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11/9/16 – 7:34 A.M.

The State Highway Patrol says several crashes have closed I-75 northbound in Findlay. The crashes happened between State Route 12 and U.S. 224.

Area Waze users are reporting the backup stretches past the U.S. 68 interchange. Waze users also report backups on U.S. 68 northbound at the interchange.

We’ll have more details as they become available.

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11/9/16 – 7:15 A.M.

Voters in Hardin County also approved a 1-mill renewal levy in support of the Ada Public Library. 75 percent of voters who live in the library district voted in favor of the measure. The levy generates more than $93,000 per year for the facility.

Elsewhere Forest voters rejected a 3.4-mill, 20-year bond issue to build a splash pad water park and swimming pond in the village. 58 percent of voters in the village voted against the measure.

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11/9/16 – 6:53 A.M.

Randall Rogers will continue to serve as a Hardin County Commissioner. Hardin County voters cast 73 percent of the votes cast in one county commissioners race in favor of the incumbent Republican. Democrat Joseph Hord ran against Rogers.

A second county commissioners race in Hardin County saw Bob Carder take the victory. He took 45 percent of the ballots cast in a three-way race with James Bostater and Roger Crowe.

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11/9/16 – 6:42 A.M.

Linda Haycock will represent the area on the Ohio Board of Education. Haycock took 37 percent of the vote in a four-way race for the District 1 Ohio school board seat Tuesday. Haycock is the president of the Shawnee Board of Education.

During her campaign Haycock said she wanted to return control of education to local school districts.

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11/9/16 – 5:25 A.M.

Tuesday’s election results saw Shelby County Probate/Juvenile Judge William Zimmerman elected to a seat on the 3rd District Court of Appeals in Lima. Zimmerman took 63 percent of the more than 268,000 ballots cast in the race. Zimmerman defeated Putnam County Common Pleas Judge Randall Basinger for the position.

Zimmerman won every county in the 3rd District except for Putnam County. 73 percent of the ballots cast in Basinger’s home county went his way.

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11/9/16 – 5:17 A.M.

Voters in Seneca County passed a levy in support of the Seneca County Park District Tuesday. 54 percent of the ballots cast were in favor of the 0.5-mill, 10-year-levy. The measure will generate around $575,000 per year for the district. 43 percent of the money raised is for hiring three full-time employees. 49 percent goes toward maintenance, capital improvements, equipment, vehicles, and supplies.

The remaining eight percent is for competitive grants for other Seneca County townships, villages, and cities.

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11/9/16 – 5:01 A.M.

Bob Latta will head back to Congress. The Republican from northwest Ohio took 70 percent of the vote in this reelection bid. More than 230,000 votes in the district went to Latta, compared to around 95,000 for challenger James Neu.

Latta represents the 5th Congressional District, which includes Hancock, Wyandot, Hardin, Putnam, Henry, Wood and all or part of eight other northwestern Ohio counties.

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11/9/16 – 4:56 A.M.

Voters in Ohio’s 83rd House District got behind incumbent Robert Sprague in a big way. The Findlay Republican earned 75 percent of the ballots cast during Tuesday’s election. More than 34,000 votes went to Sprague, while a little more than 11,000 votes were cast for challenger Mary Harshfield.

From a percentage standpoint, Sprague did the best in northern Logan County. He took 79 percent of the vote there. Sprague drew 75 percent of the ballots in Hancock and Hardin counties.

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