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Hate Crimes Holdup

A top Statehouse Republican will use a parliamentary maneuver to bottle up hate crimes legislation, dealing a potential setback to Gov. Eric Holcomb and others who want to remove Indiana from the list of just five states that don’t have such laws. Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray says he …

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Rev. Julia Lark Ronngren, 52

Rev. Julia Lark Ronngren, 52 years, of Wauseon, formerly of West Unity, passed away early on the morning of Thursday, December 27, 2018, in the emergency room of Henry County Hospital, Napoleon. Julia was born March 12, 1966 in Petoskey, Michigan, daughter of the late Herbert Ward and Mary Esther …

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Ignacio Gutierrez, 56

Ignacio Gutierrez, age 56, of Archbold, passed away unexpectedly at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo on Sunday, December 30, 2018. Arrangements are pending at the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon.

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Barn Fire Ends In Loss

A barn and a horse are lost in a fire in rural Angola’s Metz Township. Crews were dispatched to an E 15 N location, with reports that a horse was still inside the structure. First units on the scene found a medium sized pole barn heavily involved. Units started defensive …

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Gas Explosion Injures Two

Two people are hurt after a gas line rupture in Poneto. Bluffton Police sent multiple fire departments to a S. Meridian Rd. address. Officials tell reporters the cause of the explosion was a ruptured LP line. The gas line was connected to a wall-mounted heater. The identities and conditions of …

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St. Joe Fire Service Changes

The St. Joseph Township Fire Department is no more. It delivered its final ‘Out of Service’ call over emergency services airwaves. The Fort Wayne Fire Department will take over providing fire service for the township. The change is just affecting the unincorporated areas, roughly around 5,500 people. That area was …

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Holcomb Remains Opposed To Marijuana

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb remains opposed to efforts by state lawmakers to allow medical or recreational marijuana in the state, even as it’s becoming legal in a growing number of others. The Republican governor says he hasn’t changed his mind even after voters in neighboring Michigan approved a November ballot …

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Arlene H. Pennington, 80

Arlene H. Pennington, age 80, of rural Fayette, passed away Friday, December 28, 2018, at Flower Hospital in Toledo. Arlene was born in Wyandot, Michigan, on January 11, 1938, the daughter of Carlton and Helen (Damman) Mahnke. On November 24, 1956, she married Loren E. Pennington, and he preceded her …

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Glenn L. “Buck” Dielman, 86

Glenn L. “Buck” Dielman, age 86, of Holland, Ohio and Melbourne, Florida, passed away Monday, December 17, 2018 at 11:17 PM. Buck was born in Napoleon, Ohio on September 14, 1932, the son of Lawrence and Vadys (Turpening) Dielman. Prior to retirement, he was co-owner of Dielman, Inc. with his …

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Chase Ends In Bust

Three men are in custody after they crashed their car in Stryker following a high-speed chase that began on the Ohio Turnpike. Troopers initiated a traffic stop at milepost 46 in Fulton County, between Swanton and Delta. The three men in a rental car with Texas license plates, then fled …

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