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Firewood that was collected, cut and split since 2008 by Warren County workers in a program to help those in need, will now be distributed as intended after a news report prompted public concern that the wood was merely decaying. The firewood, five cords or so, is piled up in the exercise yard of the former Warren County Jail.

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Firewood stashed by Warren County will now go to families in need

It was a good idea in 2008 — for Warren County highway workers to gather, cut and split fallen timber beside roadways to help needy families heat their homes — but somehow the program got stalled, and the wood piled up and decayed. Now, there's a heart-warming and home-warming solution.


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