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Smeltzer Details Emerge

North Central Local Schools Treasure Eric Smeltzer was reprimanded by the board of education for violation of another employee’s privacy and work space, that’s according to the official reprimand letter. The board voted on a resolution to discipline Smeltzer during their meeting on Jan. 9. In addition to the letter …

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GM Announces Investment

General Motors announced Friday it is investing $55 million dollars in its foundry plant in Defiance. The investment will plan for the continued use of internal combustible engines now, as well as electronic vehicle engines in the future. The block castings investment will support future V-8 engine programs. The announcement …

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Cordes Faces Charges

Officers arrest 60-year-old Cara Cordes…after a fight leaves another person in critical condition from a gunshot wound. Defiance County deputies were dispatched to the 7000 block of Stever Road. When they arrived, they found the victim. During the investigation, officers find out Cordes shot the the victim at close range…since …

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Householder Trial Begins

Former Ohio House Speaker, Larry Householder goes on trial in the highest-profile reckoning yet to arise from a $60 million dollar federal bribery investigation that prosecutors call the largest corruption case in state history. The 2 1/2 years since the Republican’s arrest have seen the toppling of a Fortune 500 …

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New Digs At The Playground

A list of upcoming city street projects and a grant for inclusive playground equipment at Lincoln Park topped Bryan City Council’s agenda at its regular meeting this week. Officials told council the city is pursuing a grant agreement with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to help pay for the …

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Still No Insight

A resolution passed by the North Central Board of Education offers no further insight into why the board felt it necessary to reprimand Eric Smeltzer, district treasurer and varsity coach. The school board had an executive session last week resulting in the decision. The board voted 4-1 to give Smeltzer …

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For The Students

New scholarships, funded through the Choose Ohio First program will boost Ohio’s efforts to strengthen the state’s workforce in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The scholarship will support an estimated 3,400 students pursuing STEM degrees and certificates. The new funding marks the fourth round of grants for …

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Crash In DKC

An extension ladder is to blame for a crash involving a large truck that shut down a stretch of I 69 in DeKalb County. State troopers responded to the rollover accident blocking northbound traffic on I-69 near the 326 mile marker, just north of the County Road 11A exit, in …

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Two Injured In Wreck

Two people are badly hurt in an Amboy Township, at the intersection of State Route 64 and County Road T. Officials say Patricia Schudel, 74, of Metamora, was driving west on County Road T and failed to stop at a stop sign. Her vehicle hit an oncoming pickup truck, driven …

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McKillips In Court

An Ohio man…who federal officials say is a member of the far-right anti-government group the “boogaloo boys” pleads not guilty to charges that he threatened law enforcement and unlawfully possessed a machine gun. Aron McKillips, 29, of Sandusky, entered his plea during a court hearing in Toledo. The charges he …

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