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Campuses Temporarily Shut Down

Archbold schools were under lockdown during a police pursuit…one mile from Archbold High School and Archbold Elementary School. Officials say…at no time was there an immediate threat to any building, Soon after…the district was informed that the suspect had been apprehended…ending the lockdown. The campuses then resumed their regular schedules.

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GOP Battle Continues

Republican Ohio House Speaker Jason Stephens is asserting that he controls his caucus and its campaign coffers, despite claims to the contrary by an unyielding, rival GOP group. It’s the latest chapter in a saga of infighting among the legislative chamber’s Republican supermajority…that is calling into question how lawmakers will …

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Kathy J. Goller, 70

Kathy J. Goller, 70, of Bryan, Ohio passed way Thursday, January 26, 2023 at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Bryan Hospital, Bryan, Ohio. Kathy was born April 29, 1952, in Bryan, Ohio, daughter of the late Charles J. and Helen E. (Baird) Brannan. She was a 1970 graduate of Bryan …

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Betty D. Estep, 89

Betty Darlene Estep of Bryan, OH passed from this life into the arms of Jesus at the age of 89 on January 26, 2023. Betty was born May 9, 1933, in Grayson, Ky to Robert and Hazel (Houck) Bellew, and was a graduate of Prichard High School in Grayson, KY. …

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Cordes Case Update

An area woman…charged in a shooting last week…is bound over to a Defiance County grand jury. Cara Cordes, 60, waived her right to a preliminary hearing…on a charge of felonious assault, a second-degree felony. Her case now goes over to common pleas court for grand jury proceedings…expected to take place, …

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Dockery Enters Plea

The Paulding man…charged in a double homicide last month is arraigned in a Paulding County courtroom. Clay Dockery pled not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity to two counts of aggravated murder. The judge accepted the verbal plea and asked that it be submitted to the court in …

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Cruz In Court

Manuel Cruz Jr. is sentenced on three charges of gross sexual imposition. Cruz, 20, pled guilty to three charges, in all. He had two cases against him, having had two victims. In exchange for his plea, charges of unlawful restraint and rape, were dropped. Each of the gross sexual imposition …

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Hinojosa Steps Down

A Defiance County Sheriff’s deputy has resigned following his recent conviction on two misdemeanor offenses in Van Wert while his attorney said he was involved in an off-duty dispute not of his making. According to Defiance County Sheriff Doug Engel, Agustin Hinojosa, 35, resigned his position as a deputy prior …

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Cattle Ranch Shelved

The Steuben County Board of Zoning Appeals denies a proposal for a cattle operation that would have housed around 8,000 cows in Steuben County…located south of Clear Lake. The move comes after the proposal received significant public opposition from residents who feared the cattle operation would cause problems for nearby …

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In Columbus…

The Ohio House passes internal rules and can now proceed with its work, despite an ongoing fight over power within the fractured GOP supermajority, which spurred competing claims about who’s leading Republicans there, shouting by lawmakers during Tuesday’s session and even talk of a possible lawsuit.

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