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2/23/15 – 7:38 A.M.

Two Fostoria residents are facing drug charges following a raid over the weekend. The Fostoria Police Department reports the bust took place at 130 Elm Street Saturday. Both 24-year-old Dateaka Sherman and 33-year-old Taneel Lee are facing several charges.

Officers report finding suspected crack cocaine, suspected marijuana, cash, criminal tools, and evidence of drug trafficking in the home.

 

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2/23/15 – 7:24 A.M.

Gas prices are continuing a steady increase. Findlay drivers report average prices around $2.38 a gallon as we start another work week. That’s up seven cents from last Monday. A month ago we were paying around $1.97 a gallon in Findlay.

Ottawa drivers are paying $2.29 a gallon. That’s the same price as it was a week ago.

According to Ohiogasprices.com, the average price for regular across the state is $2.33 a gallon. A week ago we were paying $2.27 a gallon.

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A Saturday afternoon crash injured two teenagers in Findlay. The Findlay Police Department reports the accident happened at the corner of McManness Avenue and Country Club Drive around 3:30 p.m.

A car driven by 18-year-old Amy Dube slid into a utility pole at the intersection. She and 16-year-old Bryanna Vela were both taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

Dube was cited for failure to control.

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2/23/15 – 5:31 A.M.

A three-car crash injured a Toledo man on I-75 in Hancock County Saturday afternoon. The State Highway Patrol reports the accident happened around 2:15 p.m. a mile north of Van Buren.

30-year-old Pablo Losoya Jr. was driving north as he approached other cars stopped for another accident. Losoya’s car hit a vehicle driven by 45-year-old Jill Morehart of Findlay. Losoya’s car then hit a truck driven by 57-year-old Jimmy Postlethwaite.

Losoya was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital to be treated for his injuries. The other drivers were not hurt. Losoya was also cited for failure to maintain an assured clear distance.

 

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2/23/15 – 5:20 A.M.

Findlay police are still looking for a driver in a hit-and-run accident that injured a 16-year-old late Friday afternoon. The Findlay Police Department says the incident happened around 5:10 p.m. in the crosswalk at West Trenton and Broad avenues.

The teenager was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of a leg injury. He was in town with a group for a school-related event.

Police are looking for a red, four-door vehicle driven by a white woman. Anyone with information should call (419)424-7150.

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2/23/15 – 5:13 A.M.

Putnam County’s Health Department is changing some policies to keep people from buying lots of land too small to build a home on. The Putnam County Sentinel reports the department is requiring soil analysis for sewage treatment systems and private water systems before lots are created. In the past the analysis was done after the lot was made. That could mean someone could buy a lot that may not be able to meet the requirements for a sewage system.

The move was made after the Putnam County Commissioners rejected a proposed two-acre minimum for lots created in unincorporated areas.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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2/23/15 – 5:02 A.M.

Another meeting about a proposed addiction recovery home in Findlay will take place today. The Findlay Ministerial Association will hold a press conference at Howard United Methodist Church on Cherry Street at 12:30 p.m. Reverand Larry Kreps says the meeting will discuss the results of previous public meetings, and the “possibilities moving forward.”

The Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services’ plans to put a recovery home for women at 1900 Greendale Avenue has been controversial. Opponents of the plan say the house doesn’t belong near two elementary schools. Those in favor of it say it’s something that Findlay needs and won’t be a burden to the neighborhood.

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2/20/15 – 11:02 A.M.

Efforts to continue the revitalization of downtown Findlay were bolstered today. Heritage Ohio Inc. officially admitted the city into its Ohio Main Street program. The designation gives the Downtown Findlay development group access to more resources…

Audio: Jeff Siegler

Jeff Siegler is with Heritage Ohio and says the non-profit organization focuses on saving historic buildings and continued economic development.

Maria Reza is Findlay’s downtown coordinator, and says the city has seen benefits from being an affiliate member the past few years…

Audio: Maria Reza

Reza says as a full member they’ll now have access to even more resources to help the continued development of downtown. Members get training and technical support on a variety of revitalization topics.

There are only 22 other Main Street program cities in Ohio, including Kent, Troy, and Van Wert among others.

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2/20/15 – 5:22 A.M.

Residents of a Findlay neighborhood voiced their concerns about the potential location of a Findlay City Schools bus garage during a Thursday meeting. The Courier reports more than 60 people were on hand to learn more about the potential facility. The school district is considering building the garage near the corner of Broad and Bigelow Avenue.

There was conversation about noise and diesel fumes. Jerry Murray of RCM Architects said that fencing and landscaping would be used to buffer noise issues. Others in attendance wanted to know how putting a garage at that location would affect traffic.

There were others on hand concerned the garage would cause more water runoff into the Dalzell Ditch. Murray said legally they couldn’t build a facility that adds extra runoff into the ditch.

Superintendent Ed Kurt told the crowd the school wanted to be good neighbors and try and address the concerns brought up. He added that no permanent plans were in place yet.

The meeting may be a moot point. The district isn’t interested in the property unless it can be rezoned to fit their needs.

MORE: The Courier

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