Archive - Dec 20, 2013 - News Article
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Area firefighters responded to a fire shortly after 12:30 a.m. early Friday morning in the 200 block of Blaine Avenue in Johnsonburg.
The call came in at 12:33 a.m. to 204 Blaine Ave., a residence situated on a borough road running parallel to the state Route 219 bypass.
Elk Company 2 (Johnsonburg) and St. Marys Ambulance were called at 12:33 a.m.; Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department out of St. Marys), Elk Company 4 (Ridgway), Elk Company 6 (Wilcox) were called out at 12:44 a.m., and Elk Company 5 (Jay Township) responded at 1 a.m.
For now, the Kane borough budget for 2014 carries the same tax rate as the past two years.
There are indications, however, that the rate might be adjusted if attempts to "re-visit" the budget come to fruition next month.
MT. JEWETT â€“ The final 2014 budget for Mt. Jewett carries a half-mill increase in the tax rate.
The boost raises the Mt. Jewett tax rate to 8.25 mills. This means taxpayers will pay $8.25 for every $1,000 in assessed property valuation.
LAFAYETTE TWP. â€“ A Jewett, Ohio man died early Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash on state Route 219 at the Sand Road intersection, approximately half a mile north of its intersection with state Route 59.
The St. Marys City Police Department reports investigating a two-vehicle collision that occurred on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at approximately 10:10 p.m. on SR 255/S. St. Marys Street near Jeep Road.
Police report that a 2013 BMW sedan, operated by Shanti Raju, 34, of St. Marys, was traveling northbound in the right lane. A 2012 Chevrolet pickup truck, operated by James Dunshie, 26, of Force was traveling northbound in the left lane.