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Blood drive surpasses goal
Sunday, August 10, 2014 8:06 PM

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The American Red Cross blood drive held Wednesday at the Knights of Columbus Hall was a big success with 71 productive units of blood given; the goal for the day was 55.

From the Archives — Aug. 11, 2014
Sunday, August 10, 2014 8:05 PM

One Year Ago

It was gummy frogs and corn hole in Marbletown Friday as Marbletown Festival events got underway. More than 60 people packed Marble Hall at Delphos Wesleyan Church for the swearing-in of Mayor Bev Cross-McNeal by Delphos Mayor Michael Gallmeier. Cross-McNeal and contender Paul Rodriguez raised more than $1,500 with each dollar a vote.


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.