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12/1/14 – 5:00 A.M.

A Findlay man was injured when he was hit by a car early Sunday morning. The Findlay Police Department reports the incident happened just before 3 a.m. in the 2200 block of Jennifer Lane. 23-year-old Anthony Green was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of a leg injury.

28-year-old Daniel Preble of Findlay was turning onto Jennifer Lane from East Melrose Avenue when he hit Green, who was in a crosswalk. Preble was charged with driving while intoxicated.

 

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11/28/14 – 12:23 P.M.

It looks like North Baltimore residents won’t have to travel too far to catch a movie after all. The “Keep the Virginia Theater Open” campaign has been deemed a success. More than $64,000 was raised to buy a digital projector for the one screen operation.

The theater hasn’t shown a move since July 31. Manager Doug Wickard says the business will reopen as soon as the new projector is installed. When that happens, he plans on having a free movie weekend to show his thanks to everyone who helped out.

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11/28/14 – 12:02 P.M.

As expected, Commercial Savings Bank will be consolidating it’s Findlay operations to its location on Tiffin Avenue. The bank announced the move after State Bank of Defiance announced it had bought the Lincoln Street location in Findlay.

The Lincoln Street branch of Commercial Savings Bank is expected to stay open until the early spring of 2015. Following that State Bank will move into the location.

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11/28/14 – 11:52 A.M.

The two Putnam County men who recently were found dead at the scene of car crashes died of natural causes.  Putnam County Coroner Anna Horstman says 69-year-old John Peck suffered a heart attack before his crash Monday night.

Horstman says that 79-year-old Victor Fischbach of Ottoville also passed from natural causes before his crash on November 17.

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11/26/14 – 5:25 A.M.

A grant will help low-income homeowners in Fostoria make improvements to their properties. The Review-Times reports the WSOS Community Action Commission is hoping the grant money will make a dent in the number of dilapidated houses in the tri-county area. The state has granted the agency $975,000 to use toward the effort.

The home rehab program allows homeowners to apply for up to $30,000. The money can be used for a variety of repairs; including electrical and plumbing work, roof replacement, and siding repair among others.

There are eligibility requirements. For more information call (419)639-2802.

MORE: Review Times

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11/26/14 – 5:11 A.M.

Two people were injured in a Findlay crash Tuesday night. The Findlay Police Department reports the one-car crash happened in the 1200 block of Lima Avenue just before 7 p.m.

26-year-old Bryan Kidd lost control of his Ford Explorer and hit a guardrail. The SUV then went off the road and into a ditch. Kidd and his brother, 24-year-old Curtis Kidd, were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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11/27/14 – 4:57 A.M.

A move by federal officials could have an impact on Cooper Tire & Rubber and its employees. The Courier reports the government is taking a step toward imposing tariffs on Chinese-made tires. By next week, U.S. companies will have to post preliminary tariffs on any Chinese-made tires they import to sell. Money from preliminary tariffs go to the government.

There are four preliminary tariff rates being implemented. Depending on the brand of Chinese tire, U.S. companies will have to pay an extra 12.5 percent, 15.69 percent, 17.69 percent, or 81.29 percent to import them.

The move comes as part of preliminary findings from the Commerce Department’s investigation into Chinese companies selling tires below their fair market value. The Chinese government has been accused of subsidizing the lower prices.

MORE: The Courier

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11/25/14 – 10:27 A.M.

The Hancock County budget for 2015 is taking shape. The commissioners plan to have the budget for next year put together by December 9. At that point, the budget will be available for public viewing for 10 days in the auditor’s office.

According to a schedule set at today’s commissioners meeting, the budget will most likely come up for a vote on December 23.

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11/25/14 – 5:27 A.M.

McComb residents will pay more for water in 2015. The Courier reports village council has approved a price increase to offset mandates from the Environmental Protection Agency. The minimum water bill will increase by $10.69 starting in January. The EPA is requiring the village make upgrades to its water system.

MORE: The Courier

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