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Kendall Goes To Jail

Andrew Kendall heads to prison. The Bryan man will serve at least 11 years and as many as 14, under new sentencing laws. Kendall was sentenced on five drug-related charges in a Williams County courtroom. Kendall will also get three years post-release control, but was granted credit for time already …

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Culver Changes Plea

David Culver of Fountain, Florida, changes his plea to guilty in the use of interstate commerce facilities…this, in the commission of murder for hire in a federal courtroom in Toledo. Sentencing is scheduled in March. In May, the FBI arrested Culver, alleging he ordered a hit on a Williams County …

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Woes At Metal X

The founder and owner of MetalX confirms a dozen or more terminations at its Delta processing plant, due to shifts in the metal scrap market. Danny Rifkin says between 15% and 20% of the company’s local 55-person workforce at their Highway 109 location was let go through a gradual process …

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Local Funding Announced

The Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority makes available $250,000 of Regional Cities initiative funding to invest in an additional project or multiple projects in the 11-county region. The funding comes from savings earned from past projects, investment on deposits and higher than projected returns for tax credits. Fourteen projects are …

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Snow And Driving Do Not Mix

The snow makes it annual arrival. It was noticeable on the roads. A woman driving an SUV on County Road M, east of Ohio 15 hits a mailbox and pole after losing control of her vehicle. It’s snow related. The woman was okay. Officials say at least two tractor-trailers crashed …

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More Crashes In DKC

Over in DeKalb County, two teenagers and two children under 10 suffer minor injuries after their car crashes on County Road 60, near County Road 31. Wet, slippery conditions, the cause. They say the 16-year-old behind the wheel, heading east, lost control and went off the road. The SUV hits …

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Baxter Faces Accusations

Van Wert County’s auditor and two deputies in his office are indicted after officials say they broke into the county treasurer’s office, hacked into a computer and tampered with records. Auditor, Philip Baxter is charged with felony breaking and entering and unauthorized use of property. Julienne Rolsten, a deputy county …

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BMU Hike Update

Bryan Municipal Utilities appears to be readying an expected increase in water rates…part of a multi-year rate plan adjustment, suggested in 2018. A study showed BMU should raise $750,000 per year to fund necessary capital improvements for the Water Department and that the then-current rate plan was not sufficient. In …

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Defiance Span Set To Open

Transportation officials don’t see anything standing in the way of opening Defiance’s new Clinton Street bridge during the first week of December. ODOT is confident nothing can derail the expected opening…set for the second.

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Educators Concerned In Montpelier

Some Montpelier residents express concern at the school board meeting about recent charges leveled by teachers of bullying, bias, a lack of trust and a fear of retribution by school administration and Superintendent, Jamison Grime. In question?… they say an atmosphere of bullying of MEA members…a fear of retaliation or …

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