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Fatality In Edon

An Edon man dies after a lawn tractor accident at a County Road I location. Officials tell reporters the victim was underneath the tractor and was not transported from the scene. The man was reportedly found by a family member, who made the call to emergency personnel.

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FBI Wants Simpkins

A suspect is named in the Monday bank robbery in Lyons. The FBI says they would like to find Shawn Simpkins…this, after the heist at the State Bank on E. Morenci Street. Simpkins is a white male, 50 years old…5 feet, 7 inches tall…185 pounds…brown hair and brown eyes. He …

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UAW Strike Continues

In Defiance…nearly 500 GM employees, all United Auto Workers members, continue picketing at the GM Powertrain Foundry…insiders say no sign of a resolution is in sight. The nationwide strike is for higher pay and benefits, as well as the reopening or re-purposing several plants shuttered by GM in recent years, …

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New Election Checklist Complete

Staff at the Williams County Elections Office has created a candidate nominating guide and checklist that can be used by prospective candidates to ensure they are following all the correct requirements to qualify for the ballot. Past confusion, due to staff inexperience and lack of guidelines, prompted work on the …

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More Money For Trees

The Bryan Board of Public Affairs approves spending more on tree replacement efforts, following an aggressive line clearing and tree removal project this year. Bryan Municipal Utilities has donated money for the city Parks and Recreation Department’s tree replacement program for more than 25 years. The parks department requested $4,000.

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OH Lawmakers Want To See Social Media Impact

A panel of state senators is hitting the road, to gather input on how the broad reach of Facebook and Google impacts average Ohioans. It comes as scrutiny of big tech companies deepens and widens across the federal government and abroad.

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Carlson Is Sentenced

A Montpelier man is sentenced to12 years in prison in a Williams County courtroom. Harold Carlson pled guilty to rape charges and was given credit for 297 days served in jail while his case was pending. The incidents happened between 2010 and 2018.

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Injury Crash In DKC

Three people are recovering from injuries after a crash in DeKalb County, on County Road 68. When a van enters the intersection at County Road 427…it hits a car, heading north on 427. The collision launches the car into a bean field in the northwest corner of the intersection. The …

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Robbery In Lyons

The authorities want the man who robbed the State Bank on E. Morenci St. in Lyons. Investigators say a white male enters the branch, produces a note, demanding money from the teller…and then takes an undisclosed amount of cash…leaving the scene in a burgundy Chevrolet pickup truck. No injuries were …

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Voter Challenge Nixed

The Williams County Board of Elections tosses out a voter registration challenge against Pioneer resident, Jim Fee, filed by Pioneer Mayor, Ed Kidston…who claimed Fee lives outside Pioneer in Bridgewater Township at a single-family residence on County Road R.

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