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Bosma Stepping Down

The longest-serving leader of the Indiana House will retire after the 2020 legislative session. Republican Speaker, Brian Bosma told lawmakers that he would continue in the powerful position…that controls which proposals are considered…until the upcoming session ends in March. Bosma, 62, said he wouldn’t seek reelection in 2020 after 34 …

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Williams Indicted

A Williams County grand jury returns an indictment against Dakota Williams, 21, of Edgerton, on one count of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle. Prosecutors say back on Oct. 12, he illegally transported a loaded 9mm handgun in a car. Williams has another court date approaching.

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St. Caspar Is Broken Into Again

Someone vandalizes three statues of holy figures at a shrine in Wauseon. Police are seeking information from the public. A parishioner discovered the damage at St. Caspar Catholic Church. The plaster statues were part of smaller shrines in the buildings. Two of the statues suffered damage to their faces, and …

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Money For Parks

The Bryan Area Foundation awards $10,000 to the Kiwanis Club to buy new musical playground equipment for Roseland Park. Club Treasurer, Mike Lewis says the grant will be used to purchase the equipment from Freenotes Harmony Park, a Colorado-based company that makes specialty outdoor musical instruments. Playground equipment from the …

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Job Numbers Are Out

The unemployment rate stays the same from September to October in Williams County at 3.4 percent. At the state level, Ohio’s non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 3.9 percent during the month, from 4.1 in September and 4.2 percent in August. The national rate stays at 3.3 percent, which it …

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Stark Is Sentenced

Dennis Stark, the elderly Bryan man, is sentenced to community control for five years in Defiance County on several sexual abuse charges involving a young child. A prison term of 12 years is reserved, if he violates the terms of community control. A charge of rape was dismissed as part …

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New BMU Rates Approved

Bryan Municipal Utilities’ water rates will be raised each of the next three years, under a plan approved by the Bryan Board of Public Affairs. The changes are part of a multi-year adjustment plan, suggested in 2018. The fixed monthly service charge for most residential customers will increase to $8.25 …

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Old Building In Swanton Is Gone

A longtime fixture on Main Street in Swanton is no more. The building at 91 and 93 N. Main St. was razed because it is falling down onto the Epiphany Community Services building next door. The old building was most recently used as a restaurant but had been empty for …

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Major Landmark Case In OH

A judge overseeing 2,500 federal lawsuits, related to the nation’s opioid crisis, has scheduled a trial for late next year over the role played by major pharmacy chains. U.S. District Court Judge, Dan Polster in Cleveland rules he will hear a case next October brought by two counties in Ohio …

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Stabbing In Defiance

A Defiance woman is arrested after a man is stabbed at a Harrison Ave location. The victim, Terry Soto, 40, was taken by the Defiance Fire Department to Mercy Hospital. Audrey Foust is charged with felonious assault. She was taken to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio in Stryker. The …

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