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12/10/13 – 6:51 A.M.

A crash reported on I-75 north of Bowling Green has traffic backed up this morning.  Media Partner WTOL-11 reports a rollover crash happened in the southbound lanes of the interstate.  ODOT’s website has shown slower traffic in that area from State Route 582 south to an area near Bowling Green.  So far there have been no reports of any injuries.

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12/10/13 – 5:34 A.M.

Unpleasant odors from the Sunny Farms Landfill near Fostoria may be curbed as the facility is expanded. The Courier reports the facility will be expanded starting in February. Ohio EPA Spokesperson Dina Pierce, talked to the newspaper about the odors that have been reported at the landfill recently, and said they are a direct result of preparing for the new expansion. Pierce says a flare designed to burn off methane gas has to be shut off from time-to-time during the construction process, allowing more methane into the air instead of being burnt off.

Another odor issue has been caused by capping off the existing landfill. Pierce says workers have been scraping off the temporary cover to add more garbage before making the final grade.

MORE: The Courier

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12/10/13 – 5:23 A.M.

A Findlay man is facing charges stemming from a fatal crash from November of 2012 in Seneca County. The Advertiser-Tribune reports 28-year-old Terry Bryant Jr. has been charged with vehicular manslaughter in the crash that took the life of his fiance and two of their three children. Bryant is set to be arraigned on Friday.

The crash happened on November 27 of last year. Bryant was allegedly the driver of a car that ran a stop sign at the intersection of Township Road 112 and County Road 7, hitting an SUV driven by 28-year-old Kristopher Stafford of Fostoria. 25-year-old Bethany Garner, 7-year-old Skylar Bryant, and 4-year-old Angel Bryant all lost their lives in the collision. Another girl, 5-year-old Aireana Bryant was severely injured.

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Kazuyuki Katayama

12/101/13 – 5:10 A.M.

Economic relations between the U.S., Japan, and China were a topic of discussion when Japan’s new Midwestern ambassador spoke in Findlay Monday. Consul general Kazuyuki Katayama recently took over the post, and also reaffirmed business relationships with area companies while speaking to the Rotary Club according to the Courier.

Katayama told those on hand that the U.S. and Japan can’t dismiss China’s increasing global business influence. He went on to say China’s gross domestic product has almost quadrupled during the past decade. Because of that, Katayama said both nations have to encourage China to play a responsible role in the economic community.

On the topic of U.S.-Japanese business relations, Katayama said Ohio continues to lead the U.S. as Japan’s top foreign investor. He added that Findlay is a big part of that, with seven Japanese companies located here and 290 Japanese nationals living in the area.

MORE: The Courier

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12/9/13 – 1:04 P.M.

The coats for an annual charity drive have been collected, now the hard work begins…

Audio: Rich Kramer

Rich Kramer of City Dry Cleaning says putting together all of the coats and cold weather accessories for the annual Coats for Christmas campaign is a bit like organizing a retail store…

Audio: Rich Kramer

The coats will be distributed at Glenwood Middle School on December 14 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and on December 15 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. There are no income eligibility requirements.

Listen to the full interview from today’s WFINat10:

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New Video Highlights Contributions Of L. Dale Dorney

12/9/13 – 11:54 A.M.

A new online video tells the story of one of Findlay’s most charitable residents. The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation put the video together. It features several people talking about L. Dale Dorney, and the gift he gave the community in 1976 to improve the quality of life in Findlay and Hancock County.

Dorney’s original $5 million gift has grown to more than $11 million, and has led to more than $7.6 million in grants over the years. The gift also led to the creation of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation.

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12/9/13 – 11:30 A.M.

The University of Findlay has named a new chair of a program that aims to give business students the opportunity to connect higher education with the real world of business. Sherri Garner Brumbaugh will serve as the Dana Chair. Brumbaugh has served as president, CEO and owner of the Garner Transportation Group in Findlay since 2008.

11 students at UF have been named Dana Scholars. The program was established in 1991 thanks to a donation from the Dana Corporation.

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12/9/13 – 5:56 A.M.

A Bloomville teenager is facing charges stemming from a fatal crash last August. The Advertiser-Tribune reports 19-year-old Spencer Miller has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide in the crash that killed Audra DeMoss of Tiffin on August 13.

Miller is accused of running a red light that day and hitting a van driven by Audra’s husband John.

Miller was released on a summons.

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12/9/13 – 5:50 A.M.

Three people were seriously hurt Friday night when a semi-truck carrying nitric acid collided with a pickup truck in Wyandot County. The sheriff’s office reports 46-year-old David Counts of Tiffin was driving the tractor-trailer west on State Route 103 when he ran into the back of a truck driven by 31-year-old Ben Swartz of Forest. Swartz had been slowing down to turn into the driveway of 31-year-old Edna Higgins, who was a passenger in his truck.

Counts was extricated from his truck and taken to Tiffin Mercy Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Swartz was treated and released at Wyandot Memorial Hospital, while Higgins was taken to Tiffin Mercy Hospital for treatment.

None of the nitric acid leaked, although one house was evacuated because of concerns about vapors from the overturned semi. Citations in the crash are pending.

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