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Sen. Brown Introduces Carp Bill

Ohio Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown has introduced a bill to address invasive species in the Great Lakes, and perhaps no species is more invasive, or consistently on Ohio’s radar, than the notorious Asian Carp. Sen. Brown recently introduce legislation to implore President Donald Trump to pay more attention to …

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Renewal of Senior’s Levy on Nov. Ballot

Bryan voters can expect to see a renewal of a five-year, 0.3-mill levy for the Williams County Department of Aging on the Nov. 7 general election ballot. At their regular meeting on Thursday, County commissioners gave their approval to a request by Maggie Fisher, the department of aging executive director, …

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Traffic Stop Yields Drug Bust

Bryan police found the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl during a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon in the 900 block of East High Street. A Multi-Area Narcotics Task Force representative said during a phone interview Thursday afternoon with local media that they detained three people and seized suspected narcotics… It was tested …

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Indiana Motorist Indicted in Hit-and-Skip

A Grand Jury in the Williams County Court of Common Pleas indicted 23-year-old motorist Cassandra M. Stickney of Butler, Indiana for her role in the fatal hit-skip accident that claimed the life of an Edgerton village employee. She was charged Wednesday afternoon with vehicular manslaughter, a second-degree misdemeanor, and failure …

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Buck Cemetery vandalized

Someone recently vandalized Buck Cemetery near Evansport. At 1:43 on Monday afternoon, Springfield Township Trustee Rusty Goebel reported someone toppled five headstones and littered the cemetery with beer cans. Buck Cemetery has become notorious among a fringe group of paranormal enthusiasts for being haunted. For decades, some people have believed …

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Hospital President Visits OH Reps in DC

Since the beginning of 2017, the president and CEO of Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers Phil Ennen has reached out to and visited Ohio’s Congressional delegation in an attempt to help inform them about the impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, on their constituents, as …

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Bryan Teacher Visa’s Educator of the Month

Defiance native and Bowling Green State University graduate Nathan Keel, a financial literacy, entrepreneurship, technology and marketing teacher at Bryan City Schools, was recently deemed the Visa Innovative Educator of the Month, chosen from educators nationwide. Teachers going beyond the call of duty often don’t get enough credit for what …

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Advocates Seek Amendment to Marsy’s Law

A advocacy group seeking an amendment to the Ohio Constitution for victims rights has been traveling the state seeking support among local leaders. Marsy’s Law for Ohio Field Director Corey Edwards said some of these rights, such as victim’s notification of pending court appearances by convicted offenders are on the …

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Humane Society Donation Drive

Donations are down and the number of animals in need are up at the Williams County Humane Society, as they begin their annual donation drive. For 2017, the organization– which is entirely donation-funded– has a $140,000 budget covering everything from animal food, supplies, medical care, spay and neutering service to …

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2017 Williams County Relay for Life fund raising numbers are in

By the time the 2017 Williams County Relay for Life wrapped up Saturday morning, the local effort had raised no less than $211,931 for the American Cancer Society. The grand total is just a touch shy of the goal of $220,000, but event organizers say some donations are still coming …

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