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9/28/15 – 4:26 A.M.

Trial is scheduled to begin today in Wood County for a man charged in a cold case murder. Russell Adkins is accused of killing Dana Rosendale in 1982. Prosecutors say Adkins gave Rosendale a ride home from a Toledo bar hours before she was found badly hurt along Tracy Road. Rosendale’s body was exhumed after new evidence pointed to foul play and her death reclassified as a homicide.

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9/25/15 – 12:10 P.M.

All Liberty-Benton school buildings have been evacuated following what school officials are calling a “credible threat.” Assistant High School Principal Ben Gerken tells us that safety protocols are being followed and that “the safety of our children is our number one priority.”

Gerken says the school received the threat around 11:15 a.m.

No other details are available at this time, we’ll have more information as it becomes available.

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9/25/15 – 7:30 A.M.

A report from the State Auditor’s Office shows the former fiscal officer for the Wood County Juvenile Court mishandled money from the office. The Sentinel-Tribune reports Christy Manley took court deposits home and used the money for personal loans for herself. An audit of the court was released by the state Thursday.

The report says Manley failed to make timely deposits for a total of more than $53,000. That includes more than $28,000 in cash deposits that weren’t made in time. A finding for recovery against Manley was issued for $727 for money that wasn’t replaced. She repaid the amount in August.

The case has been forwarded to the Wood County prosecutor.

MORE: Sentinel-Tribune

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9/25/15 – 6:52 A.M.

The new North Baltimore High School football field continues to come together. The Courier reports sod was installed this week. Community volunteers helped lay the new turf down. Cygnet Turf donated the sod, valued at $100,000.

Bleachers, lighting, and fencing still have to be put in place before the new stadium can be used. There’s not timeline for when the first game will be played at the high school.

The new field will be at the high school. The Tigers currently play at a stadium on Tarr Street.

MORE: The Courier

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9/25/15 – 6:39 A.M.

Two people were hospitalized following a two-vehicle collision in Fostoria Thursday afternoon. The Fostoria Police Department reports the crash happened on West Jones Road around 12:30 p.m.

According to the accident report, a Ford Escape was driving on Jones Road when a minivan driven by 34-year-old Brian Biddle pulled in front of the SUV from South Main Street. The driver of the Escape was not publicly identified.

Both drivers were taken to ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

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9/25/15 – 5:23 A.M.

Seneca County has formed a board to oversee its Transportation Improvement District. The Review-Times reports the five-member panel will handle a state program that provides funds for road improvements. The panel includes a county commissioner, the county auditor, county engineer, and the mayors of Fostoria and Tiffin. The mayors can choose someone to act on their behalf for the board.

The board will approve projects and also seek funding options for them. The group has the ability to apply for 10 percent funding of a project, up to $250,000.

MORE: Review-Times

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9/25/15 – 5:14 A.M.

A series of meetings for people interested in starting their own business kicked off this week. The Family Center on North Blanchard Street is playing host to 13 meetings to help out potential entrepreneurs. The meetings are held every Thursday between 5:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.

Topics include developing a business plan, funding a business, and marketing your venture. For income-qualified applicants, the fee is $25 to take part. All others have to pay $100.

For more information you can call (419)423-3755.

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9/25/15 – 5:06 A.M.

A community health assessment will take place in Hancock County. The “Be Healthy Now” Hancock County Coalition will survey more than 3,600 people for the project. The survey will ask about general health, risk factors, and about access to health care. The results will be compared to a similar effort done in 2011.

The survey will question three groups; children 11-years-old and younger, those between 12 and 18-years-old, and adults 19 and older. Participants will be randomly selected.

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The final event of the festival season in Putnam County will be held this weekend. The Putnam County Sentinel reports the Continental Fall Festival will run today through Sunday.

Nashville Crush will perform tonight. Saturday will feature a pancake and sausage breakfast, cornhole tournament, and a performance by the band Venyx Saturday night. Sunday brings a church service, a band performance by the Continental High School band, and duck races.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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9/25/15 – 4:49 A.M.

A one-car crash injured an Ada man on U.S. 30 in southern Hancock County Thursday. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the incident happened near County Road 9 around 6:10 p.m.

39-year-old Aaron McDougle was driving west on the highway when he lost control. His Honda went off the road and into a ditch. McDougle was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

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