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Listen to Doug Jenkins, WFIN News Director, as he moderates a forum from The University of Findlay with Republican candidates, Phillip Riegle and Steve Oman, for Hancock County Commissioner. This primary election is hotly contested as both candidates differ, especially on Blanchard River flood mitigation.

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Air Force Airman Kelly R. Patterson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Patterson is the son of Janice Romes of Fort Jennings.He is a 2004 graduate of Fort Jennings High School.

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Air Force Airman 1st Class Matthew A. Maurer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.  Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Maurer is the son of Theresa and Richard Maurer of Vanlue. He is a 2007 graduate of Vanlue Local School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2012 from Bowling Green State University.

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Air Force Airman Justin L. Meek graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Meek is the son of Brian Meek and Trisha Troiano, both of Carey. He is a 2013 graduate of Carey High School.

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Air Force Airman Joseph D. Baker graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Baker is the son of Laura Greer of Van Buren and Richard Baker of Findlay. He is a 2013 graduate of Van Buren High School.

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Army National Guard Pfc. Timothy A. Brown Jr. has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.  Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

Brown is the son of Amy and Timothy Brown of North Baltimore. He is a 2012 graduate of North Baltimore High School.

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Army National Guard Pvt. Daniel J. Shupe has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at the U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.  The training consisted of basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT).

During basic training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremonies, military customs and courtesies, map reading, tactics, basic rifle marksmanship, physical fitness, field training, and first aid skills. The recruit developed combat skills and handled various weapons available to the infantry soldier. During AIT, the soldier received instruction to serve as an infantryman/mortarman using light and heavy anti-armor weapons, indirect-fire support, and mechanized operations while assigned to a  rifle or mortar squad.  The training included weapons qualification, tactics, patrolling, navigation, field communications, and combat operations; engagement in infantry combat exercises, battle drills, land mine locating, neutralizing and extracting, and survival operations during a nuclear, biological or chemical attack.

Shupe is the son of Karen and Dallas Shupe of North Baltimore. He is a 2011 graduate of North Baltimore High School.

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Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Kaylee M. Ruckstuhl graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.  Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Ruckstuhl is the daughter of Teresa Thomas of Vanlue and Brian Ruckstuhl of Bowling Green. She is a 2010 graduate of Vanlue High School.

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Air Force Airman Clay W. Magers graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.  Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Magers is the son of Pamela Magers of Paducah, Ky., and nephew of Chris Magers of Tiffin, Ohio. He is a 2013 graduate of Hopewell Loudon High School, Bascom, Ohio.

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