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Car crashes into house on Delaware Street

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A home on Delaware Street was struck by a vehicle causing “heavy damage” to the residence on Monday around 9 p.m.According to the Washington Police Department (WPD), John L. Bowles, age 30 of 691 Peddicord Ave., was traveling eastbound on Peddicord in a silver 2004 Chevy Impala and began to slow down for the stop sign at the intersection of Peddicord and Delaware Street. Due to a medical condition, Bowles lost consciousness and failed to negotiate the course of the roadway, according to reports.

 

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The Washington Police Department responded to the following calls:JULY 21THEFT: Brian Tabit of OK Farm Products reported that an extension cord was stolen from the business. The offender was identified as Shannon M. Noel and was later arrested for the offense.JULY 22THEFT: The loss prevention manger for O’Reilly Auto Parts reported that an employee had taken cash from the business. Bryan C. Vandyke was charged...

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WCH woman arrested for possession of heroin

A 23-year-old Washington Court House woman is being held in the Fayette County Jail for possession of heroin and other drug-related charges.Kourtney N. Rowland, of 237 Oak St., is currently being held on a $1,500 bond following her arrest Saturday night. She’s been charged with possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drug abuse instruments, and failure to appear.On Saturday at around 8:15 p.m., Washington C.H. Police responded to the ar...

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Humane Society to host open house

The Fayette Humane Society is having an open house and dedication on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m....

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Lambs to the GMO Slaughter

American diets are being bombarded with genetically modified foods. Big seed companies initiate it. Big government enables it. Big food business loves it. But Americans are the ones paying the price through their pocketbook and especially their health. And worst of all, as the old song goes, it may be “killing you softly.”For those who may be unaware, genetically modified plants are grown from genetically modified or engineered seeds, which are created to resist insecti...

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Pickerill wins award at State Fair

Gabe Pickerill from the Mad Scientists 4-H club recently received an Outstanding of the Day award at the Ohio State Fair on STEM day for his Robotics 1 project.The Mad Scientists club is a STEM 4-H club. STEM is an acronym referring to the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The club focuses on the kids’ advancement of STEM competency through projects, experiments and experiences, which support the advancement of their knowledge in STEM ...

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South Central Ohio gas prices drop

Gas prices fell about nine cents a gallon to $3.41 this week in South Central Ohio, according to AAA East Central.On the National FrontAmid continuing geopolitical tensions in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa, American motorists are paying the lowest average retail price at the pump since March 17. This is due to U.S. refineries running near their highest rates since 2005, according to the Energy Information Administration, and domesti...

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Family Fun Day to be held Saturday

This Saturday, August 2, residents can come to the Family Fun Day at the Fayette County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.The Main Street Committee is hosting the day filled with vendors, food trucks, bouncy houses, and games. Admission into the fairgrounds is free until the concert later that night.Starting at 8 p.m., the Parrots of the Carribbean — a Jimmy Buffett tribute band — will be playing until 10:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults ...

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County commended for floodplain management

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) held its five-year review of Fayette County’s floodplain management, and the County received a good report.Fayette County Floodplain Administrator Jay Myers met with the Fayette County Commissioners Monday and said, “We just got a real good report. For an administration that doesn’t have a lot of floodplain activity, the DNR says we are doing a very good job. There were no real complaints or issues that got reported ...

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Murder suspect dies of self-inflicted wound

The murder suspect who shot himself in the head July 21 after an overnight standoff with authorities at the Econo Lodge in Fayette County died Sunday at Miami Valley Hospital.Michael J. Napoli, 33, was pronounced dead at 4:45 p.m. Sunday, according to Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth, who was notified by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. He died as the result of his self-inflicted gunshot wound.Napoli, of Westerville, had fled from Hocking County on Ju...

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Amish Cook shares helpful hints

It would be difficult to get much more perfect summer weather than what we have been experiencing. Last night we had a nice rain that cut the humidity and cooled everything and everyone off once more.My 16-year-old sister, Mary Grace, who lives next door is here helping me for the day. We are doing cleaning in preparation for Daniel’s family from Danville, Ohio who plan to come for a visit this weekend. We’re excited to see them again. We also did some cooking today. Wi...

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Fruit: A Great Summer Treat

My kids love having ice cream, especially in the summer. But I want to get them to eat more fresh fruit. Any tips?Packed with nutrients, fresh fruit is a smart choice to satisfy a summertime sweet tooth.

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Mick named WC Award Recipient

WILMINGTON – Washington C.H. resident Mikayla Katherine Marie Mick of Bogus Road, is the recipient of an $11,000 Academic Achievement Scholarship to attend Wilmington College.She plans to major in animal science.Mick is a 2014 graduate of Miami Trace High School. Her main activities included: National Honor Society, Spanish Club, FFA, 4-H Junior Fair Board, FCCLH, 4-H camp counselor, FFA (third place at State Meat Judging Contest) and 4-H Club president....

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Ross County woman killed in crash

A one-vehicle crash this morning on Robinson Road near the intersection of Camp Grove Road in Wayne Township claimed the life of a 35-year-old Ross County woman.According to Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth, a 2005 Toyota Corolla, driven by Justin E. Howland, 29, of Clarksburg, was heading southeast on Robinson Road at around 4:40 a.m. and failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle went off the left side of the roadway into the ditch, collided with a utility pole and overturne...

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Crimes and Traffic

JULY 1CITY OF WASHINGTON C.H.Joann Barnhart, 623 Columbus Ave., red light violation, fine $35, court costs $130.STATE OF OHIO (WCH)Joseph S. Snyder, Greenfield, illegal manufacture of drugs, possession of drugs, court costs $269.80.Ty C. Brannon, 413 5th St., burglary. court costs $188.50.STATE OF OHIO (SHERIFF)Thomas J. Barden, 1025 Washington Ave, speed 70/55, fine $35, court costs $150....

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Montoya back at Indy intent on winning for Penske

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway — one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske.The Colombian is entered in the Brickyard 400 for the explicit purpose of winning at Indy in NASCAR and giving team owner Roger Penske one of the few trophies missing from his collection.Montoya is not looking for a good points day Sunday and doesn’t care about a top-10 finish.It’s ...

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Browns’ Manziel: “I’ve made some rookie mistakes”

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Like reading a blitz, Johnny Manziel knew the questions about his off-field wildness were coming. So the Browns quarterback struck first.“At the end of the day,” Manziel said, “I’ve made some rookie mistakes.”On the eve of Cleveland’s first training camp practice, Manziel offered some regret about his well-chronicled weekend partying over the past two months. But as he prepares to battle Brian Hoyer for a start...

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Reeling Reds lose 7th straight game

CINCINNATI (AP) — Tanner Roark won the final spot in Washington’s rotation during spring training. Halfway through the season, he’s the Nationals’ top winner.Roark allowed only three singles over seven innings on Friday night, and Denard Span matched Cincinnati’s hit total with his four singles, leading the Nationals to a 4-1 victory that extended their surge and the Reds’ slump.The Nationals won for the seventh time in nine games. The...

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