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6/11/14 – 7:23 A.M.

A two-car crash injured a Forest man Monday. Kentontoday.com reports the accident happened on Hardin County Road 144 around 5:15 p.m.

29-year-old Matthew Mulholland was driving west on 144 when he went left of center. His SUV hit an eastbound Peacock Water Conditioning truck driven by 64-year-old Musolf.

Witnesses told investigators Mulholland was speeding and had been driving left of center for some time before the crash happened. He was taken by medical helicopter to St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

The crash remains under investigation.

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6/11/14 – 7:15 A.M.

Columbus Grove will begin its 150th anniversary celebration this weekend. The Putnam County Sentinel reports eight days of events will kick off June 15. Sunday’s activities will include a chicken bbq and presentations from speakers like Congressman Bob Latta and former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Robert Cupp.

Columbus Grove was founded in 1864. Most of the early settlers came from Columbus, and located the village on the site of what had once been a sugar grove.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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6/11/14 – 6:48 A.M.

A two-car crash injured one person in Arcadia Tuesday afternoon. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened on East Fremont Street just before 4 p.m.

23-year-old Morgan Roberts slowed for traffic and was hit from behind by an SUV driven by 27-year-old Amanda Zelenak of Fostoria. Roberts was treated for injuries at the scene. Zelenak was cited for failure to stop in the assured clear distance ahead.

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6/11/14 – 5:26 A.M.

A 9-year-old boy was injured in Findlay last night when he ran into a van. The police department reports that around 6 p.m., Xavier Hattery ran across Western Avenue near Putnam Street and into the side of a van driven by 39-year-old Amy Van Atta of Findlay.

The boy was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. No citations were issued.


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6/11/14 – 5:08 A.M.

Four Wood County men were indicted Tuesday in connection to the alleged assault of a Fostoria man. 20-year-olds James Frederick and Joshua McCoy, as well as 21-year-old Michael Enright all face charges of assault. The incident in question happened on April 27.

McCoy and 20-year-old Caress Jakcsy also face a bribery charge. Prosecutors say the men tried to coerce the victim on May 4.

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6/11/14 – 4:58 A.M.

A search that turned up more than 1,000 oxycodone pills during a traffic stop in Hancock County has been ruled inadmissible. The Courier reports Judge Reginald Routson made the ruling Monday, during a hearing for Trenton Shuttlesworth.

Routson said he doubted that Sgt. Kurt Beidelschies was able to smell marijuana during a brief encounter during a traffic stop last November. Beidelschies testified that he smelled the odor of raw marijuana on Shuttlesworth, which led to the search.

Routson also ruled that Beidelschies and Sgt. Michael Walter should have got a search warrant. The judge said Shuttlesworth showed no signs he would destroy evidence.

MORE: The Courier

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6/10/14 – 10:56 A.M.

We hear a lot about Blanchard River flood mitigation, but what happens when water from private property becomes an issue? A Findlay man is seeking the Hancock County Commissioners help on such a matter. Richard LaFontaine of Forest Lane talked to the commissioners today about a problem with water draining out of a local pond…

Audio: Richard LaFontaine

Commissioner Brian Robertson says this is the first time the issue has been brought to the county’s attention.

Robertson says whether it’s the Blanchard River or water from private property; redirecting water is problematic…

Audio: Brian Robertson

Roberston adds County Engineer Chris Long will work with Marion Township Trustees to try and find a solution.

Long says he’s hopeful a catch basin an a drainage tile at the base of LaFontaine’s property can mitigate the problem. The engineer’s office will study the issue over the next couple of months to determine a course of action.

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6/10/14 – 5:26 A.M.

A Findlay resident got some national TV time last night. Jim Steffen, the owner of XT Fitness in Findlay, competed in the St. Louis qualifier of American Ninja Warrior. Steffen made it through obstacles like the quintuple steps, the rolling log, the bridge of blades, and the rope swing before falling on the tilting monkey bars.

Steffen, along with Jen Hochstettler and Christy Santistevan, all auditioned for the show in April.


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