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Marvin Wayne Gilbert, 86

Marvin Wayne Gilbert, age 86, passed away at 5:48 A.M. on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at Community Health Professions Inpatient Hospice in Defiance, Ohio, after a brief illness. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Marvin owned horses and especially enjoyed watching horse races. He owned and operated …

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Big Weekend In Montpelier

Montpelier Police had a busy holiday weekend, including a high-speed chase and multiple arrests on drug-related charges. Early Monday morning, officers executed search warrants at homes on Lafayette and Mill streets…locating various drug-related items, including meth and marijuana. They weren’t able to find Aaron Garrett, 36, who was wanted on …

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Standoff In Garrett

A man is in police custody after barricading himself inside a Garrett mobile home park early Tuesday morning. Around 5 a.m., multiple police units were seen inside the North Pointe Crossing mobile home park in Garrett…near the intersection of State Roads 327 and 8. Officers order the man to come …

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Stuck

Defiance’s CSX Railroad viaduct on South Clinton Street was the scene Monday of another crash involving a truck that would not fit beneath it. The driver was not injured. Defiance police handled the crash report. Trucks have struck the low viaduct numerous times over the years. State and local officials …

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Gary Ray McCarty, 50

Gary Ray McCarty, age 50, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, from injuries sustained in an accident near Melbern, Ohio. Gary was a graduate of Pensacola High School in Pensacola, Florida, and had been a driver for FEMA, delivering mobile homes for many years. He was …

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Frederick J. Landel, 82

Frederick J. Landel, age 82, passed away at 1:55 P.M. on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at The Laurels of DeKalb in Butler, Indiana, where he was a resident after a brief illness. Mr. Landel attended Edgerton High School and left to help on the family farm. A lifelong farmer, Fred’s …

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Joel D. Best, 59

Joel D. Best, age 59, of Blakeslee, Ohio, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2022 at his home, surrounded by family, after a long battle with cancer. Joel was an auto body repairman at Dietsch Sales and Service in Edgerton for 18 years. He was a member of the Florence …

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Death At The Capitol

A person is shot and killed on the grounds of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus over the weekend. Officers tried to revive the victim but he was pronounced dead shortly afterward, officials say. The victim wasn’t immediately identified. Officials say…the shooting wasn’t related to any official business at the Statehouse, …

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New Ballot Measure In Debate

Republican state lawmakers in Ohio have fast-tracked a fall ballot measure that would expressly prohibit noncitizens from voting in local elections. The proposed noncitizen voting ban — which emerged just last week and cleared the Ohio House 68-28 on Wednesday — stands to ignite GOP voters ahead of this year’s …

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Court Decision Approaches

In June 2021, Gov. DeWine ended Ohio’s participation in a federal pandemic unemployment aid program ahead of a government deadline for stopping the payments. Attorneys for the Republican governor argue he had the legal authority to do so. People who lost out on additional benefits say DeWine didn’t, and should …

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