Review Category : Local News

Bicyclist Hurt In Sunday Morning Crash

8/11/14 – 4:55 A.M.

A bicyclist was hurt in a Sunday morning accident near Bluffton. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened a little after 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Orange Township Roads 29 and 56.

38-year-old Rachel Diller was riding her bike on Road 56 when she didn’t stop at a stop sign and rode into the path of a GMC Yukon driven by 69-year-old James Brown of Bluffton. Diller was taken to St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima for treatment of a broken arm.

The accident remains under investigation.


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Two Scams Making Rounds in Wyandot County

8/8/14   2:05 p.m.

Wyandot County residents are being warned of two scams taking place in the area.

According to the Daily Chief-Union, the first is a scam to install and repair lightning rods on the properties of elderly people.

The second is caller ID spoofing, in which callers use a local name and phone number found in the phonebook so it shows up on the victims caller ID as such. A robot then advertises a service, such as credit cards or insurance, to collect victims’ personal information.

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Cicada Killing Wasps Largest in Ohio, Not Aggressive

8/8/14   12:25 p.m.

Late summer means cicadas, but cicadas mean cicada killing wasps.

Ed Lentz from OSU Extension said these large wasps are often mistaken for hornets, but aren’t aggressive.

Audio: Ed Lentz

The wasps are the largest in Ohio, almost the size of a pinky finger, and black in color.

Lentz said they’re beneficial because cicadas do damage to trees.

Audio: Ed Lentz

The wasps tend to dig in sandy soil or bare ground. Lentz said you’ll see a small pile of dirt next to a hole the size of a finger that leads to their burrows.

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Gallery: Flag City BalloonFest

8/8/14 – 11:34 A.M.

Pictures from Friday morning at Flag City BalloonFest:

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Henry County Fair Open Today Through August 14

8/8/14   10:50 a.m.   gmf

Another county fair gets underway today. The Henry County Fair will run today through August 14 at the fairgrounds in Napoleon. Admission is $7 per person with children 12 and under free. Season passes are $25 per person.

There will be music by country singer Chase Rice, Grand National tractor pulls, a cheerleading competition and more.

To see a full schedule of events, see henrycountyfair.org.

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Volunteers Needed To Prep Hot Air Balloons This Weekend

8/8/14 – 10:19 A.M.

If you’ve ever wanted to get up close with the balloons invovled in Flag City BalloonFest, this weekend is your chance. Volunteers are needed to help out Sunday morning…

Audio: Deb Decker

Deb Decker is with BalloonFest, and says volunteers will work with the specialty balloons. If you’re interested in helping out, you can get more information at Emory Adams Park or by calling (419)306-3939.

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Mystery Woman In Allen County Jail Identified

8/8/14 – 5:27 A.M.

The mystery woman in the Allen County Jail has been identified. The Lima News reports investigators in Florida say the woman is 40-year-old Ann Marie Miller, a disbarred attorney from Virginia. Miller had burned off her fingerprints to conceal her identity, and refused to take a DNA test. She was arrested in Allen County for using false documents to get a state ID.

Miller faces several charges in Virginia, including burglary and assault. Investigators say she was involved in a love triangle, and became enraged when the man she was with left her for a paralegal in the law firm they all worked in.

Miller is also facing several charges in Colorado.

MORE: Lima News

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Fostoria Restaurant Owner Avoids Jail Time

8/8/14 – 5:18 A.M.

The owner of a Fostoria restaurant will not go to jail for serving alcohol without a liquor permit. The Review-Times reports 40-year-old Andrew Miller was sentenced to 60 days in jail Thursday, but all 60 days were suspended. Miller pleaded no contest to charges of permits required and keeping a place where intoxicating liquors are sold.

Miller and the business manager at Los Tacollos, Amber Bowers, did not renew the restaurant’s liquor licence in February. It was cancelled in April. On May 1 officers with the Ohio Investigative Unit in Toledo raided the business and confiscated all the alcohol.

MORE: The Courier

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Hancock County Ballot Set

8/8/14 – 5:10 A.M.

The November ballot is set. Wednesday was the deadline to place items up for vote. In Hancock County it looks like the biggest issues will be a pair of school building levies. Liberty-Benton and Van Buren will both ask voters to approve tax measures to upgrade their facilities.

Liberty Benton is trying to pass a combined property and income tax to pay for a new K-8 building. The tax would raise $19.5 million. The state would pay an additional $32 million. The property tax would be for around 5 mills while the income tax would be a quarter percent.

Van Buren has placed a 7-mill, 30-year bond issue on the ballot. The measure would help raise $28.7 million to build an addition to the school that would include 34 new classrooms and add a new gym. It would also upgrade heating and cooling and move the bus garage to another location.

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