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Carey Fest begins

Children gather around a hay square for a chance to hold some chicks. The Carey High School FFA had several animals on hand as part of a petting zoo when Carey Fest kicked off Thursday at Water Works Park. The Carey Area Chamber of Commerce’s business showcase helped kick off the annual festival. Area business representatives and visitors seeking information …

Extrication training

Twenty-six first responders attended a vehicle extrication training Thursday hosted by Wyandot East Fire District and Emergency Medical Services at Danner’s Towing and Auto Recycling’s Upper Sandusky building, located at 701 W. Johnson St. The training focused on basics of vehicle extrication to newer members from the attending organizations, as well as advanced techniques for more experienced members, Wyandot East …

Ditch hearing, part II: Commissioners ask landowners to share concers with project

A proposed tile project to resolve flooding behind Custom Glass Solutions by Guardian could become larger in scope, the Wyandot County Board of Commissioners told a group of about 20 landowners who gathered Thursday for a ditch petition hearing at Gottfried Nature Center. Commissioner Bill Clinger said the Jim Smalley petition for the Guardian project could open the watershed to …

Upper woman injured in auto accident

An Upper Sandusky woman was transported by Wyandot County Emergency Medical Services to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, for injuries sustained after a traffic accident Thursday afternoon. Amy J. Moor, 44, was traveling northbound in the 100 block of North Third Street near East Wyandot Avenue when she lost control, went off the east side of the roadway and …

Bomb found near ditch; no injuries

A suspicious item that later was identified as an explosive device known as a works bomb was located near the intersection of CH 38 and Ohio 53 in Tymochtee Township on Wednesday afternoon, according to a report released this morning by the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives responded to the area and found the bomb, which was defused before it …

Carey woman pleads guilty to aggravated trafficking in drugs

A Carey woman was ordered into the custody of the Wyandot County Jail on Thursday after admitting to trafficking in drugs and failing a drug test in Wyandot County Common Pleas Court. Alicia A. Billock, 30, pleaded guilty to four counts of aggravated trafficking in prescription medication. She admitted to selling oxycodone hydrochloride in the vicinity of a juvenile on …

Man pleads guilty to burglary at residence

A Carey man has admitted entering a Dow Street residence in March to steal prescription medication. Tyler J. Ickes, 26, pleaded guilty to burglary, a second-degree felony, in Wyandot County Common Pleas Court on Thursday. One count of tampering with evidence was dismissed as part of the plea agreement. According to the two-count indictment, Ickes walked into the occupied structure …

Blueprint to be featured at Star

Barbershop quartets will return to the Star Theatre stage Aug. 23. The annual An Evening of Barbershop concert benefits the local theater’s scholarship program. Blueprint will make its first appearance on the Star stage. It is a quartet representing the Johnny Appleseed District of the Barbershop Harmony Society and is made up of Paul Gilman, David Barnett, Jeff Wallace and …

St. Mary’s Festival set for Aug. 16-17

KIRBY — The  St. Mary’s Festival is Aug. 16-17 in Kirby. A festival bike run is set for 11 a.m. Aug. 16 beginning at Geno’s Cycle Shop across from the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Forest. Registration begins at 10 a.m. The cost is $10 per bike and $5 for passengers and includes a meal ticket. The ride consists of …

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