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6/26/14 – 6:46 A.M.

A large retailer moving into Findlay will hold a hiring event today and tomorrow. Gabe’s will interview potential employees from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Country Inn and Suites on Interstate Drive. The new store, which will be located in the old Home Depot building, is scheduled to open July 26.

You’ll need to bring two forms of I.D. and be ready for on-the-spot interviews at the event. The company is looking to fill a wide variety of positions.

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6/26/14 – 5:31 A.M.

A woman was killed in a two-car crash near Upper Sandusky Wednesday night. The State Highway Patrol says the accident happened around 6:30 p.m. on the southbound entrance ramp from State Route 199 to U.S 23.

38-year-old Stephanie Cowgill of Bucyrus pulled off the edge of the ramp so she could stop to get something out of her trunk. A Ford F-250 driven by 29-year-old Wade Gottfried of Nevada crossed the white edge line on the ramp and hit Cowgill.

Cowgill’s two children were in the car at the time of the crash. They were not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.

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6/26/14 – 5:24 A.M.

Teachers in the North Baltimore school district will be working under a new contract staring next month. The Sentinel-Tribune reports the deal gives educators a 1.75 percent raise in both years of the contract. Teachers will see a higher deductible for their health insurance in exchange for lower monthly fees.

The school board unanimously approved the contract. Negotiations started back in January.

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6/26/14 – 5:16 A.M.

Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court Judge Mark Repp has been removed from a criminal case. The Review-Times reports Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley disqualified Repp from an underage consumption case against 20-year-old Alexander Ratchen.

Ratchen was a passenger in a pickup truck involved a fatal crash in October of 2012. The crash took the life of 20-year-olds Jacob Hohman and Rachel Pennington. Ratchen’s attorney says 19 others cited for underage consumption that night were placed in diversion programs. He adds Repp was insistent on Ratchen getting a 30-day jail sentence.

Two people in a second vehicle were given 30-day sentences for underage possession and consumption. Ratchen’s lawyer said his client didn’t deserve the same sentence. He argued that’s because Ratchen was unconscious following the crash, and played no role in moving Jacob Hohman from the crash scene.

MORE: Review-Times

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6/26/14 – 4:51 A.M.

A jury found a Putnam County man guilty of rape Wednesday. The Putnam County Sentinel reports 54-year-old Timothy Good of Continental was also found guilty on a charge of gross sexual imposition. The victim in the latter charge was only five-years-old. The rape victim was less than 10-years-old at the time of the offense.

Good faces a possibility of life in prison for the rape charge. He’ll be sentenced July 8.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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6/25/14   5:15 p.m.


Wyandot County and the Upper Sandusky Chamber of Commerce are asking for your help to put on their annual fireworks display.

Kathy Tolle-Grasz, executive director of the Upper Sandusky Chamber of Commerce, said in order for the fireworks show to continue as it stands today, $8,000 of donations and contributions are needed. Currently there is a $1,000 shortfall.

Audio: Kathy Tolle-Grasz

Tolle-Grasz said the fireworks will go on as planned on July 3rd without any interuption, but if there is a shortfall the fireworks display will be reduced by that amount for next year.

All sponsors and donations will be recognized on the Chamber’s website at uppersanduskychamber.com.

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Veterans in the Hancock County and surrounding areas are invited to the Veterans Resource Fair this Saturday June 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Winebrenner Auditorium in Findlay.

At the fair, veterans can learn about the benefits they earned during their service and the resouces available at the federal, state and local levels.

Nichole Coleman, director of the Hancock County Veterans Service Office, said this event benefits veterans and the community alike.

Audio: Nichole Coleman

There will be organizations at the event ranging from colleges and universities to job solutions representatives to mortgage specialists who work with VA home loans and more, all speciliazing in dealing with veterans, guest speakers and a free breakfast buffet for veterans beginning at 8:30 a.m.

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6/25/14 – 7:22 A.M.

A concerned mother helped Carey Police make an arrest this week. The department’s Facebook page says the mother told officers a 42-year-old man was making inappropriate comments to her 15-year-old daughter.

Police staged a covert investigation, which led to the arrest of the Upper Sandusky resident. He was charged with importuning and is being held in the Wyandot County Jail.

No other details were available.

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6/25/14 – 6:52 A.M.

The Wood County village of Cygnet is ready to celebrate its 125th anniversary this year. There’s just one problem – no one can seem to remember where the 75th anniversary time capsule is. The Sentinel-Tribune reports there are plans to open the capsule during an August celebration; if it can be located.

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