, was the guest speaker.

McNulty told those on hand that the biggest challenge is getting people to the polls. He said many people won’t admit they aren’t registered to vote. McNulty added if Republicans want to see success, they’ll have to do better in encouraging people to get involved.

McNulty also talked about the importance of Cleveland hosting the Republican convention. He said the city sometimes has a negative perception from outsiders. He believes they will be pleasantly surprised when they see what Cleveland has to offer. McNulty added that Cleveland and the Republican party have similarities in they they both, “want to re-tell their stories.”

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10/13/15 – 4:56 A.M.

Findlay police are continuing their investigation into an armed robbery that happened early Monday evening. A report from the police department says a man entered Wolfies Roasted Nuts and Deli at 340 Glessner Avenue just before 6 p.m. and brandished a handgun. The man demanded money and was given an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing on foot to the northwest.

The suspect was described as a white man between 20 and 30-years-old. He had a thin build and stood around 5’8″ tall. The man was described as having blond or reddish hair and a full beard. He was wearing dark clothing and a red bandana over his face.

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10/12/15 – 5:25 A.M.

A Fostoria man and a passenger on his motorcycle were injured in a Saturday crash in Wood County. The Wood County Sheriff’s Office reports Raymond Baumer Jr. and his passenger were both taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo by medical helicopter following a collision with a car.

The crash happened on U.S. Route 6 between U.S. Route 23 and Bradner Road around 6:50 p.m. The driver of the car, an Indiana man, was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.

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10/12/15 – 5:16 A.M.

No injuries were reported following a crash in Fostoria over the weekend. The Fostoria Police Department reports that the collision happened just after noon Saturday on North Countyline Street.

A minivan driven by 41-year-old Aaron Hollinger was traveling south when he tried to turn left into a parking lot. Hollinger turned in front of a northbound car driven by 35-year-old Justin Ward of Fostoria. Hollinger was cited for causing the crash.

No injuries were reported.

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