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A Job Maker In Defiance

Defiance employer, APG plans to hire 135 workers…to manufacture pumps on 15 automated lines. Local officials who assisted in making the project possible through land deals and tax incentives are excited about the news. Defiance Mayor Mike McCann helped bring NAI Harmon Group to town as a potential developer early …

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Vance Makes A Visit

One of 13 current Republican candidates for Ohio senator in the May primary, J.D. Vance makes his first appearance in Williams County…in an hour-long meet-and-greet Monday with about a dozen locals at Kora in downtown Bryan. Best known for his 2016 memoir, “Hillbilly Elegy,” Vance spoke briefly, then answered more …

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Crash In DKC

A Fort Wayne man is hospitalized after he loses control of his vehicle in rainy conditions on S.R. 1 in Spencerville. Officials say Maung Po is southbound on 1…when he loses control of his vehicle on the wet roadway. The car fishtails…and then hits another vehicle…driven by Brenda Witmer, of …

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Wages Rise In OH

Ohio’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase on Jan. 1 to $9.30 per hour for non-tipped employees and $4.65 per hour for tipped employees. The minimum wage will apply to employees of businesses with annual gross receipts of more than $342,000 dollars, annually. The current Ohio minimum wage is $8.80 …

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Lorenz Found Dead

The dismembered body of a former Defiance resident is found in a residence on the southwest side of Columbus. Authorities here identified the victim as Allyson Lorenz, 32. Columbus Police was attempting to conduct a narcotics investigation search warrant at the home…when the discovery was made. Officials say the residence …

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Defiance Attack Under Investigation

Defiance Police wants information from the public…regarding a felonious assault, last week. Officers were dispatched to Defiance Mercy Hospital for a reported stabbing. They identify the victim as Kellis Hatton Jr., 55, of Defiance. He was treated for his injuries and later released.

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Injury Accident In DKC

In DeKalb County…one woman is hospitalized and another injured in a crash on U.S. 6, at the intersection with County Road 53. Officers arrive to find one vehicle in the ditch and another in the roadway. Jeffrey Spillers, 24, of Auburn tells officers he was traveling west on 6…behind another …

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The Latest In The Row

The Bryan City Council takes no action on the fate of Bryan Police Chief, Chris Chapa…after an executive session in council chambers. As of now, he remains on administrative leave. As we reported…an investigation centers on his role in a rift with former assistant chief, Gary Mohre that became public …

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Threat Clears Store

A bomb threat forces an evacuation of the Swanton Kroger store on Thursday. Officers were dispatched…when they get there, a worker there tells them they got a call from a man…who told them to bring money from the til…outside. The employee on the phone refuses. That’s when the suspect tells …

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Injury Accident In DKC

A Michigan woman is hurt after she rear-ends a semi on Interstate 69, Thursday morning…all this, at the 340 mile marker, just south of the S.R. 4 interchange in DeKalb County. Officials tell reporters, 61-year-old Beatriz Halbert of Lansing had just merged onto the 69…when she ran into the southbound …

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