Doug Jenkins
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One Killed In Delaware Township Crash

6/28/16 – 11:00 A.M. One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash near Mount Blanchard Tuesday morning. Preliminary information from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened on County Road 237, west of County Road 157 just after 7:30 a.m. A sheriff’s dispatcher says one person was taken from the scene by medical helicopter to St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Toledo. Several other people were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital. The names of the people involved in the crash have not been released yet. The accident remains under investigation.

Fatal accident reported in Delaware Township

A two vehicle accident on County Road 273, west of County Road 157, ended with one person dead. The accident, called in at 7:37 a.m., was fatal and Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies were still investigating the scene and notifying the family of the deceased person at 10:45 a.m., according to the sheriff’s department. One of the victims was life-flighted to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, it is unclear whether that was the same person who died. The dispatcher didn’t know how many people were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital, and no other information was available at the time.

Estimate For Ottawa Creek Logjam Removal Submitted

6/28/16 – 10:35 A.M. It shouldn’t be too long now before logjam removal begins in the Ottawa Creek in Hancock County. According to the county commissioners, Tawa Tree Service has submitted an estimate of a little more than $46,000 to handle clearing efforts. The project is managed by the Hancock Soil & Water District. The board is expected to discuss the bid at their next meeting, which is July 5 according to the district’s website. The work is paid for by ongoing maintenance assessments to property owners near the creek.

Latest Tweak in Donald Trump’s Proposed Muslim Ban Raises More Questions

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The latest adjustment in Donald Trump’s proposed temporary ban on Muslims’ entering the United States comes in relation to which Muslims would be affected. Some kind of ban on Muslims has been the centerpiece of Trump’s presidential campaign, but his description of it has changed since he introduced the concept in December. It started as a temporary “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” Now it would be limited to a ban focusing on “terrorist” countries. But his aides have repeatedly denied that this represents a shift in policy. Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson rejects the notion that Trump targeted all Muslims from the beginning, even though he did. And the new language was just a matter of “adding specifics to clarify his position,” she said during a Monday appearance on CNN. “There’s been no change. Mr. Trump still wants to stop individuals from coming into their country who cannot be vetted,” Pierson said. When it comes to specifics, however, several key details about…

Benghazi Committee Releases Final Report

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — House Republicans on the Benghazi Select Committee will release their long-awaited report later Tuesday morning on the events surrounding the 2012 Libya terror attacks that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. The report says there was intelligence leading up to the attacks that the diplomatic consulate and CIA annex there were not safe, and that top officials in the U.S. State Department, including Hillary Clinton and Under Secretary Patrick Kennedy , should have realized that, according to a committee member and staff who have seen it. “It is not clear what additional intelligence would have satisfied either Kennedy or the Secretary in understanding the Benghazi mission compound was at risk short of an attack,” the report notes, according a source who has seen it. Eighty new witness accounts, including nine eyewitnesses never interviewed before, will be included in this final congressional report on Benghazi. In all, the committee logged over 16,000 pages of transcripts. The report will refute some findings of the previous investigations and focus…

Facebook Knows Where You’ve Been and Is Using It to Suggest Friends

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If that guy who popped up in your Facebook “people you may know” section looks vaguely familiar, it may be because you’ve recently crossed paths. The section is usually a trove of high school acquaintances and a random assortment of colleagues with whom you have mutual friends, but Facebook also suggests friends with whom your common link may be unclear. It turns out what two people may have in common is a shared GPS data point on their phones. Fusion first reported the story after a parent who attended a gathering for suicidal teens said Facebook suggested he friend another parent who attended — despite having never shared any information with each other. Facebook did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment. However, a company representative told Fusion that location is just one factor in the algorithm the company uses to populate the “people you may know” section and that the two parents must have also had something else in common.How to Turn Off Location…

Zika Virus-Related Microcephaly Reported in Florida for First Time

iStock/Thinkstock(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — Zika virus-related microcephaly has been reported for the first time in Florida. A woman from Haiti gave birth to a child with microcephaly in the state, the Florida Department of Health said Tuesday. Officials noted that the mother contracted the disease when she was out of the U.S. Her name and location were not disclosed. There have been two other cases of women in the U.S. giving birth to children with Zika-related microcephaly. In both of those cases, the women contracted the disease while outside of the country, according to health officials. While Zika often causes mild symptoms, the virus has been found to cause serious birth defects, including microcephaly, which is characterized by an abnormally small head. A total of 223 people in Florida, including 40 pregnant women, have been suspected or confirmed of being infected with the Zika virus. There have been no cases where people were infected by mosquitoes while in the U.S., according to health officials. Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a…

UK Prime Minister David Cameron to Meet EU Leaders for 1st Time Since Brexit Vote

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — British Prime Minister David Cameron is to face E.U. leaders in Belgium Tuesday for the first time since the United Kingdom voted Thursday to leave the European Union. Several E.U. leaders have made it clear that negotiations over a British exit have to wait until the U.K. formally decides to leave the union. The British parliament still has to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which sets out how an E.U. member state can leave the bloc. “We need to respect British democracy and the decision they made,” Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, said in a speech to the European Parliament Tuesday. “I would like our British friends to tell us what they want, so we can get on with it.” Before today’s meeting, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Berlin Monday that “there will be no formal or informal talks about Britain’s exit” until the British Parliament votes to leave. French President François Hollande also encouraged the U.K. to make a quick decision. “Being…