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Deadly Incident On The Road

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating what led up to the death of a man hit by a car while he was standing on the highway in Paulding County. Officials determined 19-year-old, Juan Gibson of Fort Wayne was standing in the eastbound lane of State Route 613 for an …

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Time To Eat

North Central Local Schools students will again benefit from two free meals at the school, assuming they take both meals. Officials say…there will be no cost for a breakfast and lunch for all students at the school. But, if students only take one item, they will be charged the a …

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Train v. Truck

The Defiance Post of Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a minor injury train crash on County Road 15 north of County Road M in Jefferson Township, in Williams County. Thomas Traxler, of Pioneer, was southbound…when he was struck by a Norfolk Southern railcar. Traxler was treated on scene with …

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Pay Issue In Debate

Concerns about Four County Juvenile Detention Center wages and operational procedures were aired during Defiance County commissioners’ meeting Thursday. The discussion was initiated by Defiance County Juvenile Judge, Jeff Strausbaugh…who noted that the JDC board has hired a consultant to examine finances at the facility in Williams County,; next to …

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New Rates In Debate

The Wauseon City Council approves the first readings of ordinances to increase water and sewer rates. The first was an ordinance, modifying the rate schedule for sewer rates for the City of Wauseon. It proposes an 11% increase in sewer rates effective Sept. 1, 2022, a 9% increase for 2023, …

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Vinson Case Update

A Fulton County grand jury indicts Ballerd Vinson, 21, Pettisville. He is charged with attempted murder and more. Prosecutors say…on July 9th, he tried to cause the death of a female adult household member who was pregnant at the time. A warrant was issued for Vinson’s arrest. A court document …

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Teems Gets 15 Morev

An Indiana man…already serving time for a federal conviction…has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison in a Defiance County courtroom…on eight charges concerning drug trafficking and stolen property. Michael Teems, 60, of Fort Wayne, will now do the time…concurrent with his other conviction.

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Maras On The Ballot

A conservative podcaster who has embraced former President Donald Trump’s discredited claims that the 2020 election was stolen…will be on the November ballot for Ohio secretary of state. Tore Maras gathered more than the required 5,000 signatures to get on the ballot as an independent, Republican Secretary of State Frank …

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Payback

Williams County Commissioners accepted a $3,000 check from insurance provider, Anthem. Officials made the check presentation to the panel, saying the money was Williams County’s share of a statewide distribution by Anthem to make up for what was confusion and inconvenience…created during the distribution of Anthem identification cards. The board …

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Tower Needs Sprucing Up

The Stryker water tower is getting repairs and a facelift thanks to COVID-19 relief funding. Stryker owns one water tower, located near the Stryker Local Schools campus, and it needs a paint job and some fixing. The city council passed an ordinance to appropriate around $336,000 to pay for the …

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