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Still Plenty Of Time To Cast A Ballot Today

11/4/14 – 11:09 A.M.

The November election is here, and polls are open in Ohio until 7:30 p.m. We’ll be keeping an eye on the Liberty-Benton and Van Buren school levies, as well as the contested races that include our area like the Ohio 83rd district race. Our election coverage starts tonight at 7 p.m.

In the meantime if you haven’t voted, there’s still time. If you’re unsure of your polling location you can find that information by calling the board of elections office, or by looking it up on the Ohio Secretary of State’s website.

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Waterline Work to Close Part of Bright Road During Work Hours Through Friday

Road closures

11/03/14 12:32 p.m.

A waterline replacement will close part of Bright Road during the day for the rest of the week. Crews will begin installing the waterline Tuesday morning and continue the work until Friday.

Bright Road will be closed while crews work during the day between County Road 212 to Production Dr. The road will reopen in the evenings. Hamlet and Production Drives will be used to detour east of the closure. Crystal and E. Melrose Avenues will be used to detour west.

Owens Community College students are encouraged to use the west entrance off Country Road 18.

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Correction: Norris campaign filed finance report

The campaign to elect Gregory Norris, of Rushsylvania, as state representative — known as Norris for Liberty — filed campaign finance reports with the Ohio Secretary of State on Oct. 19.

The Courier incorrectly reported in Friday’s edition that the campaign did not file a report.

Norris, a Libertarian candidate, is seeking election to the 83rd House District, which includes Hancock and Hardin counties and northern Logan County. He is challenging State Rep. Robert Sprague, R-Findlay, and Kevin Rettig, of Findlay, who is running as an independent candidate.

Candidates who spend or receive more than $1,000 during a campaign are required to file spending reports with the state throughout the year. The deadline for the pre-election reports was Oct. 23.

Norris’ campaign reported cash donations of $4,439, and expenditures of $3,073 in its pre-general election report.

Courier reporter Denise Grant is compiling a story giving the details of the report, which will appear in Tuesday’s newspaper.

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Cooper’s Claim that Apollo was to Blame for Failed Sale Rejected

11/03/14 11:55 a.m.

A Delaware court judge has rejected Cooper Tire & Rubber Company’s claim that Apollo Tyres was to blame for the failed sale of Findlay-based Cooper last year.

Bloomberg News reported Cooper claimed an agreement between the two companies entitled it to $112.5 million from Apollo for not completing the deal.

Delaware Chancery Court Judge Sam Glasscock ruled Cooper didn’t satisfy the closing conditions of the deal.

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Fostoria police investigating party mart robbery

Fostoria police are investigating a Sunday evening robbery at TJ’s Northside Party Mart, 840 Buckley St.

An employee reported at 7:47 p.m. that a white male, wearing a skull mask and a camouflage jacket, entered the store and asked for money, according to Sgt. Kent Reinbolt of the Fostoria Police Department.

The clerk refused to give money to the male. The male then took cigars and cigarettes, and left the store, Reinbolt said.

The suspect is described as a teenage boy around 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing about 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Brett Bethel at the Fostoria Police Department at 419-435-8573.

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Investigators Seeking Information on Suspicious Fostoria House Fire

11/03/14 10:40 a.m.

Investigators need help gathering information after a suspicious house fire in Fostoria. The fire at 21821 Washington Township Road 214 in Fostoria on Oct. 16 happened at an unoccupied home. Further investigation revealed criminal activity took place at the residence and then the home was set ablaze.

Witnesses reported seeing a minivan in the driveway that left quickly after the fire began. Anyone with information should call the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office at 419-422-2424 or the State Fire Marshal’s Office at 800-589-2728. Anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest and conviction could be eligible for a reward from the Ohio Blue Ribbon Committee.

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Investigators seek info on suspicious house fire

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and the State Fire Marshal’s Office are looking for info on a suspicious house fire south of Fostoria.

Washington Township Fire Department responded a house fire at 6:51 a.m. on Oct. 16 at 21821 Washington Township 214. Vanlue and Bascom fire departments also responded.

The fire was extinguished with no injuries reported. The initial investigation revealed suspicious activity may have taken place, as the house was not occupied.

Upon further investigation by the fire departments, Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and State Fire Marshall’s Office, it was determined that criminal activity took place at the residence prior to the fire, and that the fire was then intentionally set.

Witnesses reported seeing a minivan of unknown make, model or color in the driveway that quickly left the area after flames were first seen.

Authorities are asking for anyone with information about the fire to please call the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office at 419-422-2424; or the State Fire Marshal’s Office at 1-800-589-2728.

Anyone providing information that leads to the arrest and conviction for the person or people responsible for setting this fire could be eligible to receive a reward from the Ohio Blue Ribbon Committee.

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Aston Martin’s DB9 and Vantage still on sale in U.S., despite crash regulation noncompliance

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded Aston Martin a temporary exemption from 2015 side-impact crash regulations. The DB9 and Vantage will not comply with the forthcoming rules, but the brand has immunity until August 2017.

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