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Blades Faces Charges

Hicksville Police is investigating an abduction case Tuesday at the Marathon station on High St. The alleged victim, an adult female, contacts Antwerp police. Officials say at that point…she was already free and away with minor injuries. Who did this to her?…she says it’s Douglas Blade. Soon, deputies show up …

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AquaBounty Update

AquaBounty is one step closer to Ohio Department of Natural Resources approval for water withdrawal, though the company will have to wait three months to know for sure. The aquaculture company produces genetically modified salmon and plans to build a facility in Pioneer that will produce 10,000 metric tons of …

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Covid…Still Busy

The Fulton County Health Department reports eight new COVID deaths, this week. There were three deaths in the 60-69 age range…two over 70…the remainder were over 80…with one person over 40. 141 new cases of coronavirus reported over the past week, health officials say. The total number of cases reported …

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They Did It

Congratulations, Girl Named Tom! The band — consisting of area siblings Caleb, 26, Joshua, 24, and Bekah, 20… was crowned the winner of season 21 of The Voice on Tuesday night, making it the first-ever non-solo act to win the show.

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Worley Denied

Convicted killer James Worley will remain on death row after the Ohio Supreme Court denied his appeal Tuesday. Worley was found guilty in 2016 of kidnapping and murdering Sierah Joughin in Fulton County. His execution had long been scheduled for May 2025, but that date was stayed in September since …

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Cox Case Update

A Malinta teen has entered a plea in a case related to two drug overdose fatalities. James Cox Jr., 19, pled guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter, each a first-degree felony. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered and his $75,000 cash bond was continued. He was being held at the …

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Gardner Faces Charges

Two New Haven police officers are stabbed by a man they were trying to take into custody. Brandon Gardner, 18, now faces battery charges and more. Someone calls 911…Gardner is trying to harm himself. The police gets there…and after a chase…officials say that’s when he produces a pocket knife…and goes …

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Omicron In OH

Health officials in Ohio say two cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the state. The Ohio Department of Health says the presence of the new variant was confirmed following genomic sequencing at the Ohio State University laboratory. Officials say…the two adult males in central Ohio …

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Wagering On The Way

Ohioans could began gambling on some of the state’s college and professional teams…just a little over a year from now…under legislation, legalizing sports betting…on its way to the desk of Gov. DeWine. The bipartisan bill creates three types of licenses to be overseen by the Ohio Casino Control Commission, with …

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Hardin Is Indicted

In Toledo…a man, accused of running unlicensed funeral operations in four counties across Ohio has been indicted on seven new charges…including abuse of a corpse. The charges against Shawnte Hardin are on top of 37 counts, mostly felonies, that he already faces. A Lucas County grand jury indicted Hardin on …

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