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Two Sex Cases Underway

A Montpelier man, accused of rape…and a Bryan man…accused of crimes involving children…both plead not guilty to all charges against them. Phillip Deck, 54, of Montpelier, now has a final pretrial conference…set for 1 p.m. on Jan. 6th. Deck remains held at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio on $100,000 …

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Blaze Snuffed In Edgerton

This Monday played out similarly to last Monday for the Edgerton Fire Department, which responded to another house fire with a skeleton crew. They head out to the blaze on N. Elm St. It started in the bedroom, officials say. Some sort of accident. Damage is estimated at around 50 …

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On The Holiday Road

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports…13 people were killed on Ohio’s roadways this Thanksgiving holiday, during the five-day reporting period. Last year, 11 died. This year…the fatalities included a pedestrian…four were not wearing a seatbelt…and three crashes involved impaired driving. None were in Williams County. In all…troopers arrested 300 people …

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Death Under Investigation

An investigation begins…into the death of Jason Gonzales…found dead Tuesday morning on an Elm St. lot, in Stryker. Investigators say it looks like the body was dropped off by someone. The Lucas County coroner’s office has been called in to assist in the case, officials tell reporters. Gonzales had a …

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Eis Is Sentenced

A former Holgate school board member…who pled guilty to theft…is sentenced to up to three months in jail, Adam Eis will also pay $100,000 dollars in restitution. Eis also agreed to close his business, NETS, which was associated with the crime. After 10 days served at CCNO, Eis is eligible …

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A Pair Of Drunk Driving Cases

Troopers from the Defiance Post respond to two accidents…involving drunken drivers in Williams County. This was on Thanksgiving Day. Jose Martinez, of Edinburg, Texas, was southbound on Ohio 15…when he goes off the right side of the road, south of County Road F. His vehicle crossed over the ditch, hitting …

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Heads Up, Motorists

Before motorists hit the road, troopers want to make sure they are taking the proper safety measures by driving sober and wearing their safety belts. Troopers will be highly visible and cracking down on impaired driving…seatbelts, too…through Sunday.

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Cops And Cameras

Gov., DeWine announces plans to outfit every trooper in Ohio with a body-worn camera. The governor’s office says he directed OSHP to invest in body cameras to better protect Ohio’s troopers, aid in crime scene and accident scene documentation and improve public transparency. The distribution and installation of 1,550 new …

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New Map Draws A Lawsuit

Ohio’s newly drawn map of congressional districts…is hit with its first constitutional challenge…which claims the boundaries represent partisan gerrymandering by Republicans. A lawsuit is filed in the Ohio Supreme Court by the National Democratic Redistricting Committee’s legal arm…on behalf of a group of Ohio voters. Its legal action challenges a …

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Death Along The Tracks

A man is found…dead in Defiance…after an incident, involving a train. Defiance police and fire is dispatched to the area of South Jackson Avenue and Deatrick Street. They say the victim was a pedestrian. The train tracks were completely shut down before first responders could begin their search. They find …

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