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  • VIRAL VIDEO: Driver miraculously walks away after car goes airborne, careens towards gas pumps

    VIRAL VIDEO: Driver miraculously walks away after car goes airborne, careens towards gas pumps

    Friday, June 22 2018 3:30 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:30:43 GMT
    Surveillance cameras on a brand new gas station and convenience store capture a white compact sedan apparently speeding down Old Fannin Road towards Lakeland Drive in Flowood. Source: WLBTSurveillance cameras on a brand new gas station and convenience store capture a white compact sedan apparently speeding down Old Fannin Road towards Lakeland Drive in Flowood. Source: WLBT

    Surveillance cameras on a brand new gas station and convenience store capture a white compact sedan apparently speeding down Old Fannin Road towards Lakeland Drive in Flowood. 

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    Surveillance cameras on a brand new gas station and convenience store capture a white compact sedan apparently speeding down Old Fannin Road towards Lakeland Drive in Flowood. 

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  • Tree falls on camper in Ohio killing woman and granddaughter

    Tree falls on camper in Ohio killing woman and granddaughter

    Saturday, June 23 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-06-23 21:39:38 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    Authorities say a large tree has fallen on a camper in southwest Ohio, killing a woman and her young granddaughter.

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    Authorities say a large tree has fallen on a camper in southwest Ohio, killing a woman and her young granddaughter.

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  • Fire reported at Omnisource Recycling plant

    Fire reported at Omnisource Recycling plant

    Saturday, June 23 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-06-24 03:47:50 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    If you were in North Toledo Saturday night, you may have seen smoke just billowing into the air. Toledo fire crews were called out to a fire at Omnisource Recycling plant.  Crews got to the plant on North Detroit just after 6 p.m. and they say a pile of sheet iron caught fire. Right now that fire is out and fire crews say there are no environmental issues or runoff problems.

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    If you were in North Toledo Saturday night, you may have seen smoke just billowing into the air. Toledo fire crews were called out to a fire at Omnisource Recycling plant.  Crews got to the plant on North Detroit just after 6 p.m. and they say a pile of sheet iron caught fire. Right now that fire is out and fire crews say there are no environmental issues or runoff problems.

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

With Valentine's Day coming up, the Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about Internet dating scams.

Too many men and women are tricked into thinking they have a relationship with "the perfect person" over the web, only to be cheated out of thousands of dollars.

Online dating services can be wonderful but beware of the scammers.

Beware if the person asks to use an outside email or messaging service.  Scammers often claim to be from this country but are currently traveling, living or working abroad.

Users should look at the person's Facebook profile, checking for grammatical errors. Is the page brand new? Does the person only have a few friends? Beware!

Scammers will eventually ask for credit card information, often using a story of an emergency such as a sick relative or stolen wallet.

Another angle is for the scammer to say he or she needs money to come and visit the victim, but never show up.

The BBB recommends users only meet local people and don't trust relationships from other countries.

For more from the Better Business Bureau, visit Toledo.BBB.org.

Copyright 2014 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

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  • Wauseon firefighter a source of comfort for girl at Sara's Garden

    Wauseon firefighter a source of comfort for girl at Sara's Garden

    Sunday, June 24 2018 12:53 PM EDT2018-06-24 16:53:26 GMT
    Friendship blossoms for Wauseon firefighter, Jason Fisher, and girl, Brooklen, at Sara's Garden (Source: Shena Thomas Cramner)Friendship blossoms for Wauseon firefighter, Jason Fisher, and girl, Brooklen, at Sara's Garden (Source: Shena Thomas Cramner)

    Sometimes to get through life’s toughest moments, what you need most is a friend. For one brave girl, that friendship was found in a Wauseon firefighter. Brooklen is an 11-year-old girl who was born with schizencephaly, a form of cerebral palsy.

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    Sometimes to get through life’s toughest moments, what you need most is a friend. For one brave girl, that friendship was found in a Wauseon firefighter. Brooklen is an 11-year-old girl who was born with schizencephaly, a form of cerebral palsy.

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  • OVI checkpoint to take place this week

    OVI checkpoint to take place this week

    Sunday, June 24 2018 9:12 AM EDT2018-06-24 13:12:06 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced on Sunday that troopers will operate an OVI checkpoint to deter and intercept impaired drivers this week. 

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    The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced on Sunday that troopers will operate an OVI checkpoint to deter and intercept impaired drivers this week. 

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  • First Alert Forecast: Dry and warm weekend wrap-up

    First Alert Forecast: Dry and warm weekend wrap-up

    Tuesday chances for a few storms will remain but the oppressive heat simmers with highs back into the 80s.

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    Tuesday chances for a few storms will remain but the oppressive heat simmers with highs back into the 80s.

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