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Record Numbers At CCNO

The jail in Stryker is going set a record, holding and average of 636 inmates per day during 2018. The Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio opened in 1990 and has a maximum capacity of 642 beds.

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Emergency Lines Down In Kendallville

Internet Technology crews are working to bring the primary phone lines for the Kendallville’s Police and Fire Departments back on line. Officials say the computer system that operates the network started malfunctioning, causing problems within the normal phone system. Crews hope to have it back up in the coming hours.

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Loretta Wells, 81

Loretta Wells, 81 years, of Sherwood, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Loretta was born June 15, 1937 in Paducah, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Herman and Irene (Holbrook) Wright.    Loretta married Robert L. “Bob” Wells on February 26, 1955, and …

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Byron R. Beltz, 85

Byron R. Beltz, 85 years, of Sherwood entered the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance, surrounded by his family. Byron was born December 24, 1933 in Mark Center, Ohio, the son of the late Arthur L. and Matilda (Breininger) Beltz. …

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Loop Accomplice In Court

Zane Bartley…the second suspect in the Michael Loop murder trial…had a pre-trial hearing. Loop, along with Bartley is accused of breaking in to the Cecil home of Philip Koenn back in September. Prosecutors suspect Koenn discovered Loop and the confrontation ended in Koenn’s death. Bartley, is accused of complicity in …

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Gibson Gets 17 Years

The former leader of a motorcycle gang is sentenced to 17 years in prison on federal drug and gun charges. Shon Gibson of Rome City was accused with intent to distribute methamphetamine and being a felon in possession of a firearm. It was December 2016 when police served a search …

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DeWine Tabs Acton To Run Health Department

Gov., DeWine nominates a licensed physician, with more than 30 years of experience in public health and preventive medicine, to direct Ohio’s health department. The governor announced the selection of Dr. Amy Acton to lead the office. Acton most recently served as a community research and grants management officer at …

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Gambling Debate In Indy

Indiana legislation that allows one of Gary’s casinos to move to Terre Haute and another to move inland, while permitting sports wagering, has cleared the Indiana Senate and is headed to the House. Under the bill’s sports gambling provision, any of the state’s casinos, racinos or satellite locations could apply …

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Esther J. Whitman, 93

Esther J. Whitman, age 93, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away at 7:50 A.M. on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at Hillside Country Living near Bryan, Ohio, after a brief illness. Mrs. Whitman was a 1943 graduate of Metz High School in Metz, Indiana. She was employed by Edgerton Local Schools for …

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Richard A. Dietrich, 86

Richard A. Dietrich, age 86, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away Monday, February 25, 2019 at Martin Memorial Hospital in Stuart, Florida. Services have been entrusted to Krill Funeral Service, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan where arrangements are pending.

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