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11/19/15 – 6:39 A.M.

A Fostoria pizza place was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night. The Review-Times reports police officers were called to the Little Caesars at 708 North Union Street around 9:20 p.m. When officers arrived they found someone who had been assaulted.

The suspect is described as a “stocky” man who appeared to be muscular. He was wearing a mask.

No other details are available.

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11/19/15 – 5:27 A.M.

Voters in the Arcadia School District will see a renewal levy on the ballot in March. The Courier reports the Arcadia school board voted to place a measure on the ballot that would generate $440,000 per year for the district. The money is used to pay for general operating expenses.

The current levy collects at 5.4 mills. The Hancock County Auditor’s Office will figure out the millage needed to continue raising $440,000 per year. Once that is done, the school board will vote to send the issue to the Hancock County Board of Elections.

The levy was first approved in March of 2004.

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11/19/15 – 5:19 A.M.

A Findlay man was injured in a crash on I-75 early Wednesday morning. The State Highway Patrol reports the collision happened in the northbound lanes of the interstate near County Road 99 around 12:30 a.m.

22-year-old Dakota Conkle was driving in the right lane when he fell asleep. His car hit a guardrail and then a semi in the left lane. Conkle was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of a possible concussion. He was also cited for a marked lanes violation and a seatbelt violation.

The truck driver was not hurt.

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11/19/15 – 5:10 A.M.

A two-car crash injured a Findlay boy Wednesday afternoon. The Findlay Police Department says the collision took place at the intersection of North Blanchard Street and East Foulke Avenue around 3:45 p.m.

A car driven by 25-year-old Kyle Niermann of Findlay was stopped on Foulke, but then pulled into the path of a car driven by 27-year-old Amber Breyman of Findlay. Breyman’s passenger, 8-year-old Masen Breyman, was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital as a precaution.

Niermann was cited for causing the crash.

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11/19/15 – 5:03 A.M.

The University of Findlay’s search for a police chief is winding down. The Courier reports the school has narrowed the list to two candidates for the new position. UF officials will pick between Alexander Bebris, the chief of police and fire for Oakwood, in Montgomery County, and Brian Hurd, assistant director of the police department at John Carroll University.

The school plans to have the chief in place by the start of the spring semester in January. The new police department could start running at the start of the next school year in August.

The University is also working to finish cooperative agreements with the Findlay Police Department and Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Those could be in place in the next couple of weeks.

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11/19/15 – 4:52 A.M.

If you’re thinking about running for office in 2016, the filing deadline is approaching. The Courier reports potential candidates have until 4 p.m. on December 16 to get their paperwork in. The earlier than normal deadline happens every four years, when Ohio moves its primary election to March because of the presidential race. The 2016 primary will be held on March 15.

Most Hancock County offices are up for election in 2016, including two county commissioner seats. The 2016 election season will also see races for U.S. House seats, State House seats, and one of Ohio’s Senate seats.

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11/18/15 – 7:11 A.M.

A North Baltimore man is facing a rape charge. The Sentinel-Tribune reports 40-year-old Stephen Rock was indicted by the Wood County grand jury this week on several charges; including rape, kidnapping, and sexual battery.

The kidnapping and rape charges stem from a 2013 incident that allegedly involved a juvenile female. The other charges against Rock come from an incident that investigators say happened April 4 of this year.

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11/18/15 – 6:56 A.M.

Paying for firefighters might mean the elimination of an income tax credit in Fostoria. The Courier reports Mayor Eric Keckler introduced new legislation Tuesday night that would get rid of the tax credit given to Fostoria residents who live in the city and work elsewhere.

The move is being made because a SAFER grant that helps pay for firefighters is expiring next year. The grant has paid more than $1.1 million for salaries and benefits over the last two years. Keckler believes the elimination of the credit will be enough to raise the money needed to pay for the firefighters.

As it stands now, anyone who lives in Findlay but works out of the city pays their income taxes where they work, and only pays Fostoria the difference. If the ordinance is passed, residents would have to pay the full amount taxed by both cities.

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11/18/15 – 6:44 A.M.

The Wood County Sheriff’s Office is looking into a Monday shooting incident in northern Fostoria. The Review-Times reports deputies were called to the 7000 block of Fostoria Road around 8:20 p.m. Monday after witnesses reported multiple gunshots were fired into a home. Investigators say the building was hit with six bullets, but no one was injured.

A red Dodge sedan was allegedly involved in the shooting. It was spotted by a caller around 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of West County Road 28 and North County Road 5. The caller attempted to follow the car, but lost it in the Amsden area.

The case remains under investigation.

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11/18/15 – 5:25 A.M.

A one-car crash injured a Bluffton woman Tuesday afternoon. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the incident happened on County Road 313 near Township Road 51 just before 4 p.m.

58-year-old Diana Ludwig was driving southwest when she lost control and ended up in a ditch. Ludwig was treated at the scene of the crash.

The incident remains under investigation.

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