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Fugitive surrender program draws big crowd
Written by AP   
Sunday, June 29, 2014 8:00 PM

AKRON (AP) — A program that helps people with outstanding warrants get their troubles behind them attracted hundreds of people, including one woman with a dozen open traffic cases.

More than 1,500 people came forward over four days this past week in Akron at the fifth Fugitive Safe Surrender program held in Ohio since 2011.

 
From the Archives — June 30, 2014
Written by Staff Reports   
Sunday, June 29, 2014 8:00 PM

One Year Ago

Korean War veteran Elmer Dickman, 84, was among those saluted this past April with a trip to Washington, D.C., on the Honor Flight out of Dayton. One of Dickman’s favorite parts of the Honor Flight was coming off the plane and being welcomed by servicemen.

 

 
A new generation of energy products coming to Van Wert County Fair
Written by Staff Reports   
Friday, June 27, 2014 8:00 PM

DHI Media STAFF REPORT

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VAN WERT — There is hope for relief from sky-high energy prices, and local residents will get a chance to see the future during the Van Wert County Fair this year.

The county’s first energy expo, known as NRG XPO, sponsored by Trillium CNG and Iberdrola Renewables, will give vendors of alternative and sustainable energy products exposure to fair-goers this year. Information will also be available on how to apply for grants, manufacturer rebates, and tax rebates. Other innovations in the green energy industry will be featured also.

The NRG XPO is being organized by the Van Wert County Economic Development Office after the County Commissioners were approached earlier this year with the idea and saw a need for leadership and education in this subject area.

“We want to feature all the potential that exists in the alternative energy arena,” said Economic Development Director Sarah K. Smith. “Van Wert County is already recognized for their work with Iberdrola’s Blue Creek Wind Farm and soon, Trillium CNG on the national scale, but there is still so much education and enterprise in this field at a local level. We aim to showcase and present an avenue to provide information to our residents and people who struggle with energy-related expenses and inquiries everyday. If there is a way to help anyone figure out how they can save money and do it in an environmentally-friendly way, we want to do that.”

 
Summerfest brings kids and adults family fun…
Written by Stephanie Groves   
Friday, June 27, 2014 8:00 PM
Kids of all ages converged on downtown Spencerville Friday night to play games of skill and enjoy the multitude of offerings at the food booths during the village’s 36th annual Summerfest. Janessa Suarez has some fun doing mid-air somersaults on the Bouncy Jump.(DHI Media/Stephanie Groves)
 
ODOT releases weekly road report
Written by Staff Reports   
Friday, June 27, 2014 8:00 PM

INFORMATION SUBMITTED

 

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. This report is issued each week beginning in April and continues through November.

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

Construction and Maintenance Projects

Week of June 30, 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 www.odotlima75.org.

Ohio 81 between Bentley Road and the Hardin County line will close June 30 for approximately one week for a culvert replacement. Traffic detoured onto Interstate 75, Ohio 309 and Ohio 235 back to Ohio 81. Work is being performed by the Allen County ODOT maintenance garage.

Ohio 117 approximately two miles west of Westminster is now open following drainage repair.

U.S. 30/Ohio 309 near Delphos may be restricted to one lane at times through the work zone for culvert work. Work is expected to be completed in late July. Work is being performed by Platinum Painting, Boardman

 
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