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Man killed in Bolivar blast from Stark County

By Bob Downing Published: July 18, 2012

The man killed in a gas-oil well explosion on Monday has been identified as a 19 year old from Stark County’s Jackson Township.

Dead is Paul Christopher Sherman, the son of Michael Sherman and Darla Sherman-Clarke.

The younger Sherman was painting the tank off state Route 212 south of Bolivar in northern Tuscarawas County about 9:30 a.m. when the explosion occurred, officials said.

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation by the Ohio State Fire Marshal’s office.

Sherman was a 2011 graduate of Canton Central Catholic High School and had attended Baldwin Wallace University in Berea.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Canton. Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Karlo-Libby funeral home.



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