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Traffic Cameras Gain Support

Reducing state funding to local municipalities by the amount those communities collected through the use of traffic cameras doesn’t violate the state Constitution, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The court also upheld the constitutionality of a law requiring that municipalities must pay an advance deposit to cover court costs …

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New Bail Amounts In Debate

Judges in Ohio would be required to consider criminal suspects’ threat to public safety when setting bail amounts under both legislation and a proposal for a state constitutional amendment being advanced by House Republicans. The GOP proposals followed a ruling by a divided Ohio Supreme Court earlier this year that …

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Trying To Get The Hardware Back

The 2010 season of the Ohio State University football team, vacated after a memorabilia-for-cash scandal, should be restored because of recent changes allowing college athletes to be compensated, under a symbolic resolution approved by House lawmakers. The vacating of the season followed revelations that players in 2009 and 2010 accepted …

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Smallwood In Court

A Pioneer area resident is accused of attempted murder by a Williams County grand jury. Joshua Smallwood is said to have grabbed a woman by her neck, strangling her and throwing her to the ground on May 4. Smallwood was previously convicted of felonious assault, abduction and domestic violence in …

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A New Ride

Williams County Commissioners agree to buy a third replacement ambulance for the county Emergency Medical Services. They had previously agreed to a pair of them for the EMS fleet, which currently includes two ambulances…with close to 400,000 miles on them.

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A Welcome Change

Williams County residents can say goodbye to repeated Alert86 calls at 2 a.m. once the county transfers to a new provider in June. Officials say…the mass notification system will be under a new provider in a few weeks, switching from Hyper-Reach to a company called Regroup. The new system will …

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Crash Kills One

A Kendallville man dies in a crash with a semi early, outside Garrett, on S.R. 8, near the Walmart Distribution Center. Officers arrived to find the victim unconscious and trapped in his car. 24-year-old, Mark Sloan was freed and taken to a local hospital, where he died a short time …

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Fatal Bike V Semi

A motorcycle crash claims the life of an Orland man. Officials tell reporters…Kenneth Steele, 74, and his passenger 75-year-old Janice Steele were on the motorcycle, eastbound on State Road 120. In the other direction…someone is trying to make a left turn…into the path of the motorcycle. Both riders are ejected …

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Another Delay

Gov., DeWine…delays…by three years…the September execution of a death row inmate…sentenced to die for killing two men in a robbery that netted $40. The governor’s action was one of several reprieves he’s issued in recent years as the state struggles to find an adequate supply of drugs for lethal injection. …

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To The Heroes

In Bryan…a handful of local law enforcement officials and dignitaries gathered Monday to honor officers who died in the line of service. The event comes during National Police Week, which is observed each year. Local officers marched from the Bryan police station to the law enforcement memorial on the Williams …

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