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Covid In DC…Now.

The Defiance County General Health District reports two more coronavirus deaths in the county. 26 people have now died there in the pandemic.. The victims?…a female in her 50’s with underlying health conditions and a male in his 80’s with health issues, as well. More numbers…at last check…93 lab-confirmed cases, …

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Cops Find A Big Stash

Williams County deputies net a sizeable drug bust. Officers get the call, somebody is littering on Ohio 49, south of the Turnpike. When they get there…everybody is gone. But there is something left on the roadside. 135 pounds of marijuana, in five garbage bags. Detectives are interested in finding out …

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Watch That Oven Knob

The Montpelier Fire Department responds to a blaze on S. Platt St. Officials tell reporters something went awry on the stovetop of the residents during a meal. They say, the chef on hand was putting together something to eat…but sees smoke coming out of the oven. They say the woman …

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Seriously?

Williams County deputies want information from the public, concerning two thefts from local cemeteries over the weekend. Investigators tell reporters someone stole a memorial stone from a gravesite in the Floral Grove Cemetery in West Unity. Then…a report comes in, someone stole a cross from a gravesite in the Brown …

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Pepper Steps Down

Ohio’s Democratic Party chair is stepping down after six years…during which Republicans, dominated statewide elections. David Pepper sent a letter to party officials, saying he will resign at year’s end. Once considered a bellwether and swing state, Ohio has swung to the GOP, which won the last three elections for …

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Home Sales Brisk In OH

Sales activity in the Ohio housing marketplace in October rose 16.5% compared to a year ago…according to Ohio Realtors. October’s average home price of $223,444 reflects a 16.2% increase from the $192,347 mark posted during the month last year. Through the first 10 months of the year, sales activity has …

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Bennies For Edgerton Workers

In Edgerton…village employees won’t see a wage increase this year but the Village Council did vote to cover the 9% increase of their insurance premiums for 2021, including medical, dental and vision. Total cost to the village?…$17,500, while its employees with family coverage will save $118 per month…individuals with single …

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Impressive Numbers, Post Election

Ohio’s elections chief certifies the results of 2020 election. Secretary of State, Frank LaRose says it was almost flawlessly executed, despite the pandemic, raising concern that President, Trump’s allegations of widespread fraud could be undercutting voter confidence in the process. The certification delivers the state’s 18 electoral votes to President, …

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Covid Takes Toll On IN Schools

Dozens of Indiana schools are struggling to stay open…as growing numbers of coronavirus infections and related quarantines aggravate a preexisting statewide teacher and substitute shortage. Right now, 1,755 schools across the state have reported at least one positive case of COVID-19, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. That …

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Van Wert Is Beautiful

Several blocks in downtown Van Wert are named to the National Register of Historic Places. Mitch Price, Exec. Director of the project says the designation is the culmination of a years-long effort that could not only increase tourism to Van Wert, but also bring more businesses to the area…as prospective …

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