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Truck Crash Near Defiance

The driver of an overturned tractor trailer, Luis Reyes, of Anderson, Ind., will be okay, following a crash on the Krouse Road overpass, over the 24, just west of Defiance. He was taken to an area hospital for observation….then, soon released, after that. Officials tell reporters his big rig hit …

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The Bounty Begins

August heat has accelerated corn and soybean harvests in Fulton County, with both faring well for the season. Corn for grain is being harvested a couple weeks early, and some early soybeans are being brought in…despite the normal harvest period that begins up to a month away. Officials are pretty …

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For Scott

The One Step at a Time 5K Run/Walk celebrates its 10th anniversary, when the annual event gets underway Saturday, at Camp Lakota in Defiance. It’s held in memory of Scott Hammersmith, remembering those lost to suicide.

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Loline L. Shadbolt, 78

Loline L. Shadbolt, age 78, of Montpelier, Ohio, passed away at her home on Friday morning, September 17, 2021. She worked as a machinist at Fayette Tubular for over 30 years until the factory closed. Loline enjoyed traveling and watching game shows. Loline was born on April 5, 1943, in …

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Injury Crash In DeKalb

A Butler woman is hurt after she hit a trailer attached to a semi…stopped on County Road 40. Officials tell reporters…Peggy Puckett, 72, was westbound…where the big rig was stopped…with its hazard lights on. The driver of the semi was sitting in a forklift at the time. Puckett drove into …

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Latta Gets Covid

Ohio Congressman, Bob Latta becomes the second member of Congress from Ohio to test positive this week for COVID-19, despite being vaccinated against the virus. The Republican lawmaker from the 5th Congressional District announced Tuesday he contracted the virus after he was exposed to someone who also tested positive. Latta’s …

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Dolan Enters Race

Republican state Sen., Matt Dolan formally enters the race for Ohio’s open U.S. Senate seat… adding a centrist voice, more akin to exiting Rob Portman’s than to the crowded, Trump-aligned field of GOP hopefuls. In a telephone interview, Dolan said Portman’s work, building a bipartisan coalition to pass a $1 …

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Ramona J. Luce Heinzerling, 105

Ramona J. Luce Heinzerling, age 105, of Edon, Ohio, passed away at 11:22 P.M. on Monday, September 20, 2021, at Fountain Park Inn and Villas, where she was a resident. Mrs. Heinzerling was a 1932 graduate of Edon High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Bowling Green …

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Connie Sue (Elser) Light, 74

Connie Sue (Elser) Light, age 74, of Edon, Ohio, passed away at 7:55 P.M. on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Evergreen Manor Nursing Center, Montpelier, after a brief illness. Mrs. Light was a graduate of North Central High School in Pioneer, Ohio, and during her work career she had been …

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Tragedy In PC

A Paulding County Commissioner died Monday morning of an apparent suicide. Responders are dispatched to a Cecil location…on the report of a dead body. There, deputies discovered the body of Clint Vance, 30, with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Vance was found in an outbuilding at his farm. He won …

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