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Byrd Is Indicted

A Defiance County grand jury returns a two-count indictment against Nathaniel Byrd…for an assault last month that turned deadly. In a parking lot outside Defiance’s Amvets Post 1991, prosecutors say Byrd assaulted Johnny Jiminez….who died six days later from head injuries. Apparently, Byrd was in a fight with someone else…when …

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Fire Put Down In SC

In Steuben County…a garage fire. Crews see the pillar of smoke coming from the E 15th North location. When they get there…the building is engulfed in flames…with the house starting to catch fire. They move in and extinguish the blaze. Several animals are in the garage at the time. All …

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Covid Hits Defiance Schools

City Schools officials announce Defiance Middle School and Defiance High School will move to remote learning, beginning Nov. 23, through Dec. 7…in response to a spike in coronavirus cases. Currently six students at the high school and three at the middle school have tested positive.

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Ruetz Case Update

David Ruetz…the Pioneer man we reported on in that standoff in Bryan, is charged for inducing panic, less than 24 hours after an armed standoff with police outside the same building as the proceedings. Bryan Police responded to a citizen assist request at the Don C. North Municipal Building, on …

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New Pact With Police In Paulding

Paulding County commissioners approve a new multi-year contract with the police union. The three-year agreement…from January through 2023…covers 35 or so employees. Deputies, communications officers and corrections officers all get 3% raises, each year of the contract.

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Johnson Faces Charges

A suspect is in custody, following a two county pursuit. LaGrange County deputies spot James Johnson, already in pursuit by other area officers…on Highway 20, coming out of Steuben County. They join the chase. Then…Johnson loses control and goes off the road. He gets out at the 900 East location …

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Standoff In Bryan

Bryan Police arrests a man…after an armed standoff outside the Don North Municipal Building on East High Street. Officials tell reporters, David Ruetz staged himself outside the south entrance and sat down with a handgun. Apparently, Ruetz was unhappy with his current circumstances. At one point, after police arrived and …

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Semi Fire Squelched

Officials say a flat tire may have led to a trailer fire in Bryan, along U.S. 6 at County Road 16. When responders get to the scene, flames could be seen from the rear of the big rig. The driver disconnects the burning trailer from the truck. That’s when crews …

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Insurance Battle In Maumee

A court fight is brewing between ProMedica and McLaren St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee over the removal of Paramount insurance coverage. McLaren St. Luke’s recently filed an antitrust lawsuit to prevent a plan by the ProMedica Health System…to end Paramount commercial and health plan coverage in Jan…through the hospital and …

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