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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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Family Safe After Blaze

A family of 6 is okay after they escape a house fire at US 6 west home, near Corunna. Witnesses say the building was a good distance back off of the highway. Flames could be seen a mile away. One child suffered from smoke inhalation but is in fair condition. …

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Spangler Makes Changes

Spangler Candy is knocking down older warehouse areas and a storage facility on the north side of its Mulberry Street facility. The two office buildings there will remain intact for renovation. The old warehouse area, built in the early 1900s, will be demolished in the fall to increase space and …

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Shiny And New

Bryan City Schools makes the buy for two new buses. They will soon be added to the fleet. The board approved the purchase of two 78-passenger buses from Rush Truck Center for $87,320 each.

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Tax Continues In Montpelier

Montpelier residents will see a small income tax renewal on their ballots in May. The Village Council passed the third reading of it now. The tax has been in place for the past 20 years, and helps fund the sewer separation process, which is mandated by the state.

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Blaze In Blakeslee

Fire breaks out at a Washington St. location in Blakeslee, damage was minimal. Fire officials say an electrical outlet shorted out. No one was hurt.

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Harrington Gives Plea

A Montpelier theft case. Kruz Harrington, accused of stealing five guns from another man pled not guilty, this before Williams County Judge, JT Stelzer. Prosecutors say back on Dec. 13, he stole two handguns and three rifles. Harrington’s next court appearance is Feb. 4.

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