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Montpelier joins the county’s geographical information systems program.

The Village of Montpelier has joined up with the county’s geographical information systems program. The Village Council approved a memorandum of understanding at its meeting. The memorandum, passed under suspension of the rules requiring three readings, states the village will pay $550 dollars a year for ArcGIS and will also …

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An Ohio commission awards bids to frack oil and gas under state parks.

An Ohio commission awards bids to frack oil and gas under state parks, despite a statewide backlash and an ongoing investigation into possibly fraudulent support. The Ohio Oil and Gas Land Management Commission granted the mineral rights to several oil and gas companies, allowing them to frack for oil and …

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Ohio Republican lawmakers – primary election.

Despite wielding power in both chambers of the state Legislature, Ohio’s Republican lawmakers are far from coasting through this election season, as incumbents face challengers from their own party, in the midst of a bitter GOP power struggle. Next month’s primary will likely be used to further wage the infighting …

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Fatal accident in Defiance County Tuesday morning.

A Defiance man dies in a single-vehicle crash just west of the city Tuesday morning. The Ohio State Highway Patrol dispatched officers to the scene of the accident on State Route 18 at 10:30am, near Flickinger Road. They found 56-year-old, Douglas Justinger’s car. They say Justinger drove off the roadway, …

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Bryan man faces up to 43 years in jail after guilty plea.

A Bryan man faces up to 43 years in jail, after pleading guilty to attempted murder and two counts of felony rape. Prosecutors say Sammy Celestine faces attempted murder and more in the case. Sentencing for Celestine is now set for March 19th. Most agree, Celestine likely is facing a …

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Trine University once again sets a record for spring enrollment.

Trine University once again sets a record for spring enrollment, with a nearly 40 percent gain from spring 2023, reflecting increases across all locations and platforms. Trine had 12,891 students enrolled in all programs for the spring 2024 semester in its official headcount, compared to 9,263 a year ago. The …

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Mearl M. Gorrell, 91

Mearl M. Gorrell, 91, of Harlan, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at Kingston at Dupont, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Mearl was born March 26, 1932, in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Earl and Vida (Cleland) Beerbower.  After graduating from Harlan High School in 1950, she married Harry A. …

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Michael John Gill, 77

Michael John Gill, 77, of Montpelier, passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at his home. He was born on August 13, 1946 in Auburn, Indiana to Irvan and Catherine (Lyons) Gill. In 2010, Michael retired from Powers and Sons in Montpelier, where he worked as a drill press operator …

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Area commissioners meet and discuss numerous topics.

Area commissioners meet to discuss the current status and future plans for Hicksville Community Memorial Hospital. The board also met with Erika Willitzer for a monthly economic development update. She gave an update on various projects, including an initiative to encourage locals to use the resources offered by GIFT, a …

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