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James “Jim” Beck, 79

James “Jim” Beck, age 79 of Wauseon passed away Thursday April 20, 2017 at the University of Toledo Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Prior to his retirement he had worked for the City of Wauseon for many years. In retirement he had volunteered with the Fulton County Senior Center, …

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Monica Moroa Patterson, 53

Wellness Centers in Montpelier. She has lived in Montpelier for the last 5 years, prior to that she had lived in Sarasota, Florida for 45 years. Monica was born on April 5, 1964 in Bryan to Donald Larry and Ella Mae (Kemarly) Patterson. Monica graduated from Sarasota High School. Monica …

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Defiance man facing multiple traffic charges

A Defiance man appeared in Defiance Municipal Court Wednesday morning on numerous charges following a high-speed pursuit that began in the city. 49 year old David Gribble of Pierce St., was arraigned on multiple traffic charges A charge of reckless operation was dismissed. Bond was set at $250,000. He was …

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Defiance County man enters pleas in sexual assault case By Newsroom A local man entered pleas of sexual abuse charges in Defiance County Common Pleas Court. 62 year old Ronald Brown of Ohio 111, pleaded guilty to two counts of rape; one count of attempted rape with a specification that the victim was less than 10 years of age; and one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered and his bond was continued. Sentencing was scheduled for 10 a.m. on May 17. The offenses charged in connection with children less than 10 years of age are related to a course of conduct occurring from approximately July 2016 through January 2017. Authorities further allege between June and September of 2006, Brown engaged in sexual conduct with a 14-year-old female. Apr. 23, 2017 at 5:26 pm 15-year-old boy is facing a criminal investigation after allegedly sending a general threat against Central Local Schools By Newsroom According to Defiance County Sheriff Doug Engel, a 15-year-old boy is facing a criminal investigation after allegedly sending a “general threat” against Central Local Schools. Engel alleged that the teen made the threat against the district in a message sent via the internet on April 8 to another juvenile. Law enforcement was informed of the threat on Wednesday, 11 days later. The district reportedly learned of the threat on Wednesday afternoon as well. The student was “removed” from Central Local Schools on Wednesday. School superintendent Vicki Brunn noted that this is an ongoing criminal investigation and they are cooperating in any way they can. Apr. 23, 2017 at 5:26 pm Man accused in murder of his son’s mother has first court appearance Thursday By Newsroom The man accused of fatally shooting the mother of his 10-month-old son and abducting her stepmother was in court Thursday facing multiple counts. 27-year-old James Ramey, of Toledo, Ohio was arrested after being found in northern Indiana, near Rochester last month. The child and stepmother weren’t hurt. Officials says the Amber Alert issued for baby Winston helped them catch Ramey.Authorities say he broke into the family’s house in Delta on March 14 and shot 23-year-old Amanda Mangas in the chest. She later died at a hospital. Prosecutors in Fulton County said Wednesday they will seek a death sentence after Ramey was indicted on 22 counts, including aggravated murder. Ramey has been held at the Community Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio since he was arrested and brought back to Ohio. Apr. 20, 2017 at 5:44 pm Defiance man facing multiple traffic charges By Newsroom A Defiance man appeared in Defiance Municipal Court Wednesday morning on numerous charges following a high-speed pursuit that began in the city. 49 year old David Gribble of Pierce St., was arraigned on multiple traffic charges A charge of reckless operation was dismissed. Bond was set at $250,000. He was ordered by the judge to not leave the state, abstain from drugs and alcohol and observe a temporary protection order. Apr. 20, 2017 at 5:42 pm Concrete poured on the southern half of the new Ohio 109 bridge deck on Tuesday

The Ohio Department of Transportation and Miller Brothers Construction poured the southern half of the new Ohio 109 bridge deck on Tuesday. The pour, which took about 14 hours, used roughly 1275 cubic yards of concrete. The new bridge is 47 feet wide and includes two 12-foot lanes with shoulders …

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Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio housing almost 600 inmates

Jim Dennis, executive director at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, said Wednesday’s population stood at 597 or 94 percent, a record high for 2017. He said the population stood at 526 in February and climbed to 587 in March. During the meeting, Mr. Dennis said CCNO needs to diversify …

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Paulding Exempted Village Board of Education hires new principal

The Paulding Exempted Village Board of Education hired a new principal at Paulding Elementary School for the 2017-18 school year. The board approved a two-year contract with Greg Puthoff as Paulding Elementary School principal, effective Aug. 2. Puthoff replaces Stephanie Tear, with whom the district came to a settlement agreement, …

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$1 million bond set for murder suspect

A Fulton County grand jury indicted the man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and kidnapping their infant son Tuesday on more than 20 counts. James Ramey is accused of shooting Mandi Mangas before kidnapping their son and Mangas’s mother. It all began on March 14, where the kidnapping spawned an …

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Auburn man was hospitalized early Tuesday after traffic accident

A 40-year-old Auburn man was hospitalized early Tuesday after his car veered off a county road as he was adjusting his cruise control and sailed over a pair of driveways before it came to rest in a yard. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department say their officers and area medics were …

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