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OH Lethal Injection Update

Gov. DeWine says he expects Ohio to present a federal judge with a proposed new lethal injection system within several weeks. The governor says the system will be different than the previous protocol. He told reporters he anticipates court challenges as soon as the new process is announced. The governor …

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PP Plans To Battle OH Abortion Legislation

Planned Parenthood and abortion clinics sue to thwart Ohio’s latest and most restrictive abortion law, an anticipated move that’s part of a national anti-abortion strategy to challenge the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. The lawsuit is similar to legal fights in several southern states that recently passed similar, or more …

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One Badly Hurt In Accident

Two are hurt after a two car crash at County Roads 16 and D. Officials say Blake Dolt of Oakwood was traveling south on 16…while Jenny Bischoff of Stryker, was traveling westbound on D. Dolt ran the stop sign and his vehicle was struck by Bischoff’s. Both vehicles went off …

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Guerrero Brought In

A police pursuit ends in an arrest. Officials tell reporters Raziel Guerrero of Napoleon faces felonious assault, along with more felony charges. Henry County deputies responded to an assault and burglary in Malinta. The suspects fled the scene on foot. Later, they get to a car and take off. The …

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A Little Outdoor Refreshment

Drinks outside…a proposal, allowing alcohol consumption in downtown Defiance is approved by city council. The ordinance establishes a designated outdoor refreshment area following a third and final reading. The measure allows alcoholic beverages to be served in special cups supplied by downtown businesses and consumed in a designated public area.

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New Homes Mulled In Montpelier

There could be new home building in one area town. Montpelier’s village council gave its preliminary approval of a plan for 15 homesites on the southwestern corner of the intersection of Maplehurst Avenue and West Brown Road. Officials describe the development as a $1 million investment in Montpelier. Potential homeowners …

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Burke Case Update

The case of a former Napoleon High School teacher, facing charges of sexual imposition, has been delayed. Randy Burke of Napoleon, has been indicted on six counts. A jury trial is set for Aug. 5. Prosecutors say the pretrial hearing was moved to July 15. Burke was placed on paid …

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One Hurt In I-69 Crash

A crash involving a semi and a pickup truck closes Interstate 69, near mile marker 337, between the Waterloo and Ashley exits, for nearly three hours in DeKalb County. Officials say James McLintock of Manistee was going north in his big rig on 69, when it stopped for a line …

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Chester To Fill Board Seat

Millcreek-West Unity education officials appoint David Chester to fill the open board seat created when former board member, Kellie Gray resigned to take the position of Williams County treasurer. Chester will serve through Dec. Gray was appointed county treasurer in late March. She replaces Vicki Grimm, who left the position …

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Foster Care Plan Details Emerge

The GOP and Democratic leaders in the Ohio House say improving foster care in light of the state’s addictions epidemic is a top legislative priority this year. One bill announced would ensure that potential foster parents are trained, licensed and approved more effectively. The proposed legislation follows record spending for …

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