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Distracted Driving Is The Focus

Heads up area drivers…If you plan on driving anywhere this week, put the cellphone down. The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be looking for distracted drivers through Saturday in conjunction with the Indiana State Police.

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Behavioral Health Funding Announced

4.9 million dollars in allocations for behavioral health services is approved by the Four County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board. The funding was allocated to 11 agencies for the fiscal year, starting July 1. Agencies receiving contracts include the Maumee Valley Guidance Center and the New Home …

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Snow Brought In

A Waterloo man faces multiple charges including attempted murder, after he stabs his girlfriend in the neck and chest. He then led police on a pursuit. Officers with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department were called to a home on CR 35. The victim, Lynne Wahlstrom, called 911 saying she’d been …

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Crash On 24

An accident shuts down an area roadway. Both lanes of Baltimore Road in Defiance, near the Highway 24 exit ramp, were closed while crews cleared the scene of a semi crash. Witnesses told officers Steven Bean of Indianapolis, was eastbound on 24 and drove off the left side of the …

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Tree Causes Damage In Swanton

A large tree falls at the Beard Pavilion in Memorial Park in Swanton, causing severe damage. Officials say the playground area is closed until further notice. Crews repaired a downed power line at the scene. City officials are asking residents to just avoid the area altogether, as other repairs are …

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IN Considers Vaping Law

Indiana would impose a 20 percent tax on the liquids used in electronic cigarettes under a proposal endorsed in committee. Members of Senate Appropriations voted in support of the bill. It came after the panel adopted the tax on price of the vaping liquid, rather than a 4 cents per-milliliter …

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An Old Building May Be Saved

The former 1918 Defiance school building may be getting a new lease on life after all. The Board of Education passed a motion to pursue further negotiations with Community Building Partners…on the condition that it places $300,000 in escrow with a mutually acceptable escrow agent on or before April 17…it’s …

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Fire At Henry Co Eatery

Crews in Henry County take on a restaurant fire. Five area departments were called to the Log Cabin Tavern on County Road 3 in Liberty Center, after witnesses saw and called emergency personnel. The building is heavily damaged. No injuries were reported. State and local investigators are looking over things.

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Green Jobs Grow In IN

A new survey says Indiana and Minnesota had the Midwest’s biggest growth in clean energy jobs last year. The fourth annual Clean Jobs Midwest survey found that Indiana’s clean energy jobs grew by 4.7% last year, tying it with Minnesota. Officials say Indiana’s employment in advanced transportation manufacturing, including electric …

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Marriage Law Begins In OH

A new state marriage law prohibits children under the age of 17 from marrying in Ohio The new law takes effect this week. It raises the minimum marriage age to 18 for both parties, but allows 17-year-olds to marry if they meet certain requirements. They must have juvenile court consent …

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