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A Housing Question

Intel’s announcement earlier this year of a $20 billion manufacturing operation bringing thousands of jobs to rural Ohio was greeted as an economic boon. But behind that enthusiasm lurked a pressing question. Intel says its initial two computer chip factories will employ 3,000 people when the operation is up and …

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Bidding Begins

Three bids were opened at the county commissioner meeting for the Crommer Park soil erosion improvements project in Pioneer…to line Clear Fork Creek that runs through the place with rip rap, or aggregate material, designed to reduce further erosion from taking place. A community development planner for the Maumee Valley …

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Fixing The Streets

The Bryan City Council approves two change orders dealing with pavement marking and the asphalt program during its meeting at the Don North Municipal Building. The change order for the asphalt program actually reduced the costs by $23 thousand dollars. Meanwhile, an increase of $848.73 was needed to complete the …

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Standish Sentenced

A Montpelier man is sentenced to a maximum sentence of life imprisonment in a Williams County courtroom in a sexual abuse case involving two children. Jonathon Standish, 45, was given prison terms totaling 19 1/2 years to life on charges of rape and more. He was also classified as a …

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Help On The Way

Senator, Sherrod Brown announces the Department of Agriculture’s community facilities emergency rural health care program has awarded a $496,300 dollar grant to Community Memorial Hospital in Hicksville. The funding will be used to recover some of the revenue the hospital lost during the pandemic…to help ensure continued care for the …

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Case Dismissed

The Ohio Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit…challenging Gov., DeWine’s authority to end Ohio’s participation in a federal pandemic unemployment aid program…ahead of the federal government’s 2021 deadline for stopping the payments. The court’s unanimous decision on Tuesday called the case moot, without any additional explanation. At issue before the …

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Fatal Crash In Williams County

Impairment and failure to wear a seat belt appear to have played a role in the death of a woman who died after her car left the road and slammed into a tree on State Route 575 near County Road G in Center Township. Officials say…the victim was driving south …

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Count Completed

The William County Board of Elections on Monday reviewed provisional ballots and certified the final results of the Nov. 8 general election. Of 224 provisional ballots cast Nov. 8, the election board OK’d 172 and found that 52 were unable to be counted, due to reasons set forth in the …

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Thompson Released

A man…granted a new trial in the murders of three men in Ohio more than a decade and a half ago has been released after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors. Stoney Thompson, 43, was originally sentenced in Lucas County to three consecutive life terms in the October 2006 slayings …

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Tingley Case Update

A man accused of shooting two people in Montpelier in October is indicted on three counts in relation to the attack. The Williams County Grand Jury met and returned indictments against Damion Tingley…now facing three counts of felonious assault, each a second-degree felony. Prosecutors say the incidents happened on Oct. …

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