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12/1/14 – 5:32 A.M.

Gas prices are a little higher as we start the post-Thanksgiving work week. Ohiogasprices.com reports the statewide average for a gallon of regular is $2.75. That’s up a couple of cents from last Monday, but down from last week’s high of $2.84 a gallon.

Findlay prices are following the same trend. Local drivers are reporting prices around $2.72 a gallon. That’s up from last Monday but down from the $2.89 a gallon we were paying the day before Thanksgiving.

Ottawa prices are also at $2.72 a gallon.

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12/1/14 – 5:30 A.M.

Thanksgiving is over and the holiday shopping season is in full swing. While you’re out battling for bargains and parking spaces there are some other things you should consider. Namely, watching what you’re doing…

Audio: Brian Dill

Findlay Crime Prevention Officer Brian Dill says that’s a recipe for a fender bender or worse. He adds traffic around area shopping centers started increasing late in November and will continue to do so until Christmas.

Once you get to your destination, you need to be aware of other things – like the criminal element…

Audio: Brian Dill

That means you shouldn’t wait to put things in your trunk…

Audio: Brian Dill

Dill says you should also hide chargers for cell phones since they can tip off that you may have valuable electronics in your car.

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12/1/14 – 5:22 A.M.

A two-car crash in eastern Hancock County sent three people to the hospital Sunday. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened around 7:40 p.m. at the intersection of State Route 18 and Township Road 261. 66-year-old Robert Feucht Jr. of Fostoria had stopped at the stop sign at the intersection, but then pulled into the path of a car driven by 40-year-old Brandi Johnson of Newcomerstown Ohio.

Johnson and her passenger, 18-year-old Cassidy Johnson, were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay for treatment of unknown injuries. Feucht was taken by medical helicopter to a Toledo Hospital for treatment. Everyone involved in the crash was wearing their seatbelt.

The crash remains under investigation.

 

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12/1/14 – 5:08 A.M.

A garage fire kept Findlay firefighters busy Sunday morning. The fire department was called to 250 East Eagle Street around 5:30 a.m. The flames were under control in under an hour, but the garage was a complete loss.

The blaze only did minor damage to the house. So far, it’s not known what caused the fire. A damage estimate has not been completed and the fire remains under investigation.

The couple who lives at the home is being assisted by the Red Cross.

 

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12/1/14 – 5:00 A.M.

A Findlay man was injured when he was hit by a car early Sunday morning. The Findlay Police Department reports the incident happened just before 3 a.m. in the 2200 block of Jennifer Lane. 23-year-old Anthony Green was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of a leg injury.

28-year-old Daniel Preble of Findlay was turning onto Jennifer Lane from East Melrose Avenue when he hit Green, who was in a crosswalk. Preble was charged with driving while intoxicated.

 

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11/28/14 – 12:23 P.M.

It looks like North Baltimore residents won’t have to travel too far to catch a movie after all. The “Keep the Virginia Theater Open” campaign has been deemed a success. More than $64,000 was raised to buy a digital projector for the one screen operation.

The theater hasn’t shown a move since July 31. Manager Doug Wickard says the business will reopen as soon as the new projector is installed. When that happens, he plans on having a free movie weekend to show his thanks to everyone who helped out.

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11/28/14 – 12:02 P.M.

As expected, Commercial Savings Bank will be consolidating it’s Findlay operations to its location on Tiffin Avenue. The bank announced the move after State Bank of Defiance announced it had bought the Lincoln Street location in Findlay.

The Lincoln Street branch of Commercial Savings Bank is expected to stay open until the early spring of 2015. Following that State Bank will move into the location.

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11/28/14 – 11:52 A.M.

The two Putnam County men who recently were found dead at the scene of car crashes died of natural causes.  Putnam County Coroner Anna Horstman says 69-year-old John Peck suffered a heart attack before his crash Monday night.

Horstman says that 79-year-old Victor Fischbach of Ottoville also passed from natural causes before his crash on November 17.

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11/26/14 – 5:25 A.M.

A grant will help low-income homeowners in Fostoria make improvements to their properties. The Review-Times reports the WSOS Community Action Commission is hoping the grant money will make a dent in the number of dilapidated houses in the tri-county area. The state has granted the agency $975,000 to use toward the effort.

The home rehab program allows homeowners to apply for up to $30,000. The money can be used for a variety of repairs; including electrical and plumbing work, roof replacement, and siding repair among others.

There are eligibility requirements. For more information call (419)639-2802.

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