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Molestation of girl sends Morenci man to prison for life

ADRIAN — A Morenci man was sentenced to life in prison without parole Friday after a jury found him guilty in May of molesting a girl. Lenawee County Circuit Judge Michael R. Olsaver issued the unusual sentence after Ernest William Black’s attorney, Brian Frey of Adrian, argued that the conviction should be set aside because Black was not told by himself, the courts or the prosecution that he could be sentenced to life without parole, which may have changed the outcome of plea negotiations. Black had been told he faced a minimum of 25 years in prison, up to life with the possibility of parole.
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American Legion Riders Of West Unity Make Blue Star Banner Presentation

BANNER PRESENTATION … Recently the American Legion Riders of West Unity Post #669 made a Blue Star Banner presentation to the Lashaway family in Sherwood, Ohio. Aaron Lashaway is currently serving in the Air National Guard. He has been serving for 27 years, including two tours in Qatar and one tour in Saudi Arabia. Shown are: FRONT- Andrea Lashaway (wife). BACK- Bob Clark – Blue Star Banner Chariman, sons: Adam Lashaway, Austin Lashaway and Aaron Lashaway. (PHOTO PROVIDED)


“Serving overseas as a small-town boy from America is intense, stressful and humorous! Enjoy a light-hearted story with me from our last 20 years overseas!”. Have you tried a strange substitute for an ingredient in a favorite dish? I think foodies call it “fusion” when you combine different styles of ingredients in common dishes. I know the Dairy Sweet in Grabill, Indiana has the “Elvis Sundae” containing bacon, which you should try.

Ann’s Bright Beginners Learn About Owls

Ann’s Bright Beginnings summer program was recently visited by Anna Gurney from Paulding Soil and Water. She brought along a video about owls and a stuffed owl so we could learn all about their habits. We then were able to dissect pellets. We found bones from mice, moles and other creatures that owls eat. It was fascinating! Give us a call at 419-399-KIDS (5437) to hear about summer program and/or fall registration. Openings openings!
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Tom’s Donuts breaks world record

Angola-based Tom’s Donuts set the Guinness World Record for the most freshly baked donuts sold in an eight-hour span. On Monday, the record-setting number of 8,558 donuts was confirmed by the Guinness World Records, one month after the Memorial Day weekend event. The 52-year-old northeast Indiana donut shop only...

Chocolate treats for a holiday weekend

Barb from Hudson has made her Chocolate Molasses Caramels for as long as she can remember. Stacy from Hastings likes to make Turtles as a surprise for her kids. Karen from Coldwater says her Peanutty-Chocolate Bonbons sound fancy, but they’re easy to make and delicious. ...

Full Day Of Fun Activities Enjoyed At Bryan Day In The Park

SPLASH … Kids loved the inflatable water slide so much they had to go multiple times. The slide led to a mini pool at the bottom to make a big splash in. (PHOTOS BY LINDSAY PHILLIPS, STAFF) On a hot and sunny day, the Bryan Recreational Park was consumed...

Fayette SWCD hosts fifth Discovery Camp

Despite the hot weather, the Fayette Soil & Water Conservation District hosted its fifth Discovery Camp for two days at the Fish and Game location with 53 campers attending. Aaron Teter and Noel Lesniak, from the Carnegie Public Library, assisted with registration and staff time to help insure the camp’s success along with Hannah Carter from NRCS. The sessions were led by Lauren Grooms, RPHF Solid Waste District, ODNR’s Wildlife Officer John Coffman, Volunteer Naturalist Shena Weade, Master Gardener Sara Creamer, and Natural Resource Specialist of Fayette SWCD Brigitte Hisey and Technicians Malcolm Miller and David Payne.