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Roadwork Projects On Tap

Williams County Commissioners authorize around $21 thousand dollars for preliminary testing for a pair of upcoming projects in the county. Roughly $63 hundred of it goes to Toledo-based Bowser-Morner engineering…for soil sampling related to the Kunkle sewer project. The county is under Environmental Protection Agency orders to address the lack …

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Ballot Battle Continues In OH

The state of Ohio continues to defend its right to impose normal signature requirements on ballot issue campaigns, amid the global pandemic. Uncertainty over the question prompted a voting-rights campaign to suspend its ballot effort last week, but minimum wage and marijuana decriminalization issues remain. In a filing with the …

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Covid Not Going Away

Ohio officials report another daily spike in coronavirus cases, the latest in a series of higher-than-average day-to-day increases. The 729 cases reported followed a spike of 609 cases Friday and 700 cases reported a day earlier. So far, Ohio has avoided an ongoing surge in cases since reopening its economy, …

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Deadly Fire In Napoleon

One person dies and three others are injured in a house fire on Lumbard St in Napoleon. When crews arrived, the house was fully engulfed in flames. The three people hurt were taken to Henry County Hospital. The fourth victim died in the house The state fire marshal’s office and …

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Child Hurt In Wreck

A 10-year-old child is hurt after getting hit by a car in Fulton County, on U.S. 20, near Fulton County Road 4 in Amboy Township. Investigators say Angela Williams, 61, of Toledo, was driving west on 20 when the child ran into the path of her car. The child was …

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County Fair Is On!

Williams County Fair Board members officially vote to continue the county fair…as normally as possible. Some changes, however, will need to be made in order to keep up to the state’s standards, amid COVID-19…leading off with a some modifications to grandstand seating capacity and social distancing requirements. State requirements currently …

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Religion Bill Passes In OH

A bill, expanding religious freedom in Ohio public schools and allowing students to engage in religious expression in their school assignments, is signed into law by Gov., DeWine. The House bill introduced by Republican Rep. Tim Ginter in March 2019 became law after being passed in the GOP-controlled chamber, in …

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Local Agency Moves

After nearly 50 years in The Enrichment Center, the Williams County Board of Developmental Disabilities is moving to a location closer to Bryan. The department had been seeking to relocate for the past three years. They will be moving to a State Route 15 location, just north of Bryan. Official …

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Algae Alert

The Steuben County Health Department is reminding residents and visitors to be watchful for the presence of blue-green algae during recreational activities such as swimming, wading, and water-skiing. All pet owners should be cautious around recreational waters when they allow pets to drink, swim or play in the water. Exposure …

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Statues Come Down

A statue of Christopher Columbus will be removed by the largest city that bears the explorer’s name, the Ohio city’s mayor announced. The statue, located in front of City Hall in Columbus, will be removed immediately and placed in storage, as monuments to Confederates and other historical figures are being …

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