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New Pact With Police In Paulding

Paulding County commissioners approve a new multi-year contract with the police union. The three-year agreement…from January through 2023…covers 35 or so employees. Deputies, communications officers and corrections officers all get 3% raises, each year of the contract.

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Johnson Faces Charges

A suspect is in custody, following a two county pursuit. LaGrange County deputies spot James Johnson, already in pursuit by other area officers…on Highway 20, coming out of Steuben County. They join the chase. Then…Johnson loses control and goes off the road. He gets out at the 900 East location …

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Standoff In Bryan

Bryan Police arrests a man…after an armed standoff outside the Don North Municipal Building on East High Street. Officials tell reporters, David Ruetz staged himself outside the south entrance and sat down with a handgun. Apparently, Ruetz was unhappy with his current circumstances. At one point, after police arrived and …

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Semi Fire Squelched

Officials say a flat tire may have led to a trailer fire in Bryan, along U.S. 6 at County Road 16. When responders get to the scene, flames could be seen from the rear of the big rig. The driver disconnects the burning trailer from the truck. That’s when crews …

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Insurance Battle In Maumee

A court fight is brewing between ProMedica and McLaren St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee over the removal of Paramount insurance coverage. McLaren St. Luke’s recently filed an antitrust lawsuit to prevent a plan by the ProMedica Health System…to end Paramount commercial and health plan coverage in Jan…through the hospital and …

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Schulz Gets The Nod

The Bryan Board of Public Affairs approves the promotion of Derek Schultz to the position of water superintendent. Schultz has two decades of experience in the water industry. He has been BMU’s water treatment plant supervisor since 2013. BMU received six applications for the position and interviewed two candidates before …

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Schools Go Back To Square One

North Central Local Schools go to remote learning…it’s the second district in Williams County to do so…coronavirus. District officials confirm 14 students and staff have tested positive for COVID-19 this school year. 25 staff members are either quarantined or have tested positive. 160 students are also under quarantine. Remote learning …

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Deadly Crash In DKC

A crash in DeKalb County kills two drivers on C.R. 27, just south of C.R. 6, two miles south of Ashley. Officials tell reporters Izah Webb, of Griffith was southbound on 27. There, the vehicle goes over the center line…smashing head on into another car. Kevin Heath was the driver …

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Injury Accident Under Investigation

A Waterloo man is hospitalized after he loses control and crashes on CR 24 in DeKalb County. Michael Baker drove off the gravel roadway, hitting a tree, officials confirm. Baker was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by emergency crews. He was taken to an area hospital …

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