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Stress Help For Farmers

Ohio State University is creating a new way to help farmers dealing with the stress and strain of keeping their farms running. It’s called the Rural and Farm Stress Task Force. The university says the task force will help connect farmers with specialists who can help them learn more about …

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Fentanyl Out For Executions

Gov., DeWine is dismissing a legislator’s proposal to use the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl to execute death row inmates, as the state struggles to find a drug combination to carry out lethal injections. The governor says fentanyl, which has led to thousands of fatal overdoses in Ohio, isn’t an option …

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Voting Purge Issues

Voting rights activists say about 4,000 Ohio residents are at risk of being illegally removed from state voting rolls, a figure questioned by the state’s elections chief. In a letter to Secretary of State, Frank LaRose, representatives of the League of Women Voters Ohio, the NAACP and other groups requested …

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Roth In Court

William Roth of McClure, appeared by video in Napoleon Municipal Court on a charge of failure to comply with police, this after a four-county pursuit earlier this week we reported on. Roth now has court-appointed counsel. Bond was set at $100,000. Officials tell reporters a deputy tried to stop Roth, …

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Osborne Trial Date Set

A new trial date is set for Mark Osborne of Holgate…accused of leading law enforcement on two car chases in two days in March. Osborne is charged with failure to comply with officers, evidence tampering and drug possession. His trial date, originally set for Aug. 26, was continued to Oct. …

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Tornado Losses Grow

Insured losses from Memorial Day tornadoes that ravaged parts of Ohio will be among the largest in the state’s history. Ohio Insurance Institute data puts the total insured losses from the storms between $465 million and $480 million to date. Institute president, Dean Fadel says that figure is likely to …

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Ready For Some Fun

It’s time to head to Hicksville for the Defiance County Fair. The 142nd addition begins on Saturday. They say there will be some changes to the fair this year. Rides will not open until 1 p.m. Sunday, and there will be some new midway entertainment, including an exotic petting zoo …

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Frisbie To Be Remembered

Mick Frisbie, the Williams County deputy who died earlier this year, will be honored on Saturday during Stryker’s Heritage Day festivities. A 5K memorial run that will start off the day is set up at Jagger Cone on Ellis St. Frisbie will also posthumously receive the Good Neighbor Award from …

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Butt Receives Punishment

Kaycee Butt of Hilliard, pleads no contest to petty theft in a Defiance County courtroom. She was given a suspended six-month jail sentence at Stryker, and ordered to make $3,635 restitution to Defiance College within six months. Butt was accused of stealing money from the college in 2018, while serving …

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