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Watson Case Update

A Paulding man gets sentenced in a Paulding County courtroom on two sexual abuse charges. Jay Watson, 55, was given an eight-year prison term by Judge Tiffany Beckman for sexual battery and gross sexual imposition, each a third-degree felony. He was also classified as a tier III sexual offender and …

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It’s Done

The waterline extension project for Airmate is completed after the Bryan Board of Public Affairs approved the last change order this week. The Airmate Company has planned to expand its 40,000-square-foot facility, on County Road D, by about 26,000 square feet to accommodate increased demand. To meet safety codes, the …

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Sewer Funds Looking Good

The Village of Montpelier appears to be in line for more than $320,000 dollars in Community Development Block Grant funds for work on the Cranberry Run sewer line. Officials told county commissioners during an online video conference call Monday…the hearing was held on a request by Montpelier to apply for …

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In The Woods

Ohio deer hunters harvested 71,932 white-tailed deer during the 2022 gun week that concluded on Sunday…that’s according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. In the same week-long period over the past three years, hunters checked an average of 68,534 deer. In 2021, the weeklong number was …

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A New Tennant

A new T-Mobile retail store will be moving into the former Family Video building at 1020 S. Main St in Bryan. T-Mobile’s building permit to start renovations on the building was approved at the Bryan City Council meeting this week. The contractor has not yet been set, but the estimated …

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Epling Is In

Ashley Epling has been hired as the new executive director of the Williams County Economic Development Corporation. Her hiring was announced in a media release by the WEDCO Board of Directors. Epling, of Pulaski Township, will begin her duties on Jan. . She replaces former director Megan Hausch, who resigned …

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Pioneer Is In OMAP

The village of Pioneer has joined the Ohio Market Access Program, administered by the Ohio Treasurer’s Office. OMAP is a credit enhancement program that leverages the state’s excess liquidity and high short-term credit rating to help improve market access and lower borrowing rates for local governments. Since its 2014 launch, …

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Gun Debate Continues

Ohio House lawmakers advance a proposal…meant to ensure that gun owners’ lawfully held firearms and ammunition aren’t seized by the government during natural disasters, public health crises or other declared emergencies. The bill that cleared the Republican-led House also would deem certain firearms businesses essential during those emergencies, temporarily extend …

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The Latest

As part of the Patrol’s ongoing efforts to make Ohio roadways safe, troopers continue to focus on impaired driving this month and throughout the holiday season. Since 2019 there have been 49,785 impaired driving-related crashes on Ohio roadways, killing 2,497 people and injuring 30,280 others. Alcohol and drugs played a …

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Fisher Brought In

Street reporting shots fired at a vehicle. Indiana State Police detectives were subsequently called to assist the Auburn Police Department with the shooting investigation. Through the course of the investigation officers identified the alleged shooting suspect as Joseph Fisher, 39 from Fort Wayne. Through the investigative process it is alleged …

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