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Patrol investigating injury crash in Van Wert County
Sunday, August 10, 2014 8:03 PM



RIDGE TOWNSHIP – The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Van Wert Post is investigating an injury crash that occurred at 10:08 p.m. Thursday on SR 116 near milepost 17, in Van Wert County.

A 2002 Harley-Davidson Road King, driven by James A. Goetz, 41, of Spencerville was traveling westbound on SR 116. Goetz was negotiating a curve in the roadway when he drove off the right side of the road and came to rest on the edge of a cornfield with the motorcycle on top of him.

ODOT releases weekly road report
Saturday, August 09, 2014 8:00 PM


The following is the weekly report concerning construction and maintenance work on state highways within the Ohio Department of Transportation District 1 which includes the counties of Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Wyandot.

For the latest in statewide construction visit Please contact us at 419-999-6803 with any information needs.

Construction and Maintenance Projects

Week of Aug. 11, 2014

Allen County

Interstate 75 Reconstruction Project For the most recent information concerning the Interstate 75 reconstruction project through Lima and Allen County, please visit

Ohio 65 between Brower Road and E. Northern Avenue will be restricted to one lane through the work zone on Monday and Tuesday of the week for utility location. Work will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day. Work is being performed by the highway management, real estate and construction departments of ODOT District 1.

Cooper Farms acquires Fort Recovery Equity
Saturday, August 09, 2014 8:00 PM

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OAKWOOD — Cooper Farms announced Friday it has completed its acquisition of Fort Recovery Equity, a chicken egg-layer and pullet cooperative based in Fort Recovery.

The purchase allows Cooper Farms to grow their egg division and branch into value-added egg products.

“Our Cooper family stockholders are very excited about creating a much more viable egg division for our company,” said Gary Cooper, Cooper Farms COO. “We have big plans for our future in eggs and value-added egg products.”

The purchase will give Cooper Farms an additional two million chicken egg-layers and the ability to raise up to six million pullets for their own needs and outside customers. These birds are raised by more than 40 farmers, who will join Cooper Farms as contract growers.

Lincolnview Local Schools to hold open house
Saturday, August 09, 2014 8:00 PM



MIDDLE POINT — Lincolnview Local Schools will hold an open house on Aug. 18, from 6-7:30 p.m.

OSU-Lima welcomes new dean and director
Saturday, August 09, 2014 8:00 PM



LIMA — The Ohio State University at Lima welcomes its new dean and director, Charlene D. Gilbert, on Monday. This will be Dean Gilbert’s first day on the job.

Dean Gilbert will serve as Ohio State Lima’s dean and director and will join the university with the rank of professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Before coming to Ohio State Lima, Dean Gilbert was professor and chair of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Toledo. She was the founder and director of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences. Prior to joining the University of Toledo as director of the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women in 2007, she was an associate professor in the School of Communication at American University.