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1/30/15 – 6:52 A.M.

A child was injured in a two-car crash in Findlay Thursday afternoon. The Findlay Police Department reports the crash happened in the 500 block of North Main Street around 5 p.m.

25-year-old Cora Snare of McComb was driving south on Main Street when she tried to left into an alley and was hit by a northbound car driven by 37-year-old Edward Recker of Findlay. The collision injured a passenger in Snare’s car, 10-year-old Cadence Ramey. She was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Snare was cited for failure to yield.

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1/30/15 – 6:44 A.M.
9:11 A.M. – Update

One person was killed in a crash in Seneca County this morning. Media partner WTOL-11 reports the accident was reported on East U.S. 224between County Road 23 and Bloom Township Road 77 around 2:30 a.m.

The State Highway Patrol says 28-year-old Ted Patrick of Willard drifted left-of-center and hit another vehicle. He was partially ejected from his car and was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The accident remains under investigation.

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1/30/15 – 5:43 A.M.

One person was arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop in Putnam County this week. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reports a deputy pulled someone over for speeding on State Route 115 north of Kalida Tuesday. The driver did not have a valid license.

The sheriff’s office reports over the course of the investigation cocaine and money were found. The driver of the car, who has not been named publicly, could face charges of possession of cocaine, no operators license, and speeding.

The case remains under investigation.

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1/30/15 – 5:25 A.M.

The former president of the Puntam County Fair Board was recently honored by the state. The Putnam County Sentinel reports Don Verhoff was given a Director’s Award of Excellence and Innovation during the Ohio Fair Managers Association annual convention.

Verhoff served on the fair board for 16 years. He served as the president for eight years. Verhoff tells the newspaper, “It’s always been a team approach to doing things at the fair.”

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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1/31/15 – 5:17 A.M.

A Findlay home was damaged by a Thursday night fire. The Findlay Fire Department was called to 233 Elm Street around 8 p.m. last night. A neighbor told first responders she heard the house’s windows explode. No one was home at the time of the blaze.

The Hancock County Chapter of the Red Cross is assisting the family. No other details were available.

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1/30/15 – 5:08 A.M.

A Findlay man accused of burning down a local business made a court appearance Thursday. The Courier reports 20-year-old Bryant Smith pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. He’s facing three separate arson charges for an August 25 fire that destroyed Sink’s Flower Shop and Greenhouse. The flames from the fire damaged the siding on three nearby homes.

A mental evaluation has been requested for Smith.

Smith is also facing grand theft and tampering with evidence charges. He’s accused of stealing an 9mm handgun and tampering with its ability to be used as evidence.

MORE: The Courier

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1/30/15 – 4:57 A.M.

Several fire departments were called to a house fire in Mount Cory early this morning. The blaze was reported around 2:45 a.m. at 206 North Main Street. Everyone was able to get out of the house. No other details were available.

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1/30/15 – 4:31 A.M.

The Ohio Department of Agriculture is fighting a court order that requires them to return nearly one dozen animals confiscated from Tiger Ridge Exotics. They filed statements Thursday from two veterinarians that said the animals can’t be returned without posing an unreasonable danger to their health, the safety of the people transporting them and to the persons living near the farm. The animals are currently in Reynoldsburg where they’re undergoing health evaluations. State officials say they were living in inhumane conditions.

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