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ONG Activated

Gov. Mike DeWine has activated 300 members of the Ohio National Guard to help ensure needy communities get food…while the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says it received 111,055 unemployment insurance benefit applications online in the past four days. The state has nearly 120 confirmed cases of the …

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Two Die From Coronavirus In IN

Two people in Indiana have died from the coronavirus in two days. State health officials confirm the Johnson County residents were in their 60’s. They were in an area hospital. The health department also reported six new additional confirmed illnesses, giving the state 30 cases across 15 counties.

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Holcomb Orders Closures

Indiana’s governor orders all of the state’s public and private schools to remain closed through at least the end of April…as part of the effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The illness has already forced many businesses throughout the state to close. Gov. Holcomb called for all restaurants …

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Charter School Bill In Debate

Ohio would stop allowing for-profit operators to manage its public charter schools in 2023 under a new legislative proposal, aimed at stronger accountability for that sector. The bill also would subject the operators to annual state audits and make public more of the records related to charter schools’ management and …

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Bryan In An Emergency

The City of Bryan declares a state of emergency. In addition to potentially allowing the city to apply for FEMA dollars, should it need assistance in the coronavirus fight, the declaration also closes all city government buildings to the public, with the exception of Bryan Municipal Court. It also suspends …

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Mohre The New Sheriff

Gary Mohre is the interim Williams County Sheriff. He was appointed by the Williams County Commissioners in a special meeting. He takes over for Steve Towns, who resigned as part of a plea deal to avoid three felony charges. Commissioners initially had indicated they would appoint the winner of the …

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Kurtz Gets Four Plus

Jarrett Kurtz of Montpelier is sentenced to four and a half years in jail in a Williams County courtroom. Kurtz was accused of stealing historic weaponry from a local collector’s residence. The guns taken were worth over 100,000 thousand dollars. Since the theft, some of the guns have been recovered, …

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OH Turns To The SBA

Ohio’s leadership is looking to the federal government to help out small businesses feeling the pain from the coronavirus. Gov., DeWine and Lt. Gov., Jon Husted have appealed to the Small Business Administration to qualify the state for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. If approved, the program would enable …

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Coronavirus Fears Leads To Suit

Politicians express frustration after Ohio’s primary was postponed until June in response to the coronavirus. The Ohio Democratic Party now has filed a lawsuit over Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s decision to set a new date, saying that power rests only with the Legislature.

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Coronavirus And The Primary

In the aftermath of the primary postponement…all votes already cast in Williams County’s 2020 primary election are still valid and are being securely stored. A total of 1,089 votes had been cast in the Williams County Board of Elections office in Bryan, with it having received 1,406 total leading up …

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