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5/22/14 – 5:01 A.M.
Update – 7:16 A.M.

More details are coming out about a late Wednesday shooting in Fostoria. According to media partner WTOL-11, police are looking for 17-year-old Garrett Brown and an unidentified suspect. Brown is considered armed and dangerous, and was last known to be living in Findlay.

Fostoria police say Brown and another person broke into a home in the 200 block of East Culbertson Street just before 11:30 p.m. That’s where 19-year-old Caleb Barto and 20-year-old Janelle Mauricio were assaulted. Mauricio later died from her injuries.

If you have any information on Garrett Brown’s location, you’re asked to call the police. You are advised not to approach Brown or his accomplice.


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5/22/14 – 6:57 A.M.

School is about to be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean learning has to stop. The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will be kicking off its SummerRead program next month. The program will feature events for children, teens and adults through the summer.

A kickoff event featuring a comedy show will be presented by Joel Tacey on June 2 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. The reading program runs through July 26.

For more information call (419)422-1712.

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5/22/14 – 6:36 A.M.

An autopsy has been performed on a Wood County infant found dead last weekend. The Sentinel-Tribune reports the medical exam of 3-month-old Brandon Henderson shows brain trauma. It’s not yet known if the trauma caused the boy’s death.

In the meantime 20-year-old James Henderson of Wayne remains in the Wood County Jail. He’s been charged with involuntary manslaughter and is being held on a $1 million bond.

MORE: Sentinel-Tribune

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5/22/14 – 5:25 A.M.

You can usually expect a few tears at a kindergarten graduation, but there might not have been a dry eye in the house at Ottawa Elementary’s ceremony last week. The Putnam County Sentinel reports Rhianna Moreno, who suffered severe injuries in a day-after-Christmas crash in 2012, was able to walk and get her diploma.

Moreno was a kindergartner when the crash happened. Her injuries required the amputation of her right leg, and she missed the rest of the school year. Moreno was able to re-enroll this school year. She was all smiles as she walked the longest distance she had in quite some time to collect her graduation papers.

The first-responders who rescued Rhianna and her family members never knew what happened to the girl following the crash. When they heard she was back in school they requested to attend the graduation ceremony. Sure enough they were on hand for last Thursday’s festivities in their dress uniforms.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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5/22/14 – 5:10 A.M.

A Wood County woman who went missing yesterday has been found safe. The Wood County Sheriff’s Office filed a missing persons report for 72-year-old Dominga Almaguer of Weston Wednesday afternoon. Authorities were worried Almaguer did not have her diabetes medication.

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5/21/14 – 7:46 A.M.

More Findlay City School third graders have passed a new measure set by the state. The Courier reports the number of kids who have not achieved the third-grade reading guarantee goal has dropped from 156 to 25. On Tuesday the district got results from an alternative test called Terra Nova. The most recent Ohio Achievement Assessment test scores aren’t available yet.

Students who don’t pass this time around will be asked to take summer classes. Another reading exam will be given by the state on July 10.

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5/21/14 – 7:34 A.M.

A busy Fostoria road will be widened. Fostoria City Council approved an agreement between the city and the state Department of Transportation at their Tuesday meeting. The project will widen part of Stearns Road to three lanes. Curbs and storm water drains also will be installed.

The state will pay for 80% of the $3.3 million project.

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5/21/14 – 7:12 A.M.

Some North Baltimore residents aren’t happy about their water bills. The Courier reports the village council heard complaints about new water rates at their Tuesday meeting. The village has raised the minimum sewer rates by $5.25 each month. Rates have also gone up for customers who use more than 2,000 gallons a month. The increased rates are paying for the $6.3 million storm/sanitary sewer separation project in the northern part of North Baltimore.

Some residents say their bills are higher even though they’re using less water. Mayor Mike Julien said officials will do their best to find an answer.

MORE: The Courier

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5/21/14 – 6:43 A.M.

Members of the Hancock County Veterans Service board will get raises next year. The county commissioners approved $100-a-month raises during their Tuesday meeting. Board members asked for the raises last week. Members of the five-person board are currently paid $400-a-month. That’s well below what other counties with similar veteran populations pay their veterans service board.

The pay for board members was cut in 2006 due to economic issues. Members asked for raises four years ago, but they were denied.

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5/21/14 – 5:33 A.M.

Orange barrels are popping up around Findlay like weeds right now, and there will be more of them on some roads on the west side today. The city’s engineering department says the eastbound part of West Sandusky will be closed at Emma Street between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. today. The closure will allow trench repair in the area around Winthrop Drive.

West Sandusky is already closed at Western Avenue for a railroad crossing repair project.

Glessner Avenue will also be closed today between West Sandusky and West Main Cross. The closure for a waterline replacement will last between 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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