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5/19/14 – 5:27 A.M.

Just a reminder a busy intersection in Findlay will be closed this week. Two Norfolk Southern rail lines are being upgraded at Western Avenue and West Sandusky Street. The intersection of the two roads will be closed all week as a result.

The rail intersections that were closed in Findlay last week are now open again.

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5/19/14 – 5:20 A.M.

The Ottawa-Glandorf school district has named a new superintendent. Don Horstman, who is currently the superintendent in Kailda, will take the reigns at OG on August 1. He’ll take over for Kevin Brinkman, who is retiring. Eighteen people applied for the job and six were interviewed.

Horstman is an Ottawa native, and graduated from Ottawa-Glandorf High School in 1988. Over the course of his career he was the assistant principal at Glenwood Middle School in Findlay. Horstman was also the principal at Kalida High School before becoming superintendent.

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5/19/14 – 5:07 A.M.

A Findlay man was stabbed four times in an early Saturday morning incident. Police officers were called to a parking lot at 2231 Jennifer Lane around 1 a.m. They found 22-year-old Thomas Wise at that location. Wise was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Investigators say Wise was in the parking lot when he got in an argument with three black men. A fight started, and Wise was stabbed. The other men fled in a white vehicle.

Wise’s condition has not been released. Anyone with information on the case is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 419-425-TIPS.


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5/19/14 – 4:57 A.M.
Update – 5:02 A.M.

One person was killed, and a Cygnet woman was injured in a motorcycle Crash Sunday night. The State Highway Patrol says the collision happened around 6:20 p.m. on U.S. 20 in Williams County. A motorcycle driven by 66-year-old Craig Parliament was rear-ended by a pickup truck.

Parliament was pronounced dead at the scene. 35-year-old Connie Shope of Cygnet was injured. She was taken to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne by medical helicopter.

The crash remains under investigation.

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5/19/14 – 4:40 A.M.

You might see or hear fighter jets in the sky today. The 180th Fighter Wing is conducting training flights. Officials say F-16 fighter jets will be taking off from the National Guard base at Toledo Express Airport from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. The training flights will also be held on Wednesday.

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5/16/14 – 11:56 A.M.

The controversy surrounding a Riverdale teacher caught on tape roughly handling a kindergartner continues to grow. Media partner WTOL-11 reports documents provided by the school include statements by several staff members including the teacher in question, Barb Williams. Three cooks wrote they heard yelling in the hall and went to examine. They heard Williams say, “I’m sick of you. I am sick of your parents.” The incident was reported to the elementary school principal and the school nurse.

Williams also spoke with school officials. She said the boy had been asking to use the restroom, but instead was just walking in and out of them. A report by principal Julie Spade says Williams admitted touching the boy and that she was “loud and in his face.”

Video surveillance shows Williams shoving the boy and grabbing him by his face. She was suspended for 10 days.

MORE: WTOL-11

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5/16/14 – 9:45 A.M.

The state of Ohio is taking aim at those who take advantage of the elderly. Attorney General Mike DeWine talked about the Elder Justice Task Force on WFIN this week. DeWine says elder abuse is still under reported, but they’re trying to change that by making people more aware of the issue…

Audio: Mike DeWine

Elder abuse can be either physical or mental, and often times involves stealing money. DeWine says the state is making resources available to better target these types of crimes…

Audio: Mike DeWine

Ohio BCI is helping get to the bottom of those cases.

DeWine says the most critical part of combating the problem is getting people to report the crime to begin with. Often times the seniors don’t know they are being scammed, or are too embarrassed to report it.

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5/16/14 – 8:43 A.M.

Donations are being sought for McComb’s Independence Day fireworks celebration. The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 9231 is collecting money for the July 5 show. If you’re interested in donating you can drop off a check, or mail it to 204 E. Main St., P.O. Box 219, McComb, 45858.

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5/16/14 – 7:44 A.M.

Counterfeit money has turned up in another area county. Putnam County businesses have been put on alert. The Chamber of Commerce informed members that fake $50 and $100 bills were used at a business in the county last week.

The news comes after police warned people had used fake $20 bills in Findlay, Fostoria, and Tiffin last month.

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5/16/14 – 6:39 A.M.

A Fostoria woman escaped a car fire without injury Thursday. The Fostoria Fire Division says Melissa Gonzales was driving on Jones Road just before noon when she heard a loud pop. Smoke began to pour into her Buick Regal, driving Gonzales from the car.

So far no cause has been determined.

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