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Spencer Nixed AT OSU

State University denies a request to rent space for an appearance by white nationalist Richard Spencer, citing risks to public safety. An attorney representing Ohio State said in a letter the university consulted with law enforcement and considered Spencer’s appearance at the University of Florida earlier in the week before …

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Menards Power Wire Plan

The Holiday City Council decides to move forward on a project to put a power line under the Ohio Turnpike. It comes after power lines that serve the Menards distribution center were blown down last spring. Engineering will cost $35,000 and Turnpike approval will be needed.

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House Fire In Bryan

A structure fire that breaks out at a N. Cherry St. home in Bryan forces firefighters to remain on scene for seven hours. Officials say the blaze started in an upstairs bedroom, as heat and smoke damaged two other rooms…causing the floor to collapse to the ground level. The cause …

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Police Dogs Are Just Plain Smart

A 41-year-old man from Bryan is arrested after he ran from police…while trying to discard a container containing meth, heroin and LSD. Alexander Kendall was pulled over for speeding on a motorcycle on State Route 18 in Hicksville. After identifying himself as someone else, Kendall took off on foot. Police …

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PL Blaze

Emergency crews take on a house that blew up early this morning. Firefighters responded to a home on S 150 W in Pleasant Lake that exploded around 12:30 a.m. Firefighters were still trying to get the blaze contained two hours later. Officers blocked off the area because the heat from …

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Train Accident In Ft. Wayne

Five rail cars derail on a bridge that crosses over South Anthony Boulevard, just southeast of downtown Fort Wayne. A crew was backing the 7,559 foot long train with 121 rail cars out of a small switching yard before it departed for Pennsylvania, when the derailment took place. Four of …

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NSCC Money

Northwest State Community College is awarded a $15,000 AT&T Aspire contribution. It will provide financial assistance to five adult students, over 25, who have completed at least 12 credit hours apiece at NSCC. State Representative, Rob McColley was instrumental in helping to secure the funding.

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Training Required After Hite Resignation

All members of the Ohio Senate will be required to attend sexual harassment training in the wake of Sen. Cliff Hite’s resignation for inappropriate behavior towards a woman. Senators from both parties, and their staffs, will be required to receive the training, which is still being arranged. Hite, 63, of …

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Latta On Opiod Crisis

Congressman, Bob Latta of Bowling Green, hosted a forum panel discussion at Defiance College on the opioid and heroin epidemic in Ohio. A 2016 report has Ohio leading in opioid overdose deaths. Latta is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over health care and …

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Fremont House Destroyed

Fremont fire crews are dispatched to a blaze at a North 925 East residence. The home occupant was able to escape the fire. No injuries were reported. The house is a total loss. The attached garage had minor smoke and water damage throughout. A neighboring house had minor exterior damage, …

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