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Michigan man dies after contact with downed live wire

HILLSDALE COUNTY, Mich. (FOX 2) - A man died Tuesday morning after having contact with a downed live wire, Michigan State Police said. Police responded to the 2000 block of Chicago Road in Hilldale County's Scipio Township around 8 a.m. They found a 28-year-old Jonesville man dead from the power line. Police said he lived nearby.
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MSP: 1 fatality, 1 critical in electrocution accident

The Michigan State Police confirmed that one person was killed and another was left in critical condition after being electrocuted at their home early Tuesday morning. The incident occurred at a home on U.S. 12 near Sterling Road and was caused by a downed power line, said Detective Sergeant Dan Bowman of the MSP Jackson Post. ...

New children's book tells tale of wildlife rescue

A wild animal in need of help should be taken to a wildlife refuge as opposed to being kept as a pet, says a local author in a new book geared to children. Allison Schroeder, the executive director of Nature’s Nursery, wrote One Friendly Fox: A Nature's Nursery Animal Rescue Tail, a true story about a rescued fox that could not be released into the wild because it was kept by humans and wouldn’t survive on its own. “I always enjoyed creative writing and used this ability to write the book to raise awareness of the issue and help raise funds for the nursery,” Ms. Schroeder said. She also appreciates the opportunity to share the organization’s mission to improve the well-being of northwest Ohio wildlife populations and habitats through public education and rehabilitation, with an emphasis on coexistence.

Rare Osprey Nest Found Near Pioneer

BIRD SIGHTING … The osprey, a rare bird in Williams County, has a nest in the cell tower behind Main Stop in Pioneer. There could possibly be a second nest in the county at the cell tower on County Road 10 near the Ohio Turnpike. An osprey was recently heard calling from that spot. (PHOT...

Historic “Yellowstone Trail” Being Brought Back To Life

YELLOWSTONE TRAIL SIGNS … Julie Preston-Brink, Director of Fulton County, Ohio Visitors Bureau, displayed the new signs that have been purchased by FCVB for use in participating towns in Fulton County. The larger signs will be used as a marker in Swanton, Wauseon and Delta, towns that have a...

5 tips for the World’s Longest Yard Sale

Sometimes you just need a mannequin covered in rhinestones. Or a World War II-era gas mask. Or a reminder of your childhood: dolls, games, lunchboxes, VHS tapes. Even if you only need day-to-day items – dishes, jewelry, bras, saws, fishing tackle, shoes, etc. – you will most likely find them at the World’s Longest Yard Sale. The 2022 event runs from Thursday, Aug. 4 – Sunday, Aug. 7 and covers 690 miles through six states, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan.

Adrian First Friday: Dog Days of Summer!

Adrian, MI – Multiple streets and parking lots will be closed in downtown Adrian for the August 1st Friday…Dog Days! Activities include a pet parade at 6pm and many contests. Downtown streets will close beginning at 2:30pm. Lineup for the pet parade will be at 5:30pm in the...

Jonesville Man Wins $115,000 Fantasy 5 Jackpot

Jonesville, MI – A Hillsdale County man is looking forward to living comfortably after winning a $115,000 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery. 68-year-old Stephen Hammel, of Jonesville, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers in the July 24 drawing to win the big prize: 04-16-22-30-38. He bought his winning ticket at J&B Liquor, located at 319 Reading Avenue in Jonesville.

Student Health and Fitness Initiative to Begin This Fall

Hillsdale College is committed to developing students’ strength and resilience in mind, body, and soul. Sometimes the busyness of academic pursuits can result in neglecting physical well-being, but College leadership is taking a proactive approach. The College is launching a campus-wide health and fitness initiative that will encourage students to exercise their bodies as much as their minds and souls.

62nd Annual Chicken BBQ Held In Lyons

The 62nd Annual Chicken BBQ was held in Lyons this past weekend. The event however is more than what its name suggests. It took place at the Lyons Community Ball Park on Friday, July 29th, Saturday July 30th and Sunday July 31st. On Saturday, the event holds a ... PLEASE...

Brewery opening in Swanton

A ribbon cutting was held Thursday to celebrate the opening of Oncore Brewing in Swanton. It is described as an owner/brewer operated brewery and taproom at 14249 Airport Highway, Ste. 1. Oncore Brewing is owned by Keith Baker and Dale Black. Baker will brew all the beer that will be served on-site. Both have been long time craft beer lovers and they have over 30 years combined homebrewing experience. This will be useful as Oncore Brewing creates unique and classic beers for all to enjoy. Oncore’s mission is to create unique beers and ciders for all walks of life to enjoy in an inviting atmosphere. A grand opening celebration is planned for Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.