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6/30/14 – 5:17 A.M.

The Fostoria Fire Chief position is attracting plenty of attention. The Review-Times reports 26 people have applied for the open position. Mayor Eric Keckler tells the newspaper he was surprised by the number of applicants. The position has been open Since May 6 when former chief Keith Loreno became the city’s new police chief.

The candidate pool includes local applicants, others from around Ohio and other states, and even one from Germany.

MORE: Review-Times

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6/30/14 – 5:05 A.M.

What started as a garage fire ended up destroying a home near Rawson over the weekend. Firefighters were called to 12038 Eagle Township Road 130 around 7:30 p.m. Saturday night. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, and no one was injured.

Firefighters cleared the scene around midnight, but had to be called back three times after the flames reignited.

The house was insured.


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6/30/14 – 4:58 A.M.

A Findlay man is accused of breaking into a home in the city and attacking the person who lives there. The Findlay Police Department reports 23-year-old Seth Moneer was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary following an incident Saturday night.

Moneer is accused of breaking into a home at 1837 Foraker Avenue around 11:15 p.m. Saturday night. He allegedly fled the scene on foot but was found by officers a short time later.

The resident of the home refused medical treatment. The case remains under investigation.


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6/30/14 – 4:49 A.M.

A teenager was hurt in an ATV crash south of Findlay Sunday night. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the crash happened just before 9 p.m. at 14367 Jackson Township Road 37.

13-year-old Andrew Wehrly was hurt when he lost control and flipped the ATV. Wehrly was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment. He was not wearing a helmet.

The crash remains under investigation.

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6/27/14 – 7:17 A.M.

A Findlay man was injured in a motorcycle crash north of McComb last night. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened on State Route 235 just before 10 p.m.

59-year-old Mark Yingling was riding his 2003 Harley Davidson south on 235 when he lost control on a curve and went into a ditch. The crash threw Yingling from his motorcycle.

PMP Emergency Medical Service took Yingling to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries. The crash remains under investigation.


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6/27/14 – 7:07 A.M.

If you see low flying airplanes over wooded areas over the next few days, don’t worry – they’re supposed to be there. The Ohio Department of Agriculture is spraying for gypsy moths in Hancock, Wyandot, Allen, and Hardin Counties. The spray helps disrupt the mating pattern of the moth.

To spray, planes fly about 100 to 200 feet above treetops. The chemical used confuses male gypsy moths as they search for a mate. The chemical is not harmful to people, pet, or plants.

The gypsy moth is an invasive species.

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Despite a fertilizer mishap that killed the majority of its grass a few months ago, the University of Findlay is being judged on the state of its grounds today and tomorrow.

UF is part of the America in Bloom organization, which encourages beautification programs on university campuses and communities across the country. Each is judged based on floral displays; landscape displays such as shrubs and turf; tree coverage and quality; environmental efforts; preservation of history; and overall impression.

Barb Lockard, strategic communication coordinator for UF, said the judging goes deeper than just looking at how attractive the campus is.

Audio: Barb Lockard

Judges Katy Moss Warner, former director of horticulture at Walt Disney World, and Barbara Vincentsen, architect and interior designer, will be spending today and tomorrow touring the university’s grounds for judging. The results will be in in September.

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6/26/14   12:45 p.m.

Logan’s Irish Pub in downtown Findlay is the place to be for World Cup games, including today’s game of USA vs. Germany, which began at noon.

Jess Bundy, bar manager at Logan’s, says he believes people gather there because Logan’s has always had soccer on, not just for the World Cup, and it has become the unofficial headquarters for Findlay’s viewing parties.

Audio: Jess Bundy

In order to prepare for the wall-to-wall crowds, Bundy says they stock up on extra beer as well as have beer and food specials, such as today’s $4 any Irish draught special.

It’s estimated that Logan’s did about $8,000 more business than usual during the USA’s games previous Sunday and Thursday games.

Bundy said they’re also working to create an American Outlaws, the unofficial men’s national team’s support club, chapter at Logan’s.

But wait, there’s more!

Doug Jenkins decided to take in the game at Logan’s for a “working” lunch:

 

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6/26/14 – 7:04 A.M.

A Findlay native who went on to become a star in baseball’s Negro League finally has a proper resting place. ABC 22 in New York reports a tombstone and memorial is finally in place for Grant “Home Run” Johnson. Johnson died in 1963 and had been buried in an unmarked grave in Buffalo.

The Society for American Baseball Research’s Negro Leagues Baseball Grave Marker Project raised the money to buy a tombstone.

MORE: ABC 22

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6/26/14 – 6:53 A.M.

A customer at a Findlay oil change business avoided injury when she accidently drove her SUV into the service pit Wednesday. The incident happened at the Valvoline Instant Oil Change service center on Tiffin Avenue. The passenger side of the vehicle fell into the four foot wide hole, getting the SUV stuck.

No one was injured, and the SUV was no damaged. A tow-truck had to help pull the Jeep out of the pit.

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