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WORTHINGTON — The Pizza Ranch located on Worthington’s Oxford Street reopened earlier this month with a new look.
WORTHINGTON — A fire broke out at Worthington Laundromat and Dry Cleaners late Monday morning. Heavy smoke gushed out from the Oxford Street business at about 11:40 a.m. Minutes later, as the Worthington Fire Department arrived and began fighting the fire, flames emerged out of the laundromat roof. Several fire engines arrived and firefighters attacked the fire from inside and out as smoke leaked from the roof and the open back door.
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington City Council approved its 2018 budget and tax levy Monday night. The $3,965,721 net levy represents a 7.89 percent increase over last year. The number is lower than the $3.99 million levy council members pre-approved in September
WORTHINGTON — In November, “Humans of Worthington” surfaced on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, providing a picture and short written profile of Worthington residents. The unexpected project had people asking: who is behind this?
OCHEYEDAN, Iowa — A towering new Cooperative Farmers Elevator (CFE) feed mill is on track to provide tri-state producers with more feed by October or November 2018. Construction began this spring and the slip, which provides the foundation of the structure, was completed in the early morning on Thanksgiving. Now, workers from Younglove Construction LLC of Sioux City, Iowa, will work through the winter and eventually add on the main warehouse and receiving area.
REGIONAL — Several area nursing homes were ranked as “top-performing” in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings.
WORTHINGTON — Cemstone Concrete Products is aiming to build a new concrete plant located east of Frederick Avenue between Oxford Street and Stower Drive. The company recently purchased the nearby block plant and plans to combine its two facilities into a new, modern plant that will increase efficiency and comply with new regulations, said Ken Kuhn, Cemstone general manager.
WORTHINGTON — Sergio Granados-Cordova, 35, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Nobles County District Court to one count of driving while intoxicated in the first degree. A Worthington Police Department officer pulled Granados-Cordova over on Sept. 13 at about 1:50 a.m. The police report states Granados-Cordova made a right turn from Nobles Street onto Orchard Road without signaling, then entered into an oncoming traffic lane. A breath test found he had a blood alcohol concentration of .19.
WORTHINGTON — Yolanda Barahona has run her own personalized cake business, Nena’s Cakes, out of her Worthington home for three years. A Texas native, Barahona, 40, moved to Worthington at age 18 and has lived here ever since.
WORTHINGTON — PBK Real Estate LLC sent the city of Worthington a modified purchase agreement Tuesday for a parcel of land off of U.S. 59 North on which it plans to build a new movie theater. The two parties have been trying to come to an agreement for the property since July 2016. The new agreement contains several contingencies, including one that the the city must have title work for the parcel done before PBK buys the property.