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Hoover Is Sentenced

Sentence has been handed down to a man arrested in the 2021 murder of a Steuben County woman. 31 year old Matthew Hoover of Yorktown, Indiana was sentenced to 65 years in the murder of 82 year old Wilma Ball, and 30 years for breaking into her house on Lake …

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Funding For WC

The Williams County Juvenile Court is one of 51 Ohio courts slated to receive a total of $10.2 million dollars in grant funding to help reduce accumulated backlogs of pending court proceedings. The Williams County Juvenile Court gets $376,556 dollars to hire two deputy clerks and one truancy/diversion officer. Projects …

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Nurses Wanted

Staffing issues continue to be a challenge at Hillside Country Living, the county’s nursing home and assisted and independent living facility on County Road 16, north of Bryan. Overall staffing levels of nursing assistants, resident assistants, housekeepers and more have stabilized somewhat as the worst of the COVID pandemic has …

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Changes Coming

Many changes are coming to the Ohio Turnpike, including to the toll system that will allow for toll-free trips along certain routes. Adam Greenslade, director of governmental affairs, marketing and communications, gave an update to the Williams County Mayor’s Association during their monthly meeting in Holiday City. He said one …

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Case Under Review

The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case in which a probate judge rejected a transgender woman’s request to correct her birth certificate, leading to a split in court rulings and guidance on the issue. Attorneys for the Clark County woman argue the judge’s ruling, upheld by the …

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Conrath Can Run

The Ohio Supreme Court orders a Democratic state legislative candidate to be listed on November ballots, after a tie had been broken against her by the state’s Republican elections chief. In its 4-3 ruling, the high court found Republican Secretary Frank LaRose and the two GOP members of the Athens …

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Deadly Crash Under Investigation

An area boy dies in a crash in York Township. At this hour…officials are investigating the two-vehicle crash on County Road 10 at County Road E we reported on the other day. They say an SUV…southbound on County Road 10 driven by Baylor Barnum, of Louisville, Kentucky…collided with a Jeep …

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Injury Accident Update

An Archbold woman is hurt in a solo crash in Williams County…on County Road 21N. Officials tell reporters…Kristen Clark lost control of her vehicle in a curve, near County Road J. The car went off the right side of the roadway, where she struck a tree. Clark was transported by …

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At The Meeting

The Millcreek West Unity School Board approved an agreement with Bryan City Schools to provide special education services for the school year…and approved raising the district’s federal expenditure procurement micro purchase threshold to $50,000 the year at its meeting this week. Others also presented the first reading of the district’s …

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Towns Case Upheld

The Ohio Supreme Court unanimously upheld the 2019 misdemeanor ethics violation conviction of former Williams County Sheriff, Steve Towns…for posting confidential information on child welfare cases on the sheriff’s department official website. The charges against Towns stemmed from his October 2018 online release of documents related to child abuse cases …

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