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12/31/13 – 5:06 A.M.

A Seneca County woman was uninjured after rolling her car Sunday night.  The State Highway Patrol reports 36-year-old Shannon Tiell was eastbound on County Road 18 when she hit a patch of ice just west of State Route 587.  Tiell was cited for failure to maintain reasonable control and driving under suspension.

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12/31/13 – 4:56 A.M.

The Vanlue school board will soon fill two vacancies. The board will appoint new members at their January 13 meeting. The names of the appointees haven’t been announced yet. Four people had applied for the positions.

Appointees to the board can only serve for two years without being elected, meaning the seats will be up for election again in November of 2015.

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12/31/13 – 4:51 A.M.

Federal money will help a Wood County village deal with its water issues. The USDA has approved a grant for more than $340,000 and a low-interest loan of $1,655,000 to build a water line to connect Bloomdale to the Northwestern Water and Sewer District. The new 12-inch-diameter line will bring water from Bowling Green and could be completed by the end of 2014.

The village’s current water plant has had problems with its well.

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Last week’s Blanchard River flooding has rekindled frustrations about the problem in Hancock and Putnam Counties. Hancock County Commissioner Brian Robertson says he spent a lot of last week reassuring residents…

Audio: Brian Robertson

Speaking of the feds, Robertson says it’s critical that people concerned about Blanchard River flooding continue to voice their opinions to elected leaders…

Audio: Brian Robertson

Robertson says elected representatives in Washington D.C. can then take those comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and let them know about frustrations in paying for continued studies and not seeing any results.

Listen to the full interview from today’s WFINat10:

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12/30/13 – 11:32 A.M.

By nearly every measure, 2013 was a bounce back year for Findlay in terms of finances. Revenues were stronger and unexpected windfalls helped bolster the bottom line. City auditor Jim Staschiak talked about the numbers while on WFINat10 today, saying he’s confident things are stabilizing…

Audio: Jim Staschiak

Staschiak says as far as 2014 is concerned, he’d like to see a continued emphasis on long term planning…

Audio: Jim Staschiak

Staschiak added he agreed city council’s move to increase the city’s minimum reserve to two months. Council will vote on that measure in January.

You can listen to the full interview from today’s WFINat10 here:

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12/30/13 – 5:22 A.M.

Now that Christmas has come and gone, it’s time to get rid of those live trees. In Hancock County there are six places where they can be dropped off. Feasel’s Garden Center on Bright Road, Brinkman’s Turkey Farm on U.S. 68, Kaleidoscope Farms in Mount Cory, Homestead Fall Farms in Alvada, the City of Findlay Reservoir marina parking lot, and the Hancock County Landfill are all accepting trees.

You’re asked to remove all decorations, ornaments and tinsel before dropping off trees.

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12/30/13 – 5:16 A.M.

Three people were arrested in Fostoria over the weekend when a burglary suspect was taken into custody. The Review-Times reports 24-year-old Tracy Thomas was found hiding under a bed in a South Wood Street residence Friday night. Thomas was wanted on four warrants in Seneca County and was also a suspect in several breaking and entering incidents in Fostoria.

The owner of the home, 38-year-old April Walker, was arrested and charged for harboring a fugitive. 26-year-old Natasha Thomas, who is also Tracy Thomas’ sister and lives at the house in question was charged with obstruction.

MORE: Review-Times

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12/30/13 – 5:08 A.M.

A known felon was busted for having a firearm in Fostoria over the weekend. The Review-Times reports anonymous tips led the the arrest of 20-year-old Keith Thomas Jr. Saturday. Police found Thomas walking in an alley behind 130 Taft Blvd. shortly after 8 p.m. Officials say Thomas attempted to throw the firearm behind a building and fled on foot. He was located a short time later.

The firearm had been stolen in the course of a residential burglary that happened in early in December.

MORE: Review-Times

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12/30/13 – 5:02 A.M.

Details are slim on a weekend shooting in Hancock County. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports a shooting did take place, but haven’t said where or when it happened. Additional details, including the name and condition of the victim, were unavailable Sunday evening.

More information is expected to be released today.

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