The Journal Gazette
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 1:00 am


Lima men hurt in Steuben crash

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Two residents from Lima, Ohio, were flown to Parkview Regional Medical Center after a crash near Pokagon State Park.

Nicholas Sanner, 31, and his passenger Ronald Sanner, 55, were driving west Saturday night on Indiana 727 when the car went off the road at Lane 100 Lake James at the entrance to Pokagon State Park and hit a tree, the Steuben County Sheriff's Department said.

The sheriff's department said both men were pinned inside the car before they were extricated and flown by Samaritan helicopter to Fort Wayne for treatment.

Both men were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, which remains under investigation.

IDs in shooting in Defiance released

A 30-year-old man from Defiance, Ohio, has been identified as the suspect in a Saturday shooting, Defiance police said Monday.

John Ruark III of 5201/2 E. Second St. was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police have said. Becky Clifford, 29, of 520 E. Second St., is in stable condition at a Toledo medical facility.

Police were called to the address, which has upstairs and downstairs apartments, about 2 p.m. Saturday to make a welfare check on a man making suicidal threats.

Officers responded and a gunshot was heard.

Police found a woman in the downstairs residence had been shot, and a man living in the upstairs apartment was found dead.

Anyone with information is asked to call Defiance police at 419-784-5050.

PFW set to test tornado siren

Purdue University Fort Wayne will test a new campus tornado siren at 11 a.m. today, according to a news release. 

The test is expected to last three minutes.

The siren is mounted atop Helmke Library, which at five stories is the tallest building on campus. The siren's range exceeds one mile, so it should alert both the university community and nearby residents, the release said.

Call the Purdue Fort Wayne Facilities Management office at 260-481-6832 for more information.

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