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Ohio Turnpike to phase in new toll collection system.

The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission announced Friday that it will gradually phase in its new toll collection system over the next several weeks. Turnpike officials said in a news release that the move to the new system has been in the works since 2016 and is “nearing the final …

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Bryan man will serve between 18 and 23 and a half years after being sentenced on attempted murder and rape charges.

A Bryan man will serve between 18 and 23 and a half years after being sentenced on attempted murder and rape charges in court. According to the Bryan Times Sammy Celestine II, 43, appeared before Williams County Common Pleas Court Judge J.T. Stelzer to be sentenced after he pleaded guilty …

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The search for a new fire chief in Defiance is underway.

The search for a new fire chief in Defiance is underway with applications having spanned from within the department to Mt. Gilead, Sylvania, Van Wert, the Columbus area, Indiana and Michigan. Defiance’s civil service commission met with Human Resources Director Lannie Lambert Tuesday in the city service building conference room …

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Tuesday, March 19th Primary Election recap.

Recap of Tuesday’s Primary Election in Williams County and the State of Ohio. 26.8% of registered voters in Williams County cast a ballot. Here are some unofficial results… For Republican County Commissioner in Williams County: Scott Lirot – 2,397 (44.16%) Lewis D. Hilkert – 2,094 (38.58%) John Drinnon – 937 …

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Fatal accident Tuesday in Defiance County.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Defiance Post is investigating a single vehicle crash. The crash occurred at approximately 12:20 PM on Tuesday March 19, 2024. The crash was located on State Route 249 just west of State Route 15, in Defiance County. Scott Cupps, age 48, of Ney, was westbound …

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Stray cats discussed in Stryker.

Stryker Village Councilman Dusty Potter had begun a conversation about stray cats at last month’s meeting, based on his personal experience. He said that rather than taking on an extended process of revising village ordinances, he found the county humane society can provide some assistance through a spay and neuter …

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New Superintendent at Edgerton.

The Edgerton Local Schools Board of Education voted to approve a superintendent contract Monday for Ben Wilhelm, current middle and high school principal. Wilhelm, who has been principal for four years, will take over for Interim Superintendent Tim Meister on Aug. 1. Meister was appointed early this year following the …

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Maple Syrup Festival Saturday.

Are you hungry? Pancakes, sausage and real maple syrup are on the menu for the annual Maple Syrup Festival this Saturday, March 23rd. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Williams County Fairgrounds. The Williams County Fair Foundation and Williams County Port Producers will prepare the breakfast. It costs $8 …

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Montpelier Schools to spend on student wellness and aid for disadvantaged students.

The Montpelier Exempted Village School District will spend more than 500-thousand dollars on student wellness and aid for disadvantaged students. The money comes from the state and includes two programs: Student Wellness Success Fund and the Disadvantaged Pupil Impact Aid. According to the Bryan Times, the Ohio Department of Education, …

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Sen. Brown comments on President Biden’s budget proposal.

In Ohio budget news, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) recently commented on President Joe Biden’s budget proposal and discussed state wins in the recently-passed Senate Appropriations bill. Recently, Biden released a budget proposal that would decrease deficits by $3 trillion over a decade, according to the AP. It would raise tax …

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