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More Horse Requirements In OH

The Ohio Department of Agriculture announces new veterinary inspection requirements for horses entering Ohio. They apply to all horses, including those intended to participate in the All American Quarter Horse Congress. The intent is to prevent the spread of Vesicular Stomatitis. They say it’s highly contagious, with biting insects the …

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Seals Enters Plea

Kage Seals, the co-defendant in a local arson case, enters a guilty plea in a Defiance County courtroom to arson. A pre-sentence investigation is ordered and his bond was continued. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 21. Prosecutors say Seals set fire to a home on Domersville Road in Aug, 2018. …

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Smith Faces Charges

Jeffrey Smith, the area man accused of stealing a CSX vehicle that was later struck and heavily damaged by a train in Defiance, pleads guilty to intimidation, vandalism, interference with the operation of a train and receiving stolen property. The judge ordered a pre-sentence investigation and continued Smith’s $100,000 cash …

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Mossing Gets Jail Time

A Napoleon woman is sentenced in Defiance County for causing the traffic death of a Paulding County man in 2018. Emily Mossing was placed on probation for three years for vehicular homicide…and given 180 days in the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, with 120 days suspended. Mossing was also ordered …

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Crash Near Ney

A man in Ney is flown to an area hospital after his pickup goes off Openlander Road, just north of McCavit, in Defiance County. They suspect had some sort of medical condition. The Ohio Highway Patrol is assisting local officers in the crash investigation.

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Smith Steps Down

A former Ohio House speaker, who lost his bid to retain the post during the current session, is resigning his seat. The decision by state Rep. Ryan Smith was announced in a resignation letter. He faced term limits next year. Smith fought a months-long battle for the House speakership against …

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Taylor Enters Plea

Philip Taylor, the Bryan man charged with shooting and killing several companion dogs in June, pleads guilty to weapons and animal cruelty charges in a Williams County courtroom. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 30, and his $75,000 cash bond was modified to remove a condition requiring GPS with house arrest. …

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Sewage Problem In Defiance

The Defiance County General Health District is responding to a raw sewage situation at the Rolling Hills Manufactured Home Community on Mustang Drive. After being advised that several samples tested near the threshold for E. Coli, it passed a resolution, declaring the subdivision a public health nuisance. The board further …

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Funding For Steel Expansion Set

Ohio Rail Development Commission approves a 100 thousand dollar grant to North Star Bluescope Steel in Delta. The funds support a planned $700 million plant expansion that will create 90 new jobs at the facility. The project involves $1.7 million in rail infrastructure, necessary to feed the new expansion. Rail …

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Construction Law Reversal Stands

A divided Ohio Supreme Court upholds a state law in a 4-3 decision, invalidating a Cleveland requirement that public construction contractors hire city residents for a portion of work on projects. A 2003 Cleveland ordinance mandates that residents must perform 20% of the total hours on public construction projects over …

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