Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety and City Council to Meet Tonight

The Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety members will open bids for 2018 fuel and street supplies when they meet tonight at 6 p.m. ET. The City Engineer is scheduled to discuss 2017 Community Crossing Matching Grant Project contracts. Reports will be presented from various department heads, the City Attorney and the Secretary and Finance Officer. Mayor Mark Senter will also provide board members with a report.

Additional business includes a discussion over traffic on Plum Street and accepting November 2017 reports from the Water and Wastewater departments.

At 6:30 p.m., or immediately following the first meeting, Plymouth City Council members will convene. Members will first address any unfinished business including any tabled ordinances, resolutions or other items. Continue reading

Firefighters Battle House Fire in Plymouth

Firefighters from several area fire departments battled a house fire in Plymouth Monday night.

According to the Plymouth Fire Department’s Facebook page, crews arrived at the scene around 6:43 p.m. and there they found a home on Pearl Street fully engulfed in flames. Crews were there for about eight hours battling the blaze. Strong winds hindered efforts as the fire spread quickly throughout the home.

The Plymouth Fire Department was assisted at the scene by the Bremen, Argos, and La Paz Fire Departments and Plymouth EMS.

Driver Leaves Passenger at Scene of Accident

The driver involved in a Sunday morning accident fled the scene on foot and left the passenger in the car.

According to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, a 2005 Acura was traveling westbound on Plymouth-Goshen Trail just east of Randolph Street shortly after 6 a.m. when it left the north side of the road for an unknown reason. The report states that a vehicle struck a utility pole and caused power lines to fall on the ground. The vehicle continued a short distance into a field where it came to a stop.

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Plymouth BOW Approves Liability Coverage for Firefighter Training

A few firefighters from the Plymouth Fire Department are participating in training courses, but need to be included on the city’s liability insurance in order to complete part of their classes.

Fire Chief Rod Miller told the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety members last week that the coverage is needed for the trainees’ practical skills training.

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Police, Fire Department Receive Donation, Payment

Two monetary items were accepted for the Plymouth Fire Department and the Plymouth Police Department.

Fire Chief Rod Miller told the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety this week that the department received a check from Notre Dame for required medical services during practices in Culver. Miller said the check was in the amount of $3,080 and will be deposited in the gift fund.

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Plymouth Man Dies in Marshall County Accident

The driver of a moped died after colliding with a pick-up in a Thursday afternoon accident in Marshall County.

Marshall County police say Danial Osborn, of Plymouth, was traveling north on State Road 17 on his moped and negotiating the curve at Sycamore Road at 2:51 p.m. when Dale Leiter, of Plymouth, was attempting to turn onto Sycamore Road in a Ford Ranger in front of Osborn and the pair collided.

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Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety & Plymouth City Council Meetings Tonight

The Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety and the City Council meet tonight to discuss matters impacting the community. The Board of Public Works and Safety meeting will start first at 6 p.m.

Agenda items include a request from the utility superintendent about a water main extension at State Road 17 and W. Lake Avenue as well as an executive order from the city attorney regarding 408 Pierce Street.

Other requests consist of the Chamber of Commerce seeking permission to continue with downtown trick-or-treating this year and a temporary street closing by John Montgomery. The Mayor’s Youth Council will provide a request about the “Adopt a Street” project.

The City Council will convene at 6:30 p.m. or immediately following the adjournment of the Board of Public Works and Safety meeting. Continue reading

Two Injured in Plymouth Accident

Two drivers were injured in a semi and passenger car accident at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Oak Road late Wednesday night.

When emergency personnel arrived at the scene, they found a passenger car driven by Jade N. Sorba, 23, of Monterey, on the north side embankment on U.S. 30. Police say a semi driven by Foster Providence, 68, of Brooklyn, New York, was in an empty field east of Arby’s.

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Man Rushed to Hospital after Burglary

Officers from the Plymouth Police Department are investigating a burglary incident at the Maax business at 1001 N. Oak Drive in Plymouth.

Police say a man entered the building in the overnight hours on Monday and was found by a worker at the bottom of the stairs inside the building with a change machine on top of him. Emergency responders and Plymouth firefighters responded to the scene and lifted the change machine off the man. The man was flown to a South Bend hospital by Med Flight.

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Plymouth Police Finalizing Hiring Round, Fire Department Looking for Paramedics

Plymouth Police Chief David Bacon is getting closer to hiring a police officer for his department.

He told the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety last week that the field of 33 applicants was narrowed down to 26 who were invited to the written and physical agility testing on June 24. Bacon said 21 attended the testing and 17 were able to move on to take the written test after passing the physical agility portion of the process. Thirteen of those tested are now on to the next phase of background investigations.

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Plymouth Fire Department Responds to Industrial Fire

The Plymouth Fire Department responded to a fire at AK Industries this morning.

According to Plymouth Fire Chief Rod Miller, the fire was contained to the room where it started. Miller said resin caught fire by an electrical static charge. The fire was quickly extinguished.

One employee was treated for smoke inhalation. No other injuries were reported.

Accident Injures Motorcyclist in Marshall County

A Plymouth man sustained serious injuries in an accident on State Road 17 and Pioneer Drive in Marshall County.

On Monday morning shortly after 10 a.m., Marshall County police say Mary Large of Plymouth was turning north in her Ford truck onto Pioneer Drive and failed to yield to the right of way. She reportedly turned into Clint Maddox of Plymouth who was riding his motorcycle westbound on State Road 17. The impact ejected Maddox from his motorcycle. Police say he sustained significant injuries. He was airlifted from the scene.

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One Injured in Marshall County Accident

A Michigan man was injured in a two vehicle accident at the intersection of State Road 17 and 12th Road in Marshall County on Monday afternoon.

According to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, Addyson Allyn of Plymouth crossed into the lane of travel of Gary Reynolds of Edwardsburg, Michigan. Allyn’s Ford Explorer hit Reynolds’ white box truck head on in the collision.

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Child, Dog Owner Bitten in Dog Attack

A Knox boy was injured Thursday evening after being attacked by a dog at the Jellystone Campground in Plymouth.

After an investigation, Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies say the boy went to a neighbor’s lot when the dog bit him. The 10-year-old was transported to the hospital for the injuries he sustained in the incident. The owner of dog was also bitten when he attempted to assist in the attack, according to police. The owner refused medical assistance.

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