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2/13/14 – 5:28 A.M.

The Hopewell-Loudon school board is working to move to school bus stops inside the district. The Review-Times reports the school’s current policy requires all stops be within the district lines, but as it stands now there is one stop in Fostoria and one in Tiffin.

The Fostoria bus stop is located at the old St. Wendelin Elementary School building. However that location doesn’t allow the bus driver to see children get picked up by their parents. The district has talked with the owner of the Nest on State Route 18, who will allow parents to park there to pick up their children. Superintendent Nichole Jiran assured board members the gentleman’s club near that location doesn’t open until 7 p.m. so it wouldn’t be an issue.

The change to the Tiffin bus stop is still being worked on.

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2/13/14 – 5:18 A.M.

Stealing from the Tiffin Walmart has landed a Findlay man in prison. The Advertiser-Tribune reports 27-year-old Jeremy Sherbrook was sentenced this week to three years behind bars for a robbery reported last fall. Sherbrook and 22-year-old Jonna Boyette of Findlay tried to take several items from the store, including a 50″ flat screen TV. When they were confronted Sherbrook assaulted a store employee.

Boyette pleaded no contest to theft charges last year and was sentenced to 120 days in jail.

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2/13/14 – 5:10 A.M.

A little talked about but well used gym owned by the city of Findlay is in line for some upgrades this year. At this week’s city council Appropriations Committee meeting, members talked about the $15,000 budgeted to fix up the facility on South West Street. Some members of the committee weren’t aware that the gym existed.

The Courier reports the facility is mostly used by police officers and firefighters. However the gym can be used by any city employee and with a new wellness plan in place, officials are hoping more people will take advantage.

Deputy Auditor Ginger Sampson told the committee the gym started off as a contract provision for the police department. Service-Safety Director Paul Schmelzer added, “I would think the Police Department likes the fact that it’s not open to the public. I know I wouldn’t want to be lifting weights next to some guy that I just threw cuffs on.”

The city is looking to buy cardio equipment, a squat rack, kettlebells, bicep curling bars, hex bars and rubber plates.

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2/13/14 – 4:58 A.M.

A Findlay man will spend 11 years in prison for his role in a December shooting. 22-year-old Tyrel Jones pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of aggravated robbery and felonious assault. On December 19 Jones shot 19-year-old Christopher Ingleston in the torso. Police say Jones believed there was money and drugs in the home at 222 Prospect Avenue.

Ingleston was treated for his injuries at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo.

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2/12/14 – 12:30 P.M.

Findlay-based National Lime and Stone Co. has added a new business to its portfolio. The company says it has bought Lash Paving of Martin’s Ferry. Lash Paving is an asphalt producer and paving contractor. It will become a wholly owned subsidiary of National Lime.

In all, Lash Paving operates three asphalt plants in eastern Ohio.

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2/12/14 – 12:17 A.M.

Real estate taxes for the first half of 2014 for Hancock County are due Friday. Hancock County Treasurer Steve Welton says his office will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Friday to accept payments. A number of lending institutions also accept payments on behalf of the county.

If you are going to mail your payment it needs to have a U.S. Postal cancellation date of February 14. For more information call (419)424-7213.

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2/12/14 – 12:07 P.M.

Findlay’s annual black-tie fundraiser for the American Red Cross will have a bit of 70′s flair this year. Red Cross Director Todd James says this year’s event is going disco…

Audio: Todd James

Aside from dinner and dancing, the party will also feature a silent auction which will include Hollywood memorabilia.

The money raised helps fund Red Cross activities locally…

Audio: Todd James

James says that means not only disaster recover efforts, but also public safety training to help prevent disasters in the first place.

For ticket information call (419)422-9322.

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2/12/14 – 9:53 A.M.

Drunk and cold was a dangerous combination for a Bowling Green man. The Sentinel-Tribune reports officers were called to a house in the city around 1:15 a.m. today after residents in the South Summit Street home complained of a man beating on their door. When officers arrived they found pants, boots, and a belt lying by the door of the house.

Worried the man could be in danger, officers and a K9 unit initiated a search, eventually finding 20-year-old Travis Robertson inside an East Wooster Street home. He was taken to the hospital to be monitored for signs of hypothermia, as his core temperature had dropped to 93 degrees.

Robertson was also charged with criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, and underage consumption.

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2/12/14 – 9:39 A.M.

Fostoria has begun the process of trying to remove excess snow from streets. While most would like to see every flake of snow removed at this point, the city is focusing on the corners of intersections where it’s getting dangerous for drivers. Mayor Eric Keckler tells the Review-Times the snow is high enough in some spots that plows can’t place it on top of the drifts, which is leading to the narrowing of streets.

To combat the issue dump trucks are taking the snow to to a field south of Reservoir 4. City residents are not permitted to dump their extra snow there due to liability issues.

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2/12/14 – 11:40 A.M.

Area residents will have a chance to get free mammograms in Findlay next week. Stephanie Pilgrim is with Susan G Komen for the Cure of northwest Ohio says a grant from the organization is making the event possible…

Audio: Stephanie Pilgrim

Pilgrim adds that money raised by the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure event in Findlay last fall is helping pay for the screenings for income eligible candidates…

Audio: Stephanie Pilgrim

The free mammograms will be given at the EasternWoods Outpatient Center on the eat side of Findlay on February 21.

For more information call (419)423-5451.

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