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Highway patrol looks to reduce fatal crashes during holiday weekend

COLUMBUS--As Ohio residents and visitors make their way to see family and friends this Thanksgiving, Ohio troopers will be making sure motorists are taking the proper safety measures by driving sober, not driving distracted, and wearing their safety belt.

Troopers will be highly visible and cracking down on those driving impaired and those failing to wear a safety belt from Wednesday, November 23 at midnight through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 27.

Brian Smith to retire from Bon Secours Mercy Health

CINCINNATI--Brian Smith, Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH) president, announced today that he will retire December 31, 2022, after more than three decades of Mission-focused, operational excellence.

Smith joined the Human Resources (HR) department at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima in 1990, focused on making St. Rita’s a place where associates would want to work and providers would want to practice. He served in a variety of HR roles over his 22 years at St. Rita’s, before moving into hospital operations.

Bulldogs girls basketball nipped by Cory

By Cort Reynolds

The visiting Ada girls basketball team fell behind early at local rival Cory-Rawson, then rallied before losing 49-45 in a non-league battle Tuesday night.

The Lady Bulldogs fell to 0-2 with the defeat, while C-R improved to 2-1 with the close victory.

"The main thing that hurt us is turnovers and we didn't consistently execute offensively, especially when we needed to," noted first-year head coach Zack Ricker. 

"We were in foul trouble again and we just essentially made too many mistakes," he added. 

Ants N Fleas joins Icon advertisers

Ants N Fleas, a 5,000 square foot gallery of collectibles, antiques, flea market and consignment has joined business card advertisers on our Classifieds page.

Located at 201 E Kiracofe Ave, Elida, Ohio, Ants N Fleas may be contacted at 419-860-4023 and [email protected].

Business hours are Wednesday-Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Monday-Tuesday: Closed.

Larry Dudgeon served in the U.S. Army

Larry Dudgeon, 88, passed away November 17, 2022 in Sebring, Florida. Larry was born June 13, 1934 in Bluffton to the late Melvin and Beulah (Rice) Dudgeon. On March 6, 1970 he married Annetta (Habegger) Dudgeon who preceded him in death on December 20, 2015. 

Michael B. Prichard worked for Precision Strip

Michael B. Prichard, age 48, of Dunkirk, passed away at 11:02 a.m. on Monday, November 21, 2022, at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus.

He was born on January 26, 1974, in Landstuhl, Germany to Dennis “Mike” Prichard and Dona M. Cole, both his parents preceded him in death. On June 19, 1993, Michael married LeNora Wilson, and she survives in Dunkirk.