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9/28/16 – 7:21 A.M.

The North Baltimore School District is taking a new approach to helping some at-risk students. The Courier reports the “Brotherhood of Honorable Men” met for the first time last week. The 15 member group consists of fifth and sixth-grade boys deemed “at-risk” by teachers.

Two adult leaders meet with the group at lunch each week. They talk about things like honesty, integrity, and commitment.

The boys involved dress up on meeting days, wearing a tie and dress shoes. Powell Elementary School Principal Mark Lange says the students received several compliments about the way they dressed. He added that was a big boost to their self-esteem.

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9/28/16 – 5:29 A.M.

A bullet hole found in a home near Fostoria is causing some concern. The Review-Times reports a resident found what appeared to be a bullet hole in her home at 4485 North Township Road 45 last Friday afternoon. Diane Martinez says she also found a bullet lodged in a mattress where her grandchildren sleep.

Martinez lives about a half-mile east of the Fostoria Police Department’s shooting range. She tells the newspaper that’s where she thinks the bullet came from. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office is investigating whether the bullet came from a police officer’s gun.

Fostoria Mayor Eric Keckler tells the Review-Times this is the first time he’s heard about anything like this. There are large dirt piles at the range to act as a backstop for the bullets.

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9/28/16 – 5:14 A.M.

Some area high school students got a lesson on why drunk driving is such a bad idea Tuesday. The Courier reports members of Hancock Youth Leadership tried a drinking and driving simulator at Findlay Fire Station 4. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Cortez told the newspaper, “When they actually see it and experience it firsthand and how their driving is affected by alcohol, that tends to stick with people a little bit more.” Cortez is also the president of Safe Ride Home.

The simulator uses virtual reality goggles and sensors connected to a car’s steering wheel and pedals to mimic drunk driving. Several students tried their luck, and all of them ended up crashing. Cortez teenagers get the seriousness of the issue. He added one girl started crying when she hit a pedestrian in the simulator.

The simulator was part of Hancock Youth Leadership’s “health and human services” day.

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9/28/16 – 5:00 A.M.

A Findlay man is in jail after he allegedly kidnapped a woman from a home near Carey. The Courier reports 23-year-old Alec David Mosser is facing abduction and felonious assault charges.

Investigators say Mosser went to the woman’s home and forced her into his van. Mosser then allegedly drove the woman back to Findlay, choking and slapping her along the way. The report says Mosser also showed the woman a pocket knife during the incident.

Police found the van parked on East Melrose Avenue. Officers arrested Mosser at his home.

The victim declined treatment.

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9/27/16 – 8:56 A.M.

A one-car crash injured one person near McComb early Tuesday morning. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the incident happened around 4:25 a.m. on County Road 126, south of County Road 203. 27-year-old Roger South III of North Baltimore was driving south on Road 126 when he lost control of his car, rolling over several times.

PMP EMS treated South for injuries at the scene of the crash. Investigators cited South for operation without reasonable control.

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9/27/16 – 7:45 A.M.

Yesterday, a well-known restaurant for Bowling Green State University students and city residents alike announced it would close. Today, we’re learning more about the future of the Myle’s Pizza location. A tweet from Trotter’s Tavern says Jay and Paula Williams have bought the building at 516 East Wooster Street. The tweet says they will have more information on the future of the location once they take possession on on October 5.

Until then, the Williams’ are urging you to enjoy one last pizza at Myles’. The BG institution announced its last day to be open will be October 2.

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9/27/16 – 5:27 A.M.

A committee in Carey is reviewing 28 potential projects for the village. The Courier reports the group plans to rank the items by need and expense. The effort aims to help the village in long-term budgeting. The committee can only make recommendations to council, and can not take any action on their own.

The biggest item on the list of potential projects is a new water tower near U.S. 23. It’s expected to cost around $1.5 million. Other projects included an automatic reader system for water and electric, an online bill payment option for utility bills, and a salt storage bin among others.

The committee decided main goals are infrastructure improvement and expansion, technology upgrades, and downtown paver leveling. They’ll meet again at 6 p.m. on October 10.

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9/27/16 – 5:15 A.M.

Mount Blanchard residents will honor a former mayor next month. The Courier reports October 1 will be Max Hindinger Day in the village. Hindinger served as the mayor of Mount Blanchard for nearly 25 years, starting in the late 1970s. He died last October.

Current Mayor Cynthia Morrison proposed the idea. She says the day will promote “neighbors helping neighbors.”

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9/27/16 – 5:03 A.M.

McComb Village Council members are considering closing part of South Main Street. The Courier reports the section of road in question is the part of South Main Street at State Route 186 and State Route 235. The road is close to a raised rail crossing.

Council members say drivers can’t see southbound traffic because of the crossing. Speeding is also a concern in the area.

A public hearing on the issue is set for October 10 at 6:15 p.m. in the municipal building.

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