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10/14/14 – 5:28 A.M.
Update – 6:54 A.M.

A newlywed couple was involved in a fatal crash in Wyandot County over the weekend. The Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened around 3:45 p.m. Sunday on Antrim Township Road 135, south of State Route 294.

10TV in Columbus reports 27-year-old Andrew Bloomfield and his new wife Ruth were both in the pickup truck driven by Timothy Tebbe of Nevada. Andrew and another passenger, 26-year-old Elizabeth Shelton were both ejected and killed after the vehicle hit a utility pole and rolled over in a cornfield. Ruth Bloomfield and Tebbe were trapped inside the truck. Ruth was taken by medical helicopter to St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

The crash remains under investigation.

Andrew and Ruth Bloomfield had just exchanged their wedding vows hours before the crash.

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10/14/14 – 5:17 A.M.
Updated 3:45 p.m.

A fatal crash is under investigation in Hardin County today. The State Highway Patrol reports the accident happened around 3:30 a.m. on State Route 67, east of State Route 235 near Roundhead.

According to the report, 45-year-old David Browning of Spring Hill, Florida was driving a commercial milk tanker east on State Route 67. 29-year-old Brian Stolzenburg of Harrod was driving west on State Route 67 when he went left of center, striking the semi head-on.

Stolzenburg was pronounced dead at the scene and Browning was treated at the scene by Roundhead EMS for minor injuries. Both drivers were wearing seat belts. Alcohol is not suspected as a factor in the crash.

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10/14/14 – 5:13 A.M.

The Carey school board approved additional work for the news school building during their Monday meeting. The Courier reports around $950,000 will be spent on items not in the contract for the new school. The money will come from $509,000 in savings on construction costs, plus a $1.2 million contingency fund set aside for construction.

Some of the additions include longer lasting diode lighting, more durable flooring in high-traffic areas, and a metal roof. The money will also pay for a more cushioned wood floor for the main gym. Retractable seats and a light/sound control booth will be added to the auditorium/cafeteria.

MORE: The Courier

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10/14/14 – 5:05 A.M.

McComb officials will have the village’s wastewater treatment plant examined to see what maintenance needs to be done there. The Courier reports Village Administrator Kevin Siferd told council members 32 loads of sludge were removed from a tank at the facility. That helped workers get an idea of the repairs needed. They found gravel, shovels, and hammers inside, which may have stripped gears in the tank’s machinery.

Kirk Brothers of Alvada will now determine what needs fixed at the plant.

MORE: The Courier

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10/14/14 – 4:57 A.M.

The Findlay City School district is continuing efforts to help kids who are having trouble learning to read. The Courier reports the school board was given a report from each principal in the district during last night’s meeting. The principals outlined the efforts taking place in each of their buildings.

The primary and intermediate schools in the district are using several methods to help the children. They include using paraprofessionals on an hourly basis. Most of the paraprofessionals are former teachers.

The schools are also using the accelerated reading program and the Children’s Mentoring Connection. University of Findlay students are also helping tutor students.

MORE: The Courier

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10/13/14 – 11:02 A.M.

The village of Beaverdam in Allen County is under a boil water advisory until further notice. A water sample taken by village officials came back positive for bacteria. Beaverdam residents are advised to boil water for five minutes before using it for drinking or cooking.

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10/13/14 – 5:23 A.M.

A fire safety program will take place in Ottawa tomorrow night. The Putnam County Library will host the event that focuses on fire prevention and trick-or-treat safety. The Ottawa Fire Department will be on hand with a fire truck. Kids in attendance are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes.

The event starts at 6:30 p.m.

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10/13/14 – 5:20 A.M.

We’re seeing gas prices at levels we haven’t seen in quite some time today – below $3 a gallon. The average price in Findlay is $2.99 a gallon, down another 12 cents from last Monday. In Ottawa, prices have been at $2.99 a gallon since Friday. To our south prices are below $2.90 a gallon in Lima and Kenton.

The statewide average for a gallon of regular is $3.03 according to Ohiogasprices.com. That’s down 13 cents from last week and down 30 cents from September 13.

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10/13/14 – 5:14 A.M.

Construction work continues on the U.S. 224 bridge over I-75 in Findlay this week. ODOT says you can expect more of the same. Lane restrictions will continue between 9 p.m. and 10 a.m. each day as the north side of the bridge is rebuilt. There will also be short-term daytime lane closures.

The driveways to some businesses in the construction zone will be closed at times. Alternate routes will be available.

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