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2/18/14 – 5:21 A.M.

To make way for it’s big expansion, Marathon Petroleum is asking the city of Findlay to permanently close some roads in the area of its campus. Findlay’s Planning Commission and City Council’s Planning and Zoning Committee is expected to look at the impact of the request.

The proposed closures would include East Hardin Street from South Main to East streets; Beech Avenue from East Sandusky to East Hardin streets; and the north/south alley from East Hardin to East Lincoln streets that is located behind the former Elks and RCM Architects buildings.

Marathon is also expected to ask for temporary parking changes from the traffic commission. The commission will examine temporarily closing East Street from Sandusky to a half-block south, and removing the two-hour parking restriction for all spaces around the campus’ perimeter and interior streets until the end of the year.

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2/11/14 – 11:36 A.M.

Flag City Honor Flight is getting set for its next trip to Washington D.C. The organization announced today they’ll be taking a plane load of veterans to the nation’s capital on June 4 of this year. The World-War II, Korean Conflict, and some Vietnam War veterans pay nothing for the trip.

The group needs volunteers to make sure the yearly event is a success. People are needed to help raise funds to pay for the trip, set up the send off breakfast, and coordinate the welcome home event.

If you know someone who would be interested in taking the trip, or you’re interested in helping out you can download a form at flagcityhonorflight.org.

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2/10/14 – 12:11 P.M.

In what’s becoming somewhat of a weekly tradition; Findlay residents are once again being asked to clear snow from fire hydrants. The Fire Department asks you to clear a three foot diameter around a hydrant if there is one located on your property. Officials say the inability to get to the hydrants can delay the ability to fight a fire in the event of an emergency.

There are more than 2,300 fire hydrants in Findlay.

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2/10/14 – 6:43 A.M.

It’ll cost you much more to fill up your gas tank in Ohio today.  OhioGasPrices.com reports the average price of self-serve regular is up 13-cents this week to $3.41 a gallon.  Driving around the area, you’ll see pump prices right around $3.45 in Findlay.  Over the weekend Hardin County had some of the cheapest gas in the state, with prices around $3.09 a gallon.

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2/10/14 – 5:32 A.M.

The investigation continues into a gas leak in the Seneca County village of McCutchenville. The Advertiser-Tribune reports officials believe the leak started at the Clark gas station on State Route 53. Tests are being done to measure water and air for traces of contamination. Seneca County Public Information Officer Dean Henry tells the newspaper so far water tests have been negative.

The gas leak was discovered last Wednesday and caused the evacuation of several homes on the village’s southwest side. Crews are working to determine if the leak has been happening for a long time or happened suddenly.

MORE: Advertiser-Tribune

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2/10/14 – 5:24 A.M.

An incumbent Wyandot County Commissioner will face two challengers in the May primary. The Courier reports Ron Metzger is being challenged by Carey’s Ed Boutwell and Robin Shuster of Upper Sandusky.

Metzger was elected to complete an unexpired term in 2012. Boutwell is a retired vocational agriculture teacher for Carey and Riverdale schools and ran for a commissioners seat in 2000. Schuster is a florist in Upper Sandusky. He previously sought a commissioner’s seat in 2012.

MORE: The Courier

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2/10/14 – 5:15 A.M.

A Findlay woman is facing charges following a weekend stabbing. The Findlay Police Department reports officers were called to 919 West Lima Street just before 3 a.m. Saturday for a domestic violence complaint. Officers found a male victim had “superficial injuries consistent with his claim” that he had been stabbed. Wendy Martinez was arrested and faces a charge of felonious assault.

The incident remains under investigation.

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2/10/14 – 5:07 A.M.

One person was injured in a three car crash in Arcadia Sunday night. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports 32-year-old Jeremy Clark of Van Buren was driving northeast on West Fremont Street around 6 p.m. when he slowed to turn onto North Main Street. As he was slowing down, a car behind him driven by 24-year-old Kyle McConnell of Fostoria was hit by a car driven by 43-year-old Erika McGuire of Bluffton. The impact of the crash pushed McConnell’s car into Clark’s.

McConnell was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries. McGuire was cited for failure to stop in the assured clear distance ahead.

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