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Officers Want Gonzalez

Local authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a Toledo man who led them on a high-speed pursuit that began Tuesday evening in Defiance and was broken off in Henry County. Marcus Gonzalez, 42, is wanted on a charge of assault. The charge may have stemmed from a domestic incident, …

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Fire In Defiance

Dispatchers direct Defiance crews to a structure fire on Ohio 66 South that results in major property damage and a long battle to extinguish the blaze. Arriving at the scene, firefighters were meet by eyewitnesses who reported a loud explosion had been heard…followed by billowing smoke, both of which prompted …

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Ryan Gets Endorsements

Ohio’s top elected Democrat endorses Congressman, Tim Ryan for Senate…an expected move aimed at further strengthening the party’s efforts to flip a key seat next year. Sen. Sherrod Brown, one of the state’s most successful politicians, called Ryan a friend who understands that all work has dignity. Ryan, 48, is …

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Vandalism Case In Montpelier

Montpelier Police is looking for a white Chrysler 300…in connection to multiple complaints of vandalism within the village last weekend, all involving someone with a pellet gun shooting at residential windows. See that car?…call the cops.

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Accident Hurts Several

A two-vehicle crash on Ohio 281 and Henry County Road 18, one mile east of the Henry-Defiance county line…injures three juveniles, one seriously. Isaiah Schultz 16, of Napoleon, was taken from the scene by air ambulance to Toledo Hospital. Officials say he was a front-seat passenger in a Honda Civic, …

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A Job Creator In Defiance

In Defiance…a new $49 million dollar manufacturing facility has been announced in the city. A Packaging Group, which develops, manufactures and packages cosmetics and beauty products, will be expanding, company officials say. The California-based company is expected to hire 135 people…to produce up to 500 million plastic dispensing pumps for …

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Barn Fire Damages Barn

Area crews are dispatched to a barn fire on County Road 8. Officials say the property owner put it out with a garden hose, before they arrived. The loss is estimated at ten thousand dollars. A pick up truck, parked nearby is damaged in the blaze. No injuries were reported. …

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Thompson And Wehby Are Sentenced

Two men…charged with burglary are sentenced in Paulding County. Bobby Thompson and William Wehby are put on community control for four years. Thompson pled guilty to three counts of breaking and entering…and three counts of theft. Wehby pled guilty to two counts of breaking and entering…and two counts of receiving …

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Trooper Recovering Nicely

Ohio Highway Patrol Sgt. Fernando Chavez of Defiance expects a full return to work soon, just a month after his cruiser was demolished on U.S. 24 during a fatal traffic crash. We reported Chavez was writing a speeding ticket on the 24, just west of Independence Road, when his cruiser…parked …

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Covid Starts To Plateau

COVID-19 cases are trending downward in Williams County, though the county’s vaccine rate is still low. Health officials say the trend was expected…based off modeling from John Hopkins University, which has been the most accurate for them throughout the pandemic. The downward trend is simply part of the basic ebb …

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