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What do you think about U.S. 30 safety improvement proposals? ODOT seeks input at public meeting June 2 in Dalton

ODOT seeks public input for U.S. 30 traffic improvement proposals DGKN staff report DALTON  The Ohio Department of Transportation has scheduled a public meeting/open house 5-7 p.m. June 2 at Dalton Elementary & Middle School cafeteria, 250 N Church St., regarding the U.S. 30 safety improvement project in Wayne County. Meeting materials and a comment…

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Kidron’s Hofstetter wins Republican primary for Wayne County Commissioner

A local firefighter and Sugar Creek Township trustee from Kidron has won the primary election for Wayne County Commissioner on the Republican ticket. According to the Wayne County Board of Elections website, in unofficial results, Jonathan Hofstetter had 7,800 votes to Richard Frazier’s 4,483. For the Democratic primary, Karla DeMali, has 38 write-in votes, according…

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PRIMARY ELECTION 2022: Fire/EMS renewal levies on May ballot

DGKN staff report Eastern Wayne County voters will see renewal levies on their ballots this spring for fire and EMS service in Sugar Creek Township and the East Wayne Fire District coverage area. Similar to November 2020, voters in the northern portion of the township will be considering a 2.9-mill fire and EMS levy for…

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BMV’s Bonnie Alfred retires after 45 years in the industry

PHOTOS BY DAN STARCHER | Wayne County government Wayne County Auditor and Deputy Registrar Jarra Underwood poses with Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) Office Manager Bonnie Alfred. Alfred is retiring after 45 years of licensing industry service. Bonnie Alfred poses with a plaque she received from retired employee Carolyn Modarelli. Alfred is retiring from the bureau after…

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Bird flu confirmed in Franklin County backyard flock

REYNOLDSBURG, OH  Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has been detected in a backyard chicken flock in Franklin County. The positive detection was confirmed by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, according to a news release from the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The samples were first tested at the ODA’s…

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Major changes proposed for U.S. 30 in Dalton-Kidron area

DGKN staff report Motorists along U.S. 30 in eastern Wayne County traveling between Kansas Road and W Lebanon Road may see some major changes in the future. In response to safety concerns, plans continue to go forward with an Ohio Department of Transportation study of that portion of the U.S. 30 corridor, which includes 14…

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