Todd Cummins

Assignment Editor

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Hello! I am the assignment editor here at Your Hometown Stations. If you have a story idea, you can email us at newsrelease@wlio.com.

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Perrysburg Township – On December 10, 2019, at approximately 10:49 P.M., Troopers from the Bowling Green Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to IR 75 after being notified by the Toledo Police Department that they had been in pursuit of a 2000 Hurricane RV, which was occupied by a subject with a felony warrant.  The Toledo Police Department terminated their pursuit. 

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The West Central Ohio Crime Task Force makes another arrest during a warrant search. The task force and Allen County SWAT served a search warrant at 106 North Roberts Avenue. They took 41-year-old Chad Campbell in custody and charged him with suspicion of possession of cocaine. During the search, law enforcement found suspected heroin, cocaine, meth, and prescription pills, along with multiple firearms and money. The case is expected to be presented to the Allen County Grand Jury for further charges.

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A local retailer helps make sure that everybody has a present under the tree this Christmas. Meijer presented a $3000 check to Toys for Tots to help them shop for more than 1400 kids, ages 12 and under, who are getting presents through the Salvation Army's Christmas Assistance Program. While Toys for Tots has been accepting donations since December 1st, sometimes people concentrate on buying items for the younger kids, but this donation helps make sure that the older kids are not forgotten.

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So you bought the gifts, now you need to wrap them, and a local church has you covered in that department. This is the second year that the Market Street Presbyterian Church(1100 W Market St, Lima, OH 45805) will be holding a gift wrapping fundraiser for Lima’s Samaritan House on Friday and Saturday. The gift wrapping is free, but the church will be accepting donations to support the organization that serves homeless and abused women and children. The church members are glad to help out, especially this time of the year.

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On December 8, 2019 at approximately 4:12 am, Officers from the Lima Police Department responded to the Travelodge (805 S. Leonard Ave.) for a panic alarm activation.  While officers were responding, a hotel employee called 911 and said there was a subject in the lobby with a gun.   Officers arrived and were preparing to enter the lobby when a gunshot was heard from inside.  Several third shift officers entered the hotel and located Jujuan M. Payne in the lobby with a handgun.  Upon seeing officers, Mr. Payne put the handgun down and was taken into custody without further incident.  

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The Delphos Fire Department was called out to 14708 Landeck Road just after 1p.m.for reports of a house fire.  According to scanner traffic, someone alerted the residents about smoke coming from their roof and got them out of the home safe. Spencerville, Middle Point and Van Wert Fire Departments were called in to assist with water and manpower.  The fire started in the roof and second story, but there was smoke and water damage throughout the home, which is considered a total loss.   The power was disconnected from the home while firefighters fought the fire, the cause has yet to be determined, but fire officials say it could have been electrical in nature.  The Red Cross was called in to assist the family. 

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Finger sandwiches, Christmas music and tea, were just a part of the fun and fellowship going on at the Market Street Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon.

This is the 3rd year the church has hosted their Colonial Christmas Tea.  Over 100 people were served during the event.  Besides the good time and good food, the money raised from the annual tea will go toward 13 different outreach mission projects, including a neighborhood supper that was started this year at the church. While it’s a lot of hard work, the Hospitality Committee is happy with the support they get for their tea. 

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Each year community members step up to donate a toy to a child they may never know, but your donation could mean the world to that child and their family. There is power in toys. That is why the Marine Corps., Toys for Tots, and the Salvation Army is working to make sure that around 1,500 kids have toys to open up this holiday. 700 families in Allen County have signed up for the Christmas Assistance Program through the Salvation Army, while they will be getting food and clothing, they also will be getting a bag a toys thanks to the continued generosity of this community.

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A Saturday morning crash in Mercer County kills a Fort Recovery man. 

Sheriff Jeff Grey says his office is investigating a single vehicle crash that happened on Erastrus Durbin Road, south of SR 119 just before 5 o'clock Saturday morning.    

39 year old Travis Fullenkamp was driving a pick-up north when the vehicle went off the west side of the road and rolled. Fullenkamp was ejected from the pick-up and was pronounced dead at the scene.  The crash remains under investigation.

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