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Deadly Crash On The Turnpike

An Ohio man is killed…when his truck rear-ends a semi on the Indiana Toll Road in LaGrange County, near the 125 mile marker, four miles east of the S.R. 9 interchange. There, a Mack truck and a Kenworth smash into each other. Officials say Herbert Meade, 67, of Olmstead Township, …

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Big Winnings

A trip to the grocery store turns into a fortune for Rose and William Raczko of Swanton, who claim the top prize in the Ohio Lottery’s $30 Million Dollar scratch-off. The Raczkos purchased their winning ticket at The Kroger on E. Airport Highway. Kroger receives a $10,000 sales bonus. The …

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Anti Mask Group Protests

A small group of protesters gather in front of the Defiance County Courthouse in downtown Defiance for a second straight evening Thursday…to voice displeasure about school mask mandates. Around 20, some of them carrying signs and American flags, were gathered on the sidewalk at the corner of Clinton and Second …

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Gonzales Is Out

One of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol announces he will not seek reelection in Ohio next year. Congressman, Anthony Gonzalez, a former NFL player with a once-bright political future…says the political …

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Pieracini Enters Plea

A former Henry County Sheriff’s Office deputy pleads guilty to several felony charges. Nicholas Pieracini of Liberty Center, is accused of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor, and more. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered and he was released on a personal-recognizance bond. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 20.

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Two Face Charges

In Montpelier…officers arrest two people during a domestic dispute at a Lafayette Street address. Valeria Hernandez and Bobby Taylor are charged with disorderly conduct and taken to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio. Investigators say the pair refused to stop yelling and cursing at the other during an argument, over …

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Old School Site Sells

Bryan City Schools has agreed to sell the site of the former high school on South Portland Street to Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers. The BCS board unanimously approved the recommendation to sell the 5.9-acre site for $500,000. The site‚ immediately south of the health facility, has sat vacant since …

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Hard Feelings Continue

The spat is not over, yet. Law enforcement in Wood County is investigating a complaint against Bryan Police Chief, Christopher Chapa…filed by former Assistant Chief, Gary Mohre. Chapa has been on paid administrative leave since Aug. 6…after Mohre told the Bryan City Council that, following a heated argument between the …

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The Aquifer…Back In The News

The United States Geological Survey is continuing its effort to develop a system of aquifer monitoring wells…currently centered in Williams County. Representatives from Williams, Defiance, Fulton and Steuben counties…several others, as well…began meeting in August 2020…in the wake of that controversial proposed project by Artesian of Pioneer…to drill into the …

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CRA Clears Hurdle

The Edgerton Village Council meets for four minutes, Tuesday evening…to approve the third reading of an ordinance to establish a Community Reinvestment Area within the village. Not all are on board…Edgerton Local Schools Superintendent Kermit Riehle stands opposed to residential tax abatements. The ordinance will provide a 12-year, 100% tax …

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