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Area Men Face Child Porn Charges

Two Northwest Ohio men are indicted for receiving and distributing child pornography. Prosecutors say Michael Butler of Defiance, received and distributed in 2015 numerous computer files containing images of children. Michael Crawford is accused of doing the same thing from 2014 to 2018. Their cases are unrelated.

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DUI Crash Leads To Boil Order

Police in DeKalb County say a man was drunk when he drove through a dead-end street, crashing into a pump house in St. Joe. The crash led officials to put out a boil water advisory. Deputies say Vic Perkins of Auburn was the driver. He apparently left the scene of …

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Popular Radio Personality Passes

An area radio legend passes away. WOWO radio announced Fort Wayne morning radio host, Charly Butcher died on Wednesday. Butcher had been on the air, locally for more than 30 years. He worked on both WOWO and WMEE. Station officials say his death is likely due to a cardiac event. …

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West Nile Update

Heads up Williams County. Health officials warn recent testing shows West Nile Virus is back for another summer. Five tests came up positive here. Three more results came up the same in Henry County, too. No human cases have been reported. The best way to battle the virus?…Prevention…Get rid of …

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Isabel June Imm, 90

Isabel June Imm, 90, of Montpelier, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018 at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Montpelier. She was born on June 16, 1928 in Superior Township to Harvey E. and Mildred L. (Miller) Tingley. Isabel graduated from Montpelier High School in 1946. On August 9, …

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New Officer For Montpelier Campus

Montpelier Board of Education officials hire a new school resource officer, at a cost of approximately $50,000. Starting this school year, there will be a uniformed officer in the building at all times. The officer will be a member of the Montpelier police force…the measure must first be approved by …

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West Nile Warning

Henry County health officials warn several samples tested for West Nile Virus have come back positive. So far no one has been stricken. The samples were taken in Deshler, Napoleon and Holgate. Officials say to take action to avoid getting the virus

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Crash Hurts Three

A multi vehicle crash at Ohio 576 and 34 sends three people to the hospital. Investigators tell reporters Kaleb Byers was northbound on 576 and didn’t stop at the 34 intersection, west of Bryan. That’s when Carolyn Sharrock-Dorsten was pulling through the four way stop. Byers smashes into Sharrock-Dorsten. One …

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Gillespie Files Appeal

A convicted Defiance man files for a delayed appeal of his double murder case with the Ohio Court of Appeals. Bradley Gillespie was found guilty and sentenced to life for killing Hannah Fischer and Frank Tracy. In an nutshell, Gillespie doesn’t like the job his counsel is did…so he wants …

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Dempsey Trial Update

A pretrial hearing was held for Matthew Dempsey, the Briceton man who faces murder charges on Monday. Dempsey is accused of murdering Gina Mann, 47 at their County Road 87, address back in April. Mann was shot to death. After a nationwide manhunt, Dempsey was picked up in Northern Nevada. …

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