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Perkins Caught In Search

Michael Perkins of Delta faces a list of domestic related charges after an incident at a County Road 5 address. When officers arrive, Perkins, on foot, already left. Several hours later, Perkins is spotted in a search that includes police dogs and drones in the air. He is located in …

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Azbill Faces Underage Sex Charges

Police in Hicksville pick up David Azbill after he is accused of soliciting sex from a minor…by use of a telecommunications device…which could be a major factor if the case makes it to sentencing. Azbill appeared in Defiance Municipal Court with bond set at $25,000. He has another court date …

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New Tax Posted On Ballot

Clinton Township will ask voters this November to support a new fire and emergency services levy that will combine with current levies scheduled to generate revenue through next year. City Council passed an emergency resolution, authorizing the mayor’s office to enter into an agreement with the township. As part of …

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Jobs Numbers For Our Area

Unemployment rates continue to move up slightly in July. Statewide, it ticked up to 4.6 percent, from 4.2 in June…this, while the national rate is at 4, up from 3.8 percent. In Williams County, it’s at 3.6 percent, up from 3.3 percent in June. Still, Williams rate remains one of …

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New Charges For Towns

Two new misdemeanor charges are filed against Williams County sheriff, Steve Towns…who pled not guilty to them during a hearing. Towns appeared in Bryan Municipal Court with his counsel, accused of improperly disclosing confidential information. Towns was granted a personal-recognizance bond on the new charges. Towns is accused of posting …

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Toledo Area Pro Opioid Doctor In Trouble

An Ohio doctor, who has been a critic of the crackdown on opioid pills for chronic pain patients, is now charged with illegally prescribing hundreds of thousands of pain pills. Federal prosecutors announced the charges against Dr. William Bauer of Port Clinton. They say Bauer since 2007 has prescribed thousands …

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Big News For Area Company

The Australian parent company of a Delta steel plant announces it will finance a local $700 million expansion, scheduled for completion in two years. North Star Bluescope Steel president, Robin Davies says early stages of construction on the facility’s addition have begun, following a year of planning. The addition is …

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New School Safety Center In OH

Ohio is creating a school safety center to help prevent and address violence involving schools and students. Gov. DeWine signed an executive order to create the Ohio School Safety Center as a division of Ohio Homeland Security. He says it begins its work with seven state employees, whose focus is …

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Richcreek Case Update

Donald Rich-creek appeared in a Paulding County courtroom. Richcreek is being charged with murder in the shooting death of his brother. Some family members were present during the hearing. Richcreek requested a court-appointed attorney to represent him in the case. A pretrial hearing is set for the 26th in Paulding …

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Butler Gets 10

A Defiance man who led police in a pursuit in November forgoes a jury trial in Defiance County and is sentenced to prison. Cameron Butler gets a 10-year prison term for assault and more. Prosecutors say he intentionally struck a city police cruiser outside the police department on Perry Street. …

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