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Published: Monday, 7/13/2009

Milan Township man, 68, held in death of wife

MONROE - A 68-year-old Milan Township man is being held in the Monroe County jail in the weekend death of his wife, authorities said.

John A. Bausman is charged with one count of open murder. His wife, Kay Louise Bausman, 68, was found dead Sunday in their home in the 15000 block of Sherman Road. Monroe County sheriff's deputies were called to the house after emergency responders found Mrs. Bausman unresponsive.

An autopsy is being conducted by the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office. Mr. Bausman is being held in the jail without bond pending arraignment in district court.

Perrysburg Township trustees yesterday voted 2-0 to enter into a contract with Hull & Associates to study new water sources for northwest Ohio and specifically northern Wood County.

Trustee Bob Mack abstained because of conflict of interest.

Township Administrator John Hrosko said trustees agreed to spend up to $10,000 on a three-phase study of alternative water sources. It is to be done in conjunction with another funded by Wood County, Ottawa County, and the Bowling Green-based Northwestern Water and Sewer District. That study is examining the feasibility of bringing water to Wood County from Ottawa County.

Perrysburg Township gets its water from Toledo, Perrysburg, and the Northwestern Water and Sewer District.

BOWLING GREEN - Last month the Ohio Supreme Court said cities could no longer require municipal employees to live within their boundaries.

Yesterday, Bowling Green's civil service commission voted 3-0 to rescind the city's policy that required most city employees to live in Wood County. Department and division heads were required to live in the city.

Personnel Director Barbara Ford said that although the residency rule remained on Bowling Green's books, the city had not enforced it since 2006, when a new state law invalidated city residency requirements. In June, the high court upheld the 2006 law.

KENTON, Ohio - The owner of a run-down mobile home in Ada that caught fire last year, killing a family of five, was sentenced yesterday to 90 days in jail and placed under community control for five years.

Hardin County Common Pleas Judge William Hart told Charles Sizemore, 58, of Lima, Ohio, that if he violates terms of his community control, he could be ordered to spend up to 15 years in prison.

Judge Hart also ordered Sizemore, who pleaded no contest to five counts of reckless homicide, to perform 500 hours of community service, pay $2,500 in fines, and pay $262 in restitution to the county prosecutor's office.

Hardin County Prosecutor Brad Bailey said public donations covered the funeral expenses for Thomas Farkasdi, 39, his wife, Shirley, 35, and their three children: Jessica, 7; Tiffany, 6, and Joseph, 4 months. The April 4, 2008, fire was determined to have been caused accidentally. The Ohio Fire Marshal's Office said it was most likely caused by faulty wiring.

MONROE - Authorities have identified a 28-year-old Brighton, Mich., man who was killed in a boating accident on the River Raisin late Saturday.

Chad Edmonds was killed when the boat that he was operating veered into an old steel pier on the River Raisin. Two of his passengers were injured, Monroe police said.

The boat's windshield was sheared off in the crash and the operator was ejected. Two passengers suffered minor injuries and were taken to Mercy Memorial Hospital. Authorities did not release their names.



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