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  • Meijer agrees to pay $2 million civil penalty
    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Meijer, Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich., has agreed to pay a $2 million civil penalty for distributing recalled consumer products.
  • Wawaka railroad crossing closed
    The railroad crossing on Noble County Road 300 West in Wawaka is closed until Friday, according to Noble County Emergency Management. A reason wasn’t given for the closure.
  • Coats staffer in Geneva on Friday
    A member of the staff for Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., will visit Geneva in Adams County on Friday to meet with res­idents and help people ex­per­iencing problems with federal agencies.
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About 75 organ donors, recipients, family members and hospital staffers join hands for a moment of silence at Lutheran Hospital on Thursday. They gathered to celebrate National Donate Life Month with a "Linking Hands for Life" ceremony hosted by the Indiana Organ Procurement Organization.

5 things of interest to area readers - Friday, April 18, 2014

A look at some things Fort Wayne area readers will want to know.

1. LOCAL STORIES YOU'LL WANT TO READ

2. MONDAY'S WEATHER

Cloudy with a 40% chance of rain. High in the lower 60s. CLICK HERE for more details and an extended forecast.

3. ROADWORK & ROAD RESTRICTIONS

Harrison Street is closed at the Baker Street intersection through April 25. CLICK HERE to learn of other area road projects and restrictions.

4. SPORTS STORIES & SCORES OF INTEREST

You may be interested in reading these 2 stories on the High Schools page:

  • Homestead sophomore off and running
  • IHSAA will look at a new plan for basketball tournaments
MLB

  • Tigers 7, Indians 5
  • Red Sox 3, White Sox 1
NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS

  • Blues 4, Blackhawks 3, 3 OTs
  • Rangers 4, Flyers 1
  • Avalanche 5, Wild 4
5. FYI

Looking for something to do this weekend? CLICK HERE to check out what's happening around town.

Ontel announced that it has recalled its ISO7X Isometric Exercise Device after several people were injured. CLICK HERE for the latest product recall stories.

If you want to know what happened and who was born on this day - CLICK HERE for Today in History.

Some, official and non-official, days & holidays celebrated today are:

  • Good Friday
  • National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day
  • National Columnists Day
  • National Animal Crackers Day

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