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A New Hire For the DAs Office

County commissioners approve a request to hire a new staff attorney at the Williams County Prosecutor’s Office. Officials say, a significant increase in cases in the past year…a trend that shows all indications of continuing into the foreseeable future…is driving the request. All three supported the new hire.

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ECOT Cannot Respond

The Ohio school board’s order, requiring a giant, now-defunct online charter school to repay the state $60 million dollars, over inflated enrollment figures…is final and cannot be appealed. The state Supreme Court makes the call. In a 4-3 decision, the court delivered what may be merely a symbolic blow to …

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Two Hurt In FT Crash

A driver and pedestrian are both badly hurt in a crash Sunday morning in Florence Township, on Ohio 49, near County Road H. Officials say Cody Wolfe, 32, of Edon, was northbound…when the pickup went off the west side of the roadway…hitting an embankment. The vehicle rolls over…hitting a pedestrian…that’s …

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Masks Are Working

Students and staff at Bryan City Schools will be required to wear a face covering…for at least three more weeks. A review committee from the Williams County Health Department and Bryan City Schools, say they reviewed key data points, including case and quarantine rates in the district, as well as …

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Magitt Enters Plea

A Defiance man pleads not guilty in an area courtroom…accused of trying to strangle another man. Leviticus Magitt, 28, faces attempted murder…burglary…and assault. A pretrial hearing is now scheduled for Oct. 20th…bond is set at $250,000 dollars. Prosecutors say Magitt tried to strangle a 20-year-old man on Sept. 10. The …

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Area Trooper Is Shot

A trooper from the Findlay Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol conducts a traffic stop on Interstate 75…it ends with the trooper shot and injured, and the suspect at large, for a time. Officials say the patrolman pulls over an SUV…with a Michigan registration, after a speed violation on …

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Fair To Be A Little Shorter

The Williams County Fair will be two days shorter in 2022, but that’s actually the way it used to be. Fair Board president Matt Kennedy says the decision was made over the summer. Under the six-day plan, the livestock shows will be complete by Tuesday and the Showmanship Sweepstakes will …

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AquaBounty Files With State

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has received the water withdrawal permit application for the AquaBounty facility, proposed for Pioneer. We reported AquaBounty raises genetically modified salmon…and has proposed a $200 million dollar investment…to build a 479,000 square foot facility…with a capacity to produce 10,000 metric tons of genetically modified …

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Mandates…In Debate

The right of individuals…to decline the coronavirus vaccine…and the right of businesses…to require it as a condition of employment…are at the center of debate over proposed House Republican legislation in Ohio…limiting employers’ ability to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations. Lawmakers began additional hearings on the bill…after a failed effort last week to …

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A List Of Injuries In DKC Crash

Several people are in the hospital after a head-on crash at the intersection of S.R. 9 and C.R. 450 S in DeKalb County. Officials tell reporters Gage Naylor, 21, of LaGrange, was turning east onto 450 S…but he fails to yield to a northbound vehicle. Naylor’s SUV hits the car, …

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