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1/19/15 – 5:02 A.M.

A Forest man was killed in a Delaware Township crash Sunday night. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the one-car accident happened on Hancock County Road 304 near Township Road 184 around 9:40 p.m.

65-year-old Ronald Tangeman of Forest was driving east on Road 304 in a 1999 Chevy Malibu. His car left the road, causing him to overcorrect and leave the south side of the road. Tangeman’s car then traveled through a row of trees, overturned, and hit a tree in front of 15461 County Road 304.

Tangeman was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The accident remains under investigation.

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1/19/15 – 4:55 A.M.

More than 80 people took to the streets in Ottawa Sunday to march against abortion. The Lima News reports the March for Life in Ottawa was held before the annual March for Life in the nation’s capital Thursday. Mary Jane Stechschulte organized the event, and told the newspaper the group is trying to spread the message that, “we need to save lives at all ages.”

The four-block march took the group from the Putnam County Courthouse to the American Legion. Those involved gathered afterward at the legion for prayer and a presentation from a youth minister from Lima Life Teen.

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1/16/15 – 9:13 A.M.

One person was injured in a two-car crash on North Main Street in Findlay Monday morning. The Findlay Police Department says the crash happened around 8:43 a.m.

22-year-old Coletta Cunningham of Sheffield Village was driving north when a car driven by 22-year-old Jacob Miller of Mansfield turned into her path. Miller’s windshield was covered in frost and he didn’t see the other vehicle.

Cunningham was treated at the scene of the crash. Miller was cited for failure to yield and having an obscured windshield.

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1/16/15 – 7:35 A.M.

Seneca County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man Wednesday morning after surrounding his house with their guns drawn. The Review-Times reports the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office received a call that said 35-year-old Jonathon Rice is bipolar, and had “snapped.” The caller also said the man’s wife had locked herself in the bedroom of the house.

Deputies arrived at 8399 West State Route 12 around 10 a.m. An incident report says that though Rice was “fairly combative,” he was detained and taken to the Seneca County Jail.

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1/16/15 – 6:49 A.M.

A two-car crash injured two people west of Fostoria Thursday night. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened on State Route 12 near Washington Township Road 218 around 9:30 p.m.

34-year-old Josey Holman was driving west on Route 12 when she slowed to turn onto Road 218. She was hit from behind by a van driven by a 17-year-old girl. The teenage driver, who has not been publicly identified, was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries. A passenger in Holman’s vehicle also suffered minor injuries.

The 17-year-old girl was cited for failure to stop in the assured clear distance ahead.


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1/16/15 – 5:30 A.M.

The Seneca County Commissioners could have a better idea where a new courthouse should be located by the end of the month. The Review-Times reports the results of a private study on the location of a joint justice center should be available by January 28. By February 10, the commissioners could then decide if the facility will be built on the site of the old Seneca County Courthouse in Tiffin, or on the site of a former junior high school on Jefferson and Market Streets.

The new justice center is expected to house two common pleas courts, the clerk of courts, the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court, and possibly other county offices. The project is expected to cost $8.5 million.

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1/16/15 – 5:18 A.M.

An Ottawa-Glandorf teacher has been disciplined for threatening a student. The Lima News reports Lori Radcliff was placed on paid administrative leave on December 19. A parent accused Radcliff of telling a student, “If I could get my hands around your neck, you wouldn’t be here.”

On January 6 Radcliff admitted threatening the student, and was given a written reprimand. In a statement put in Radcliff’s teaching file, Superintendent Don Horstman said there was no evidence Radcliff intended to carry out the threat. However, he added the statement showed poor judgement and was unacceptable.

Radcliff has returned to the classroom, but has to be assessed by a counselor. She also has to take anger ma management training.

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1/16/15 – 5:01 A.M.

Several Findlay residents honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Thursday night. The Courier reports around 20 people took part in the annual “unity walk” from First Lutheran Church to Dorney Plaza. Roughly 50 people were on hand for a church service following the walk.

The featured speaker was Ohio House Minority Leader Fred Strahorn. He talked about approaching racial issues with a “sense of civility and love.” Strahorn also said people are still dealing with racism today, although much of it is unintentional.

The event was organized by the Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center, and the University of Findlay.

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1/15/15 – 11:21 A.M.

The Hancock County Commissioners have signed off on a waterline project for the new county engineering garage. A contract for a little more than $73,500 with Helms & Sons Excavating was approved today. When completed, the waterline loop will provide better water pressure at the new garage.

The contract is a collaboration between the county and the city of Findlay. Hancock County will pay $30,000, while the city has agreed to pay anything above that amount up to $60,000.

The bid from Helms & Sons was roughly $13,000 less than the next closest bidder.

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1/15/15 – 11:11 A.M.

The money coming into Hancock County from casino revenue continues to trend downward. County Commissioner Phil Riegle talked about the issue today. He says the first quarter payment for 2015 was below last year…

Audio: Phil Riegle

Riegle adds the commissioners have always kept their estimates for casino revenues low.

The commissioners have never banked on casino revenue as a big part of the budget…

Audio: Phil Riegle

Riegle says they’ll monitor the numbers and adjust accordingly, but lower casino revenues shouldn’t hurt the county budget too much.

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