An infant was abandoned near the East Sparta fire station on Monday morning. The baby, who is believed to be around one day old, was found in a basket in the grass near the city's water tower. The temperature reading around the time the baby was discovered was 46-degrees. 19 Action News has learned the infant was dressed warmly. Magnolia Chief Jeffrey Hager tells 19 Action News they are now trying to identify the child's parents. Ohio's Safe Haven law was not followed properly because the child was left in the grass and not left with a person at the fire station. Chief Hager also said the baby's birth was not likely at the hospital, as part of the umbilical cord was still attached.
Scattered showers and t-storms are riding along a warm front today. This afternoon into tonight, these storms will be isolated. Drier air will push in Wednesday morning, and will continue the surge of warmth. Expect a sunny and warm Thursday as we look to break the current record of 80 set back in 1963. The big crash in temperatures will come later Friday into Saturday with the next cold front.
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