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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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Theft from Findlay restaurant investigated

Authorities are seeking information after a recent theft from Tony’s Restaurant.

The restaurant at 10280 U.S. 224 in Findlay was forcibly entered around 2:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday, according to Crime Stoppers of Findlay/Hancock County.

Information that leads to an arrest or indictment is eligible for up to $1,000. Anonymous calls may be made to Crime Stoppers at 419-425-8477.

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Arguments Heard In Appeal Of Findlay Drug Case

10/29/14 – 5:13 A.M.

An appeals court will rule on whether Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers could smell marijuana on a man who was arrested on drug charges in Findlay last November. The Courier reports The 3rd District Court of Appeals in Lima heard arguments from Trenton Shuttlesworth’s lawyer yesterday. Shuttlesworth was found with more than 1,000 oxycodone pills during a traffic stop. However, he didn’t have marijuana in the car.

Hancock County Judge Reginald Routson has already ruled it was highly unlikely Sgts. Michael Walter and Kurt Beidelschies could smell pot on Shuttlesworth. Attorney Dennis McNamara said there was no way they could smell marijuana in about six seconds of standing upwind of his client.

Shuttlesworth told investigators the oxycodone pills had been stored next to pot in a Toledo house.

A ruling will come at a later date.

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Van-truck crash hurts Tiffin driver

BASCOM — A Tiffin man was admitted to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, after a Seneca County Agency Transportation minivan and a tractor-trailer collided on Ohio 18, east of Bascom, about 8:40 p.m. Monday, the Fremont post of the State Highway Patrol reported.
Donald Hutzel, 80, the driver of the minivan, was trapped in the vehicle when it lodged under the truck trailer. The rear wheels of the trailer had to be raised to free the van. It took more than 30 minutes to remove Hutzel.
He was taken by Bascom Emergency Medical Service to Mercy Hospital, Tiffin, then taken by ambulance to the Toledo hospital.
The driver of the truck, Steven Brock, 47, of Feesburg, was not injured.
According to the patrol, Brock was driving west on Ohio 18 when he attempted to back onto Hopewell Township 109, then failed to yield and pulled out from the stop sign. Hutzel hit the left side of the trailer.
Bascom Fire Department, Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, and John’s Towing and Welding, Tiffin, assisted at the accident scene.
No charges have been filed, according to the patrol.

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Warranty Direct’s ‘nightmare’ car is the automotive version of Frankenstein’s monster. Is your car a donor?

Warranty Direct has revealed what it thinks is the U.K.’s ‘nightmare’ car. To do so, the company compiled the vehicles with the worst performance by category and smashed them together, creating a monstrosity we’re glad we’ll never see on the road.

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Videotape shows Schaeffer admitting to helping Weiker

TIFFIN — A Fostoria man, accused of complicity in a Memorial Day arson that killed two people, told investigators he helped the woman who started the blaze because he wanted to have a relationship with her, a video showed Tuesday.
Several witnesses took the stand Tuesday to testify against Charles V. Schaeffer, 45, who is charged with complicity to aggravated arson, complicity to aggravated murder, complicity to murder, and complicity to attempted murder for his role in the fatal blaze at 614 S. Poplar St.
One of Schaeffer’s co-defendants, Shey L. Weiker, 32, continued her testimony Tuesday in Seneca County Common Pleas Court. Weiker told the court Schaeffer instructed her how to ignite the road flare she used to start the fire in the early morning hours of May 26.
Two of the three residents at 614 S. Poplar, Daniel Joe Marker Jr., 48, and Tara Lynn Vance, 44, perished in the blaze. Both were hearing impaired.
A third resident, Dana Weatherall, 49, survived but sustained serious injuries after escaping through a back window. She too is hearing impaired.
Weiker has testified she started the fire because she thought Marker had committed a sex crime against her son.
Seneca County Prosecutor Derek DeVine, who is representing the state, on Tuesday showed a video taken during the Fostoria Police Department interrogation of Schaeffer after the fire.
In the video, Frank Reitmeier, an investigator with the State Fire Marshal’s Office, questions Schaeffer about his involvement in the fire, and Schaeffer initially denies any wrongdoing.
As his wife, Karen Schaeffer, watched from the courtroom Tuesday, Schaeffer later admitted on the video his love for Weiker and his desire to have a relationship with her should Karen pass away.
“You wanted to help her because you love her, right?” Reitmeier asked Schaeffer in the May 26 interrogation footage. “You love this woman and you’re trying to help take the pain away, aren’t you?” Reitmeier asked.
Schaeffer then became emotional and started crying while slowly nodding his head up and down. The defendant proceeded to admit instructing Weiker how to use a road flare to burn a house down because it would not leave fingerprints.
During live testimony Tuesday, Reitmeier told jurors he was called to the fire scene in order to determine the area of origin and cause of the fire.
After noting the charred front porch and collapsed roof, Reitmeier said he came to the conclusion the fire originated from the front of the home.
With help from a K-9 officer, Reitmeier said he then focused his investigation on the area, collecting debris in hopes of discovering the presence of an ignitable liquid.
“A fire of this magnitude … once debris burns, anything that would have remained would have been unidentifiable,” Reitmeier said, explaining flares burn until there is nothing left.
If it had not been for interviews with those involved, Reitmeier said he might not have known a flare was used to ignite the fire.
The third day of trial will begin at 8:45 a.m. today in Common Pleas Court Judge Michael P. Kelbley’s courtroom.

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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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