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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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Social Media Rumors Swirl Following Incident In Fostoria

11/3/14 – 8:32 A.M.

The social media rumor mill got cranked into overdrive in Fostoria last week. The Review-Times reports that Faccebook posters turned a domestic disturbance into something far more disturbing. Police Chief Keith Loreno says officers were called to the 300 block of Summit Street Wednesday for an alleged male-female assault. Because investigators were at the Charles Schaeffer trial, Ohio BCI&I was called in to assist.

The presence of state officials must have stirred people’s imaginations. There were rumors on the internet that someone at the home had been decapitated or dismembered. There were also allegations of a police cover-up.

Loreno told the newspaper he could assure the public that no such atrocities had happened. The incident remains under investigation.

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Findlay Woman Injured In Weekend Crash

11/3/14 – 7:21 A.M.

A two-car crash injured a Findlay woman Saturday. The Findlay Police Department says the accident happened at the intersection of Western and Lima avenues just before 12:30 p.m.

50-year-old Carol Eichman was driving her SUV south on Western Avenue when she turned left onto Lima Avenue and was hit by an SUV driven by 31-year-old Jamie Chaffee of Findlay. Eichman was extricated from her vehicle and taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Chafee was cited for disobeying a traffic control device. Eichman was cited for not having a valid driver’s license.

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Portion of Bright Road closed this week

Bright Road will be closed between Hancock County 212 and Production Drive from Tuesday to Friday during the work day for water line installation, according to the City of Findlay Engineering Department.

Bright Road will re-open in the evening after work crews have left for the day.

Two detours will be posted during construction work:

  • Crystal Avenue/Hancock County 18 to East Melrose Avenue for those traveling west around the closure
  • Hamlet Drive to Production Drive for those traveling east around the closure

Students attending Owens Community College’s Findlay campus are encouraged to use the west entrance off of Hancock County 18.

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Speedway Opens CNG Facility In Findlay

11/3/14 – 8:14 A.M.

It appears Findlay is becoming a destination for Compressed Natural Gas fueling facilities. Roughly a month-and-a-half after CNG Fuel Inc. opened a fueling station on Distrubution Drive on Findlay’s north side, Speedway has followed suit. The company’s second compressed natural gas facility is located at the Speedway store on County Road 99, just off of I-75.

A release from Speedway says one of the store’s fuel lanes is now dedicated to CNG. The company has partnered with IGS CNG Services to help run the compressed natural gas operation.

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Click and Clack no more: Tom Magliozzi of NPR’s ‘Car Talk’ dies at age 77

Tom Magliozzi one half of Car Talk’s famed Click and Clack died Monday of complications from Alzheimer’s. Along with his brother Ray, Magliozzi hosted the wildly successful automotive repair and sometime philosophy show from 1977 until 2012.

The post Click and Clack no more: Tom Magliozzi of NPR’s ‘Car Talk’ dies at age 77 appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Putnam, Hardin, Seneca counties removed from state Ebola list

COLUMBUS — Putnam, Seneca and Hardin counties have been removed from a statewide list of counties which are monitoring individuals for Ebola after contact or potential contact with Texas nurse Amber Vinson, who visited Ohio before being diagnosed with the virus, according to an Associated Press story and a daily report released by the state Emergency Operations Center.

While the three counties were listed among 15 counties on a report Sunday for verified self-monitoring, by phone to the county health department; or self-monitoring, taking individual temperature twice daily, but not reporting unless there is a change; the counties were removed from the list Monday, when 12 counties were still listed on the report.

There were no comments from Putnam or Hardin County health departments Monday afternoon after The Courier made contact.

Seneca County Health Commissioner Beth Schweitzer confirmed via email there is no one being monitored in Seneca County now.

There had been six Putnam County residents being watched for the virus, but as of Saturday, Nov. 1, the 21-day incubation period for the virus expired.

The number of Ohioans being monitored for Ebola symptoms in connection with the case of Vinson is shrinking as more people reach the end of the 21-day watch period.

The Department of Health said Monday that 52 people were being monitored because of contact or potential contact with Vinson. One person in Ohio remained quarantined.

At one point, over 160 people were monitored. Health checks for the remaining contacts are expected to end Tuesday, three weeks after Vinson flew back to Dallas. Vinson was released from a hospital last week after tests showed she’s virus-free.

Ohio officials also were monitoring 30 people under new protocols for travelers returning from West African countries that have Ebola outbreaks.

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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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