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Holiday Care Packages for Heroes Collections Begin This Weekend

10/30/14     12:58 p.m.

Most people tend to shy away from jumping into the Christmas season right after Halloween, but for the Red Cross there isn’t much of a choice. Todd James is the executive director of the Red Cross in Hancock County and says if we want troops overseas to have gifts for Christmas we need to get started now.

Audio: Todd James

The Red Cross will once again be preparing Holiday Care Packages for Heroes filled with supplies the troops have asked for like sunscreen, shampoo, fly swatters, jerky and DVDs.

Audio: Todd James

James said the packages will be distributed to service members in Kuwait and Djibouti. Volunteers will be handing out lists and collecting donations at the Walmart on Trenton Ave. this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The deadline for donations in Nov. 14.

More information: Holiday Care Packages for Heroes

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Human Trafficking Suspect Caught In Fostoria

10/29/14 – 5:20 A.M.

A Rhode Island man accused of human trafficking was recently arrested in Fostoria. The Providence Journal reports 25-year-old Terrance Dudley was one of three men accused of forcing a 17-year-old girl into prostitution. He has since been returned to Rhode Island to face charges.

Investigators say Dudley and two others took pictures of the girl to post on the internet, and sold her to five men before police were able to recover her.

MORE: Providence Journal

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Kasich touts Ohio as national example during Findlay stop

His re-election next Tuesday looking like a slam-dunk, Gov. John Kasich was folksy in a visit today to Findlay. He seemed to fuel speculation he may run for president in 2016.

He urged unity over personal differences and touted Ohio’s improved economy as a template for the nation.

“Let’s send a big message to the country that Ohio has got its act together and we are an example of what people around the country ought to follow,” Kasich said in a packed Hancock County Republican headquarters.

His name has turned up in a few news reports speculating about presidential hopefuls. Kasich has maintained he is focused on getting re-elected as governor and has not thought about running for president in 2016.

But he did not strengthen that claim today in Findlay.

While Republicans are on the brink of another electoral sweep of statewide offices and majorities in both houses of the Legislature, Kasich seemed to distance himself from the right and moved toward the middle. Where four years ago in Findlay he proclaimed he loved the tea party and considered them brothers and sisters in battle, on Tuesday he opened ranks to Democrats.

“You should be so proud to be part of this. Maybe we even have a few Democrats in here — I would hope so — proud of what we are doing in this state,” he said.

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At Findlay Visit Governor Kasich Said Republicans Need to Unite Not Divide

Governor John Kasich stopped in Findlay to talk with area republicans at the GOP headquarters.

10/29/14 2:45 p.m.

The parade of campaigns through Findlay continued today when Governor John Kasich and Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor stopped by the Republican Headquarters in Findlay. Kasich said things are going well for his campaign.

Audio: John Kasich

According to Kasich, republicans should be “uniters not dividers” so that those in office can focus on the issues, noting his campaign has not used any negative advertisements. He said he plans to continue that mindset through the next four years and used his time in Congress as an example.

Audio: John Kasich

Kasich said he thinks what’s happening in Ohio right now is unique. He said as long things keep moving in the right direction and the legislature continues to work together, it will lift the state.

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Kasich and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor meet Mayor Lydia Mihalik's newborn daughter Delaney.

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