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Deadly Accident In DKC

A 70-year-old woman dies in a crash that ended with the vehicle careening into a garage in Dekalb County. Officials tell reporters Marsha Edgar of Auburn was driving south in the 3800 block of CR 35 Tuesday around 3 pm when, for some reason, she went off the road. Her …

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Patience. Patience.

Although it may be several years down the road, planning for significant changes to U.S. 24 in Defiance County is well underway. County engineers shared the latest on plans to build a new overpass on U.S. 24 at Independence Road during this week’s county commissioners’ meeting. Sounds good…but it is …

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A Pay Raise

An annual pay raise has kicked-in for Ohio’s minimum-wage workers, who will now earn $9.30 per hour, about $2 more than the federal minimum wage. The raise is the largest since 2006, when a ballot initiative indexed the minimum wage to inflation. Ohio is among nine states where a 2022 …

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Three Hurt In DKC Accident

A mother and her two children are hurt after a semi slams into a car in northern DeKalb County…about two miles south of the Dekalb / Steuben county line. Officials tell reporters…the semi was northbound when the driver failed to see a car parked on the east shoulder. No word …

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Budget Approved

Williams County Commissioners approve a $54 million dollar budget for 2022, including about $17 million in General Fund expenses. The overall budget is about a 5% increase from 2021. It represents about a 6.1% increase from last year. Per the Ohio Revised Code, the General Fund is the single largest …

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Bower Faces Charges

The director of Defiance County’s Developmental Disabilities Board, already facing misdemeanor theft charges in Defiance, has been charged in Henry County with a felony as well. Tim Bower, of Delta, made an initial appearance in Napoleon Municipal Court on a charge of theft, a fifth-degree felony. The proceedings are only …

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The Map Flap Continues

Is Ohio’s new congressional map unconstitutionally gerrymandered to favor Republicans who controlled the mapmaking process? That’s the question being argued today before the Ohio Supreme Court. At issue is the new map, showing boundaries for 15 U.S. House districts Ohio was allotted by the 2020 census, down from the current …

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OH Roads During The Holiday

New statistics released today show fewer motorists were killed on Ohio’s roadways this Christmas holiday, as compared to the three previous years. During the four-day reporting period, from Thursday, December 23, at 12 a.m. until Sunday, December 26, at 11:59 p.m., seven people were killed in seven fatal crashes. Three …

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Court Date Set For Vogelsong

A trial date has been set for a Ney man accused of killing his grandfather, who lived in Bryan. The court in Defiance County has scheduled the trial of Dustin Vogelsong, for May 23. We reported…on the afternoon of May 1, 2020, deputies were dispatched to Vogelsong’s home, on Behnfeldt …

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Deadly Fire In Toledo

A fast-moving fire roared through a Toledo home early Friday, killing an 11-year-old boy and injuring three other people. Firefighters encountered high heat and heavy fire conditions as they tried to reach the home’s second floor to search for a trapped resident. Their efforts were also hampered by fire-related “structural …

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