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Pandemic Money…Some Of It Fraudulent

The state made about $2.1 billion dollars in unemployment insurance overpayments during the coronavirus pandemic…that’s according to Ohio’s human services agency. Officials say the figure includes overpayments that were the result of fraud or errors. The largest amount of nonfraud overpayments came in the federal aid program that covers self-employed …

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Deadly Motorcycle Accident In Kendallville

In Kendallville…a motorcyclist dies…after a vehicle crosses the center line, while taking a curve in the road…hitting him, on Angling Rd. The victim is identified as Raymond Fleck, 64, of Rome City. The driver of the car, John Kay, of Wolcottville…is taken to an area hospital…to check his system for …

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Raub New Elections Director

The Williams County Board of Elections officially hires Evan Raub, to serve as the elections director. Raub is filling the spot, vacated by Katrena Ebersole, who announced in April she was resigning to move to Tennessee. Raub will be the Democrat representative in the office, coming in as the election …

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Big Turnout For Vax A Million

Hundreds of thousands of people have entered Ohio’s vaccine lottery…that will award five $1 million dollar prizes…and five full-ride college scholarships…in a promotion to increase coronavirus vaccinations. Health official say vaccination numbers have been going up, lately. The Ohio Department of Health fielded more than 60,000 calls about the lottery …

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Deadly Blaze In HC

A 13-year-old is dead after a house fire in Henry County on County Road H in Monroe Township, northeast of Holgate. Officials tell reporters three people were able to get out of the home…they are okay…but the 13-year-old girl didn’t make it. Fire crews later found her body in the …

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Levy Try Fall Short…Again

Two provisional ballots…opened on Tuesday…seal the fate of North Central Local Schools’ proposed tax levy, which fails by only two votes. We reported the five-year, 3.8-mill levy was meant to raise $420,000 dollars, annually…to prevent the district from operating at a deficit. That’s according to district officials. It’s the third …

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Metering Plan OKd

Officials approve a $2.2 million dollar project to upgrade water and electric metering in Bryan. The agreement is between Bryan Municipal Utilities and the multinational Eaton Corporation. The advanced metering infrastructure is an integrated system of digital smart meters, communications networks and data management systems…that enables two-way communication between utilities …

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WC Fair Gets Some Funding

The Williams County Fair will be receiving $50,000 dollars from the state…to help with fair expenses this year. The local fair’s share is part of $4.7 million dollars in grant funding…to be distributed evenly among all 94 county and independent agricultural societies in the state, this year. The funding was …

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Sheriffs Vehicles Damaged

27 vehicles and two trailers…belonging to the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office…are vandalized. Officials tell reporters the vehicles were parked at the Lucas County Port Authority at Toledo Express Airport. Slashed tires…graffiti scratched into the bodies of the vehicles…broken mirrors and spotlights, and more reported. Deputies are investigating. Know anything about …

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Rider In Critical Condition

A motorcyclist is in the hospital in critical condition after a road rage incident causes him to hit the brakes abruptly and fly off the bike….all this, at the intersection of S.R. 3 and C.R. 62, in DeKalb County. Officials say Jeffrey Clingerman, of Columbia City was northbound on 3, …

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