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Tennis Courts On The Way

Excavation work begins toward building new tennis courts for Bryan schools. Officials tell reporters the work should take about two weeks. The project, much of which is being funded through more than $425,000 in donations through the Bryan Tennis Committee, calls for six new concrete courts and centered spectator seating …

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Crittenden Takes The Reins In Wauseon

A new police chief in Wauseon. Kevin Chittenden is a familiar face with 15 years on the force there. Chittenden was appointed by City Council to replace Keith Torbet, effective Aug. 5. Torbet, a 35-year veteran of Wauseon Police, will leave the force to replace Dennis Richardson as the city’s …

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Nuke Vote Set In Columbus

Ohio could become the latest state to hand out a billion dollar financial rescue for its nuclear power plants. Lawmakers in the Ohio House are set to vote on a plan that would give $150 million a year to stop the unprofitable nuclear plants from closing prematurely. Gov. DeWine intends …

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Gun Plan Goes To Petition Phase

A gun safety group, hoping to change state law to require background checks on virtually all guns sales, receives state approval to start collecting petition signatures. The proposal would close a loophole that allows sales without background checks at gun shows and between private individuals.

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A Friendly Request From BMU

The hot weather prompts local utility officials to ask customers to reduce energy use in order to save money on their bills. With temperatures expected to reach the mid- to upper-90s, Bryan Municipal Utilities is asking those to limit power usage, especially during those peak hours.

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Metal Products Merger Complete

It’s a done deal. The merger between the Chase Brass and Olin Brass parent company, Global Brass and Copper Holdings, with German firm, Wieland-Werke AG, has become official. The deal, subject to regulatory approval, is an all-cash transaction, with Wieland acquiring all outstanding shares of GBC at a rate of …

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Palladino Acquitted

A Defiance County jury acquits Stephen Palladino of setting his ex-wife’s house on fire. Palladino was found not guilty of two counts of aggravated arson, following three days of testimony in a Defiance County courtroom. He was accused of purposely setting fire to the residence on Ohio 15, near Highland …

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Greene In Court

Craig Greene, the Asheville, North Carolina man accused of causing a January crash that killed a Napoleon woman, pleads not guilty in Henry County to vehicular homicide charges and more. Sandra Crandall was pronounced dead at the scene. Greene was blocking eastbound and westbound lanes with his semi when it …

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Deadly Accident Near Assumption

One person is killed in a two-vehicle crash on West Central Avenue, near North Berkey Southern Road, just outside of Assumption. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Officials say a pickup truck, driven by the unnamed driver, was westbound on Central when …

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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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