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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.


Chow Line: Stomach pain after eating apples?

Sometimes when I eat an apple, I get a stomachache afterward. Could it be from pesticide residues?It’s highly unlikely that your stomach pains are coming from pesticide residues. In fact, there’s no evidence to support that notion.It’s true that apples tend to land high on the list of the highly publicized Environmental Working Group’s annual Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce. In fact, in its 2014 report, the organization said nearly ...

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Meyer: Buckeyes still hungry after straight blowouts

After a fourth straight blowout victory, with his offense hitting historic levels every week, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer did not pat all his players on the helmet and offer congratulations.“There will be a time for that,” Meyer said. “It’s usually in January. It’s not now. It’s a time to, first of all, develop depth. We could go on and on about the mistakes that were made today.“But enjoy the win (Saturday), go see your familie...

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Browns struggle in all phases in loss to Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.: The Browns turned in their sloppiest performance of the season by far and had their two-game winning streak snapped Sunday by the previously winless Jacksonville Jaguars.Quarterback Brian Hoyer and the offense struggled to find a rhythm all day, and the Browns scored just three points off three interceptions. They also gift-wrapped two late touchdowns for the Jaguars with a muffed punt and an interception deep in their territory.Instead building on la...

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Traffic death in Bucyrus of couple leaves void in family, school

After 32 years of marriage, Robert and Louann Widdoes were still inseparable. He often helped her when she had computer problems at Taylor Road Elementary, where she had taught since 1996. She would forgo time with her best friend to spend time with him.When Robert’s late-stage melanoma was diagnosed five weeks ago, she remained positive but agonized with her friends and family: She couldn’t live without him.On Friday, the Reynoldsburg couple left for Sandusk...

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Marion Technical College to hold program preview

Marion Technical College (MTC) is holding a program preview from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 22.This event will feature representatives from business, information technologies, engineering technologies, health, public service and bachelor degree transfer programs.

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Study examines role of wildlife in transmitting foodborne disease

WOOSTER— An analysis of studies examining the role wildlife play in the transmission of foodborne illness and antimicrobial resistance in the food chain offers a broad picture of what’s known on the topic and identifies gaps in current knowledge.Published in August in Zoonoses and Public Health, the research analyzed nearly 900 studies dating from the 1990s that looked at wildlife’s role in transmitting bacterial pathogens and antimicrobial resistance to the food ...

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Study: Most farmers willing to take more steps to improve water quality

COLUMBUS – Most farmers in the Maumee River watershed that drains into Lake Erie are willing to take at least one additional action to reduce nutrient loss on their farm if they feel like the action will both benefit their farms as well as water quality.That’s according to new research from Robyn Wilson, associate professor of risk analysis and decision science in Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Country Holiday Bazaar set Nov. 8 at Galion church

St. Paul United Methodist Church, 746 Cherry St., Galion, will have their Country Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Nov. 8.Breakfast will be served from 9-10:30 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

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BBB issues warning on door to door magazine sales scam

Better Business Bureau is warning Central Ohio residents of a company peddling magazine sales door to door. The organization, Fresh Start, claims to help convicted felons get back into the job force or earn points toward college by selling magazines or books ranging from $60 to $300. The company has earned an F rating with BBB due to a pattern of complaints alleging high pressure sales tactics and non-receipt of the products.BBB serving Memphis, Tennessee has received 24 complaints...

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Galion church plans singing, movie and Election Day events

Windfall United Church of Christ, 1781 Biddle Road, Galion, will host a singing event 2 p.m. today.In addition, the church will show the movie “Heaven Is For Real” 6 p.m. Oct. 22 and an election day chili supper 4:30 p.m. Nov. 4.

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Pheasant releases provide additional hunting opportunities in Ohio

Hunters have the opportunity to pursue ring-necked pheasants this fall at many wildlife areas across Ohio. More than 15,000 ring-necked pheasants will be released at 27 Ohio public hunting areas to provide additional hunting opportunities.Pheasants will be released Oct. 24, and Oct. 31, prior to the small-game weekends for youth hunters. Hunters age 17 and younger can hunt statewide for rabbits, pheasants, and all other legal game in season during two designated weekends, Oct. 25-2...

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“Tips for Enjoying the Holidays” seminar planned in Galion

The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, is hosting a free educational workshop, “Tips for Enjoying the Holidays” from 11-11:30 a.m. Oct. 22 at the Galion Golden Age Center, 301 S. Market St.When a family member or friend has dementia, it is common for the brain changes to affect how holidays are experienced. This program will provide helpful tips, strategies, and insights for creating the best possible holiday celebration.To register, call ...

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Edison church to hold steak supper

The Edison United Methodist Church at 335 North Boundary St, Edison, will hold their steak supper 4:30-7 p.m. Oct. 22.The menu is: baked steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, assorted salads, and pie or cake plus drink.Cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children. The church is handicap accessible. For more information, call Donna at 419-947-6356.

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2 in region under close Ebola watch

AKRON — Two Putnam County residents are among those being closely watched by Ohio health officials because they had close contact with a Texas nurse who is being treated for Ebola.Gov. John Kasich led a team of health officials in a news conference Saturday to update Ohioans on the Ebola situation and to urge people to remain calm as the number of people being monitored for possible Ebola exposure has grown from 16 people on Thursday to 87 on Saturday.Among these 8...

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Akron religious leaders looking for calm around Ebola fear

Clerics are known for seeking calm in the midst of fear, confusion and worry.The local Ebola scare has become another occasion for local religious leaders to assure those who will listen that the health-care professionals — and ultimately, God — are in control of the situation.People in the local faith community are handling the situation in different ways this weekend, from not changing the way they do things to providing factual information about the diseas...

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McElhinney hurt in Jackets loss

OTTAWA, Ontario — The Blue Jackets caught no breaks on Saturday night.After rallying to erase a two-goal deficit to the Ottawa Senators with two goals in 41 seconds, the Jackets gave up a third-period winner to unheralded forward Mike Hoffman and lost 3-2 in front of 18,994 at the Canadian Tire Centre.In doing so, they might have suffered another key injury.Goaltender Curtis McElhinney, making his first start of the season, was forced out of an often scr...

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Ohio State rolls past Rutgers

COLUMBUS - Rutgers found out the hard way on Saturday that a win over Michigan and a competitive game against Penn State doesn’t make a team ready to take on the best teams in the Big Ten.Redshirt freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more to lead 13th-ranked Ohio State to a 56-17 win over the Scarlet Knights at Ohio Stadium.Hammering the point home again and again, the Buckeyes (5-1, 2-0) scored five touchdowns in the first...

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