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Lucas Accused Of Sicking Dog On Victim

A Bryan man is in jail…after his dog attacks another man. Officers brought in Jamie Lucas, charging him with felonious assault. Lucas was arraigned…his bond set at $15,000. His faces the court again, soon. Officials say Lucas has been in the local court system numerous times. Most recently, charged in …

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Meadow Creek And Others Face Questions

The United States is suing Meadow Creek Apartments in Bryan, alleging violations of the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The place on E. High Street is one of 82 properties named in the suit. More than half of the others are in Ohio, with sites in …

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The Vote Will Go On

Health and safety guidelines, that Ohio’s elections chief sent to county boards this week, recommend, but do not mandate, mask-wearing and other preventive measures for those voting in person, this fall. Secretary of State, Frank LaRose says nothing, including the coronavirus and skepticism about mail-in voting that’s been stoked by …

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Smith Trial Update

A hearing for a Toledo man, accused of murdering a Montpelier woman, has again been delayed. Thomas Smith was scheduled for a pretrial conference but it has been pushed back to Oct. 13…coronavirus. Prosecutors say Smith stabbed Danialle Swan, several times as she entered a gas station in Toledo. In …

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Choices On Campus

Central Local Schools students, who choose the remote learning option this year, will be instructed by the district’s teachers. The Board of Education approved both the district’s school restart plan, as well as its remote one. One protocol?…Masks for everyone, just about…per state orders, on campus.

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Job Creator Stalled…Thanks To Covid

Plans to start building a steel plant in Delta this summer were delayed by the coronavirus pandemic…and now they have been pushed back to early next year. We reported Nova Tube and Steel, and their $70 million project, will eventually bring 102 jobs to the area. That’s now all pushed …

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Injury Crash In DKC

In DeKalb County…two people are taken to the hospital after a motorcycle crash on C.R. 9-A, at C.R. 327. Officials tell reporters James Anderson of Garrett was eastbound on 9-A in a sedan…when he stopped at the sign. Anderson then pulled out…in front of the motorcycle, ridden by Tony Ash …

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Rassini To Close

Rassini Chassis Systems on Magda Drive in Montpelier, will be permanently closing its doors in October. Approximately 70 employees are expected to be terminated within the month and by Dec. 31. Rassini is an international company that provides engineering solutions for suspension, brakes and anti-vibration systems for the automotive industry. …

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Williams Faces Charges

Bryan Police accuses an area resident of using a Molotov cocktail to set fire to a home on South Union Street. Officials say Hope Williams committed the crime back on July 25…when crews were called to the scene. The blaze ultimately destroyed a mobile home there. Officers say someone was …

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Tractor Accident Near Pioneer

One person is hurt after a tractor rolls over on County Road S, between County roads 11 and 12, near Pioneer. Officials say the tractor hit the ditch and flipped. The driver, pinned under one of the tires. Crews free the victim and get him on a helicopter for Parkview …

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