Rather than banning the sale and cultivation of adult use cannabis within the city limits, Bryan City Council seems poised to limit those actions. Council previously had two ordinances it was considering that would have banned the sale and cultivation of adult, recreational use marijuana, which was approved earlier this …Read More »
Preliminary injunction is sought to broaden the scope of a health or life exception to Indiana’s near-total abortion ban.
Abortion providers and a pregnancy resource center sought a preliminary injunction to broaden the scope of a health or life exception to Indiana’s near-total abortion ban and to expand the sites where the procedures can be performed. The ban outlaws abortion even in cases presenting a serious health risk and …Read More »
Ohio’s new constitutional protections for abortion access and other reproductive rights are supposed to take effect Dec. 7.
Ohio’s new constitutional protections for abortion access and other reproductive rights are supposed to take effect Dec. 7, a month after voters resoundingly passed them. That prospect seems increasingly uncertain. Existing abortion-related lawsuits are moving again through the courts now that voters have decided the issue, raising questions about how …Read More »
The Bryan Board of Public Affairs is presented with the Bryan Municipal Utilities proposed budgets for 2024. On the electric side, operations and management shows a total of $21 million dollars in revenue, with $20 million of that coming from charges for service. Electric expenses are being proposed at $19.2 …Read More »
The Williams County Board of Elections certifies the results of this month’s election, resulting in no changes to outcomes. The board had two meetings Tuesday, one in the morning involved certifying the provisional ballots cast in the Nov. 7 General Election. Officials say…they had a total of 163 provisional ballots, …Read More »
Backers of a proposal to change Ohio’s troubled political mapmaking system will finally be able to start gathering signatures, after clearing a second round of state approvals this week. Citizens Not Politicians now has until July 3 to collect roughly 414,000 signatures required to put its constitutional amendment before voters …Read More »
The office of Ohio’s Republican attorney general says it has appointed an outside law firm to investigate a Democratic state representative amid claims the lawmaker engaged in a pattern of erratic and abusive behavior toward other legislators, staff and constituents for months. The investigation into Rep. Elliot Forhan, a Cleveland-area …Read More »
A Defiance woman charged with intimidation and retaliation pleads not guilty, in a Williams County courtroom at a pretrial hearing. Samantha Smith, 38, appeared via video. The court found she is indigent and appointed counsel for her defense. She was released on her own recognizance…as long as she stays at …Read More »
A five-day jury trial is set for a Bryan man facing charges of murder, rape and kidnapping. A pretrial conference for Sammy Celestine was held in Williams County Common Pleas Court. The judge set a hearing for oral arguments on all pending motions for Jan. 4th. He set aside one …Read More »
The Williams County commissioners continued 2024 budget preparations, by meeting with staff from OSU Extension of Williams County. Staff presented the commissioners with two different budgets, one with staff and operations as it currently is and another with a Family and Consumer Sciences educator added. The commissioners were told the …Read More »