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No injuries reported in crash

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Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office ticketed a motorist for failure to yield from a stop sign following a two-car crash that occurred about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday at the intersections of state routes 235 and 720 near Lakeview.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2014

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Veterans to be honored with Saturday event at Mac-A-Cheek Castle

Local veterans are being honored Saturday, Sept. 13, at Mac-A-Cheek Castle with a World War II living history presentation and other activities.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014

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HTM’s wind turbines exceed expectations

HTM-wind-turbine-plantOne of two wind turbines sits behind the Honda Transmission Manufacturing plant at Russells Point in this aerial photo looking west taken Aug. 29. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES, AIRPLANE COURTESY OF DOUG CHAMBERLAIN)

Two power-producing wind turbines at Honda Transmission Manufacturing of America Inc. are producing more renewable, low emissions electrical power than expected when the turbines went into operation in January, the company has announced.

Based on six months of operational time, the wind turbines at the Russells Point plant have exceeded the projected power output figures by 6.3 percent and have contributed toward reducing the carbon dioxide emissions of power production.

These improvements are helping Honda reach its voluntary goals to reduce the environmental impact of its products and manufacturing operations by 2020.  

This includes a 30 percent reduction in CO2 emissions from Honda products and significant CO2 reductions from the company’s plants and other operations, compared with year 2000 levels.

The two turbines, standing 260 feet tall with 160-foot blades, initially were projected to produce upward of 10,000 megawatt hours of electricity per year, accounting for approximately 10 percent of the plant’s annual power needs. 

Thus far, the turbines have outperformed projections in four of the six months since operation began. At their highest output, the turbines provided 16.26 percent of the plant’s power requirements for the month of April.

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014

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Suspect lodged for domestic violence

Deputies from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on charges of  domestic violence following an incident that occurred about midnight today.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014

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Council approves final pay packages for 2014

With just four members present, the Bellefontaine City Council moved ahead Tuesday with pay ordinances for service and clerical workers, hourly supervisors and department heads.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014

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Eight-time OVI violator faces another OVI

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Jack H. Fox Jr., 45, of 304 E. Williams Ave., was charged today with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and cited for a stop sign violation, driving under suspension and expired license plates.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014

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Dollar General goes hostile in bid for rival

Dollar General is going hostile with its $9.1 billion bid for Family Dollar after its rival repeatedly rejected previous offers.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014

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Mayor calls council’s decision on water tower engineer into question

Issues surrounding a plan to build a new water tower in Belle Center caused friction between Mayor Rhonda Fulmer and council members during the Tuesday evening meeting.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014

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