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1/7/15 – 9:27 A.M.

An issue with a heating system has things a little chilly at Liberty-Benton High School today. However, despite what social media rumors have claimed, Principal Brenda Frankart says the building is not without heat. The issue is that some classrooms are not heating up to their normal temperature.

Frankart says some of the classrooms are in the 50-degree range. Students are allowed to wear their coats to class as a result. Frankart reminds students and parents its a good idea to wear layers to school when it’s cold out.

An HVAC technician is looking into the issue.

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1/7/15 – 7:14 A.M.

A man who escaped a jail near Bowling Green was sentenced this week. The Sentinel-Tribune reports 25-year-old Jhon Rosado will spend more than three-and-a-half years in prison. Rosado was able to flee the Northwest Community Corrections Center on September 17 after he jumped over a fence.

He was discovered in Bowling Green the next night at his girlfriend’s home. Rosado was already in the correctional facility as part of his sentence on a domestic violence charge involving the same woman.

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1/7/15 – 5:26 A.M.

A Fostoria man has admitted to attacking a police officer. The Review-Times reports 45-year-old Peter Goldsmith was recently sentenced to two years of community control for the July incident. Goldsmith had been charged with assault in the case.

The attack happened on July 19 at the Fostoria jail. Goldsmith had been arrested following a fight, and used his knee to hit Officer Brett Bethel while at the lock-up.

MORE: Review Times

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1/7/15 – 5:17 A.M.

A former Fostoria city official is attempting to make a comeback. The Courier reports former council clerk David Clark is going to run for city council president. It’s not just a political comeback for Clark, but a comeback from cancer.

Clark stepped down from his former post in July so he could fight the disease. Now, with a clean bill of health, he intends to re-enter the political arena.

Clark will be pitted against current council president Douglas Pahl. Despite that, Clark calls Pahl his longtime friend.

MORE: The Courier

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1/7/15 – 5:08 A.M.

North Baltimore residents could be asked to help pay for staffing the emergency medical service squad. The Courier reports the village council is considering putting a levy on the May ballot to fund the operation. North Baltimore began transitioning from a volunteer squad to a paid staff in 2014. The goal was to provide quicker help to area residents.

Village Administrator Donna Dettling presented council members with a worksheet explaining various funding methods at Tuesday’s meeting. A special meeting on the subject will be held on January 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the municipal building.

MORE: The Courier

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1/7/15 – 5:00 A.M.

Hancock County voters will see two renewal levies on the May ballot. The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library and Blanchard Valley Center are both approaching residents with five-year operating levies.

The library operating levy is for one-half of one-mill. It brings in around $725,000 a year. It was first approved in 2010.

The BVC’s 1.9-mill operating levy generates around $2.3 million a year. Voters first approved the levy in 2005.

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1/6/15 – 6:52 A.M.

The flu has taken three lives in Allen County. The Lima News reports the Allen County Health Department reported three flu-related deaths between December 26 and December 31. One of the people who died was reportedly a juvenile, while the other two were adults.

The Putnam County Health Department also tells the newspaper there were two flu-related deaths there during the last couple of weeks of the year. Both patients had underlying health conditions.

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1/6/15 – 5:27 A.M.

An Upper Sandusky home was damaged in a Monday morning fire. The fire department was called to 514 South Sandusky Street around 10:15 a.m.

Two people were at home at the time. A mother and her son were able to get out of the house, but the boy did need some treatment at the scene.

The fire was contained to a heating duct in the back bedroom of the home. No other details on the fire were available.

The Red Cross was assisting the family of seven with food, shelter, and infant supplies.

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1/6/15 – 5:20 A.M.

The Wood County Sheriff’s Office is getting more body cameras. The Sentinel-Tribune reports the Wood County Commissioners recently approved buying 17 more cameras for the office. That will bring the total to 27, enough for each road deputy to have one.

The 17 additional cameras cost $6,800. They won’t arrive until March or April.

The newspaper reports the cameras will likely be used at a deputy’s discretion. The cameras don’t have enough memory to record an entire shift.

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1/6/15 – 5:12 A.M.

A solar power plant has begun operations near Carey. The Courier reports Solar Planet Power of Columbus recently switched on the 2-megawatt solar electric farm. The village has agreed to buy power from the solar farm for 20 years. After that, the village can buy the solar equipment, extend the agreement, or have the equipment removed.

The solar farm is located next to Waterworks Park on Carey’s west side.

MORE: The Courier

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