The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Covered bridge series

March 21, 2009

Covered-bridge adventures along Rt. 322

Expensive diamond ring lost in crash at Wayne Township bridge

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“The men got into the water to assist the horse when they were overcome, and horse, buggy and men went over in the ditch against a wire fence. The horse got free and went with the current. George Cox of the New Hudson Road, a mile north of this road between Windsor and Orwell, was out on the river with a boat, getting muskrat, and coming near this part of the water, saw a man’s hat floating, then he saw the horse’s head.

“He came nearer and found the men clinging to the wire fence in an almost frozen condition. He got his boat close enough and got one man in, rowed out to the edge of the water and laid him down on the ground and went back and got the other one, took him out, then went to the house of Terry Fleming for (a) sled and help.

“The men were gotten to this hospital home as soon as possible, and Dr. Cannon (was) summoned, and their lives were saved. But for the timely and heroic aid of Mr. Cox, they soon would have perished.”

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