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2/29/16 – 8:54 A.M.

Work on a storm sewer in Findlay will close parts of four roads in one Findlay neighborhood this week. The city’s engineering office says it’s a good idea to avoid the following locations; Lynn Street between G and H streets, G Street between Lynn Street and the railroad, H Street between Lynn and McConnell streets, and Walnut Street between G and H streets.

Short delays are expected as a result of the work.

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2/29/16 – 8:42 A.M.

A Wood County man was killed in a one-car crash over the weekend. The Wood County Sheriff’s Office says 36-year-old Martin Rosales was found around 8:30 a.m. in a car upside down in a ditch on Mermill Road, just west of Liberty Hi Road.

The Rudolph resident was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The incident remains under investigation.

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2/29/16 – 8:32 A.M.

The Seneca County Agency on Aging will be moving. The Review-Times reports the agency is buying the former Galaxy Diner on State Route 12. Brian Glover is the director of the commission’s board of trustees says the new location will more handicap accessible than the current offices on East Tiffin Street. Glover says the single-story building makes it easier for clients to get around.

The Agency on Aging will pay $90,000 for the former restaurant; which is $60,000 under what the asking price was. Glover says most of the changes to the building will be cosmetic.

MORE: Review-Times

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2/29/16 – 7:21 A.M.

Gas prices are continuing an upward trend. While prices are starting to come down in Findlay, they are still higher than they were a week ago. Several stations in Findlay are selling for $1.73 a gallon today according to OhioGasPrices.com. That’s up from $1.65 a week ago. Prices have been steadily increasing over the last month.

In Ottawa, drivers are paying $1.79 a gallon, up from $1.64 a week ago.

The statewide average is up as well, at $1.77 a gallon. That’s an increase of nine cents over the last seven days.

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2/29/16 – 6:54 A.M.

It’s been just over a month since former Putnam County Sheriff Michael Chandler passed away unexpectedly, and the outpouring of support for the office continues in the community. The Putnam County Sentinel reports employees of Brookhill Center recently stopped by to drop off a plate of cookies. An anonymous donation of deer sausage came in on a different day. They serve as just two examples of how people have reached out to the department.

David Roney served as the acting sheriff and tells the newspaper the generous acts have been much appreciated. In a Facebook past, Roney said, “All of this has given smiles to the people here in the office. Having community support makes our efforts worthwhile. Thank you Putnam County.”

MORE:  Putnam County Sentinel

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Look around the community, and you’ll find plenty of political signs for county recorder candidates. Over the next two days we’ll meet the women vying for the position, starting with Heather Pendleton.

Pendleton says she believes there’s a lot more the recorder’s office can be doing, such as making living will documents more readily available…

Audio: Heather Pendleton

Pendleton also says she wants to streamline military DD-214 processing for area veterans.

While in more high-profile races you might already know a candidate’s credentials, that may not be the case for the recorder candidates. Pendleton says she has plenty of experience…

Audio: Heather Pendleton

Pendleton currently works as a fiscal administrator in the county auditor’s office. She is also a practicing attorney, which she says helps her in interpreting the Ohio Revised Code.

You can listen to the full interview on our website. Tomorrow we will profile Tracey Coldren, who is also running for county recorder.

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2/29/15 – 5:23 A.M.

A Findlay man was injured in a Sunday motorcycle crash. The Findlay Police Department reports 35-year-old Michael Dole was pulling out of the parking lot of the CVS pharmacy at 463 Tiffin Avenue when he hit the back of a stopped car driven by 44-year-old Robert Vucco.

Doyle was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries. He was also cited for failure to stop in the assured clear distance and for not having a valid motorcycle license.

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2/29/16 – 5:14 A.M.

Two people were sent to the hospital following a two-car crash just west of Findlay Sunday afternoon. The collision happened around 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 224 and County Road 140. 80-year-old Robert Goulding was driving west on U.S. 224 when he slowed for a yellow light. He was hit from behind by 21-year-old Weston Schwab of New Bavaria.

Two passengers in Goulding’s van were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of their injuries. The drivers were not hurt. Schwab was cited for not maintaining assured clear distance.

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2/29/16 – 5:04 A.M.

Findlay firefighters were called to a house fire at 216 Southcliff Drive Saturday night. No one was hurt and the damage was minor, only estimated to be around $5,000. Fire Captain Joel Rampe says the flames started in a wall cavity around a fireplace. The cause of the flames remains under investigation.

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2/29/16 – 4:57 A.M.

An effort to understand trauma in Findlay school children’s lives will be presented to a national audience this summer. The Courier reports Kelly Glick and Darlene Mack will talk about the district’s Trauma Informed Care program during a conference in New Orleans. “Trauma Informed Care” helps staff members in the school district identify issues that could cause children to act out.

Glick, who is an assistant principal at Donnell Middle School, said one example of how the program works is through the use of “safe rooms.” She tells the newspaper that children can be sent to these rooms to allow teachers to get all the facts about what is going on. She adds the rooms allow the kids to “cool down and get back on track.”

All staff members in the school district have gone through Trauma Informed Care training.

MORE: The Courier

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