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  • Major construction project could tie up traffic

    Major construction project could tie up traffic

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:20:52 GMT
     A major construction project is about to start along State Route 420 in Wood County and that could mean delays for drivers, but ODOT hopes it will eventually clear up congestion.
     A major construction project is about to start along State Route 420 in Wood County and that could mean delays for drivers, but ODOT hopes it will eventually clear up congestion.
  • Early Head Start aims to offer services for whole family

    Early Head Start aims to offer services for whole family

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:44:51 GMT
    Students in Toledo's Head Start program are headed back to school soon. For the first time the program is being run by Toledo Public Schools.
    Students in Toledo's Head Start program are headed back to school soon. For the first time the program is being run by Toledo Public Schools.
  • Fallen Sandusky officer memorialized

    Fallen Sandusky officer memorialized

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:31:28 GMT
    Memories of officer Andy Dunn are still fresh in the minds of his fellow Sandusky police officers."He was a fun loving guy," Sandusky police chief, John Orzech said.Now, three and a half years after his death, Dunn has an honor chair inside of the department. His name, the department badge and the date he was shot and killed in the line of duty are engraved into the wood."We feel blessed to have this chair in our roll call room to keep Andy's memory alive," Chief Orzech said. Tributes to thei...
    Memories of officer Andy Dunn are still fresh in the minds of his fellow Sandusky police officers."He was a fun loving guy," Sandusky police chief, John Orzech said.Now, three and a half years after his death, Dunn has an honor chair inside of the department. His name, the department badge and the date he was shot and killed in the line of duty are engraved into the wood."We feel blessed to have this chair in our roll call room to keep Andy's memory alive," Chief Orzech said. Tributes to thei...

EVENING NEWS HEADLINES - NOVEMBER 9, 2012

BODY FOUND

The body of a woman was found in a field in Palmyra Township, Michigan just west of Blissfield. The Lenawee County Sheriff's office was called to a barn off of Scott Highway. The sheriff didn't talk about specifics but say there was evidence of decomposition and they believed the death was suspicious.

HOSTESS STRIKE

Local members of a bakers' union are on strike tonight. Members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Local 19 went on strike at the Hostess facility in Northwood. They're among several Hostess Bakeries nationwide picketing the company for imposing a contract rejected by 92 percent of the union's Hostess members in September.

CRAIGSLIST KILLER SENTENCED

(AP) - An Ohio teen has been sentenced to life behind bars for his part a deadly plot to lure men desperate for work with phony Craigslist job offers. Seventeen-year-old Brogan Rafferty has been convicted of aggravated murder and attempted murder. Three men were killed and a fourth victim was shot but survived.

FOODBANKS AND RECESSION

(AP) - Ohio food banks are distributing more food these days than during the recession a few years ago. The Ohio Association of Foodbanks says a difficult employment climate and increased costs for daily necessities are to blame. The association tells The Dayton Daily News food banks distributed 45 percent more food and supplies in fiscal year 2012 than they did just three years earlier.

PETRAEUS RESIGNS OVER AFFAIR

(AP) - Federal officials say an affair involving CIA Director David Petraeus was discovered during an FBI investigation. It's not clear what the agency was investigating. The former four-star general's resignation was accepted today by President Barack Obama, who called praised Petraeus' contribution to the nation.

FISCAL CLIFF

(AP) - A potential economic calamity is looming. It's called the "fiscal cliff" and involves taxes and spending cuts. President Barack Obama is signaling his willingness to compromise with Republicans, but he insists his re-election gives him a mandate to raise taxes on wealthier Americans. House Speaker John Boehner says such a move "will destroy jobs in America."

CAR SEAT RECALL

(AP) - The government is alerting consumers to a safety recall announced by Britax Child Safety Inc., involving more than 55,000 convertible car seats sold in the U.S. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says Britax, of Charlotte, N.C., has received reports of children biting and gagging on pieces of the HUGS pads connected to the seat's harness straps.

OJ SIMPSON TO TESTIFY

(AP) - A Nevada judge has set the stage for former football star O.J. Simpson to testify for the first time in the Las Vegas armed robbery and kidnapping case that resulted in his conviction and lengthy prison sentence. Simpson is expected to testify that he was so poorly represented by his trial attorneys that he should be freed and get a new trial.

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