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7/11/16 – 6:56 A.M.

A traffic stop in Upper Sandusky led to the arrest of a Columbus man on drug charges. The Upper Sandusky Police Department reports an officer pulled the car over for a taillight violation Saturday. An officer noticed “criminal indicators” and a K-9 unit alerted to possible drugs in the car. A search found 60 pounds of marijuana edibles like brownies, suckers, and hard candy. $3,200 in cash was also seized during the stop.

The name of the man arrested was not released. The case remains under investigation.

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7/11/16 – 6:47 A.M.

A Putnam County village will have three levies on the ballot this fall. The Putnam County Sentinel reports Continental village council voted to certify three measures at their last meeting. A two-mill levy for street repairs would generate nearly $29,800 each year. A 1.5 mill replacement levy for current expenses would bring in more than $22,300 annually. Finally, a one-mill replacement and reduction levy for police protection would generate more than $29,000 if approved by voters.

Village Fiscal Officer Susan Darby said the street levy would go on the ballot as a replacement levy rather than a new levy. That’s because the police protection levy is being reduced. Mayor Matt Miller told council any increase in taxes for residents would be “minuscule.”

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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7/11/16 – 6:37 A.M.

The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Findlay remains below $2 as we enter the new work week. OhioGasPrices.com reports the average price around the city is $1.96. Prices have remained roughly the same over the last week but they are down 16 cents over the last two weeks. Last year at this time we were paying almost a dollar more per gallon, at $2.86.

In Ottawa, the average price is $1.99 per gallon. The statewide average is $2.09.

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7/11/16 – 5:24 A.M.

An Allen County man was injured in an ultralight aircraft crash near Bluffton late last week. The State Highway Patrol reports 51-year-old Steven Taylor was flying toward the Bluffton airport when he hit an electrical wire in the area of 320 Snyder Road around 8:25 p.m. Friday.

Taylor was taken to St. Rita’s Hospital in Lima for non-life threatening injuries.

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7/11/16 – 5:17 A.M.

Two Findlay residents were injured in a weekend crash near Owens Community College. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says Matt Hartschuh of Findlay was driving east on County Road 212 around 2 p.m. Saturday when he was hit by a northbound SUV driven by John Rowe of Fostoria. Rowe was northbound on Allen Township Road 230 at the time. The impact of the crash caused Hartschuh’s car to roll over.

Both Matt and his passenger, Nicole Hartschuh, were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Rowe was cited for failure to yield.

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7/11/16 – 4:53 A.M.

Findlay drivers will see plenty of orange barrels around the city this week. The engineering department says curb replacement will take place on Elm Street from Main Street to Lima Avenue; Liberty Street from Elm to Sandusky streets; Washington Street between Western and Hurd avenues; Clinton Court from Central Parkway to Blanchard Street; and Hollybrook Drive between Beecher Street and Edinborough Drive.

A separate project will see Broad Avenue reduced to one lane in each direction from Trenton Avenue to Howard Street. East Melrose will have temporary lane closures from Crystal Avenue to Bright Road.

You’re urged to avoid those areas if possible.

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7/11/16 – 4:20 A.M.

Opening statements are scheduled in Wood County today in the Russell Adkins retrial. Adkins is charged with murder for the beating death of Dana Rosendale in 1982. His first trial ended with a hung jury in January and since then, Rosendale’s body was exhumed a second time to develop new evidence. Adkins claims Rosendale fell out of his moving car after a night of drinking.

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7/8/16 – 1:15 p.m.
Ottawa Ordinance is saluting our veterans with a military day tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Speakers and military recruiters will be there. The POW-MIA wall will also be there so you can ay your respects. According to owner Cindy Verhoff, you can see some interesting challenges as well.

Audio: ZZ- Cindy Verhoff

The event will be held at Ottawa Ordinance on the corner of State Route 65 and Fourth Street

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7/8/16 – 12:18 P.M.

The Findlay City School Board president and wife of Hancock County Commissioner Brian Robertson has been seriously injured in an accident in Florida. An email from Robertson to other elected officials in Hancock County says his wife Jane was hit by a car while she was out for a walk with Brian. The Robertson’s had been vacationing near Bradenton, Florida, over the recent holiday weekend.

The email says Jane is in stable condition in the ICU at the Blake Trauma Center in Bradenton. It also says that due to the extent of her injuries, it could be around three months before she is able to come back to Ohio.

The family is asking for privacy during this time. No other details are being released at this point.

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7/8/16 – 7:17 A.M.

Firefighters in Hancock County were called to a vehicle fire near Rawson early this morning. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says the incident was first reported just after 5:20 a.m. at the intersection of County Roads 12 and 54. So far there’s no word on any injuries.

The scene has since been cleared.

We’ll have more details as they become available.

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