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Patrol commander arrested for domestic violence

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The commander of the Wilmington Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol was arrested Friday on charges of domestic violence, according to the Wilmington Police Department.Wilmington Police Chief Duane Weyend said Saturday Lt. Michael Sanders was arrested Friday evening by law enforcement officials from the WPD after an investigation into an alleged incident that occurred Tuesday night.Weyand said his office received a call about a disturbance taking place downtown on the sidewalk of W. Locust Street Tuesday.He said the officers who were dispatched questioned Sanders and his ex-wife at the time.“Through our investigation and witness statements, we determined it was an active domestic situation that occurred,” Weyand said.


Two injured in S.R. 753 accident

A two-vehicle accident involving a semi truck on State Route 753 in front of the Walmart Distribution Center Friday evening injured two people. One was flown by medical helicopter from the scene and the other was taken to the Fayette County Memorial Hospital by ambulance. That portion of S.R. 753 was closed for over an hour as emergency crews worked to clear the area.

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Fayette County native develops system for school security

Fayette County native Brad Ford has been getting a lot of attention from the media for his development of a school security system in Nampa, Idaho.Ford, son of Diana and Doug Ford, graduated from Miami Trace High School in 1998 and about a year later joined the military, where he was moved to the Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho. Following his service, Ford married Vanessa Jennings, a 1998 Greenfield High School graduate. The couple has three children with one more on the way ...

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Engineer releases Capital Improvement Plan

The Fayette County Engineer’s Office has released its 2014 Capital Improvement Plan, which includes approximately 20 miles of paving and 13 miles of chip/seal along with three bridge replacements.All projects will be done by contractors through competitive bidding except for the culvert replacements, which will be completed by Engineer’s Office crews, according to Fayette County Engineer Steve Luebbe. This is in addition to the routine maintenance operations....

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Fayette County drug deaths at state average

A record number of Ohioans died from heroin-related overdoses in 2012, the state Department of Health said as it released the newest available figures for a problem that’s been called an epidemic and a public health crisis, and the number is growing in Fayette County as well.The Record-Herald recently took an in-depth look at the heroin epidemic in a three-part series produced by Civitas Media newspapers. This week, the state says 680 people died of heroin overdoses in 2012, ...

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COA announces menu and activities

The Fayette County Commission on Aging has announced its menu and activities for the week of April 21-25:MENUMonday: Fish sandwich, steak potatoes, seasoned corn, unfrosted chocolate cake, fruit juice.Tuesday: Beef vegetable soup, pimento cheese sandwich, tossed salad, diced pears.Wednesday: Chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, Italian green beans, roll, fruit.Thursday: Hamburger, baked beans, tossed salad, warm ...

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CHC gets approval to place motorcycle on its sign

The Washington C.H. Board of Zoning Appeals approved a request by Court House Custom (CHC) to place a motorcycle on top of their sign Thursday night.D.J. Jenkins and Jason Stritenberger began their business about eight years ago building custom made motorcycles. This year they decided to try something different and place a custom made motorcycle on top of their CHC sign. They said they couldn’t be more excited about the approval.“We think it will be cool and ...

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Gas leak on Elm Street

The Washington Police and Fire Departments responded to a gas leak Thursday afternoon. According to police, the leak occurred on Elm Street near the Columbus Avenue intersection after a boring machine punctured the line. Vectren employees arrived shortly after emergency crews and began working to stop the leak.

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