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Gas Prices Continue to Tumble

Some good news for your wal­let: gas prices in Ohio have dropped nearly 15 cents-per-gallon over the past week, with aver­age prices set­tling around $2.30-per-gallon. Down in Lima, a gal­lon of reg­u­lar unleaded can be had for as low as $2.02-per-gallon, nearly 20 cents lower than last week. It’s all …

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3 Drug Users Get Chance at Rehab

Three peo­ple arrested on drug charges are get­ting a chance to do rehab rather than hard time. 25-year-old Mitchell Reade, 25-year-old Justin Delles, and 28-year-old Nik­isha Hick­er­son were each given two years’ pro­ba­tion by Branch County Cir­cuit Court Judge Bill O’Grady after they pled guilt to var­i­ous drug charges. In …

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Coldwater Outage Blamed on Lightning Strike

A light­ning strike is being blamed for a power out­age in Cold­wa­ter yes­ter­day morn­ing. Parts of the west side of the city remained in the dark as the sun came up fol­low­ing the strike that occurred around 4:45am as part of a sys­tem of thun­der­storms that rolled through the area. …

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Auburn Sen. Asks for Help in Filling Teacher Vacancies

Indi­ana state sen­ater Den­nis Kruse of Auburn, who chairs the Senate’s edu­ca­tion com­mit­tee, is ask­ing his state’s leg­is­la­ture to aggres­sively tackle a short­age of teach­ers enter­ing the class­room. Reports have shown the num­ber of first-time teach­ers has dropped by nearly 20 per­cent over the past five years, mak­ing it dif­fi­cult …

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Man Caught After Fleeing Police in 3 States

A man who eluded police in three states was finally stopped in Hills­dale County when spike strips were used to dis­able his vehi­cle. 37-year-old Gabriel Gam­bler and his pas­sen­ger tossed drugs out the win­dow while run­ning from police in Williams County and Steuben County before being appre­hended. Gam­bler has already …

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Only Minor Injuries Following Weekend Rollover Crash on I-69

A rollover crash on I-69 in DeKalb County over the week­end is being blamed on an ani­mal in the road­way. 18-year-old Drake Stafford some­how escaped with only cuts and bruises after his pickup truck rolled mul­ti­ple times Sat­ur­day evening when he over­cor­rected after swerv­ing to miss an ani­mal a cou­ple …

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Defiance Police ID Body Found Over Weekend

Defi­ance City police have iden­ti­fied the body found in a yard over the week­end. 41-year-old Ronald Steel, Jr., was dis­cov­ered unre­spon­sive in the 800 block of Nicholas Road just after 6:30am Sat­ur­day morn­ing. A cause of death remains under investigation.

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OSU Study Seeks Maumee River Valley Farmers

Researchers at Ohio State Uni­ver­sity are look­ing for farm­ers in the Maumee River Val­ley to vol­un­teer for a study to help reduce nutri­ent runoff and increase crop yields. Farm­ers would allow for the col­lec­tion of water sam­ples from their land for two years to pro­vide data for the project. Farm­ers …

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Vacant Jonesville Factory to Become Apartment Housing

A fac­tory in Jonesville is get­ting a sec­ond lease on life. The for­mer Kid­die Brush & Toy fac­tory is being repur­posed for hous­ing, with 50 new apart­ments planned to be ready for occu­pancy this com­ing spring. Jonesville offi­cials say the project has been in the works for a long time …

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Paulding Says Goodbye to Fallen Service Member

The Pauld­ing High School gym­na­sium was packed on Sat­ur­day as the com­mu­nity came together to remem­ber one of their own. 26-year-old Petty Offi­cer Sec­ond Class Ran­dall Smith was one of the five ser­vice mem­bers who died fol­low­ing the July 16 shoot­ing at a mil­i­tary recruit­ing cen­ter in Chat­tanooga, Ten­nessee. Reports …

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