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Body of a man found along the Maumee River identified

Authorities have identified the body of a man found along the Maumee River in the Mary Jane Thurstin Park near the village of Grand Rapids. The Wood County Sheriff’s office says the body of 45 year- old Donovan Shane Bowden of Defiance was recovered on May 18th. Bowden was reported …

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Holiday City village council is exploring backup electrical systems

The Holiday City village council is exploring backup electrical systems to avoid power outages like the one that affected the Menards distribution center at the end of April. Holiday City Village Administrator Gary Baker said at Thursday’s village council meeting that the 48-hour outage was caused by an overnight wind …

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Major General Jeffrey Kruse to be honored by his alma mater Pettisville High School

Major General Jeffrey Kruse, United States Air Force, will return home on May 26 to be honored by his high school at an assembly in the varsity gymnasium at 9 AM. The public is welcomed. A 1986 graduate of Pettisville High School, Kruse moved up through the ranks of general …

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John Morrell and Co., of Cincinnati recalling packages of hot dogs

The company that makes Nathan’s and Curtis hot dogs is recalling more than 200,000 pounds of the products after getting complaints of metal found in the packages. John Morrell and Co., of Cincinnati, Ohio, said it had gotten three complaints and notified the federal government Friday. The recall applies to …

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Dan Griffin named Edgerton police chief

Dan Griffin was named Edgerton police chief earlier this week. Griffin began as a part-time patrolman in Edgerton in 1999, went to full-time in 2002 and has been a sergeant in Edgerton since 2004. He takes over for former chief Jeremy Jones. Griffin oversees a force of 12, including 10 …

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County commissioners discuss concealed carry law

Driven by revisions due to take effect soon in the state’s concealed carry laws, county commissioners on Thursday held an initial discussion of concealed carry on county properties. The Bryan Times reports the new law, SB199, took effect March 20. Commission vice-president Brian Davis initiated the discussion, saying the county …

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Defiance man arrested and facing sexual assault charges

A Defiance man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a sexual assault of a 17 year old female that occurred in the city in March. 20 year old Timothy Moore of 21 Douglas St. was arrested on a warrant by the Defiance County Sheriff’s Office on charges of sexual battery; …

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Charges in connection to a Paulding County murder case have been dropped

Charges in connection to a Paulding County murder case have been dropped. 44 year old Lisa King had been facing two counts of tampering with evidence in Paulding County Common Pleas Court. Last week, the state dismissed the charges against King without prejudice. The motion to dismiss states that King …

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More than 60 people protested outside Congressman Bob Latta’s Defiance office

More than 60 people protested outside Congressman Bob Latta’s Defiance office on Wednesday afternoon. Members of several union groups along with Democracy in Action, Northwest Ohio Chapter of the AFL/CIO, and Democrats from Defiance, Paulding, Williams, Fulton and Henry counties marched around the office to protest proposed changes in the …

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Putnam County woman and former substitute teacher sentenced on sex charges

A Putnam County woman and former substitute teacher was sentenced this week on a charge of having sex with a student. 29 year old Jessica Storer of Pandora, was sentenced to two years in prison by Putnam County Judge Randall Basinger. On Dec. 22, 2016, she was initially charged with …

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