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Ballot Set For Williams County

The Williams County Board of Elections certifies 74 candidates and six issues at its regular monthly meeting. 86 candidates in all are now on the ballot. Those interested in registering to vote in the Nov. 6 general elections have until Oct. 7 to do so. You can register online.

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Defiance Project Delayed

The closure of the CSX Railroad crossing over Defiance’s Atlantic Street closure has been delayed. Scheduling conflicts, the problem. A new closure date has not been set.

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Lead Program Clears Hurdle

Gov. DeWine says Ohio’s Department of Medicaid has received federal approval for its plan to enhance and expand Medicaid’s lead abatement program. The Children’s Health Insurance Program initiative was recently approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He says that means Medicaid dollars can be used in “more …

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Drowning In DKC

A 19-year-old drowns in a private pond in DeKalb County. Police and medics are called to a County Road 29 location in Auburn. They say Daniel Burris was swimming in his family’s pond when he went under. Family members were able to pull him to shore and performed CPR until …

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Several Minors Arrested In Party Bust

Police in LaGrange County break up a party and detain several juveniles at a CR 300 home in Wolcottville. Ten in all are arrested for underage drinking. Officials say two were hospitalized for a possible drug overdose. The investigation into the case continues.

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Mossing Case Update

Emily Mossing of Napoleon pleads guilty to vehicular homicide in a Defiance County court room. Prosecutors say on Jan. 20 she recklessly operated a motor vehicle on Buckskin Road, when she ran a stop sign, hitting William Moore’s car. He died after the crash. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 14.

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Butler Trial Approaches

Cameron Butler, charged with assault and more after a car chase with police in Defiance County last November, will have his day in court next week. They say Butler hit a Defiance police cruiser on Perry Street. He then left the scene, failed to stop when ordered by officers and …

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Shafer New School District CFO

Kevin Schafer is confirmed as the Bryan City Schools Board of Education chief financial officer. His starting date is set for Sept. 1. The district announced it was hiring Schafer in June. The school board voted him in, unanimously.

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Lethal Drugs Inventory Concerns In IN

The Indiana Department of Correction confirms the state doesn’t have the necessary drugs to execute any of the eight men who are on death row. Indiana is one of 29 states that allows capital punishment. It’s been nearly a decade since the state’s last execution, and no new inmates have …

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Water Program Could Change

Proposed changes to Ohio’s water quality monitoring program would reduce the number of water samples taken from the state’s rivers and streams. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to fold the state’s 98 watersheds now surveyed into 37 larger “project areas.” The agency anticipates that reducing the number of …

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