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Buckeye Street closing ahead
Vehicles navigate around the construction barrels on Buckeye Street, where construction on a road project was halted over two weeks ago. At right is some of the storm sewer pipe that will be laid under the road surface.—Staff Photos by Bryce Mayer
Vehicles navigate around the construction barrels on Buckeye Street, where construction on a road project was halted over two weeks ago. At right is some of the storm sewer pipe that will be laid under the road surface.—Staff Photos by Bryce Mayer
For over two weeks, work has been stopped on a $1.7 million road project on Buckeye Street, a busy thoroughfare in North Vernon.

The delay will last longer as HWC Engineering personnel change the design for the project because of unforeseen problems involving electrical utility poles.

Duke Energy is now requiring that excavation for the installation of new storm sewers under the street be at least 10 feet away from utility poles that hold electrical lines on the south side of the roadway.

Duke approved the work plan earlier this year, but two weeks ago it informed the city, FPBH, HWC and Milestone, the contractor for the project, of the new requirement, according to officials.

"That has created some real challenges," said Brad Bender of FPBH during a special meeting of the city's Board of Public Works (BPW) Friday to address the issues. "We are offering some solutions that we think will work without going over budget."

Part of the solution the BPW agreed upon was to close both lanes of Buckeye Street during construction. By doing that and making other minor changes, the city will not have to pay an extra $60,000 that HWC engineers estimate it would cost.

No date has been set for when Buckeye Street will be closed. Officials said it will be within the next few weeks and the public will get ample advance warning.

Monday, May 20, 2019
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Because of next week's Memorial Day holiday, deadlines have been moved up earlier than usual for next week's editions of The Sun and Plain Dealer.

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• Back Lot BBQ is this Friday at city park
• NV closes in on being a 'Clean Community'
• New law passes as others are introduced
• Summer food program needs more funds
• Pence: Bill supports truckers, farmers
• Great U.S. 50 Yard Sale this weekend
• Highway 3&7 patching, paving to start this week
• Watch out for slow moving farm vehicles
• New endowment at JCCF will honor life of Donnavan Howard
• Water refill station to be unveiled 17th

William Keith "Bill" Breedlove, 86, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home

William Keith "Bill" Breedlove, 86, of Columbus, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Willow Crossing Health & Rehabilitation Center in Columbus.

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• William Keith 'Bill" Breedlove, 86, pending at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Thomas Lloyd Castetter, 70, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Terry Von "T" Anderson III, 22, Woodlawn Life Celebration Centre
• Velma F. Davis, 89, Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home
• Grayson Keith Malanoski, Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home
• Rosemary Maddux, 93, Bass & Gasper Funeral Service
• Darren Deon Patton, 56, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Glenna Marie Rigsby, 61, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Darlene E. Robbins, 76, Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home
• Timothy A. Rucker, 64, Voss & Sons Funeral Service

Boys track place a strong 2nd in sectional

The Jennings County High School boys track and field team placed second at Friday's weather-delayed sectional at Bedford North Lawrence.

• JCHS falls twice on road in baseball
• Lady Panthers runners-up in tennis sectional
• Columbus Express Soccer Club tryouts scheduled
• Basketball camp next week for boys in grades 1-8
• Jennings softball team warms up for sectional
• Birdie barrage makes for smaller skins in golf loop
• Leak leads JCHS track boys
• JCHS football sets meeting for parents, players Wednesday
• JCHS wins softball invitational

Editor's Notebook
Ever the green thumb

Farmers in the Jennings County area are way behind schedule this year in their spring planting.

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Alisa Gasper, a current member of the Jennings County Community Foundation Board, talks with Dan Baugh, the first JCCF Board president, at Saturday's 25th anniversary Gala. More photos will be in next week's Plain Dealer.-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer

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