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10/29/2015 – 12:18 pm

What is property? And what are the rights of intellectual property? The Findlay-Hancock County Alliance hosted an informational seminar Thursday on Intellectual Property Law. Jacob M Ward, a patent attorney said that the seminar was designed to explain the how businesses owners and inventors can protect their ideas and brands.

Audio: Jacob Ward

Ward says when it comes to intellectual property, whether it’s a brand, a logo, and idea, or an invention, that property has value and it is important for individuals in business to know what their rights are, as well as the step’s they can follow to protect their property.

Audio: Jacob Ward

The seminar was sponsored by the small business resource center and Findlay Economic Development.

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10/29/2015 – 10:08 am

Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s profits increased 41 percent from last year. The Courier reports that the company generated $948 million in the July-September quarter. Earnings translated into $1.76 per diluted share.

Marathon President and CEO Gary R. Heminger said that widening price spreads between oil Marathon buys and refines and the fuel it sells boosted its profit, as well as its flexibility to move oil and fuel among refineries and fuel stations. Marathon’s refining and marketing gross profit per barrel grew nearly 19 percent to $17.27.

More: The Courier

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10/29/2015 – 8:20 am

A Forest man was injured in a two-vehicle crash on State Route 37 near Township Road 150 this morning. According to a release from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, 63-year-old Richard Curl of Forest was traveling northbound on 37 when he slowed for a turn onto TR 150 and was struck from behind by another vehicle driven by 21-year-old Chase Rowe of Kenton.

Curl sustained injuries from the crash and was transported to Blanchard Valley Hospital. Rowe was not injured and was issued a citation for assured clear distance ahead.

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10/29/2015 – 7:25 am

Warnings are going out about an infusion of counterfeit money in northwest Ohio. Bowling Green police say no businesses are immune to the scheme, with funny money being spent at small and large stores in the region. Business owners are being encouraged to notify police right away if people try to pass suspicious cash.

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10/29/2015 – 5:07 am

The Findlay post of the Ohio State Patrol is investigating multiple crashes that closed I-75 for around two hours in Findlay Wednesday night. According to a release from the post, the first crash happened just before 8:00 pm when 40-year-old Amy Baird of Mt. Blanchard was traveling northbound on State Route 15 merging onto 75 and failed to maintain control on the wet pavement. The vehicle spun out and crashed into the concrete median wall blocking the left lane. Baird was not injured.

Moments later, a semi truck driven by 52-year-old Loan Oros of Auburn Hills Michigan came upon the crash and attempted to no strike the Baird vehicle. The Oros semi jack-knifed and slid into the wall and the Baird vehicle. A passenger in the Baird vehicle, 49-year-old Salley Kloepfer of Carey was injured as a result of this crash and was transported to Blanchard Valley Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Oros’ was not injured.

Baird was cited for failing to maintain control of her vehicle.

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10/29/2015 – 4: 52 am

There are a number of contested school board seats across Hancock County that will be voted on in the November 3rd election. Liberty-Benton and Arcadia school districts have many school board candidates in the running. In each district, five candidates are running for two open seats. The winners in the November election will serve four-year terms.

In the McComb School District, no incumbents are among the candidates running for four board positions. Four candidates will compete for two of the board seats. Two other candidates are running for two unexpired terms on the board, which end in December 2017.

The Van Buren School District race is also contested, with three candidates seeking two seats on the board. The Cory-Rawson School District has three candidates for two open board seats. School board candidates in Arlington are uncontested, with both incumbents seeking re-election. One incumbent is seeking re-election to Vanlue school board. No other candidates filed.

There is one write-in candidate for one of two open seats on the Riverdale School Board and one candidate running for one of two unexpired terms on that board. Voters in Hancock County will also decide a race for two open seats on the Hancock County Educational Service Center board.

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10/29/2015 – 4:37 am

A Lima man pled not guilty in connection with a large heroin bust in Allen County that authorities are calling one of the largest in the history of the county. The Lima News reports 39-year-old Anthony Duvernay appeared in Allen County Court on Wednesday to plead not guilty to possession of heroin, trafficking in heroin, illegal manufacturing of heroin and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.

Duvernay and 45-year-old Marvin Thomas also from Lima were both charged over a bust that found an estimated $330,000 worth of heroin, or 4.4 pounds, inside several vehicles this month. Officials said it was one of the largest ever in Allen County.

Judge Jeffrey Reed scheduled a pretrial hearing for Nov. 4.

More: The Lima News

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10/29/2015 – 4:29 am

Two people were injured in an accident Wednesday afternoon on East Main Cross in Findlay. Findlay police report that shortly after 3:00 pm Wednesday 16-year-old Jenna N. Bernhardt of Findlay was traveling eastbound in the 900 block of East Main Cross when she lost control on wet pavement drove left of center and collided with a westbound delivery vehicle driven by 32-year-old Robert Young of Toledo.

Both drivers suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital. Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene and Bernhardt was cited for driving left of center.

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10/29/2015 – 4:23 am

A Columbus Grove woman was arrested Wednesday after emergency responders found heroin at a village residence. According to a release from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office local EMS was called to a residence at 600 W. Sycamore St in the village, and upon arrival they and a Putnam County Sheriff’s deputy discovered a possible heroin overdose.

Evidence was collected which later led to the arrest of 38-year-old Sara Storer for possession of heroin. Additional charges are pending by the Putnam County Prosecutor’s Office.

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