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Governor Says Educators Welched On Promises

Gov., DeWine publicly rebukes school officials in Akron and Cincinnati…for backtracking on commitments they’d made…to offer in-person learning by March, 1st. He calls it unacceptable…after employees in those districts were among those prioritized for coronavirus vaccines because of their reopening promises. The governor says he isn’t telling schools or parents …

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More OH Covid Deaths Underreported

The Ohio Department of Health says as many as 4,000 COVID-19 deaths may have been underreported through the state’s reporting system, and those deaths will now be added to the state’s tally in the coming week. The department says it will continue working with the auditor of state’s office. Officials …

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Distracted Driving Proposal Gets Push Bac

Gov., DeWine’s push to crack down on distracted driving is already facing bumps in the road. Senate President, Matt Huffman voiced concerns that the proposal…which would allow police to ticket adults for holding electronic devices at the wheel…could impinge on individual freedoms. Huffman is also worried about cities using the …

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CCNO Death Under Investigation

An inmate at CCNO dies. Williams County first responders are dispatched to the facility for inmate, Chavis Martinez…it’s a medical emergency. He is then taken to an area hospital, were he succumbs. An investigation is on at this hour.

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Williams Case Update

Hope Williams…the Bryan woman accused of using a Molotov cocktail…trying to burn down a mobile home with a person inside…pleads guilty to two of the seven counts against her in an area courtroom. As part of a plea deal, charges of attempted murder, felonious assault, criminal use of an explosive …

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Injury Crash Near Garrett

A 6-year-old boy and two adults are taken to the hospital…after three-vehicle crash on I-69 in Garrett. Officials tell reporters Ashley Taylor, 19, of Auburn was merging onto the 69…when her vehicle was rear-ended by a truck driven by Kenneth Wilson, of Fort Wayne. Taylor’s vehicle turns and hits a …

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Overtime and other costs for the State Highway Patrol topped $2.4 million dollars for providing extra security around the Ohio Statehouse…in the wake of the U.S. Capitol breach. Those are the patrol’s numbers. They include overtime and about $178,000 dollars in nonpayroll expenses…such as lodging, water and meals. The patrol …

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Fatal On 18

One man is dead after a head-on collision on S.R. 18 in Sherwood. Officials tell reporters Jorge Casares, 31, was driving westbound near Highway 127…when his car hits Amy Puckett’s vehicle…heading in the opposite direction. They add…Casares crossed the center line. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he …

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APD Looks For Suspect

Angola Police is asking the public to help identify a man. They posted photos online…of the suspect in an apparent recent crime. He is seen wearing a backwards baseball hat, dark jacket, blue or green shirt and a mask pulled down around his neck. The department has not released why …

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Covid In OH…Now.

Governor, DeWine provides an update on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He announced the state received a total of 214,000 first doses of vaccine this week. He adds…a total of 223,thousand additional first doses are scheduled to arrive in Ohio, next week. The federal retail pharmacy program will soon …

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