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Berry Case Update

A Defiance woman, who had embezzled thousands from a local church school, pleads guilty to more charges. Brandi Berry was accused of tampering with records, in addition to the initial charges. She is put on community control for three years…while a 30-month prison term is reserved, if she violates her …

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Tax Deadline Pushed Back For Some

Ohio Tax Commissioner, Jeff McClain announces that Ohio will be following the federal government and IRS…in extending the deadline to file and pay Ohio individual income taxes for tax year 2020. The new deadline is May 17, an extension of approximately one month from the original deadline of April 15. …

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The Shots Head To Campus And The Job Site

In an effort to outrun the coronavirus, Ohio will begin to ramp up vaccination numbers by meeting people where they are…college campuses, workplaces and churches. Beginning next week, the state will go on campus to begin offering vaccinations directly to students before they break for the summer by, May 1st. …

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More Covid Money On The Way

Bryan city officials say the city is due about $1.6 million dollars from the new COVID-19 relief bill, signed by President, Biden a few weeks back. About $350 billion dollars of the 1.9 trillion dollar plan is slated to help states, localities and tribal governments cover costs and revenue, lost …

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The Latest On The Job Scene

The Ohio Department of Job & Family Services releases their February unemployment numbers. Defiance County’s jobless rate dropped to 5.1% in February, from 5.2% in January. Henry County went up a bit, going from 6.3% in January to 6.4%. Paulding County?…fell 0.2% from 5% in January to 4.8%. Fulton and …

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KKK Has Some Getting Nervous

A branch of the Ku Klux Klan is planning a meeting in Auburn this weekend. At the same time…the city is calling for love and compassion…to block out hate. It’s billed the Indiana White Unity Meet and Greet…set for Saturday. The group did not release a location for the meeting. …

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The Bailout Is Over

An Ohio electric company…under scrutiny for its role in what federal authorities say was a $60 million bribery and corruption scheme…says it will refund $26 million dollars to customers that it collected through a tainted nuclear bailout bill…repealed by the governor, yesterday. The millions in question were paid by customers …

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A New Way To Work On Policy

A former Republican governor of Ohio and two former big-city mayors, who are Democrats, have come together to lead a new foundation that will provide policy and research help to a group of Ohio’s largest cities and suburbs. Former Gov. Bob Taft…former Columbus Mayor, Michael Coleman…and former Cleveland Mayor, Jane …

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IN Lawmakers Want More Control

The Indiana Senate votes to approve a proposal…that would curb the governor’s authority under the state emergency powers law…following months of complaints from conservatives about Gov. Eric Holcomb’s coronavirus-related orders. The bill would establish a new process for the General Assembly to call itself into a 40-day emergency session…to consider …

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School Voucher Battle Warms Up

Republican lawmakers remain resolute on their push for a big expansion of Indiana’s private school voucher program…in the face of pushback from public school leaders, across the state. The Republican-dominated state Senate has not yet unveiled any revisions to the voucher expansion plan, approved in February by the House. It’s …

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