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Bucyrus plant lighting the world

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BUCYRUS — Inside a 500,000-square-foot, brick building on South Walnut Street, light bulbs are being produced at a rapid pace.The GE Bucyrus Lamp Plant is producing an energy efficient bulb for Walmart stores across the country, through the retail chain’s new “Made in the USA” campaign.This initiative means the plant will add 70 new jobs through 2016. Starting wage is $15.10 an hour, plus benefits.Vivian Eulett was hired as a capsule loader on Aug. 25 and loves the job so far. While there was more to learn than she anticipated, she said she enjoys learning the work.“I really appreciate this opportunity. I worked at another factory for 18 years and just wanted something better,” Eulett commented.


Shelby discovers 82 points just aren’t enough

Tiffin Columbian’s Cliff Miller ran for 516 yards on just 25 carries in Friday’s game with Shelby. Yet it was a short gain that didn’t even count in the stats that was his biggest carry of the night.Miller scored on a 2-point conversion run in overtime, giving Tiffin Columbian an 83-82 win over Shelby in a wild Northern Ohio League battle.Miller powered Columbian to a 75-54 lead by scoring on 65-, 5-, 2-, 74-, 99- 45-, 37- and 61-yard runs, as well as a...

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Wife: Deer caused crash that killed husband, friend

Ruth Driskill Bloomfield said a deer standing on the middle of the road led to a one-car accident that killed her new husband, Andrew Bloomfield, and family friend Elizabeth Shelton, shortly after their wedding on Oct. 12.Driskill Bloomfield spoke from her home Tuesday, after being released from the St. Rita’s Hospital in Lima last week.She said the 2014 Dodge Ram driven by friend Tim Tebbe swerved to miss the deer. Her husband and Shelton weren’t wearing sea...

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Veterans tribute planned

Our veterans are important to us and we want to recognize them.To honor Veterans Day on Nov. 11, we will salute all area veterans in a special tribute which will appear in our Nov. 8 edition.We are looking to hear from you on this.To honor an area veteran, email their photo and basic information (name, organization, rank, years of service) to Deadline for submissions is Oct. 29.EVEN...

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Arc flash caused Friday’s power outage

City officials blamed an arc flash for causing a power outage in the southeast quadrant on Oct. 17. The incident also sent two city linemen to the hospital that day.On Monday, Electric Department Superintendent Tony Slone provided details on what happened. He explained the crew was inspecting the substation on Dawsett Street, which feeds the southeastern corner of the city, from Market Street east to First Avenue.A lineman with over 35 years of experience with the city w...

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Pioneer needs your help

Dear Editor:As a major employer in Shelby, I would like to talk to you about the valuable asset that we have in our community: Pioneer Career and Technology Center.Each year, 100-125 Shelby High School students attend classes at Pioneer to learn skills for jobs in our community. Over 3,200 Shelby students have graduated from Pioneer since it opened its doors in 1968. It is estimated that 70 – 80% of those graduates stay and work in our communities....

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Ebola response team urges calm, preparedness

On Monday, members of the newly formed Richland County Ebola Preparedness Response Team met with members of the press to provide an update in their progress.While there are no documented cases of Ebola in Ohio, Richland Public Health Commissioner Martin Tremmel says it is important for the public to be aware of how partnerships among colleagues with area health systems are forming to address issues of protocol and procedure.

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Pioneer Alumni Association supports levy

WHEREAS, the Pioneer Alumni Association supports the Pioneer Career and Technology Center and its educational offerings to youth and adults in its district; ANDWHEREAS, the Pioneer Career and Technology Center Board of Education has passed a resolution to replace and combine two .85 mill levies on the November 4,2014 ballot; ANDWHEREAS, the monies from the replacement levy will be used for operating funds to maintain the current quality of education to strengthen job pro...

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Galion medical director announced

Dr. Sarah Metzger was approved as medical director for the Galion Health Department on Oct. 14.Health Departments are required by law to have a licensed physician serve as medical director, if the health commissioner is not a physician. After Dr. Steve Novack’s resignation as commissioner earlier this year, the Board of Health approved Stephanie Zmuda to fill the position.The hiring of Metzger now completes the department’s minimum staffing requirements....

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O-line shines in smashing of Fairbanks

Isaiah Davis.Paul Keller.Deaken McCoy.Brendan Pratt.Zach Throckmorton.They’re not household names, but their performance as a unit on Friday nights directly affects the outcome of football games. I’m talking about the members of Galion’s offensive line. The guys who do the dirty work.“We have to win the the battle of the line of scrimmage,” Galion head coach Chris Hawkins vehemently said. “If...

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PREVIEW: Galion at North Union

For just the second time ever, the Galion Tigers and North Union Wildcats will duke it out on the gridiron.The Orange-and-Blue venture to Richwood on Friday for a match-up between teams that have identical overall (5-3) and Mid Ohio Athletic Conference Red Division (3-2) records. Galion is fresh off a 41-0 smashing of Fairbanks last week and North Union looks to rebound from a 21-13 loss at the hands of Jonathan Alder.The foes met for the first time two years ago in the ...

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Fewer young Ohioans getting their driver’s license

COLUMBUS — Data shows fewer young people in Ohio are getting their driver’s license.The Columbus Dispatch reports the number of people in Ohio ages 16 to 20 who obtained a driver’s license dropped 8.5 percent in the last decade.A new report by the Ohio Public Interest Research Group also shows a 15 percent per capita reduction in the number of driving trips taken by people ages 16 to 34.The research group says delays in major life events like...

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AP Ohio high school football poll list

COLUMBUS (AP) — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the sixth weekly Associated Press poll of 2014, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):DIVISION I1, Mentor (16) 8-0 2552, Hudson (6) 8-0 2283, Huber Heights Wayne (3) 8-0 1994, Dublin Coffman (2) 8-0 1835, Centerville (1) 8-0 1616, Pickerington Centr...

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How the top AP high school football teams fared

Division I1. Mentor (8-0) beat Solon 42-16.2. Hudson (8-0) beat Strongsville 41-7.3. Huber Heights Wayne (8-0) beat Clayton Northmont 49-19.4. Dublin Coffman (8-0) beat Galloway Westland 48-7.5. Centerville (8-0) beat Beavercreek 48-14.6. Cincinnati Moeller (6-2) lost to Cle. St. Ignatius 34-20.7. Pickerington Central...

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Ohio State staying focused on Penn State, not Michigan State

COLUMBUS — A thundering congregation of more than 100,000 Penn State fans has spent months gearing up for Ohio State’s visit on Saturday night.It would usually be a circle-the-date showdown.“That’s one of the top-five atmospheres I’ve ever been in,” Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said, recalling his team’s trip to Happy Valley in 2012. “We expect the same type of reception.”And yet a different countdown is alre...

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Ohio continues Ebola monitoring after nurse’s trip

COLUMBUS — The state is continuing to monitor residents who may have had contact with a Texas nurse diagnosed with the Ebola virus after returning home following a trip to northeastern Ohio.The Ebola incubation period can be as long as three weeks, meaning local residents who spent time with Amber Vinson during her Ohio trip will continue to be monitored for 21 days after last contact.For those who had contact with the nurse on her last day in the area, the incubat...

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Browns: Team still stewing over poor performance in loss to Jaguars

BEREA — The disappointment hadn’t dissipated by Monday afternoon.The Browns (3-3) squandered an opportunity for a three-game winning streak, playing easily their worst game of the season in a 24-6 loss to previously winless Jacksonville. Their first two losses came on field goals on the final play. This one stung because the performance was putrid.“When you look back at it, we looked like the 0-6 team, and they looked like the 3-2 team,” rookie ru...

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Bond set at $1 million for man charged in Bucyrus wreck that killed Reynoldsburg couple

Bond was set at $1 million today for an 18-year-old Ashland County man who was driving with a learner’s permit when he crashed into a car driven by a Reynoldsburg couple on Friday, killing them instantly.Jason D. Bell was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and faces other charges, prosecutors say. Bell, who had been cited three times for other traffic violations this month, had moved into a Mansfield homeless shelter during the weekend.Authorities say Bell,...

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