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In the Line of Duty: Keith W. Bass

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, July 29 — Brother Keith W. Bass, a member of BLET Division 48 in St. Louis, Missouri, died on July 27 from injuries sustained in a crew van accident on July 26. He was 46 years old. A Union Pacific locomotive engineer, Brother Bass hired out in...

Arrangements announced for former BLET VP Paul Wingo

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, June 8 — A viewing and funeral arrangements have been announced for Brother Paul Wingo, retired International and National Vice President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE) and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET)....

Former BLET Vice President Paul Wingo, 1944-2022

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, June 6 — Paul L. Wingo Jr., retired International and National Vice President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, passed away on June 6, 2022. He was 78 years old. Brother Wingo served as...

Timothy T. Price, 1969-2022

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, May 26 — Timothy T. Price, Chairman Emeritus of the Ohio State Legislative Board, passed away on May 15, 2022, after a battle with cancer. He was 53 years old. A Norfolk Southern locomotive engineer, Brother Price was a member of BLET Division 607...

Norm Mineta, DOT secretary in 9/11 era, dies

(Source: Associated Press, April 3, 2022) ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Norman Mineta, who broke racial barriers for Asian Americans serving in high-profile government posts and ordered commercial flights grounded after the 9/11 terror attacks as the nation’s federal...

Barbara McLaughlin, 1934-2022

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, April 29 — Barbara McLaughlin, the wife of late BLE International President Ronald P. McLaughlin, passed away on April 16, 2022. She was 87 years old. Ron McLaughlin served the former Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers as International President...