Review Category : Local News

Woman Injured In Upper Sandusky Crash

8/1/14 – 6:53 A.M.

A one car crash injured an Upper Sandusky woman Thursday afternoon. The Upper Sandusky Police Department reports the crash happened around 1 p.m. on North Third Street.

44-year-old Amy Moor was driving north when she hit a guardrail near Wyandot Avenue. Moor was taken by medical helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. She was also cited for failure to yield.

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Seneca County Communities Mull Ambulance District Options

8/1/14 – 6:47 A.M.

Three communities in Seneca County are trying to decide what to do with the future of their emergency services. The Courier reports officials from Bettsville, Liberty Township and Jackson Township will either join an existing ambulance district or create a new one.

Ambulance districts are nothing new in Seneca County. Attica, Venice and Reed townships have formed an ambulance district. New Riegel, Big Springs and Seneca townships are currently forming a district. Bloomville and Bloom Township are also in talks to start their own district.

County emergency medical service director Ken Majors says the best option is to join an existing district. If that happens residents in Bettsville, Liberty Township and Jackson Township would help pay an existing 1.2 mill levy to help run ambulance services.

MORE: The Courier

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No Pot Plants Found During Seneca County Field Inspections

8/1/14 – 5:29 A.M.

Investigators in Seneca County noticed something odd as they flew over fields, looking for marijuana plants this year. They didn’t find any pot. It’s the first time that’s happened since at least the 1990’s according to the Review-Times. Seneca County Detective Sgt. Don Joseph tells the newspaper they usually find around 300 plants during the annual flyover examination.

Joseph added that he wasn’t sure what the reasons could be for the sudden decrease in the numbers.

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Three Teens Injured In Three Car Crash West Of Findlay

8/1/14 – 5:19 A.M.

Three teenagers were hurt in a three-car crash east of Findlay Thursday afternoon. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says the collision happened around 4 p.m. near the intersection of U.S. 224 and Township Road 237.

Investigators say 16-year-old Kendra Konecny of Findlay turned her car from Road 237 onto U.S. 224. She then slowed down to make a left hand turn. As she did, a pickup truck driven by 34-year-old Alexander McKee of Findlay slowed down to stop behind the first car. A third car driven by 17-year-old Saffron Florea of Tiffin failed to stop, causing a chain reaction crash.

Florea and her passenger, 16-year-old Olivia Fenton of Findlay, were both taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Konecny was also hospitalized. McKee avoided injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Missing Putnam County Teen Found Safe

8/1/14 – 5:09 A.M.

A missing Putnam County teenager has been found, and is safe. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reported around 6:45 p.m. Thursday that Brittany Cross had been located and was speaking with investigators.

Cross had gone missing Tuesday night. Investigators say an unknown man picked her up at her home.

No other details have been released.

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Army Corps Unable To Provide Simplified Data For Information Request

8/1/14 – 4:58 A.M.

Getting information about flood control studies from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proving to be difficult. The Courier reports the Corps responded to a request to provide simplified, uncoded documents by saying they don’t have anything like that.

Last July, the Courier requested an itemized list of expenses for the Blanchard River flood study. The Corps responded this January. The agency sent a 64-page document that itemized everything by code.

That made it impossible to accurately report on the expenses. In April, the newspaper asked for a simplified version of the document. The response received yesterday said no such uncoded documents are maintained.

Corps public affairs specialist Andrew Kornacki did offer to work with the newspaper to try and answer questions about the documents.

MORE: The Courier

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Accident on Southbound I-75 Halts Traffic

7/31/14   1:40 p.m.

An accident on I-75 has the right lane shut down and traffic almost at a standstill in Wood County.

According to the Ohio Deptartment of Transportation the accident occured around 12:30 p.m. just south of US-6 near mile marker 177.

There is no expected time for re-opening yet.

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Children’s Mentoring Connection Seeking 40 Volunteers to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

7/31/14   12:55 p.m.

In October the Children’s Mentoring Connection of Hancock County will celebrate its 40th anniversary. To celebrate this, they are hoping to recruite 40 new volunteers for the program.

Executive director Jennifer Swartzlander told Chris Oaks on Good Mornings that volunteer numbers have decreased but the need has not.

Audio: Jennifer Swartzlander

Becky Baratta, case manager at CMC, said the times slots have been adjusted in hopes that more people will be able to volunteer.

Audio: Becky Baratta

Volunteer opportunities are available at Jacobs Primary, Bigelow Hill Intermediate and Glenwood Middle Schools in Findlay as well as Cory-Rawson at various times of day. To volunteer, call CMC at 419-424-9752 to get an application as soon as possible to be ready for the start of the school year.

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Methane Gas Extraction At Hancock County Landfill Helps Shrink Trash Mound

7/31/14 – 12:19 P.M.

The Hancock County landfill is shrinking; in a manner of speaking. Assistant landfill manager Don Moses told the Hancock County Commissioners today that methane gas extraction helps compact the trash mound at the facility…

Audio: Don Moses

Moses says new methane wells were added about a month ago, and the trash mound near the wells has shrunk already. He added the methane extraction helps extend the life of the landfill.

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Fugitive From Pennsylvania Arrested In Wood County

7/31/14 – 12:08 P.M.

The suspect in a violent crime in Pennsylvania was arrested in Wood County recently. The Pittsburgh Tribune reports the State Patrol took 35-year-old Jerrod Burford into custody near Bowling Green Sunday night.

Authorities say Burford was invloved in a shooting incident in a McKeesport, Pennsylvania, early Sunday morning.

The newspaper reports Burford waived his extradition hearing.

He’s charged with conpiracy to commit homicide and three counts of attempted homicide.

MORE: Pittsburgh Tribune

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