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Bryan Police awarded state money to help outfit officers with body-worn cameras.

The Bryan Police Department is awarded $8,855 dollars from the state to help it complete a project to outfit all officers with body-worn cameras. Last year, the department was awarded $42,428 for the cameras and a dedicated server to archive the video collected. The department received 14 cameras as a …

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Highway Patrol investigating injury crash in Williams County between snow plow and ATV.

The Defiance Post of the Ohio State Highway patrol is investigating an injury crash on County Road O at County Road 1 in Williams County between a snow plow and all-terrain vehicle. Mason Douglas, 55, was driving the plow westbound on County Road O., clearing snow from the roadway. Chase …

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Bryan Rite Aid store to close Jan. 25th.

After Rite Aid declared bankruptcy last year and named nearly 200 stores that were closing due to the process, the Bryan store avoided the list at the time, but it couldn’t avoid another round of cuts. Bryan’s Rite Aid, on W. High St., will close Jan. 25, officials say. Factors …

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Ohio Senator working with electric cooperatives to fight proposed rule from EPA.

Ohio Senator, Sherrod Brown and Ohio’s electric cooperatives are working together to fight a proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency. The rule New Source Performance Standards for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Fossil Fuel-Fired Electric Generating Units is meant to combat greenhouse gas emissions, but goes …

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Case between Pioneer, AquaBounty and Commissioners continues.

The appellate case between the Village of Pioneer, AquaBounty Technologies and the Williams County commissioners had its oral arguments. Judge, Reeve Kelsey presided in place of Judge J.T. Stelzer. Kelsey did not make a decision at the conclusion of the hearing. He will use the arguments along with previously-filed written …

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Crash in DeKalb County.

Alcohol and slick road conditions are believed to have played roles in a crash in DeKalb County. Officials tell reporters, an SUV, driven by Hailey Dempsey, of Middle Point was heading north on State Road 1 when she drove off the road and hit a tree. Dempsey was trapped in …

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Former Ohio state lawmaker sentenced to probation for domestic violence charges.

A former Ohio state lawmaker is sentenced to two years’ probation for domestic violence charges and must complete 250 hours of community service. Republican state Rep. Bob Young was also ordered to abstain from alcohol as part of his probation and can’t enter bars and liquor stores. Young was convicted …

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Ohio Art Company in line for more success.

Since selling its toy division, the Ohio Art Co. of Bryan has focused on lithography, and a recent acquisition puts it in line for more success. Ohio Art recently announced it purchased all the assets of Allstate Can Co., allowing the local company to “significantly expand its manufacturing capabilities,” according …

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Williams County Health Department revamps its website.

The Williams County Health Department recently revamped its website, williamscountyhealth.org, to make it more accessible to the public. The changes were in the making for a while, says Victoria Smith, director of health education and preparedness. One of those improvements is the ability to schedule vaccination appointments through the site. …

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Meeting should fill in details about the classroom expansion project at Stryker.

A meeting Thursday should fill in a lot of the details about the upcoming classroom expansion project, Stryker Schools Superintendent Nate Johnson told the board at its regular monthly meeting. The project includes expanding the classrooms housing the Ag Tech and Panther K-6 Tech programs, an expansion driven by the …

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