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3/9/15 – 4:01 A.M.

The State Highway Patrol has released the details of a drug bust on I-75 from last week. The Findlay post of the patrol says 65-year-old James Armour of Columbus was pulled over Thursday night just before midnight. Troopers detected the scent of raw marijuana. A search of the car revealed two joints and 180 hydrocodone pills. Armour was found to have another 50 pills on his person.

Armour is being held in the Hancock County Jail. He is facing two counts of possession of schedule II drugs.

The patrol says the pills had a street value of $1,380.

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3/9/15 – 3:50 A.M.

A Findlay home was damaged by a fire over the weekend. The Findlay Fire Department was called to 1116 Summit Street just before 6:30 p.m. Saturday after neighbors saw smoke coming from the house. No one was at home at the time, but two dogs were rescued.

Firefighters had the flames contained in about nine minutes.

No damage estimate was available Saturday night. The blaze remains under investigation.

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3/6/15 – 10:42 A.M.

Congressman Jim Jordan isn’t a fan of the Department of Homeland Security funding bill that recently passed. While in Findlay today, he said there was one key difference between the House and Senate version of the bill…

Audio: Jim Jordan

Jordan says the DHS funding bill was the appropriate arena to have the debate about President Obama’s executive action. Several agencies that deal with immigration fall under the DHS umbrella.

Jordan says he’ll continue to fight against the executive order…

Audio: Jim Jordan

Jordan said he’s in favor of immigration reform, but it needs to respect the rule of law. He added the President’s order was unfair to legal immigrants who went through the legal process to live here.

Jordan stopped in Findlay on his way to speak with members of the Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative today. Jordan formerly represented Hancock County in Congress before the latest round of redistricting.

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3/6/15 – 9:30 A.M.

Two people were killed in a Wood County crash this morning. The Wood County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened east of Bowling Green at the intersection of Housekeeper Road and Bowing Green Road E.

No other details are available just yet.

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3/6/15 – 7:38 A.M.

Two cars were involved in a crash on County Road 99 in Findlay this morning. The State Highway Patrol reports the crash happened around 7:20 a.m. on the I-75 overpass. No one was injured in the accident.

The crash remains under investigation. No other details were available.

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3/6/15 – 5:28 A.M.

Seneca County Sheriff’s deputies didn’t have to go far to make a drug bust Thursday. The Review-Times reports officers executed a search warrant at the Seneca County Motel on U.S. 224 around 7 p.m. last night. The motel is across the street from the sheriff’s office.

38-year-old Christina Rodgers, 33-year-old Jason Groot, and 33-year-old Nicholas Vassar were all taken into custody. Officers found suspected heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana, and hypodermic needles, among other items in the room.

In a release, Seneca County Sheriff Bill Eckelberry said, “it’s not a very good idea to sell drugs across from the sheriff’s office.”

MORE: Review-Times

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3/6/15 – 5:15 A.M.

Police in Tiffin are investigating an alleged rape on the Tiffin University campus. Media partner Toledo New Now reports the incident happened around 12:45 a.m. Thursday morning in a dorm room. Police say the two students knew each other and were drinking beforehand.

A female student reported the incident to university officials. The case remains under investigation and no other details have been made available.

MORE: Toledo News Now

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3/6/15 – 5:08 A.M.

A former Bluffton auxiliary police officer has been released from prison. The Lima News reports 25-year-old Andrew Probst appeared in court Thursday for a hearing. Probst was six months into a four-year sentence for a conviction of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

He had served as a volunteer police officer for Bluffton until February of last year. Authorities say the crime was unrelated to his job with the village.

Probst admitted he had a two-year sexual relationship with a girl between the ages of 13 and 15. The crime was discovered when the girl told a school staff member about the relationship.

MORE: Lima News

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3/6/15 – 4:54 A.M.

A Putnam County village has been named one of the most affordable places to live in the nation. Business Insider has named the most affordable community to live in for all 50 states, and Kalida was selected for Ohio. The magazine examined housing prices in towns with between 1,000 and 10,000 people.

To qualify, households couldn’t spend more than 30 percent of their annual income on housing costs. The equation also took into account homeowners with a mortgage, homeowners without a mortgage, and rentals. Using that methodology the magazine determined 93.2 percent of the homes in Kalida are affordable.

MORE: Business Insider

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3/5/15 – 10:12 A.M.

At long last the Hancock County engineer’s Garage is officially complete. Hancock County Commissioner Brian Robertson says all contracts have been closed…

Audio: Brian Robertson

Robertson says it’s nice to have everything wrapped up and the employees in a great facility to support their efforts in the county.

He added the new garage sets the county up well for the present, and the future…

Audio: Brian Robertson

Robertson says all materials are saved digitally so that they can easily be looked up.

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