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Ash trees clog River Jam Project

January 9, 2014

Progress on the Auglaize County River Jam Project is moving slower than anticipated due to several thousand dead ash trees that need to be removed, according to Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart.

Reinhart provided an update on the project during the annual planning meeting of the Auglaize Soil and Water Conservation District on Wednesday.

“The contractor isn’t moving as fast as we anticipated, but only because of the ash trees,” Reinhart said. “We’re encountering about a hundred dead ash trees each mile and that’s slowing the progress of the contractor down mileage-wise.”

Agencies work to keep shelves stocked

January 9, 2014

The West Ohio Food Bank opened at noon Wednesday, after being closed Monday and Tuesday due to the treacherous weather and road conditions.

The West Ohio Food Bank is a nonprofit service organization with the dedication of alleviating hunger in our area. They are the food bank that provides food to more than 170 food pantries, shelters and soup kitchens throughout the 11 counties in Western Ohio.

CEO of the West Ohio Food Bank, Gary Bright, said the weather and roads were just too dangerous to have the staff and drivers come in.

Train derails

January 9, 2014

The wheel from a train that derailed near South Main Street in Buckland was put back on the tracks Wednesday. No injuries were reported.

The track and train are owned and operated by R.J. Corman Railroad Company based in Nicholasville, Ky. The company’s St. Marys Line, which is part of the company’s Western Ohio Line, runs between Lima and Portland, Ind.

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