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Habitat starting ‘Blitz Build’ today

Habitat for Humanity of Findlay-Hancock County today will begin a “Blitz Build” effort to build a home in one month. A public “raise the wall” ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. today at 1907 Brookside Drive, Findlay. It will be the local Habitat affiliate’s 41st Habitat home in Hancock County, and the first built in partnership with the Hancock County Home Builders Association. The “Blitz Build” home will be built in 14 volunteer days, in partnership with the home builders and 300 community volunteers and organizations. Findlay’s “Blitz Bui…
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GE Picks Cummins, Kohler, KKR to Bid for Gas-Engine Business

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. General Electric Co. is moving closer to a sale of its industrial gas-engine business for more than $3.5 billion after narrowing the list of bidders, according to people familiar with the matter. Manufacturers Cummins Inc. and Kohler Co., as well as a group comprised of investment firms KKR & Co. and B&C Industrieholding GmbH, advanced to the next round of bidding, said the people, who asked n…
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Burglars targeting vacant Binghamton homes with For Sale signs

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Binghamton Police Department is asking residents to keep a lookout for people breaking into vacant homes that are for sale. Binghamton Police has responded to five homes that have been broken into recently on Vestal, Sherwood, and Pennsylvania Avenues along with Mill Street. Police say the suspects are targeting vacant properties that have “For Sale” signs on the front lawn. They also say people have gained entry through the back window and door. Once inside, the suspects begin cutting the copper plumbing pipes and wiring around the house to sell as scrap…
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Inspections now required for new homes in unincorporated Jackson County

Anyone in unincorporated areas of Jackson County building a new home now needs to have inspections done. County Building Commissioner Conner Barnette said he worked with Jackson County Commissioner Bob Gillaspy and some local contractors to draft a building ordinance and get it approved. The ordinance, which was drafted from the Indiana Code, went into effect Friday. Barnette said with Gillaspy also being a builder, he has been a big advocate for making residential inspections required. “It was something that a lot of contractors in the county have actually wanted for a really long time,”…
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Fireworks sellers may skip Cedar Rapids due to zoning restrictions

MARION, Iowa (KCRG TV9)- Legal fireworks sales returned to Iowa for the first time in decades last summer. But after a rash of complaints, cities like Cedar Rapids and Iowa City imposed severe limits on sales locations and banned the use of consumer fireworks inside city limits. In Cedar Rapids vendors licensed by the state can only sell in areas zoned for industrial uses. The Iowa Fire Marshal’s office has predicted about 800 applications this year to sell fireworks. That’s up about 20 percent over the first year. But on the first day of sales, June 1st for vendors in permanent buildings…
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Donors give Fonda’s Haven of Hope Farm new commercial kitchen

FONDA — Haven of Hope Farm’s residents have fled abusive spouses or boyfriends for safe sanctuary in the big white house in the small town of Fonda where they grow potatoes, onions, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplants and peppers. They fetch eggs from chicken coops, hatch baby turkeys to sell and care for five aloof alpacas. And until recently they baked by night when the children were asleep to make their dreamy pastries to sell in a roadside shop. That baking helps sustain the nonprofit farm and teach the residents job skills, but the tiny kitchen and equipment were a challeng…
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 Posted on : June 2, 2018

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