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6/2/15 – 4:24 A.M.

Dozens of cats are up for adoption at the Wood County Humane Society. The organization has launched its “Adopt a Shelter Cat” promotion, offering county residents the chance to adopt two kittens for the price of one and dropping the fee to adopt an adult cat to ten-dollars. The cat adoption campaign runs through the end of June.

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6/2/15 – 4:20 A.M.

A Lima company will create new jobs with help from state tax breaks. Lima-based Nelson Packaging is expected to expand its facility to include a railroad spur and add 140 jobs. Another company in our region is also benefitting from the tax breaks. Alkon Corporation of Fremont will add 20 jobs to meet the worldwide demand for its valves and fittings and improve delivery of its products.

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6/1/15 – 11:06 A.M.

An annual charity golf tournament is set for next week in Findlay. The 26th annual Julie Cole Charity Golf Classic will take place June 8 at the Findlay Country Club. Meg Mallon and Findlay native Julie Cole will be the guest professionals for the day.

The event has raised more than $2 million for local non-profit organizations over the course of 2.5 decades. The organizations that will benefit this year include Bridge Hospice, the Armes Family Cancer Center Endowment, and the Julie Cole Golf Fund for Junior Golfers.

The day starts at 8 a.m. with registration and breakfast. The professional’s clinic starts at 9 a.m. with the tournament to follow. An all day pass to watch the proceedings costs $10.

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6/1/15 – 10:52 A.M.

Despite a cooler than normal start, June is shaping up to be a good month for area crops. Hancock County OSU Extension Educator Ed Lentz says the long range forecast is looking fairly typical for the month. That means get ready for humid days ahead…

Audio: Ed Lentz

Lentz says we can expect up to an inch of rain a week for the month. However, there will most likely be a lot of scattered showers which means some fields will see more rain than others.

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6/1/15 – 7:15 A.M.

A hit-and-run accident killed a Lima man over the weekend. The Lima News reports the crash happened in the city around 12:20 a.m. Sunday.

Police officers found a motorcycle in the intersection of Allentown and Kenilworth roads. 27-year-old Aaron Ehrnsberger was also found in the intersection. He was taken to St. Rita’s Medical Center where he later died.

Police believe another vehicle was involved in the crash. Anyone with information is urged to call (419)221-5291.

MORE: Lima News

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6/1/15 – 6:49 A.M.

A Putnam County woman was arrested late last week in connection to an investigation into an Allen County accounting firm. The Putnam County Sentinel reports Jennifer Ann Edelbrock was taken into custody at her Kalida home Friday.

The arrest comes on the heels of the Ohio Bureau of Investigation serving a search warrant at Edelbrock’s firm in Delphos. The investigation is looking into alleged financial crimes committed by staff members.

Edelbrock is accused of passing bad checks in an amount of more than $7,500.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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6/1/15 – 5:34 A.M.

Two road construction projects will continue on busy Findlay streets today. Curb replacement on Tiffin Avenue will take place in the westbound lanes between North Main Street and Blanchard Avenue this week. The westbound side of the road will be reduced to one lane while construction takes place.

Elsewhere curb replacement is happening on Lima Avenue between Lake Cascades and Hurd Avenue. The eastbound lane of Lima Avenue will be shifted to the north during construction.

You’re asked to avoid these areas if at all possible.

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6/1/15 – 5:26 A.M.

Gas prices jumped over the weekend. According to ohiogasprices.com, Findlay drivers are reporting prices around $2.85 for a gallon of regular as we head back to work today. That’s 18 cents higher than last Monday, and 22 cents higher than what we were paying Friday.

The statewide average for regular is $2.79 a gallon. That’s a 10 cent increase from a week ago. The last time prices were this high was mid-November of last year.

Ottawa drivers are reporting prices below the state average, at $2.75 a gallon.

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6/1/15 – 5:16 A.M.

A crash on I-75 in Hancock County injured four people over the weekend. The State Highway Patrol reports the accident happened around 7:45 p.m. Saturday north of the State Route 15 interchange.

Joshua Breyman of Mount Blanchard lost control on the interstate entrance ramp and hit the median barrier. Tommy Davidson of Temperance, Michigan, and a passenger stopped to check on Breyman. As they attempted to help, Mary Cervantes of Oregon, Ohio, struck the empty Davidson SUV, which then hit Davidson and his passenger.

All four people were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Breyman was cited for failure to control. Cervantes was cited for failure to maintain assured clear distance.

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6/1/15 – 5:07 A.M.

A Putnam County Adult Probation Facility inmate who went missing from his work release program was located over the weekend. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reports 46-year-old Ricardo Minjarez failed to report back to the jail Friday after he left his job at the Hirzel Canning Company in Ottawa. He was located in his Ottawa home around 7:15 a.m. Saturday morning.

Minjarez is now back in the probation facility.

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