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4/18/2016 – 10:21 am

Hancock Public Health has been awarded a grant to help people recover from drug overdoses. The $24,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Health will help them purchase Naloxone kits and expand opiate overdose education.

The two-year grant will provide $24,000 each year and allow the health department to buy as many as 400 Naloxone kits. Additionally, the department will expand their community education programs and outreach.

Naloxone is a life-saving medication that is administered to reverse the effects of an opiate overdose.

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Update: Partial Train Derailment In Fostoria

4/18/16 – 8:08 A.M.
Update – 8:28 A.M.
Update – 10:01 A.M.

A partial train derailment in Fostoria is being cleaned up at this hour. The Fostoria Fire Department tells us 11 cars from a train derailed around 7:50 A.M. No one was injured and no hazardous materials were in the derailed cars.

There is only one blocked intersection in the city right now according to the Fostoria Fire Department, and that’s at Columbus Avenue. There are some other crossings blocked elsewhere in Seneca County as you head toward Bascom. Other rail traffic is being allowed through the area.

So far there’s no word on when the clean up might be completed.

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4/18/16 – 6:43 A.M.

Gas prices are entrenched above the $2 a gallon mark at the moment. Local prices stayed above that level all last week. It was the first time that happened since early last November. According to OhioGasPrices.com, Findlay drivers are paying $2.05 to start the work week. That’s the same price we were paying last Monday, but down 14 cents from last week’s high.

Ottawa drivers are paying $2.04 a gallon, which is the same price as last Monday.

The statewide average is $2.09 for a gallon of regular. A week ago it was seven cents cheaper.

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4/18/16 – 5:25 A.M.

Warmer weather is here, and of course that means it’s time for road work. Aside from the ongoing construction on I-75 north of Findlay, you’ll see ODOT crews near Arlington this week. State Route 103 will be reduced to one lane at times for pavement repair between State Route 698 and the village of Arlington.

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4/18/16 – 5:18 A.M.

Low-income households in Putnam County could be eligible for financial help in maintaining their septic tanks. The Putnam County Sentinel reports the county health department recently received $300,000 to help assist in repairing or replacing septic systems in the county. That’s in addition to $100,000 the department received in 2015 for the project.

To be eligible for funding, a household income must be under 300% of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines. Homeowners can qualify for between 50 and 100 percent funding for their project.

For more information call (419)523-5608.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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4/18/16 – 5:07 A.M.

An Arcadia man was injured when a deer ran in front of his motorcycle this weekend. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports 51-year-old Lonnie Moses was riding a Harley-Davidson south on Hancock County Road 330 around 5:40 a.m. Sunday when the incident happened. Moses swerved to avoid the deer and slid across Washington Township Road 211 and into a ditch.

Moses was taken by medical helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. He was wearing a helmet.

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4/18/16 – 4:58 A.M.

Two Findlay residents were injured in a motorcycle crash over the weekend. The Findlay Police Department reports Lorenzo and Tiffene Ayala were riding a Harley-Davidson north on Broad Avenue just before 1 p.m. when a southbound car driven by 19-year-old Emily Zielinski of Pemberville turned in front of them. Zielinski was trying to turn left onto Howard Street and caused the collision.

The Ayala’s were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Zielinski was cited for failure to yield while turning left. Lorenzo Ayala was cited for driving under suspension and driving without a helmet. Ohio law requires beginning motorcyclists to wear a helmet.

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4/18/16 – 4:22 A.M.

The mayor of Tiffin will get his way thanks to a national burrito restaurant chain. Mayor Aaron Montz has been using social media to lure Chipotle Mexican Grill to Tiffin. Recently, the restaurant announced it would add a location in Tiffin by the end of the year. However, the deal is contingent on the approval of a local tax exemption.

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4/15/16 – 5:14 A.M.

Two people were hurt in a crash involving two cars and a semi north of Upper Sandusky Wednesday afternoon. The Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office reports 81-year-old Patricia Brown of Upper Sandusky was driving south on State Route 53 near the intersection of State Route 67 when she hit the back of a car driven by 59-year-old Theresa Corfman. Corfman was stopped in a construction zone. The impact of the collision pushed Corfman’s car into a northbound semi.

Brown and Corfman were taken to Wyandot Memorial Hospital with what were called “incapacitating” injuries. Brown was cited for failure to stop in an assured clear distance.

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4/15/16 – 5:05 A.M.

A two-car crash in Seneca County injured a Bascom man Thursday afternoon. The State Highway Patrol says 58-year-old Harold Fruth was driving west on State Route 18 in the village around noon when slowed to turn into his driveway. He was hit from behind by a car driven by 21-year-old Jacob Ginnever of Fostoria.

The impact of the crash caused Fruth’s car to hit a tree and a stone porch of a home at 6210 Tiffin Street. Fruth was taken to the University of Toledo Medical Center by medical helicopter. Ginnever was treated at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital. He was also cited for causing the crash.

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