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“Drive-Thru” Flu Shot Clinic In Putnam County Today

10/2/14 – 6:46 A.M. Putnam County residents who have a hard time getting around will have a chance to get their flu shots today. The Putnam County Health Department is holding a “drive-thru” flu clinic from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event at the health department will allow people to stay in their cars while they get their flu shots. For more information, you can call (419)523-5608. The post “Drive-Thru” Flu Shot Clinic In Putnam County Today appeared first on WFIN. …read more      

Fostoria United Way Kicks Off Fundraising Campaign

10/2/14 – 6:40 A.M. The United Way of Fostoria kicked off its fundraising campaign yesterday. The Review-Times reports the organization has set a goal of $179,000. That’s $10,000 less than last year’s goal. In 2013, the organization raised a little more than $181,000. The first reporting rally will be at noon on October 23 in the Geary Family YMCA Annex. MORE: Review-Times The post Fostoria United Way Kicks Off Fundraising Campaign appeared first on WFIN. …read more      

Kids In Crisis: Seeing The Plan In Action

10/2/14 – 5:30 A.M. This week we are taking a look at the effect the Strong Families grant will have on kids in crisis in the area. But the program will also affect local schools. Findlay City Schools assistant superintendent Craig Kupferberg said this grant will get families, students and staff of the schools the help they need. Audio: Craig Kupferberg Kupferberg said students can be affected in small ways and will just act up or withdraw. But other times, the stress affects them to the point where they may threaten or attempt suicide. He said the new program gives […]

Findlay Man Injured In Three-Car Crash

10/2/14 – 5:22 A.M. One person was injured in a three-car crash in Findlay Wednesday afternoon. The Findlay Police Department reports the accident happened just before 4 p.m. in the 900 block of Lima Avenue. 68-year-old Gary Meeks of Eglon, West Virginia was driving east when he stopped for a school bus. He was hit from behind by 36-year-old Matthew James of Findlay after James’ car was hit by a tractor-trailer driven by 30-year-old Luis Gonzalez. James was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of injuries. Gonzalez was cited for failure to stop in the assured clear distance ahead. […]

Speedway Completes Buyout Of Hess Stores

10/2/14 – 5:04 A.M. It’s a done deal – Speedway has completed its buyout of Hess gas stations. Marathon Petroleum reports the Hess stores will be rebranded as Speedway stations over the next three years. Speedway is a subsidiary of Marathon. Speedway will now have a footprint in 23 states. Hess stores are primarily located in the east and the south. The deal cost Speedway more than $2.8 billion to complete. The post Speedway Completes Buyout Of Hess Stores appeared first on WFIN. …read more      

Destructive Weed Problems Continue In Putnam County

10/2/14 – 4:58 A.M. A problem with Roundup-resistant weeds in Putnam County has gone from bad to worse. The Lima News reports what a Continental farmer thought was a spiny amaranth was actually a palmer amaranth. That’s an issue because the palmer variety of the plant grows larger, has more seeds, and is more resistant to herbicides. The newspaper reports the weed could cost farmers $20 to $40 a day, and up to 80 percent of their crops. Most of the spiny plants have been found near Kalida while palmer and waterhemp weeds were found near Continental. Putnam County farmers […]

Saltz Convicted Of Raping Child In Hancock County

10/2/14 – 4:48 A.M. A Marion man was convicted yesterday of raping a preschool-age girl in Hancock County. The Courier reports it took a jury two hours to come to a verdict in the case of 49-year-old John Saltz. He could face life in prison when he is sentenced on November 12. A DNA sample linked Saltz to the girl, and the victim’s grandmother was allowed to testify on her behalf. Saltz’s lawyer argued that amounted to hearsay. However, Judge Reginald Routson said exceptions are allowed in sexual assault cases involving children. MORE: The Courier The post Saltz Convicted Of […]

Saltz Convicted Of Raping Child In Hancock County

10/2/14 – 4:48 A.M. A Marion man was convicted yesterday of raping a preschool-age girl in Hancock County. The Courier reports it took a jury two hours to come to a verdict in the case of 49-year-old John Saltz. He could face life in prison when he is sentenced on November 12. A DNA sample linked Saltz to the girl, and the victim’s grandmother was allowed to testify on her behalf. Saltz’s lawyer argued that amounted to hearsay. However, Judge Reginald Routson said exceptions are allowed in sexual assault cases involving children. MORE: The Courier The post Saltz Convicted Of […]

Columbia Gas Customers Warned About Scam

10/2/14 – 4:22 A.M. Columbia Gas customers are being warned of a telephone scam. The utility says someone claiming to be from Columbia Gas is calling customers to threaten them with a shutoff if they don’t pay an overdue bill. Customers are told to pay up with a prepaid debit card, something the gas company says they’ll never do. The post Columbia Gas Customers Warned About Scam appeared first on WFIN. …read more      

Squirrel To Blame For McComb Power Outage

10/2/14 – 4:19 A.M. A squirrel is being blamed for a power outage in Hancock and Wood counties that left more than one-thousand people in the dark yesterday. American Electric Power says a squirrel leaped from one transformer to another, creating an arc that destroyed a switch meant to ensure the two devices weren’t connected. The outage kept McComb and the surrounding region for several hours Wednesday. The post Squirrel To Blame For McComb Power Outage appeared first on WFIN. …read more