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Frisbie Is Fired

Brandi Frisbie has been terminated as director of the Williams County Communications Agency. Frisbie, who also served as deputy director of the Williams County Emergency Management Agency since 2018, was terminated after a July 21 hearing on four charges. One charge is that she failed to renew her Law Enforcement …

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Deadly Crash In Swanton

A Lorain woman…driving the wrong way…dies in a two-vehicle crash in Swanton on Friday…along Airport Highway, near Turtle Creek Drive. Officials tell reporters…Patience Chaney was westbound in the eastbound lanes of Airport Highway. As this is going on…an SUV, driven by Joshua Wheeler, of Swanton, was eastbound. The head on …

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Fatal Accident In SC

At least one person dies after a head on collision, east of Orland, on State Road 120 near County Road 850 West in Steuben County, near Milgrove Township. The first units on the scene found four injured people in a passenger car, and an injured driver in a pick-up truck. …

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Robbery In Hicksville

In Hicksville…officers continue to search for the suspects who robbed the Shell Spee-D-Mart on W. High St. The bandits?…two Black males…one producing a handgun. One of the suspects wore a surgical mask. Officials tell reporters…they were able to get away on foot with money and lottery tickets. Defiance County deputies, …

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The Toll.

Wednesday’s severe thunderstorm caused scattered damage in Defiance and the area, that’s according to the National Weather Service’s North Webster, Ind. office. The storm was most disruptive on the east side…where a couple of electric poles went down, including one with a transformer attached. That one crossed Ottawa Avenue and …

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German Faces Charges

A Hudson man is held at the Steuben County Jail…after he fled from a traffic stop, officials tell reporters. A deputy tried to pull over Austin German…on a small motorcycle…on County Road 500 South, near County Road 225 West. The chase ended when German left the road into a field. …

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Kenneth E. “Kenny” Sailer, Sr., 86

Kenneth E. “Kenny” Sailer, Sr., 86, of Hicksville, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at The Gardens of Paulding, Paulding, Ohio. Kenny was born November 4, 1935, in Paulding County, Ohio, son of the late Rollie and Valene (Caryer) Sailer. He was the owner-operator of Sailer’s in Hicksville, Ohio, …

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Dewayne Vent, 65

Dewayne Vent, age 65, of Coldwater, Michigan, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 1, 2022 at his home. Dewayne was a AAA mechanic for Campbell’s Soup and then Silgan Can Company prior to his retirement. He enjoyed living the lake life- boating, fishing, sitting around a campfire, hunting and gambling, …

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Trying To Get Those Numbers Down

The Williams County Sheriff’s Office and the Defiance Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are working in conjunction to reduce the number of fatal and serious injury crashes in Williams County. Sheriff’s deputies and Ohio state troopers will be highly visible during the entire month of August to address …

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New Water Works Visioned

The village of Edgerton is hoping several grants will help them pay for updates to their water treatment plant. The village council on Tuesday approved the city to apply for two grants for a complete rehabilitation of the water treatment plant. Among those upgrades?…rehabilitating the ion exchange systems, installing a …

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