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Patti and John Bender stand in the room that was severely damaged by water. Photo by Margaret A. Ontl

Home, Kitchen and Bath store reopens

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Nobody likes to receive a call like Patti and John Bender got on the Fourth of July.

They closed their store, Home Kitchen and Bath, for Booster Days weekend and their upstairs renter went out of town. When their tenant returned it was discovered that the washing machine hose had burst. Water had been filling that area of the apartment and more.


"The water went all the way to the basement," said John. "We really don't know how long it was running."

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