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Trooper Involved Crash In DC

A woman drives into the path of an Ohio Highway Patrol car in Defiance County. Officials say Maxine Cook of Hicksville, was driving west on Blosser Road while Trooper Dennis Spangler, was going south on Farmer Mark Road. Cook apparently failed to yield to oncoming traffic and pulled into the …

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Gessel Gives Plea

Steven Gessel, the Lima man indicted on five sexual abuse-related charges, entered pleas to two charges in a Williams courtroom. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered and Gessel’s $250,000 bond was continued. Sentencing is scheduled for April, 18. Charges of rape, kidnapping and abduction, will be dismissed at sentencing, in a …

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Fetzer Cast Update

A Van Wert woman pleads guilty to attempted theft of funds from a public office. Coral Fetzer was in a Paulding County courtroom. Fetzer, a former business administrator with the Paulding County Soil and Water Conservation District had been indicted on two charges…theft in office and tampering with records. Prosecutors …

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Drug Bust In PC

Two people are brought in after Paulding County deputies execute a search warrant at a N. Dix St. address. Brandon Berridge and Holly Hinchcliff were found with methamphetamine, crack cocaine, mushrooms, LSD and more than $3,000 in cash.

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Williams Co Joins Opioid Suit

Williams County Commissioners have signed on to litigation against opioid suppliers, joining hundreds of other counties across the country as plaintiffs in a federal complaint filed in the United States District Court in Ohio. Plaintiffs claim the manufacturers of prescription opioids grossly misrepresented the risks of the long-term use of …

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Hageman Story Update

Bryan City Schools wants the Ohio Supreme Court to overturn an Ohio Personnel Board civil ruling twice upheld in court to reinstate Assistant Treasurer Janet Hageman. In 2014, Hageman reported the 2012 purchase of a $1,351 laptop, printer and protection program by Treasurer, Rob Rosswurm with his own funds for …

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A Nice Event Returns

This year’s Animal and Me program is set for its third year, providing an opportunity for people with disabilities to show animals at the fair with 4-H and FFA mentors. Since 2017, the program has grown to 24 participants. The event begins Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the …

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Execution Debate Continues In Columbus

Ohio Senate President, Larry Obhof says he’s happy to discuss alternative execution methods as the state once again faces long capital punishment delays…this, following Gov. DeWine’s decision to postpone four executions, to allow the state time to develop a new lethal injection method. The governor’s order means it could be …

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Fire In Angola

Area crews take on a house fire in Angola on Stevens Street. At first, a car on the property caught fire, then it spread to the house, next door. The first fire units on the scene knocked the blaze down from the outside. Firefighters were there for roughly two hours. …

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Teen Hurt In Accident

A crash in Branch County in Batavia Township on Hodunk Road injures a teenaged driver from Fremont. The 16-year old was ejected from the vehicle. She was alert and conscious and was able to provide medical information for treatment. The girl’s name was not released. She was taken to Bronson …

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