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7/30/14 – 5:02 A.M.

A Findlay woman is still in the hospital following a Sunday crash near Upper Sandusky. 39-year-old Heather Plansinis was last listed in fair condition at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. The State Highway Patrol says she was one of four people injured in a two-car crash at the intersection of U.S. 23 and Wyandot County Road 121 Sunday afternoon.

Plansinis was driving a Chevy Cruze south on U.S. 23 when a Ford F-250 pickup truck driven by 25-year-old Thomas Carter of Upper Sandusky pulled in her path. Plansinis swerved to avoid the crash and ended up in the ditch. She was taken by medical helicopter to Toledo.

Three children in Plansinis’ car suffered minor injuries. Carter was cited for failure to yield.

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7/29/14 – 7:46 P.M.

Findlay City Council heard about the municipal court’s need for more space tonight. Judges Robert Fry and Jonathan Starn laid out plans to make existing spaces in the municipal building more functional. Fry says they’re working with the police department to find the necessary space…

AUDIO: Robert Fry

Fry says while the police administration would lose some space they’d gain better functionality by being on the same floor.

The increasing number of hearings in the municipal court are the reason for the congestion. In the spring of 2011 the courts heard a little more than 3,400 cases. During the same time last year there were more than 5,100.

Fry says the expanded area will benefit more than just judges and attorneys…

AUDIO: Robert Fry

Renovations would be paid for out of the court improvement fund.

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Wilsons Menu

7/29/14 – 2:13 P.M.

A Findlay institution is going back to its roots. Wilson’s Sandwich Shop recently dropped several recent additions to the menu, like chicken and pulled pork sandwiches. General Manager Doug Baker says there were a few different reasons to make the move…

Audio: Doug Baker

Baker added a couple of items will be held over…

Audio: Doug Baker

Wilson’s is celebrating it’s 78th anniversary this year.

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7/29/14 – 1:15 P.M.

Two women were arrested for possession of heroin in Ada last Friday. The Hardin County Crime Task Force reports a traffic stop led to the discovery of 24 hits of heroin in one of the suspect’s cars. A second stop found seven more hits of heroin. The Task Force then searched one the home of one of the suspects, finding 111 more hits.

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7/29/14 – 12:46 P.M.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has told local leaders they plan to stick to a flood study schedule they announced in April. Representatives from the Corps were in town Monday. Hancock County Commissioner Phil Riegel talked about what was said during today’s commissioner meeting.

Lt. Col. Karl Jansen told those on hand they are committed to completing the flood study by 2016. That’s no different than what was said in April when the Corps announced it would take that long to finish. The announcement caught many off guard because it was an 18 month extension beyond what the Corps had said in the past.

Findlay service-safety director Paul Schmelzer and Hancock County Engineer project manager Steve Wilson were also involved in yesterday’s meeting. Riegle says no details on plans were talked about.

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7/29/14 – 11:00 A.M.

The second victim of a Sunday plane crash in Hancock County has been identified. Family members say 26-year-old Tiesha McQuin of Toledo was killed in the crash that also killed Grob Systems CEO Ralf Bronnenmeier. McQuin had a 3-year-old daughter.

The crash happened around 1:11 a.m. Sunday on Hancock County Road 18 between Cass Township Road 215 and Hancock County Road 216. The crash remains under investigation.

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7/28/14 – 7:28 A.M.

A Fostoria teenager is a finalist in a nationwide science competition. 15-year-old Paul Sowders submitted a 15 second video for the “Inspire a Future Scientist” contest, and is now in the running to win a $1,000 prize.

Sowders’ video was about increasing chick hatching rates by implementing scientific methods.

He is seeking votes for his project online. You can vote once per day.

MORE: Future Scientist Contest

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7/28/14 – 7:23 A.M.

Gas prices are down as we start another work week. Ohiogasprices.com reports the statewide average for regular is $3.36 a gallon. However the website reports at least one station in Bowling Green is selling for under three dollars this morning. Last week we were paying $3.49 a gallon.

Findlay drivers are paying around $3.35 a gallon to start the week. The average is $3.33 in Ottawa and Fostoria.

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7/28/14 – 7:18 A.M.

The Wood County Fair kicks off today and runs through August 4th. This year’s highlight event will be the “Monster Truck Throwdown” Saturday night. Other grandstand events include a cheerleading competition at the grandstand at 2 p.m. Friday at the grandstand and a drag racing competition at 7 p.m. that same day.

Opening ceremonies are set for 7:15 p.m. tonight. The Wood County youth parade will follow in the grandstand.

Daily admission is six dollars. A week long pass costs $24.

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