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Veterans in the Hancock County and surrounding areas are invited to the Veterans Resource Fair this Saturday June 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Winebrenner Auditorium in Findlay.

At the fair, veterans can learn about the benefits they earned during their service and the resouces available at the federal, state and local levels.

Nichole Coleman, director of the Hancock County Veterans Service Office, said this event benefits veterans and the community alike.

Audio: Nichole Coleman

There will be organizations at the event ranging from colleges and universities to job solutions representatives to mortgage specialists who work with VA home loans and more, all speciliazing in dealing with veterans, guest speakers and a free breakfast buffet for veterans beginning at 8:30 a.m.

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6/25/14 – 7:22 A.M.

A concerned mother helped Carey Police make an arrest this week. The department’s Facebook page says the mother told officers a 42-year-old man was making inappropriate comments to her 15-year-old daughter.

Police staged a covert investigation, which led to the arrest of the Upper Sandusky resident. He was charged with importuning and is being held in the Wyandot County Jail.

No other details were available.

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6/25/14 – 6:52 A.M.

The Wood County village of Cygnet is ready to celebrate its 125th anniversary this year. There’s just one problem – no one can seem to remember where the 75th anniversary time capsule is. The Sentinel-Tribune reports there are plans to open the capsule during an August celebration; if it can be located.

MORE: Sentinel-Tribune

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6/25/14 – 6:45 A.M.

The Putnam County village of Glandorf will play host to residents from Europe this week. And it just so happens the people coming to visit are also from Glandorf – Germany. 53 people will pay a visit to the village that borrowed it’s name from its German counterpart. The trip is part of a series of visits between the two Glandorfs that started back in the 1970′s.

Settlers from Glandorf, Germany founded Glandorf, Ohio in the 1830′s.

A welcoming ceremony will be held tonight at 7 p.m. in the city building. Tomorrow will be a big day, as the U.S. plays Germany in World Cup action. There will be a viewing party for the game.

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6/25/14 – 5:31 A.M.

The North Baltimore school district is working to sell some of the land the former high school stood on. The Courier reports the school board voted 3-2 to sell two of the four acres to Reineke Motor Incorporated for $50,000. Reineke has to get proper zoning permits through the village before the sale can be made final.

The deal isn’t sitting well with everyone. John Kelley of Kelley Cheverolet said that his business submitted the highest bid for the full property when it was up for auction last year. The bid was rejected because it didn’t meat the minimum the school board wanted. However the board eventually dropped the asking price to $100,000 for four acres.

MORE: The Courier

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6/25/14 – 5:21 A.M.

A bridge replacement project will close a Findlay road starting today. Hancock County Engineer Chris Long says East Main Cross will be shut down from Blanchard Street to Osborne Avenue. The closure will allow construction crews to replace the bridge over Lye Creek.

The road will be closed through the end of September. You’re asked to find an alternate route.


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6/25/14 – 5:15 A.M.

It’s been wet the past few days, which of course means the Blanchard River is running high. The good news is that it doesn’t look like we’ll see any flooding. The National Weather Service forecast calls for the Blanchard to crest in the action stage in Findlay at 8.6 feet tomorrow morning. Flood stage doesn’t start until 11 feet.

Downstream in Ottawa the same holds true. The Blanchard is expected to crest in action stage at 21.7 feet early Friday morning. Flood stage starts at 23 feet in Ottawa.

Most other waterways in the area are running high, but none are expected to get beyond action stage.

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6/25/14 – 5:05 A.M.

The Seneca County Commissioners have been asked to sell the building that houses the Early Childhood Development Center in Fostoria. The Courier reports the Superintendent of the Seneca County Opportunity Center, Lewis Hurst, made the request Tuesday. Hurst says the service’s provided by the agency would continue in Fostoria even if the building is sold.

The Opportunity Center pays $18,000 a year to rent two classrooms for the Development Center. Those classrooms are not used fulltime. Hurst says the center could be located in another public space to continue providing services to Fostoria.

The Early Childhood Development Center offers services to children from birth to age three.

MORE: The Courier

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6/25/14 – 4:51 A.M.

The former industrial arts teacher at a Putnam County school will have to pay more than $750,000 to the person he sexually abused. The Lima News reports the victim filed the lawsuit against 56-year-old Jeffery Perry earlier this year. Perry formerly worked in the Continental School District.

Perry is currently serving time in a federal prison on child pornography charges. He’ll eventually be transferred to an Ohio correctional facility to serve the remainder of a 75-year sentence for rape.

The crimes happened between 1995 and 2011. The victim in the case was between 6 and 14 at the time.

MORE: Lima News

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6/24/14 – 12:36 P.M.

Downtown Findlay is getting an Ohio Historic Preservation tax credit for $325,000.

The former the Davis and Knights of Columbus buildings will be renovated into six apartments and office space. David Goodman is the director of the Ohio Development Services Agency, and outlined what made the project attractive for a grant…

Audio: David Goodman

Goodman said the buildings’ historical nature was an obvious draw as well. The buildings were constructed in the early 1800′s.

The buildings were set to be torn down last year. Hancock County Commissioner Brian Robertson says it took a cooperation between the public and private sectors to bring the buildings back from the brink…

Audio: Brian Robertson

The Development Services Agency awarded $37.7 million today to rehabilitate 35 historic buildings across Ohio.

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