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The Ohio House passes internal rules and can now proceed with its work, despite an ongoing fight over power within the fractured GOP supermajority, which spurred competing claims about who’s leading Republicans there, shouting by lawmakers during Tuesday’s session and even talk of a possible lawsuit.

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Fire In Edgerton

A space heater and something combustible is the likely cause of a fire Saturday afternoon in Edgerton that left one person with smoke inhalation. Crews were called out to 134 E. Morrison St. Officials are calling it an accidental fire, though they don’t know the exact cause. Fire was coming …

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Lambos Faces Charges

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office makes an arrest…in connection to a reported child molesting that took place in April 2022. Deputies brought in 34-year-old Kevin Lambos of Jonesville, following an interview with detectives. The arrest comes after a four-week investigation into allegations that Lambos had sexual contact with a 12-year-old …

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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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