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Published: Sunday, 1/9/2005

Elderly man is found unconscious in barn

ARLINGTON, Ohio - An 84-year-old local man was hospitalized yesterday after his son found him unconscious in a barn here filled with fumes from a working welding generator, the Hancock County Sheriff's Office said.

Willard S. Cornwell initially was taken to the Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center and then transferred to the Toledo Hospital, where officials said he was listed in fair condition last night.

Mr. Cornwell was found at

11:45 a.m. in the barn behind his residence on County Road 26. The barn doors were closed and no ventilation for the generator was found, deputies said.

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