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OH Help Is On The Way To PR

The 200th Red Horse squadron of the Ohio Air National Guard will deploy to Puerto Rico to aid in relief efforts after the earthquakes there, earlier this month. Last week, Gov. Mike DeWine issued a proclamation, authorizing squadron members to assist with the recovery until basic services in impacted areas …

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Counselors Recruited In OH

An Ohio Senate committee is considering a bill that would create a student loan repayment program, to help recruit and retain attorneys to serve as much needed public defenders in the state. The proposed program is similar to those in Ohio aimed at encouraging physicians, dentists and dental hygienists to …

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No Injuries In Bus Accident

A Millcreek-West Unity Schools bus gets into an accident. No students were hurt. Officials tell reporters the bus driver was trying to make a right turn from a private drive on County Road 21, south of County Road K. As it was pulling out, the bus was hit in the …

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Richey Case Update

A defendant’s request to move his retaliation case from Putnam County to another venue is turned down. Kenneth Richey of Columbus, accused of threatening a retired county judge here, had filed a motion to change the venue through his attorney. Judge, Keith Schierloh denied the request. The case is set …

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Welker Indicted

Jonathon Welker, is indicted for attempted murder in Putnam County. Prosecutors say Welker tried to kill Jonathon Hodgson with a knife. Hodgson received medical attention but has since been released. Welker initially appeared in Putnam County Municipal Court on Dec. 30, shortly after his arrest, and waived his right to …

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Sweethearts Hits The Shelves

Sweethearts, are ready and on shelves for Valentine’s Day 2020, if only in a relatively limited capacity this year. The 118-year-old-brand was purchased by Spangler Candy Company from the now-defunct Necco in September 2018 and, since that time, Spangler leaders have been working toward this year’s romantic holiday as their …

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Fire In Hicksville

The Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office is working to find out what caused a fire that broke out at an education building at a Catholic church in Hicksville. Defiance County 911 got a phone call, indicating flames were visible at St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Antwerp Drive. Crews were able …

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Medicare System Changes Coming

Thousands of retired public employees will have to pay more of their health care costs starting in 2022 after trustees for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System vote to reduce health care benefits. Those changes include cutting the monthly allowance paid to retirees who are eligible for Medicare. The changes …

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OH Medicaid Riddled With Problems

Ohio’s Medicaid system suffers from high payment error rates and problems determining eligibility, among many issues the state Medicaid director blamed on the past administration. Other problems identified by Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran include incorrect renewal dates, privacy breaches and incorrectly linking newborns to people who weren’t are their actual …

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OH MLK Events Planned

The Ohio History Center is offering special hours and programs Monday to mark the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. The museum in Columbus, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Programming includes a talk by an historian on the slain civil rights leader’s philosophy and vision. Several …

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