Review Category : Local News

Vanlue’s D&H Meats Recalls Ham Products

8/11/14    12:10 p.m.

Several ham products processed and purchased at D&H Meats in Vanlue have been voluntarily recalled according to the Daily Chief-Union.

A press release from the Department of Agriculture said smoked ham whole, smoked ham boneless, smoked ham shank and smoked ham rump are all being recalled due to a processing deviation and misbranding.

The products recalled were produced between July 29, 2012 and July 29, 2014 and have the establishment number 102 inside the Ohio mark of inspection. There have been no reports of illness due to the products.

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Former Hancock County Judge Passes Away

8/11/14 – 10:53 A.M.

A former Hancock County Common Pleas Court judge passed away over the weekend. Judge Robert Walker of Findlay died Sunday morning at The Heritage. He was 89-years-old.

Colleagues and co-workers praised him not only for his work as a judge, but also for his work with the Hancock County Law Library.

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I-75 Back Open In Bowling Green Following Morning Crash

8/11/14 – 7:43 A.M.

A dump truck made a mess of things on the interstate in Wood County this morning. The State Highway Patrol reports the truck hit power lines in the Gypsy Road overpass area near I-75 in Bowling Green early today. The lines fell across the interstate, blocking traffic in both directions.

Both sides of the interstate were back open as of 7:30 a.m.

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NAMI Event A Success Despite No World Record Being Set

8/11/14 – 6:50 A.M.

More than 3,000 people showed up at the Flag City BalloonFest Saturday night in an attempt to break a world record. Those in attendance snapped glowsticks for the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Hancock County’s “I Don’t Give a Snap About Stigma” campaign. The event aimed to raise awareness about mental health issues.

Unfortunately because of logistical problems, the record was not recorded. Jamie Franks coordinated the event. She told the Courier even though the record wasn’t officially set, it was still a huge success in raising awareness for NAMI.

The official record will remain 836. It was set in Los Angeles last November.

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Gas Prices Up To Start The Week

8/11/14 – 6:39 A.M.

We’re paying more at the gas pump to start the new work week. reports the average price for regular unleaded around the state is $3.51 a gallon. That’s up from $3.46 last week, and is a penny higher than prices a month ago.

In Findlay, prices are trending above the state average at around $3.57 a gallon. Prices are lower in Ottawa, where drivers were paying around $3.49 a gallon this morning.

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Fostoria Warehouse Sells For $10 Million

8/11/14 – 5:32 A.M.

A Fostoria warehouse has been sold for $10 million. Industrial Property Brokers and Colliers International announced the completed sale last Friday. Tim Echemann is the president of Industrial Property Brokers, and told the Courier that there aren’t that many big warehouses available on the marketplace. The facility at 130 West Jones Road is 588,000 square feet.

The buyer of the property hasn’t been disclosed. The current tenants, Ohio Logistics and Keller Packaging, will likely stay put for now.

MORE: The Courier

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Findlay Men Arrested Following Friday Break-In

8/11/14 – 5:23 A.M.

A pair of Findlay men were arrested following a break-in in the city over the weekend. The Findlay Police Department reports officers were called to 523 West Lincoln Street Friday night around 6:30 p.m. As officers arrived, one suspect fled on foot. He was caught a short time later. The second suspect was found in the house.

19-year-old Greg Stevens Jr. and 21-year-old James Ramirez are facing charges of burglary. Police say the men were taking “numerous items” from the home when they arrived.

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One Injured In Two Car Crash On U.S. 68 South Of Arlington

8/11/14 – 5:04 A.M.

One person was hospitalized following a two car crash south of Arlington Sunday morning. The accident happened just before noon on U.S. 68 near Williamstown.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports 21-year-old Spencer Raypole of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, was driving north when he attempted to turn left on the the U.S. 30 entrance ramp. Raypole’s Jeep Cherokee pulled into the path of a southbound Ford Taurus driven by 56-year-old Kenneth Martin Jr. of Kenton.

Martin was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Raypole was cited for failing to yield the right of way.

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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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