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Fire Squelched In Delphos

Crews from Middle Point, Van Wert, Delphos, Ohio City and Spencerville are called to a home on Converse Roselm Road, just west of Delphos to take on a house fire. Officials tell reporters the homeowners and pets were able to escape. No injuries reported. The cause of the fire was …

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Trail Project Moves Forward

In Montpelier…the Village Council takes one more step on the Iron Horse River Trail project. The village has received approval for $850,000 in grants from the state Transportation Alternatives Program, through the Ohio Department of Transportation. The grant is for development of a recreational trail generally along the St. Joseph …

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OH Discusses Death Penalty Repeal

House Republicans in Ohio are discussing a repeal of the death penalty, as executions remain on hold, amid the state’s struggles to obtain lethal injection drugs. GOP House Speaker, Larry Householder tells reporters members of his majority caucus are discussing various options, including doing away with capital punishment. This, as …

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More Internet May Be Coming

High-speed internet would spread to about 1 million unserved or underserved Ohioans along rural routes and highways, previously off-limits, to private development under a strategic plan. If approved by the Department of Agriculture, the aggressive blueprint for expanding and improving broadband access across the state also would give extra points …

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Whitehead Indicted

Hugh Whitehead, the Bryan man accused of raping and assaulting a woman, is indicted by a Williams County grand jury. Prosecutors say it happened on Dec. 6. The indictment further contends that Whitehead is a sexually violent predator. He has another court date in January.

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Crash Claims A Life

A woman is killed when her minivan rear-ends a pickup at the intersection of C.R. 400 South and S.R. 5a in LaGrange County. Officials say 74-year-old, Linda Short was headed north on 5, when she failed to see a pickup that was stopped, waiting to turn on to 400 South. …

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Drug Bill Update

The American Civil Liberties Union says it’s back on board with a bill, designed to reduce low-level drug possessions to misdemeanors and increase penalties for drug dealers. The legislation is part of a long-running attempt by lawmakers to reduce Ohio’s prison population. The ACLU, a past supporter of the legislation, …

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Dog Danger Is Addressed On OH Bench

The Ohio Supreme Court rules a dog, suspected of posing a danger to people, does not have to carry an official dangerous dog label to charge an owner for violating the law. As long as prosecutors have evidence that the dog in question would meet the definition of the law, …

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Deadly Crash In Van Wert

Two people are dead and one badly hurt after a crash in Van Wert, at the intersection of Liberty Union Road at Van Wert Willshire Road. Officials say Eric Mwaba, of Lexington, Kentucky, failed to stop. Mwaba’s car then crashed into an eastbound SUV, driven by Cynthia Schumm of Van …

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Chapa Is The New Chief

Chris Chapa will be sworn in as City Bryan’s police chief after city council approved his hire by a 3-2 vote. Chapa has served as interim chief since Michael Willis retired in August. He started with the police department in July 2001. Officials say the city received 11 applications and …

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