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Animal case handled with professionalism

I take exception to the Ronda Ross letter “County neglecting its duty to dogs” (Oct. 31).

I recently found a pile of dead dogs here in Allen County. After taking pictures of the deceased and dumped dogs, I called the sheriff’s Animal Control section. Within minutes, officer Chris Vinson called and wanted to gain access to the area where the animals were.

Upon reaching the scene, the officer went through poison ivy and very tall brush to identify the animals. Lo and behold, one of the deceased was found to be a goat with its neck mangled; the dogs had been shot in the head. One of the dogs had an old microchip that Vinson ran and found the owner’s name and address. We went to discuss this matter with the owner and found all three of the animals belonged to her. We had her make arrangements to dispose of said animals properly

The officer could have called the Highway Department for disposal; he could have never gone to speak to the owner, but he went beyond normal duties at every turn. His compassion for animals and his job are very commendable. He cares whether an animal is alive or dead.


Wind-farm neighbor has only kind words

Regarding the letter “Wind-farm statistics not grounded in facts,” from Nick Stanger (Nov. 7): The gentleman is sadly misinformed. I live in sight of many turbines, with one within a quarter mile from me. They make very little noise, even standing under one, and run 90 percent of the time, even at night. A local factory has three of them to power its plant and has power to spare for the electric company.


Walk recalls victim of unsolved 1960 slaying

Once again, it is time to honor Nancy Eagleson and lament that her murder on Nov. 13, 1960, has yet to be solved. She was abducted in Paulding, Ohio, while walking home from the movie theater, and her body was found hours later in a rural wooded area. No solid leads were ever developed even though an autopsy was conducted at St. Joseph’s hospital in Fort Wayne the next day, and physical evidence from the crime was later examined at a lab in Toledo. This physical evidence has disappeared. The evidence could still be in Toledo or it may be somewhere in Paulding County.

Thanks to the efforts of Eagleson’s family, friends and the sheriff’s department, experts are examining this case, but progress is slow, and more recent cases have priority. If anyone has specific knowledge that would help solve this case, please contact the Paulding County Sheriff’s Department at (419) 399-3791. Particularly, if anyone can help locate the missing physical evidence from this case, please call. This evidence would include Eagleson’s clothing, high-heeled shoes, purse, scarf and possibly bullet fragments.

The Eagleson family, friends and supporters will walk from the old Paulding Theater on Perry Street, just west of the square, to the abduction site on Flat Rock Drive at 7 p.m. Saturday. Bring a flashlight, warm clothing, and umbrellas if needed.