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Startup Gains Momentum

A fledgling electric vehicle maker in the state expects to complete the prototypes of its new pickup truck in March…and remains on target to start full production in the fall. Lordstown Motors Corp. says it already has begun metal stamping and welding for the Endurance All-Electric Pickup Truck prototypes, which …

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Wright Gets 6 To 9…Plus

Anthony Wright of Napoleon gets six to nine years in state prison…in a Henry County courtroom. At the same time…in another case of Wright’s…the judge tacks on 18 months more. Drug trafficking and a robbery charges apply in the case, dating back to 2018.

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New Gear For BMU

The Bryan Board of Public Affairs approves bids for equipment in the city’s electric system upgrade project…and for a new dump truck. Bryan Municipal Utilities will spend $158,650 for the substation structures associated with the project, improving service and reliability for BMU customers. The board approved the bid of Tatman …

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OH Victims Rights Law Challenged

The Ohio Supreme Court is considering a case that will define some of the parameters and limits of a crime victims’ rights law that amended the state’s Constitution in 2017. A man convicted of rape and kidnapping charges appealed his conviction to the state’s highest court, which heard arguments on …

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OH Curfew Shortened

The curfew, meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus in Ohio, will be shortened…beginning today…as a result of falling hospitalization numbers. The Ohio Department of Health says 2,944 people were hospitalized with the coronavirus Wednesday, down from 2,964 on Tuesday. The number of coronavirus patients on intensive care units …

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Craig Is Sentenced

James Craig, indicted for sexual abuse…was in a Defiance County courtroom. Craig gets a four- to six-year sentence for burglary and voyeurism. He also is now classified a Tier I sexual offender. He was given credit for nine days served in jail while his case was pending. Charges of attempted …

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The Flim Flam Is Back

Look out! Funny money is back. Cash…made to look real…used as props for stage and screen…is making the rounds again. Officials say another local business has been taken. The Edon Main Stop, on Ohio 49, reports receiving two counterfeit $10 bills. They say they look incredibly real…then…a closer look reveals…Alexander Hamilton …

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Housing Numbers In OH…Strong.

The Ohio housing marketplace was remarkably resilient in 2020…as the sector surpassed the prior year’s levels in sales activity, average sales price, and total dollar volume…that’s according to the Ohio Realtors Group. Homes sales reached 161,960 in 2020, a 4.3% increase from 2019…when it was 155,274. Moreover…the average sales price …

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Teachers Start To Get Shots

Some school employees will begin receiving the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine this month…as Ohio continues its goal of returning all children to in-person learning by March 1st. Gov., DeWine says employees at Cincinnati city schools will be the initial recipients this week and those at other districts, next …

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Portman Calls It Quits

Sen., Rob Portman tells the media he won’t seek reelection. He says the political climate out there is just too hot. He says it’s nearly impossible now to break through the partisan gridlock and make progress. The announcement ends his 30 year political career. Pretty much, what happened on January …

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