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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
Photo by Mark Pummell
Stalled
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A car remains partially submerged in floodwaters near Willshire after a 23-year-old Rockford woman drove around a roadclosed sign and attempted to navigate high water on Harner Road about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The car reportedly stalled out. Samantha Ridder, who told rescuers she was 5 months pregnant, was removed from the vehicle by firefighters via a utility pickup truck and reportedly was in good condition. Van Wert County Sheriff's deputies cited her for driving on a closed road; she faces a $110 fine and court costs. Sheriff's Deputy Brian Ellerbrock warned motorists to heed the high water warnings and never attempt to drive on flooded roadways.
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Wednesday
84°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
23%
Wednesday Night
65°
Chance Thunderstorms
40%
Thursday
84°
Chance Thunderstorms
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Thursday Night
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Chance Thunderstorms
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Friday
85°
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20%
Friday Night
68°
Chance Thunderstorms
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Saturday
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Chance Thunderstorms
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Saturday Night
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Slight Chance Thunderstorms
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Sunday
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Chance Thunderstorms
34%
Sunday Night
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Partly Cloudy
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Memorial Day
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Monday Night
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Mostly Cloudy
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