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Bateson overall winner of Lenawee Hospice Run; Weeden top female runner

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26th June

By Melissa Burnor

Nearly 200 runners of all ages took part in the 31st annual Lenawee Hospice Run in memory of Bruce Jones Sunday morning. The heat was seemed pretty bearable with the 8:30 a.m. start.

Blissfield’s Justin Bateson was the overall winner with a time of 16:58.98.

Josephine Weeden was the first-place winner for the women crossing the finish line in 20:06.62.

Men’s Results – Name, Age, Time Overall Winner – Justin Bateson, 21, 16:58.98 14 and under – John Fowler, 13, 22:23.74 15-19 – Isaac Westgate, 16, 19:39.89 20-24 – Justin Bateson 25-29 – Tyler Makula, 28, 45:34.80 30-34 – Chris Kircher, 30, 21:30.48 35-39 – David Caine, 39, 17:39.79 40-44 – Tom Romanowski, 43, 19:31.94 45-49 – Sam Valdez, 47, 19:33.29 50-54 – Michael Palmer, 50, 21:16.43 55-59 – Macron Cole, 55, 22:29.70 60-64 – Ron Carpenter, 63, 22:04.50 65-69 – … Read More »



Blissfield Manufacturing adds 73 jobs in Michigan

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26th June

By Melissa Burnor

Blissfield Manufacturing will add 73 more jobs over the next three years at its primary facility in the village of Blissfield. The growth gives way to a possibility of adding $1.5 million in new equipment. To help with the expansion, the company qualified for state and local business incentives.

But company officials say the expansion is bitter-sweet. The additional jobs come as both part of planned growth and as a result of a company decision to close Jay Products in Portland, Ind. Production from that plant is currently being transferred to Blissfield.

“As a family-owned business, we sincerely regret having to close our facility in Portland, Ind. Decisions such as this are not made lightly; we value the people who have worked at Jay Products and have given so much,” Blissfield Manufacturing chief executive officer and president Pat Farver said.

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Fireworks displays abound in area

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26th June

There are ample opportunities to celebrate the Fourth of July n the area. Below is a listing of fireworks and other activities in the area and nearby communities.

Friday, June 28

• Bedford Township Fireworks at dusk. Bedford Community Stadium 8285 Jackman Rd., Temperance.,

• Toledo Country Club Fireworks at dusk, 3949 River Rd., Toledo

Saturday, June 29 •

Swanton Independence Day Fireworks at dusk, Swanton High School football field, 601 N. Main St.

Wednesday, July 3

• New Life Church Freedom Fest 6023 Summerfield Road, Petersburg, at dusk,

• 9:45 p.m. Monroe County Independence Day Fireworks over Lake Erie at Sterling State Park, 2800 State Park Rd., Monroe.

• Sylvania Star-Spangled Celebration at Centennial Terrace at dusk, 5773 Centennial Rd., Sylvania,

• Perrysburg Star Spangled Banner Fireworks Fort Meigs State Memorial Park, 29100 West River Road, Perrysburg, 10 p.m.

• Hillsdale All-American Celebration at dusk, Hillsdale County Fairgrounds

• Maumee Spectacular Fireworks … Read More »