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  • Online scammers pose as USPS

    Some residents have recently reported receiving suspicious emails from the United States Postal Service, and Springfield Postmaster Trae Purdom said they’re right to question the messages.

  • Assault suspect arrested

    An investigation that was mentioned in a previous issue of The Sun has been closed with the arrest of Jesus Saucedo, 27, of Springfield, on May 20.

    According to Springfield Police, Saucedo is accused of assaulting Veatriz Ramirez-Vega on May 10 at their home at 155 Lebanon Hill Road, leading to Ramirez-Vega being hospitalized with a concussion and other facial injuries.

    The updated police report also states that a child was present at the time of the incident. The child, however, did not sustain any injuries according to the report.

  • Battle with Hodgkin’s left impact on Carrico


    The year was 1998.

    Fran Carrico was just about to graduate with a bachelor’s from Bellarmine College (now university) when she found out news that would completely change her life: she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease.

    She had gone to the doctor to find out about a knot on the left side of her chest. About a month later, she was diagnosed with cancer.

    She was only 21 at the time, though, and the intricate details of what she had just been told didn’t quite sink in, according to Carrico.

  • Keeping the faith

    Greg Bowen’s will has been tested before.

    He was involved in a serious car accident two years ago that nearly cost him his life. Now, Bowen is fighting once again, only this time the opponent is cancer.

    “That was just kind of preparation for this, I think, in a lot of ways,” Bowen said of the wreck. “My relationship with God, my relationship with others, the way I see life; it’s changed the way I look at life altogether.”

  • Real estate scam pops up in county

    A letter has been making the rounds to Washington County residents in recent weeks in an attempt to scam recipients out of money for a copy of their property deed.

    The letters may look authentic, but Washington County PVA Chief Deputy Marilyn O’Bryan said they’re anything but.

    “People get that letter thinking that it came from us because it looks so official,” she said. “We want to make it known that this is a scam and people need to be aware of it.

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  • Reduce your risk of stroke

    Ashley Spalding

    Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States and the third leading cause of death. According to the American Stroke Association, roughly 800,000 Americans per year will suffer from a stroke.

    Fortunately, individuals who understand warning signs and risk factors can significantly reduce their risks of having a stroke.

  • Five lives lost but not forgotten

    Diane Mattingly
    Special to The Lebanon Enterprise

    Time wasn’t there. That’s how Judy Ballard Platt describes that night 50 years ago when five young men crashed into a tree near her home.  

    “It was just like it was something that wasn’t happening,” she said. “It was like an eternity, like a slow motion-type thing.”

    Platt, along with her father and brother Howard, went immediately to the wreck scene on that Monday night of May 25, 1964.