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Suspected Robber Busted

A robbery suspect is in custody in West Unity. Investigators say Dakota Swirles, 20, of Fayette, committed the crime there, early Sunday morning. Williams County deputies put the details of the case onto social media. It wasn’t long after that, Swirles turned himself in to the authorities in Bryan. Charges …

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Aquifer Update

Here’s the latest on the aquifer story…representatives from seven area towns and Artesian of Pioneer officials met in a work group to discuss a draft report, detailing the costs to transport water from a proposed plant to those seven communities. To determine whether AOP and the aquifer can meet that …

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Employment Figures Shine In WC

New employment numbers are in. Williams County’s unemployment rate continued its rebound from a winter slide, from 4.3 percent in January, to 3.7 percent in February, down to 3.2 percent in March. The rate continues to come in well under both state and national numbers and is a full 1.5 …

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Heroes Recognized At CCNO

Three employees at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio received the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver Hero Award for saving an inmate’s life. Back in March, Corrections Officer, Alex Michael found an unconscious inmate inside a cell at the jail’s intake center. When Medical Administrator, John Pannell couldn’t find a pulse, …

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Becky Marie Menden, 60

Becky Marie Menden, age 60, of Napoleon, Ohio, passed away peacefully in her home, Wednesday morning, April 24, 2019. Services are pending with Grisier-Weigel Funeral Home in Delta.

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Eldred L. Buehrer, 87

Eldred L. Buehrer, age 87, of Stryker, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at CHP – Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. Eldred, along with his wife and sons, worked together to grow their business, Buehrer Power Equipment of Stryker for 64 years. Eldred was born in Stryker, Ohio on April 25, 1931, …

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Russell Ernest “Ernie” Fleming, 82

Russell Ernest “Ernie” Fleming, 82, of Bryan, Ohio, passed April 22, 2019. Ernie was born to Charles Fleming Sr. and Lois (Freesh) Fleming Ph.D., on April 18, 1937, in Humbolt, Illinois. He graduated from Arthur High School in 1956 and later married June Breningmeyer in December of 1959. Ernie served …

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Laser Case Update

Scott Laser of Montpelier stands trial in Williams County this week, facing 11 felony counts that include abduction, menacing and more. Prosecutors say Laser posed as a police officer to coerce a teen back in Nov…taking her to his house. There he forced her to take cough syrup, pills and …

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Castillo Enters Plea

A former Fremont High School Cross Country Coach pleads guilty to child seduction in a Steuben County court room. Moses Castillo admitted to the felony charge which would allow four others counts to be dropped. Judge Allen Wheat took the plea under advisement and will rule on June 3rd. Castillo …

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Loop Trial Changes Made

The trial for Michael Loop is changed from three weeks to two during a pretrial hearing in Paulding County. Now, Loop’s trial will be held Oct. 8-11 and 15-18. The trial originally had been set to last through Oct. 25. Loop is accused of the Sept. shooting death of Philip …

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