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Janet E. Jackson, 77

Janet E. Jackson, age 77, of Montpelier, Ohio, passed away at 10:20 A.M. on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, in her home, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Jackson was a graduate of Wauseon High School and had been employed by Spangler Candy Company and Custom Cleaners in Bryan and would later …

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Dunbar Case Goes To Grand Jury

A Defiance woman had a charge dismissed in court this week so the case could be presented to a county grand jury. Sherry Dunbar appeared before the Defiance Municipal Court on a charge of solicitation. The judge signed a dismissal in the case…so now it can be taken behind closed …

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Clinton St. Bridge Nears Closure

Here’s the latest on a bridge fix in Defiance. Beginning in mid-February, the 28,000 vehicles that use the Clinton Street bridge in Defiance every day will have to find another way across. The two-lane bridge over the Maumee River will be closed to traffic beginning around Feb. 11 and stay …

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SNAP Benefits Update

Ohioans who receive food stamps are getting February’s benefits this week. Agriculture Secretary, Sonny Perdue asked states to issue Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program aid no later than Jan. 20 for the nearly 40 million Americans in the program. The Trump administration said SNAP will be funded through February despite the …

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Med Marijuana Begins In OH

One of the first people purchased medical marijuana in Ohio. While the state has awarded provisional licenses to 56 dispensaries, only four have opened so far…two are in Wintersville. The other dispensaries are in Canton and Sandusky. A fifth that has received a certificate of operation from the state is …

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Noelia Gomez Flores, 74

Noelia Gomez Flores, age 74, of Wauseon, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at the Swanton Valley Care Center in Swanton. She was born in Crystal City, Texas on December 28, 1944 to the late Francisco and Cleofis Gomez and attended Zone School near Fayette, where she was a …

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Laser Has Trial Set

Scott Laser, the Montpelier man accused of abducting a girl from Michigan and providing her with drugs, is scheduled to stand trial in March. Authorities say Laser took a 14-year-old girl on Nov. 23 and held her at his home on Monroe Street in Montpelier overnight against her will. They …

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Ryan Is Indicted

Courtney Ryan of Bryan, is indicted in Williams County for a list of assault charges. Authorities allege on Jan. 1, she caused or attempted to cause harm to another person by means of a deadly weapon.

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Gessel In Court

Steve Gessel of Lima, accused of two counts of rape, both first-degree felonies, and one count each of kidnapping…abduction…and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor…was in a Williams County courtroom. He now has a hearing set.

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Close Call For Deetz

Randall Deetz, a former DeKalb County commissioner, escapes serious injury after falling through the ice while fishing on a pond near Waterloo, along County Road 23. When deputies arrived, Deetz was in the middle of the pond, submerged up to his neck…holding himself up by a rope that had been …

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