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8/4/14 – 6:41 A.M.

An accidental 911 call led to the arrest of a Kenton man last Friday. Kentontoday.com reports a small child was playing with a phone and called the emergency service. Police were dispatched to to a home in the 200 block of Glendale Street after the child hung up.

Officers spoke to 31-year-old Joe Nelson when they arrived at the house. They found that Nelson had an outstanding warrant, and took him into custody. He was released later in the day.

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8/4/14 – 5:28 A.M.

A Tiffin woman was injured when her car was hit by a train last Friday. The Wood County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened at a crossing north of Fostoria near U.S. 23.

23-year-old Hollie Irving was driving east of Switzer Road when she attempted to cross the tracks. She was hit on her passenger side door by a CSX train. The crossing doesn’t have a gate or warning lights, but does have a warning sign.

Irving was taken to Promedica Fostoria Community Hospital for treatment of unknown injuries. The crash remains under investigation.


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8/4/14 – 5:23 A.M.

You’ll pay more to fill up your gas tank to start off the work week. Ohiogasprices.com reports the statewide average for regular unleaded is $3.46 this morning. That’s 10 cents higher than last Monday, but 12 cents cheaper than what we were paying on July 4.

In Findlay, prices are slightly above the state average, checking in around $3.49 a gallon. Prices are also at $3.49 in Ottawa.

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8/4/14 – 5:16 A.M.

Deer hunting season is still a little while off in Ohio, but preparations are underway already. The Hancock Park District will hold its annual “hunting with permission” lottery Thursday night at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Activity Barn at Litzenberg Memorial Woods.

Lottery winners get permits to hunt deer and small game in the Litzenberg Memorial Woods during the designated seasons.

White-tailed deer archery season starts September 27 in Ohio.

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8/4/14 – 5:07 A.M.

Eleven people were arrested for impaired driving during two weekend checkpoints in Findlay. The State Highway Patrol reports four people were taken into custody at a checkpoint on Main Street near the University of Findlay Friday night. A second checkpoint on Tiffin Avenue near the AAA office early Saturday morning led to two more arrests.

Another four people were arrested in areas around the checkpoints.

800 cars were inspected during the enforcement blitz.

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8/4/14 – 4:58 A.M.

Fostoria residents pitched in to help give people who live in Toledo some help. The Review-Times reports more than 230 cases of bottled water were dropped off at the Fostoria Fire Department Sunday. People also dropped off wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and food that doesn’t need water to eat.

Volunteers from the New Life Family Worship Center helped organize the drive. Items were collected from 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday. Mayor Eric Keckler told the newspaper he was impressed with the turnout because the event was only publicized on social media starting Saturday night.

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8/4/14 – 4:49 A.M.

Area officials are reminding Findlay residents the water is safe here. The reminders come after Toledo residents haven’t been able to use their water because of an algae bloom on Lake Erie near the city’s water intake. Findlay gets its water from above ground reservoirs east of the city. Smaller towns in Hancock County either use wells or their own reservoirs.

The inability to get safe drinking water led to Toledo residents fanning out across the region and buying up bottled water supplies in Findlay and beyond. More stocks of bottled water were brought to area stores Saturday afternoon and Sunday.

Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik offered help to Toledo Saturday morning. However, the National Guard was able to truck in water from Columbus and Akron.

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8/1/14 – 6:53 A.M.

A one car crash injured an Upper Sandusky woman Thursday afternoon. The Upper Sandusky Police Department reports the crash happened around 1 p.m. on North Third Street.

44-year-old Amy Moor was driving north when she hit a guardrail near Wyandot Avenue. Moor was taken by medical helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. She was also cited for failure to yield.

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8/1/14 – 6:47 A.M.

Three communities in Seneca County are trying to decide what to do with the future of their emergency services. The Courier reports officials from Bettsville, Liberty Township and Jackson Township will either join an existing ambulance district or create a new one.

Ambulance districts are nothing new in Seneca County. Attica, Venice and Reed townships have formed an ambulance district. New Riegel, Big Springs and Seneca townships are currently forming a district. Bloomville and Bloom Township are also in talks to start their own district.

County emergency medical service director Ken Majors says the best option is to join an existing district. If that happens residents in Bettsville, Liberty Township and Jackson Township would help pay an existing 1.2 mill levy to help run ambulance services.

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