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Mark A.T. Leazier, 42

Mark A.T. Leazier, 42, formerly of Montpelier, OH, passed away on January 17,2021. He was born July 20, 1978, in Norfolk, VA, to Larry A. & Lucille M. (Jones) Leazier. Mark is survived by his minor children, Avery Leazier, and Raegan Leazier, as well as countless siblings and numerous nieces …

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Area Man Hurt In Accident

A Stryker man is hurt in a solo crash Saturday morning on Ohio 2 at the intersection of County Road 15, in Bryan. Officials tell reporters, the driver tried to turn northbound on 15 and went off the roadway. The vehicle rolled onto its side. The victim was flown to …

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McColley Earning His Stripes

State Senate President, Matt Huffman appoints Napoleon republican, Rob McColley as vice chair of both the Government Oversight…and the Reform and Judiciary committees…for the 134th General Assembly. McColley will also serve on the Energy and Public Utilities…Workforce and Higher Education…and the Rules and Reference committees, too. He also was selected …

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More Budget Cuts In OH

Gov., DeWine orders $390 million dollars in across-the-board budget cuts for the rest of the fiscal year, citing the ongoing economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic in Ohio. The governor added…because the cuts aren’t as big as last year…an additional $160 million dollars can be provided to the state Department …

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Clemency Program Lags

Results from a program, to make applying for pardons simpler and faster…have been a disappointment. That’s what Gov. DeWine tells reporters. He launched the Expedited Pardon Project in December 2019, to speed up the clemency process for residents who have a felony conviction but have become contributing members of society. …

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Another DUI For Hanson

An Indiana man is arrested in Paulding…marking his 24th DUI bust. Drivers see Tony Hanson, weaving all over the road…they call 911. The cops catch up to him…Hanson pulls over…hitting the curb, hard, first. He then fails the sobriety test. A check reveals he has had over four times the …

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One Hurt In Bryan Rollover

Bryan Police and firefighters respond to a roll-over crash on Vine Street, near West Bryan. Officials tell reporters the driver simply lost control of the vehicle. She was taken to an area hospital. The investigation into the accident continues at this hour by area officials. No word on any citations.

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Covid In WC…Now.

COVID-19…in Williams County. In the last week?…112 new cases, 12 hospitalizations and nine deaths. Since it began…2,728 cases, 143 patients in care…66 people have died…55 since Dec. 1st. 2,204 have recovered. Williams County remains at Level 3 on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System…we’re in the red…not good.

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More Covid Aid In OH

Ohio will use $50 million dollars in federal pandemic aid to buy 2 million at-home rapid coronavirus tests…to help local health departments respond faster to testing needs. Gov. DeWine makes the announcement. The at-home test kits are rapid antigen tests with results available in about 15 minutes. Users will receive …

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Smith Case Update

The pretrial hearing for a Toledo man, accused of stabbing a Montpelier woman to death in February 2020…is pushed back on the docket for a sixth time. Thomas Smith, 24, was scheduled for a pretrial conference in Lucas County. It’s now set for March, 6th. Last March, Smith pled not …

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