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11/21/16 – 5:33 A.M.

We saw snow fly over the weekend, which among other things means road projects in our area are wrapping up for the year. ODOT says only one project other than the I-75 widening work is taking place in our area this week. State Route 18 and 613 between Baird Road and County Road 75 near Fostoria remains closed for a railroad crossing repair project.

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11/21/16 – 5:28 A.M.

It seems like a distant memory now, but we saw a record high temperature in Findlay last Friday. The Findlay Water Pollution Control Center says the high on Friday was 74 degrees. That tied a record set 120 years ago.

Of course, Saturday saw more winter-like weather move in. The WTOL First Alert Forecast says temperatures won’t get above 40 degrees for the next couple of days.

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11/21/16 – 5:23 A.M.

Local gas prices are up as we head into the Thanksgiving Holiday week. OhioGasPrices.com reports the average price for a gallon of regular in Findlay is $2.01 today. That’s up nine cents from last Monday. Prices are 22 cents higher than they were the Monday before Thanksgiving last year.

Drivers in Ottawa are paying $2.04 a gallon today. That’s up six cents from a week ago.

The statewide average is up as well. Around Ohio, drivers are paying $2.08 for a gallon of regular. That’s an 11 cent increase over last week.

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11/21/16 – 5:11 A.M.

Fostoria Police arrested a wanted Delphos man in Hancock County late last week. According to the Lima News, investigators in Van Wert County were looking for 26-year-old Christopher Peters in connection to the death of a 15-month-old boy last Tuesday. Officers arrested Peters on an unrelated failure to appear warrant in Hancock County.

Peters faces charges of child endangerment and felonious assault. He’s expected to be extricated to Van Wert County to face the charges.

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11/21/16 – 5:00 A.M.

Findlay police arrested a 16-year-old Sunday afternoon following the shooting of a 17-year-old in the city. The Findlay Police Department says the shooting happened in the parking lot of the Family Center at 1800 North Blanchard Street just after 5:30 p.m. Investigators are not publicly identifying either of the teens involved.

Officers arrested the suspect around 8:30 p.m. They took the 16-year-old to the Wood County Juvenile Detention Center. The boy faces a felonious assault charge.

A release from the department says investigators found the gun allegedly used in the incident as well.

The victim is undergoing treatment at Blanchard Valley Hospital.

A release from the Family Center says the facility wasn’t open when the shooting happened. It adds the Family Center will have normal operating hours today.

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11/18/16 – 9:00 A.M.

A two-car crash in the 800 block of Howard Street injured a Findlay woman Thursday morning. The Findlay Police Department reports a 17-year-old girl was driving east on Howard Street around 9:30 a.m. when she tried to turn left onto Waite Avenue and hit a car driven by 43-year-old Barbara Walls.

Hanco Ambulance took Walls to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Police did not publicly identify the teenage driver. They did cite her for a juvenile traffic offense and failure to yield on a left turn.

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11/18/16 – 8:53 A.M.

A Toledo company has bought a Findlay business. Shrader Tire & Oil Company has assumed all the lubricant operations of Keneco Distributors. A representative from Shrader said, “Key Keneco personnel in management, sales, and operations have decided to join Shrader, providing business continuity.”

Mary Beilharz-Miller and her late husband Brad started Keneco in Findlay 35 years ago.

Shrader owns 13 commercial tire and fleet service centers and four bulk oil plants in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana. The company employs 200 people.

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11/18/16 – 8:43 A.M.

Construction of the Fostoria Learning Center started this month after six years of preparation. The Review-Times reports work began at 342 Perry Street on November 3. The FLC Board of Trustees will have an official groundbreaking ceremony Monday at 10 a.m.

The FLC is partnering with Terra State Community College, Marion Technical College, and Vanguard-Sentinel Career Technical Center to provide career-based programming.

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11/18/16 – 7:35 A.M.

A two-car crash injured a Findlay woman Thursday night. The Findlay Police Department reports 70-year-old Richard Morris of Findlay was driving north on Bright Road near Melrose Avenue around 6:30 p.m. when he hit the back of a car driven by 49-year-old Deanna Hill.

Hanco Ambulance took Hill to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of minor back injuries. Police cited Morris for failure to stop in an assured clear distance.

 

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11/18/16 – 7:27 A.M.

The Joint Justice Center Leadership Core Team expects to save around $110,000 on the construction of a new courthouse. The Review-Times reports the group is canceling a contract with Quandel Construction. The company is serving as the “owner’s representative” for the project.

In October the Core team estimated $150,000 in savings from canceling the contract. There was a delay in the final vote, and the three judges on the panel didn’t approve the cancellation until November 7. The Core team says the delay didn’t affect savings because the company isn’t exercising the full 30-day opt-out provision.

Quandel employees will work on the project until the end of the month.

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