>>Deceased Man Identified From Deadly Fire in Gilboa

(Ottawa, OH) -- The man who perished in a fire at 140 Franklin Street in Gilboa late Wednesday night has been identified.

Hometown Stations reports that the Putnam County Coroner says that Jason Mansfield, the owner of the home, was the victim in the fire.

The fire spread next door to 138 Franklin Street. Luckily the family four residing there was safely evacuated.

The Ohio Fire Marshall is investigating the blaze.

>>Incident at Wal Mart Results in Two Arrests, Guns Confiscated

(Lima, OH) -- More details are known about an incident at the Allentown Road Wal Mart late Wednesday afternoon that resulted in the arrests of a man and a woman.

The male has been identified as 22-year old Matthew Long of Lima.

Lima Police were patrolling the parking lot following some recent complaints of thefts from vehicles. As a result they spotted Long and the woman in a vehicle and started to question them when things took a turn for the worse. Long eventually put up a significant struggle as he resisted arrest. Citizens actually chipped in to help the LPD corral Long.

Two guns were confiscated and Long faces multiple felony gun and drug charges in addition to the warrants that he had out on him previously.

>>Traffic Notes

(Lima, OH) -- West Market Street between Collett Street and Baxter Street will have the EASTBOUND lanes of traffic closed for a utility project today. Eastbound traffic will be detoured to Spring Street via Collett Street. If possible, through-traffic is advised to find an alternate route during this time period.

In addition, U.S. 30 in both directions just west of the Middle Point-Wetzel Road interchange will be temporarily stopped for short intervals tomorrow.

ODOT says the stoppages are necessary because of a project to replace the overhead transmission lines. The work will occur between 9 a.m. and noon and traffic is expected to be affected for 15 minutes at a time.


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>>Ohio State Offense Disappears As Bucks Fall To Iowa On The Road

(Iowa City, IA) -- The Buckeyes' road woes were on full display during an 85-76 road loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes. Iowa stormed out to an early 27-8 lead before the Buckeyes fought back to cut it to eleven at the half, but another rally in the second-half wasn't enough as the number 20 ranked Hawkeyes stayed out of reach. Freshman E.J. Liddell led the Bucks with a career-high 17-points. Ohio State will now return home to Columbus to prepare for a tough match against number seven Maryland on Sunday.

>>Blue Jackets Salvage A Point In Overtime Home Loss To Philadelphia

(Columbus, OH) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets blew a two-goal lead before salvaging a point in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. Nick Foligno and Oliver Bjorkstrand each had a goal and an assist for Columbus in the first period but two unanswered scores in the second by the Flyers tied it up. Jackets goalie Elvis Merzlikins had 29 saves and is now 12-9-6 on the season. Columbus will take tonight off before heading to the Music City on Saturday to play Nashville.

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