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You’ll Be Watched This Holiday Weekend

For many, the Fourth Of July cel­e­bra­tion includes alco­hol. That is why the Ohio State High­way Patrol will be out in full force crack­ing down on impaired dri­vers this Fourth of July week­end, which begins today. The zero-tolerance pol­icy is part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforce­ment cam­paign aimed at remov­ing …

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Toledo Funeral Home Owner Charged After Decaying Bodies Discovered

The owner of a Toledo funeral home, where sev­eral bod­ies intended for cre­ma­tion were found decay­ing, had now been charged with abuse of a corpse. Robert Tate Jr., accord­ing to offi­cials on Wednes­day, was accused of treat­ing a corpse in a way that would out­rage most peo­ple. The charge is a felony. Tate had pre­vi­ously …

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Flood Waters Continue To Recede

Flood waters on Wednes­day, con­tin­ued to recede, and the cleanup began in numer­ous areas where debris from flood­ing was left behind. Many peo­ple and offi­cials are now assess­ing dam­age. Both Pauld­ing and Henry coun­ties declared dis­as­ter areas because of flood­ing. The National Weather Ser­vice says that more than eight inches of rain fell in Defi­ance …

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Steuben Commissioners At Odds With County Humane Shelter

A dis­pute in Steuben County between the Com­mis­sion­ers and the County Humane Shel­ter… Com­mis­sion­ers took no action on a pro­posed con­tract with the Humane Soci­ety on June 15th over sev­eral con­cerns. The biggest stick­ing point… who in the county should get ser­vice from the Humane Soci­ety? The Soci­ety had agreed to resume ser­vice to Steuben …

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Suicidal Man Causes Traffic Backup

An inci­dent that halted traf­fic on the Indi­ana Toll Road in Lagrange County early yes­ter­day morn­ing, for­tu­nately ended peace­fully. Traf­fic was backed up Tues­day morn­ing, on the east­bound lanes of the high­way, when a man who police say may have men­tal health issues, report­edly doused him­self with gaso­line and threat­ened to light a match. The …

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Wet Weather Is Taking A Toll

So far, it’s been a wet start to the sum­mer in Williams County. The National Weather Ser­vice says more than five inches of rain has fallen here since just last Thurs­day. In the Bryan area, the weather ser­vice says 5.27 inches of rain fell in the three-day period from June 27–29. That rain came on …

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