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Weed Bill Ends Up In Suit

Supporters of recreational marijuana legalization in Ohio have sued state legislative leaders in an anticipated dispute over whether a legalization referendum can appear on this November’s ballot. The lawsuit was filed in Columbus…in a belief that Ohio’s Republican legislative leaders will argue petitions gathered by the pro-marijuana group weren’t submitted …

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Beaver Defrocked

A Roman Catholic priest…accused of sexually assaulting minors…including when he was pastor in Montpelier and Blakeslee from 1984 to 1994…has been defrocked. Church leaders in Rome have affirmed the Toledo Diocese’s decision in 2019 that Nelson Beaver, charged with sexual abuse of minors during the late 1980s or early 1990s, …

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Time To Grow

The Bryan City Council on Monday paved the way for a major expansion project at a longtime area manufacturer. The Airmate Company is expanding its 40,000-square-foot facility, on County Road D, by about 26,000 square feet to accommodate increased demand. To meet safety regulations, the facility needs a more robust …

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Edon Building Gets Assessment

The former Edon Northwest Local Schools building will get a brownfield assessment thanks to a state grant. Gov., DeWine announced $60 million dollars in brownfield remediation and assessment grants last week, including a $25,848 grant for the Edon school building. The property consists of eight vacant structures that were the …

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Fatal Crash On 15

A Defiance woman dies in a solo crash, Saturday morning on Ohio 15. Officials tell reporters…Tracy Perez was heading northwest, just southeast of Ashpacher Road in Noble Township. That’s when the vehicle went off the left side of the roadway…crossing over. Then…the vehicle overturns. The wreckage bursts into flames. Perez …

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One Dead In 20A Accident

At this hour…the OHP is investigating a fatal crash on U.S. 20A at Ohio 109 in Delta. Officials say…one vehicle went over the center line in the crash. The case continues.

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New Gear In Need

The Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio Board unanimously agrees to solicit a request for proposals for new electronic monitoring services. Executive Director, Dennis Sullivan says the current equipment is outdated and the software system is no longer supported. He estimates the cost of a new electronic monitoring system at about …

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Out With The Old

In Continental…the demolition of the town’s old water tower began after being postponed from its original date due to bad weather. The demolition will continue with the removal of the foundation going on this week. The new tower holds 150,000 gallon of water, an increase of 50,000 over the old …

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More On The Thomas Case

Authorities charge a man in the fatal shooting death of a Defiance resident in South Carolina…while wounding the victim’s daughter. James Lewis, 46, Murrells Inlet, S.C., will be charged with murder, attempted murder, burglary and more. Jim Thomas was found inside his daughter’s residence…dead. Lewis also is charged with shooting …

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Fatality ID

A male teen who was struck and killed by a CSX train in Hicksville on April 15 has been identified. Logan Schambers died when he was hit by the train along the railroad tracks, east of Miller Road.

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