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2/11/14 – 11:46 A.M.

Lima police busted a woman for soliciting sex on the internet Sunday. The Lima News reports a police sergeant found an ad on an escort website that relayed him back to a woman in the city. A police report says the woman agreed to meet the officer at a motel to perform a sex act using her foot, mayonnaise and mustard for $170.

Illanna Huster was taken into custody and charged with soliciting. According to the police report Huster told officers, “I knew this was going to happen.”

She didn’t have mustard or mayonnaise when she was arrested.

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2/11/14 – 11:36 A.M.

Flag City Honor Flight is getting set for its next trip to Washington D.C. The organization announced today they’ll be taking a plane load of veterans to the nation’s capital on June 4 of this year. The World-War II, Korean Conflict, and some Vietnam War veterans pay nothing for the trip.

The group needs volunteers to make sure the yearly event is a success. People are needed to help raise funds to pay for the trip, set up the send off breakfast, and coordinate the welcome home event.

If you know someone who would be interested in taking the trip, or you’re interested in helping out you can download a form at flagcityhonorflight.org.

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2/11/14 – 11:18 A.M.

What do you think the biggest quality of life issue is in Hancock County? You can let the United Way of Hancock County know in a series of conversations. Director John Urbanski says the organization wants to hear from a wide variety of people…

Audio: John Urbanski

Urbanski says the assesment of community needs began with a survey in the fall. Now they’re talking to small groups to really drill down into what services or programs might be needed locally…

Audio: John Urbanski

Urbanski says the last time they did a community needs assesment like this, it led to the creation of the HATS program for transportation.

If you’re interested in participating in one of the sessions, call (419)423-1432.

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2/11/14 – 8:23 A.M.

A semi apparently attempting to turn around snarled traffic in Hancock County earlier today. A caller to our newsroom said the road was blocked around 8 a.m. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the incident happened around 6:30 a.m. at the intersection of State Route 235 and County Road 37. The driver of the semi drove partially off the road, becoming stuck in the process.

Tow trucks were on the scene by 8 a.m. No other details were available.


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2/11/14 – 5:28 A.M.

A seizure is being blamed for a crash involving a semi near Bluffton Monday night. The State Highway Patrol says 56-year-old William Frederick of Chatham, Ontario was driving south on I-75 around 6:45 when he crossed the median and hit a guardrail in the northbound lanes. His truck continued on, hitting a mile marker, trees, and a fence.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash, but traffic was slowed in the area. Frederick was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

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2/11/14 – 5:22 A.M.

McComb is looking at how to jump start development downtown. The Courier reports village council agreed to explore the process of starting an economic development group to tackle the issue. Council and the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation will split the $1,750 it will cost to hire the AdviCoach firm to help McComb put the group together.

It’s expected the group will include representatives from the local government, Hearthside Food Solutions, McComb schools, civic groups and possibly others.

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2/11/14 – 5:14 A.M.

A Fostoria man is facing attempted murder charges after he allegedly stabbed three people in Tiffin last weekend. Police say eight people were involved in a fight on Miami Street just before 1 a.m. Saturday. During that time investigators say 32-year-old Bobby Moore stabbed 22-year-old Brandi Brock in the forearm, 24-year-old Kenyaha Jackson in the upper back, and 23-year-old Vyshawn Arnold in the thigh and upper back. None of the victims remained in the hospital Monday.

Moore was arrested after he allegedly attempted to flee the scene. He faces two counts of attempted murder, one count of assault, and one count of felonious assault. Moore is being held on a bond of more than $2.5 million.

A second person was also arrested. 25-year-old Cory Cook of Tiffin allegedly punched a person who was attempting to aid the stabbing victims.

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2/11/14 – 5:01 A.M.

A Fostoria woman is accused of leaving her children home alone for between 4 and 5 days. Police say 38-year-old Jacqueline Gibson was taken into custody Monday, and charged with two counts of child endangerment. She allegedly left her two 11-year-old children by themselves after getting mad at them in December.

The case was investigated shortly before Christmas. The children were placed in the care of their grandparents.

Gibson is being held in jail on a $10,000 bond.

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2/11/14 – 4:53 A.M.

The Findlay City School district has named its next superintendent. The school board voted in favor of hiring Edward Kurt to take the place of the retiring Dean Wittwer in August. Kurt is currently the superintendent at Margaretta Local Schools in Castalia.

Speaking with the Courier, Kurt said “Findlay City Schools is a great community with some great partnerships with places like the University of Findlay.” He added his focus will be on making sure the district is operating efficiently under the current financial climate.

Kurt will receive an annual salary of $138,000. The contract gives him a 2% raise in 2015 and 2016. He’ll also get $10,000 to help move his family to the city by August.

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