Special Weather Statement issued July 18 at 5:06AM EDT by NWS Wilmington
...PATCHY DENSE FOG THROUGH THE MORNING COMMUTE... Patchy dense fog with localized visibility reductions to 1/4 mile will be possible this morning. This will be especially true in river valleys and other low lying areas. If traveling at highway speeds, be prepared for sudden changes in visibility as you commute to your destination. Visibility should improve quickly after 8 AM.
Excessive Heat Warning issued July 18 at 3:42AM EDT until July 20 at 8:00PM EDT by NWS Wilmington
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM EDT SATURDAY... The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 8 PM EDT Saturday. * HEAT INDEX VALUES...Around 100 today, and near or above 105 Friday and Saturday due to temperatures in the mid 90s, and dewpoints in the mid 70s. * TIMING...This afternoon through Saturday evening. Very little relief is expected during the night with low temperatures only falling into the middle and upper 70s. * IMPACTS...Heat stroke, heat exhaustion and other heat related illnesses will be possible, especially if you spend a significant amount of time outdoors, or are involved in any strenuous outdoor activity. The cumulative impacts of heat on the human body can be significant when consecutive days of excessive heat occur.
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Thursday, March 7th, 2013
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The state purchased this land off the east side of U.S. 127 near the St. Marys River from the George Wilson family. The parcel is set to become an Ohio Nature Preserve this fall. A second 20-acre parcel was purchased from the family by a nonprofit called The Archaeological Conservancy.

Related online story:
ROCKFORD - Sixty-nine acres of land teeming with unusual bird species and rare plants along the St. Marys River is set to become an Ohio Nature Preserve this fall. [More]
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