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11/23/15 – 7:20 A.M.

A proposed change to end a tax credit in Fostoria has been met with outrage on social media, but Mayor Eric Kecker says he’s only gotten a couple of phone calls about it. The Review-Times reports an income tax credit is set to expire on January 1.

Currently city residents who work elsewhere only have to pay the difference in taxes between the two cities. Keckler says the change is needed to offset the loss of a grant that has been paying for eight firefighters. The city has received the SAFER grant twice, and Keckler believes it’s unlikely it will get a third grant.

Keckler calls the move a “tough choice,” but adds he would sleep better knowing, “there are policemen, firemen and paramedics out there if somebody needs them.” Online backlash has been led by former Mayor John Davoli. In a post on the RT Facebook page, Davoli said, “Notice how there is no talk of cuts in the city budget, just a big cut in YOUR budget!”

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11/23/15 – 6:54 A.M.

An environmental study at the University of Findlay’s Rieck Center has been completed. University officials say the study is expected to give findings about floodwater filtration and collection. A more than $93,000 grant from the Ohio EPA created a space for natural filtering and treatment of runoff from nearby fields.

The money was used to create a seven-acre wetland complex at 17311 Amanda Township Road 166. A gently sloped dithc was designed to direct field runoff to the wetlands rather than into the Blanchard River water system.

The project’s purpose is to reduce sediment and phosphorus runoff from farmland.

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11/23/15 – 6:43 A.M.

A Findlay man was injured in a one-car crash late Saturday afternoon. The Findlay Police Department reports the incident happened on Broad Avenue around 5:45 p.m. Saturday. 23-year-old Anthony Ramsey suffered head injuries and was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment.

Police say Ramsey was driving south when he lost control of the car and hit a curb near the Great Scot grocery store. The car then hit a tree.

Ramsey was cited for operating a vehicle while under the influence, operating without reasonable control, and failure to wear a seat belt.

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11/23/15 – 5:23 A.M.

Another Fostoria business has been robbed at gunpoint. The Review-Times reports the incident happened at the Fostoria Pantry at 255 West South Street just before 9 p.m. Saturday night. Police are still investigating what was taken. The crime is believed to be linked to a string of robberies over the last month in the city.

On November 18 the Little Caesers location was also robbed at gunpoint. In that case an employee was hit in the face with a gun. No one was injured in the Saturday night robbery.

Other robberies believed to be connected to the suspect include an October 19 incident at the South Side Carryout, an October 21 incident at the Taco Bell on Plaza Drive, and an October 30 robbery at the Tri-County Beverage Center on West Lytle Street.

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11/23/15 – 5:13 A.M.

A Michigan man was arrested in Hancock County Friday night after leading sheriff’s deputies on a brief chase. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the incident happened in Liberty Township around 10:45 p.m. Friday.

Law enforcement received several calls about a Ford Explorer driving all over the road near U.S. 224 and Township Road 136. A deputy was able to locate the SUV as it was pulling into a driveway on Township Road 94. The suspect, 29-year-old Peter Kiser, got back in the SUV and sped away. He drove through two yards and fields along Township Road 136 before coming to a stop.

Kiser faces charges of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, criminal mischief, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, reckless operation, and a left of center violation.

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11/23/15 – 5:02 A.M.

A two-car crash killed one person and injured seven others Saturday night near Upper Sandusky. The Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office reports the collision happened on State Route 53 near Upper Sandusky around 8:30 p.m.

A car driven by Calvin Lust of Sycamore was exiting U.S. 23 and trying to turn left onto Route 53. He pulled into the path of a car driven by Terry Seabold of Wapakoneta. Lust was extricated from his car with the Jaws of Life while emergency responders performed CPR. He would later die from his injuries.

Four passengers in Lust’s car were taken to Wyandot Memorial Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Seabold and two passengers were also taken to the hospital.

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11/23/15 – 4:32 A.M.

Some Wood County residents are still under a boil advisory. Northwestern Water and Sewer District officials say residents of Weston, Custar and Milton Center must boil their water for at least one minute before using. The boil order was prompted yesterday by a water main break and low water pressure that affected those communities.

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11/20/15 – 9:07 A.M.

The Mazza Museum has a new curator and deputy director. The University of Findlay says Dan Chudzinski will serve as the curator while Kerry Teeple will step into a new role as deputy director. Teeple has worked the last four years as an administrative assistant at the museum. Chudzinski is a sculptor and illustrator with a Master of Fine Arts in Three-Dimensional Studies from Bowling Green State University.

Both will start in their new roles next month.

The Mazza Museum has the world’s largest collection of illustrations from children’s books.

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11/20/15 – 8:30 A.M.

If you need a ride from HATS today it won’t cost you anything. Laurie Collins is the director of the transportation service, and says First Federal Bank is sponsoring all trips within Hancock County today. HATS is open for rides until 9:45 p.m.

If you need to schedule a pickup, you can call (419)423-7261.

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11/20/15 – 6:37 A.M.

The Von’s Diamonds and Jewelry store in Findlay is closing. The Lima News reports that the Von’s location in Lima will remain open. According to the report Dennis Vondrell owns the Lima store, and intends to pass it on to his daughter. The Findlay location is owned by Dennis’ brother Larry, who is retiring and decided to close the store.

Von’s Diamonds and Jewelry opened in Findlay in 1988. The store moved to Patriot Drive on the east side in 2007.

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