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Aquifer Opponents Lose Round 1

The Williams County Common Pleas Court supports the county elections board, dealing a blow to efforts by a local grassroots residents group to qualify a county charter issue for the November general election ballot. The charter would switch the county from its current statutory form of government to one governed …

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Palladino Trial Update

Stephen Palladino’s arson trial continues in Defiance County. Prosecutors say in 2018, Palladino started a fire at his ex-wife’s home in Highland Township. The blaze severely damaged the home. The woman and their child inside, were able to get out safely. So far, several witnesses have taken the stand, most …

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Irelan Heads To Prison

Alonzo Irelan of Swanton is sentenced in a Toledo courtroom to 17 years in prison for trying to kill his estranged wife on two separate occasions. He entered an Alford plea to two counts of attempted murder…meaning the defendant does not admit guilt but admits the evidence presented would likely …

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Buck Faces Charges

A Maumee man, accused of seriously harming a woman is indicted by a Williams County grand jury. Michael Buck, 28, faces burglary and assault charges. Prosecutors say back on June 13, he broke into a County Road 15 address in Bryan, hitting the victim in the face several times. She …

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Guess Case Update

Logan Guess of Delta is indicted for DUI and interference with the operation of a train in Fulton County. Guess has another court date soon over the June incident.

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David A. Ross, 67

David A. Ross, age 67, of Bryan, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at CHP Inpatient Hospice Center near Defiance. David retired from GM in Defiance after 25 years of service. He enjoyed woodworking in his retirement and won several awards for his projects. David A. Ross was …

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Sheets Brought In For Rape

Defiance County deputies arrest an Evansport man, suspected of raping two minors. James Sheets was booked into the Corrections Center in Stryker. Both victims were under the age of 10.

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Martinez Faces Charges

Ernesto Martinez of Bryan is arraigned in Williams County on several counts of gross sexual imposition. The two alleged victims were ages 6 and 7 when they were inappropriately touched by Martinez in February 2019 during an overnight stay at a local residence, prosecutors say. Martinez is scheduled to appear …

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Burke Case Update

A former Napoleon school teacher and coach, facing 12 counts of sexual imposition, appears in a Henry County courtroom. Randy Burke was indicted on 10 counts late last year. Then, Burke was indicted late last month on an additional count, this after another alleged victim came forward. A jury trial …

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