Fairfield Causeway Bridge set for 2019 rehabilitation

first_imgBrookville, In. — Franklin County commissioners have entered into an agreement with the Franklin County Water Association to repair the waterline running under the Fairfield Causeway Bridge.The Franklin County Water Association will pay the $296,300 to repair the 700-foot water main during construction in 2019.Officials say the estimated 20-percent municipal-share of the cost to repair the Fairfield Causeway Bridge will be about $320,000.The total cost of the project will be about $1.6 million, the state will pick up about $1 million.The bridge was built in 1972 and was determined to be fair to satisfactory following the most recent documented state inspection in October of 2016.last_img read more

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Anthony C. Hilbert – St. Leon

first_imgThose surviving who will cherish Anthony’s memory include his loving wife of 60 years, Georgiana Hilbert; children, Roseann (Mark) Wirth of Napoleon, Diane (Dave) McConnell of St. Leon, Wanda (Kevin) Alig of St. Leon, and Wilbur Hilbert of St. Leon; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Margaret Feller of Harrison, OH, and several nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Anthony Charles Hilbert; son-in-law, Tim Doll; sister, Margaret Weldishofer, and three brothers, Leroy, Cornelius and George Feller.  Anthony C. Hilbert, of St. Leon, Indiana, was born on October 1, 1936 in St. Leon, a son to Irwin and Edna Feller (nee Stenger) Hilbert.  He married Georgiana Hornberger on June 28, 1958 at St. Peters Church and together they raised four children.  Anthony was a devoted husband and father and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He was a welder at Hillenbrand Industries – casket division for over 40 years and enjoyed farming.  In his spare time he liked watching westerns on T.V.  On Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the age of 82, Anthony passed away at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.  Memorial contributions can be directed to the St. Joseph Church cemetery fund, the St. Leon Volunteer Fire Department or for Masses.  To sign the online guestbook please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Anthony Hilbert.center_img Friends may visit with the family on Friday, February 15, 2019 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon with Rosary at 9:30 a.m. at All Saints Parish – St. Joseph Campus Church, St. Leon.  Rev. Jonathan Meyer will officiate a Mass of Christian burial at 12 noon.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.last_img read more

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Man City snap Liverpool winning streak to reignite title race

first_imgSane threatened first with a pacey burst down the left and rising drive that Alisson Becker parried.But City recycled possession and Aguero beat Dejan Lovren to Bernardo Silva’s cross before firing into the roof of the net to score for the seventh time in seven home league games against Liverpool.Despite a combination of nerves and fatigue at the end of a gruelling festive period, the game truly came to life in a pulsating second-half.City had claims for a penalty waived away when Raheem Sterling tumbled under a challenge from Andy Robertson before the Scot was to play a vital part Liverpool’s equaliser.One Liverpool full-back picked out another as Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross was met perfectly by Robertson to square for Firmino to head into an empty net.Pep Guardiola had his head in his hands when a slack pass from Sane set Liverpool free on the counter-attack moments later, but within seconds the German showed what he is capable of as he latched on Sterling’s pass before firing in off the far post.Alisson demonstrated why Liverpool spent a then world record £67 million for a goalkeeper in July to bolster their title chances with a brilliant save from Aguero as the Argentine tried to round him at the end of a blistering City counter-attack.Seconds later it was the turn of his understudy in the Brazil side to make a huge save as Ederson denied Salah as tempers flared with Guardiola furious a free-kick wasn’t awarded City’s way before the Egyptian broke clear.Sterling then wasted a great chance to ensure City didn’t have to see out a tense five minutes of stoppage time, but the hosts held out to put the title back up for grabs.Share on: WhatsApp Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester City inflicted Liverpool’s first Premier League defeat of the season to breathe new life into their title defence with a 2-1 victory at the Etihad on Thursday.City now trail Jurgen Klopp’s men by just four points thanks to Leroy Sane’s winner 18 minutes from time after Roberto Firmino had cancelled out Sergio Aguero’s first-half opener for the hosts.A run of nine straight league wins had given Liverpool a commanding lead at the top of the table as they edged towards a first top flight title since 1989/90, particularly after City suffered back-to-back shock defeats to Crystal Palace and Leicester to begin the festive season.With no more league meetings between the sides to come, Liverpool’s destiny is still in their own hands, but they will now have the pressure of having a City side that romped to the title with a record 100 points last season on their tails.Jurgen Klopp had predicted a “thunderstorm” of a start from the champions to match the Champions League quarter-final second leg between the sides last season when City roared into an early lead before Liverpool fought back to win 2-1 on the night and 5-1 on aggregate.However, despite City’s dominance of possession, it was Liverpool who looked the more assured in the early stages.And only the finest of margins denied the visitors the lead on 19 minutes when Sadio Mane burst onto Mohamed Salah’s pass and saw his shot come back off the inside of the post.John Stones then smacked his panicked clearance into City goalkeeper Ederson but the England international redeemed himself by clearing just before all of the ball had crossed the line.City were also handed a reprieve by referee Anthony Taylor when captain Vincent Kompany only saw a yellow card for a wild two-footed lunge on Salah.At the other end Virgil van Dijk was again justifying his tag as the world’s most expensive defender to keep City’s array of attacking talent quiet with he Dutchman standing tall to block David Silva’s effort.However, a Liverpool defence that had not conceded twice in the same game all season in the league before kick-off was breached when City managed to free Aguero from Van Dijk’s shackles.last_img read more

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Morrison races in Germany

first_imgDenny Morrison completed his final race of the 2010-2011 long track speed skating season.Friday, Morrison raced in the World Single Distance Championships, which took place in Inzell, Germany.- Advertisement -Morrison finished the men’s 1000M event with a time of 1:08.92, which earned him fifth place.Morrison also competed Thursday in the men’s 1500M event and finished with a time of 1:45.66, in which he placed 6th in the race.last_img

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Myanmar army men enter Manipur village

first_imgTension erupted in the border town of Moreh in Tengnoupal district of Manipur on Saturday when some Myanmarese army men entered Haolenphai village and reportedly asked the residents to halt the construction work of some houses.Assam Rifles personnel, along with police and civil officials, rushed to the village and asked the Myanmarese army men to go back.Villagers angryThe Manipur police team asked the villagers of Haolenphai to suspend the construction work. This triggered tension in the area and the villagers threatened to burn down all houses. A scuffle ensued between the police and the villagers in which a woman suffered injuries.Additional Collector of Tengnoupal district M. Bankim said efforts are on to bring the situation under control.Haolenphai village chief Lalkholun Haokip refused to follow the police order saying, “This village is in Indian territory. We will halt the construction work if the Indian government says it is not in India.”Mr. Haokip said some Myanmarese army men had come to Haolenphai some months ago and dismantled a sawmill saying it had encroached upon their land. They carted away machinery and building materials and are yet to return them.Earlier protests There have been protests in the past over allegations of shifting of some boundary pillars within the Indian territory. Haolenphai is located near boundary pillar 76.The Union government had sent senior officials to make spot verifications after which Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju had said there was no dispute relating to boundary pillars.Saturday’s incident affected legalised border trade at Moreh in Manipur and Namphalong in Myanmar. Most of the traders and tourists in Moreh rushed back to Imphal fearing trouble.last_img read more

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Article 370: extremist groups call for boycott of Independence Day celebrations

first_imgThe dilution of Article 370 and the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories have made two extremist groups in the northeastern region come together and give a call to boycott the Independence Day celebrations on August 15.The two groups are the Coordination Committee, or CorCom, an umbrella organisation of six Manipur-based extremist outfits, and the United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent, which formed the United National Liberation Front of Western South East Asia with several non-Manipuri groups in the region four years ago.“The outrageous scrapping of Article 370 of the Indian constitution and the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir without the consent of the people of the State show India’s arrogance and blatant disregard for democratic principles,” the two groups said in a statement. “Shutting down of the State machinery and the house arrest of prominent leaders portend the kind of… policies that would be applied to the people of the northeastern region as well. Freedom from India’s colonial yoke is the only way to save ourselves from being swallowed by Hindustan,” the statement said.‘Enhanced Hinduisation’The two groups said the political control of India by the BJP has “enhanced the Hinduisation process rapidly”.The “Modi government is bent upon re-introducing” the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill to forcibly “make the northeastern region a part of the Hindutva empire,” they said.last_img read more

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London Olympics: Sahana Kumari fails to reach high jump final

first_imgIndias Sahana Kumari got knocked out of the womens high jump at the London Olympics after clearing 1.80m and finishing at joint 15th in Group B of the qualifying competition n Thursday. The 30-year-old athlete sailed over the bar in the first attempt with a 1.80m leap but failed in her endeavour to clear the 1.85m mark in all her three attempts and got eliminated.The Bangalore-based athlete had earlier made it to the Games with a leap of 1.92m at the National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships in Hyderabad on June 23, which erased the meet mark of 1.91m held by Bobby Aloysius of Kerala since 2004.The best clearance in the event was by Uzbekistans Svetlana Radzivil, who topped Group B with her seasons best of 1.96m.Apart from Radzivil, four others Belgiums Tia Helle, USAs Chaunte Lowe, Russias Svetlana Shkolina and Irina Gordeeva- made it to the finals from Group B with a clearance of 1.93m.Meanwhile, Spains Ruth Beitia along with Russias Anna Chicherova, Swedens Emma Green Tregaro and Frances Melanie Melfort topped Group A with a leap of 1.93m.The other athletes who qualified from Group A include Burcu Ayhan from Turkey, USAs Brigetta Barrett and Lithuanias Airine Palsyte.The final will be held on August 11.last_img read more

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N. Srinivasan revives BCCI project close to Jagmohan Dalmiya

first_imgBattle lines are blurring rapidly within the Indian cricket board, which was a house vertically divided till the recent past. As part of the ongoing rapprochement, Board president N. Srinivasan has not only revived one of the pet projects of veteran administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya but also made him its head.Srinivasan himself requested the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president to head a project similar to the New Areas Development Programme (NADP) that he had launched about nine years ago. Dalmiya, 71, readily accepted the offer.Dalmiya as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had launched the ambitious NADP in May 2003. The project was aimed at unearthing the talent from the remotest parts of the country, both states and Union territories, and cricket gear and equipment was supplied to them as part of assistance.The project, however, was not a big success, largely due to lack of communication between the BCCI and the targeted areas and travelling to far flung corners of North East and Union territories.Srinivasan revived the project at a recent working committee meeting in New Delhi, in the presence of Dalmiya, who was representing the CAB. Dalmiya accepted the offer, according to an official present at the meeting.The other members of the committee are BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale, joint secretary Anurag Thakur, and Kasi Viswanathan, secretary of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association. Two other committee members – BCCI’s chief administrative officer Ratnakar Shetty and CAB’s Chitrak Mitra – were part of the NADP panel in 2003.advertisementOutlining the brief for the Dalmiya- headed committee, Srinivasan said at the meeting that the project would aim to “look after the development and promotion of cricket in areas outside the jurisdiction of the 30 full members of the BCCI”.BCCI insiders, however, indicated another reason for constituting the special committee. Pointing to the larger picture, they say that by reviving the NADP, Srinivasan has made a smart move to consolidate his new- found friendship with Dalmiya. Both have been in rivals camps since mid-2000s.”But that is past. Now, they are on the same wavelength, which can only be good for the BCCI. Srinivasan has in the recent past consulted the vastly experienced Dalmiya on a few tricky issues concerning the Board, which underlines the increasing bonhomie between them,” a top Board official who has been close to the two veteran officials told Mail Today.”The first step towards the ‘friendship’ was the Shashank Manohar- Srinivasan group’s decision to withdraw the 1996 World Cup fund embezzlement case against Dalmiya in September 2009. It was followed by a series of positive gestures from Manohar and Srinivasan,” he said.Recently, the Board members felt that since all the meetings are always held at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai, the affiliated associations were being “neglected”. “So, it was decided that the working committee meetings would be rotated amongst major centres, and the first meeting following this change was held in Dalmiya’s home city Kolkata, on October 29,” he said.The coming together of the ‘rivals’ can only be good for the game. Almost nine years ago, the areas covered under the NADP for unearthing talent and developing the game were Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Pondicherry and Sikkim.”The NADP project in 2003 was not a great deal of success. It was largely due to the travelling problems to the remote corners of the selected areas and lack of communication with them,” Gautam Dasgupta, convenor of the NADP in 2003, told Mail Today.last_img read more

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10 months agoRiver Plate midfielder Palacios eager to delay Real Madrid move

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say River Plate midfielder Palacios eager to delay Real Madrid moveby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRiver Plate midfielder Exequiel Palacios is eager to delay his move to Real Madrid.Having just won the Copa Libertadores in fine style, the youngster is in no rush to move to Europe.”My idea is to stay at River a little longer, enjoy this moment and take advantage of everything that comes along,” he said.”I’m very happy and enjoying where I am.”Leaving aside what was just achieved, we always need to compete for more here.” last_img read more

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10 months agoAC Milan coach Gattuso delighted for goalscorer Higuain

first_imgAC Milan coach Gattuso delighted for goalscorer Higuainby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan coach Rino Gattuso was pleased for Gonzalo Higuain after his goal in victory over SPAL.It broke a two month goals drought for the Argentine.Gattuso said, “He lives for the goal, has always been a marksman and therefore really struggled to deal with this negative period. The defeat to Juventus, with the penalty and red card, was a terrible blow for him.“Higuain needs to rediscover that consistency and precision in his finishing, because he has always had those elements. We’ve missed him and hope this has also broken through that mental block.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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