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New Homes Mulled In Montpelier

There could be new home building in one area town. Montpelier’s village council gave its preliminary approval of a plan for 15 homesites on the southwestern corner of the intersection of Maplehurst Avenue and West Brown Road. Officials describe the development as a $1 million investment in Montpelier. Potential homeowners …

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Burke Case Update

The case of a former Napoleon High School teacher, facing charges of sexual imposition, has been delayed. Randy Burke of Napoleon, has been indicted on six counts. A jury trial is set for Aug. 5. Prosecutors say the pretrial hearing was moved to July 15. Burke was placed on paid …

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One Hurt In I-69 Crash

A crash involving a semi and a pickup truck closes Interstate 69, near mile marker 337, between the Waterloo and Ashley exits, for nearly three hours in DeKalb County. Officials say James McLintock of Manistee was going north in his big rig on 69, when it stopped for a line …

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Chester To Fill Board Seat

Millcreek-West Unity education officials appoint David Chester to fill the open board seat created when former board member, Kellie Gray resigned to take the position of Williams County treasurer. Chester will serve through Dec. Gray was appointed county treasurer in late March. She replaces Vicki Grimm, who left the position …

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Foster Care Plan Details Emerge

The GOP and Democratic leaders in the Ohio House say improving foster care in light of the state’s addictions epidemic is a top legislative priority this year. One bill announced would ensure that potential foster parents are trained, licensed and approved more effectively. The proposed legislation follows record spending for …

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Car V Semi

A New Haven man is hurt after getting stuck under a moving semi-trailer. Officials tell reporters the 40-year-old driver lost control of his car and crashed into it on I-69, north of the Markle exit. The semi driver did not realize the vehicle was wedged under his trailer and kept …

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New Chase Laws Wanted

Gov. Mike DeWine wants a state board to develop a law enforcement standard regarding police pursuits. The governor says that too often people are killed or seriously injured when drivers flee from police. He says minimum agency standards would create a consistent approach to pursuits to help save lives. The …

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Money For Students

Almost $2 million dollars in funds for students and other educational pursuits are handed out from local, foundation and university sources at Bryan High School’s annual scholarship night. Students, parents, teachers, administrators and a host of community leaders, serving a variety of service organizations attended the event.

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Big Car Show Coming Up

Car lovers…unite! Antique car collectors from throughout the Midwest will gather at Sauder Village on Saturday to showcase their vintage automobiles. More than 100 antique cars are already registered for the special event which offers a unique view of the automobiles from days gone by. Guests will have a chance …

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Parent Arrested At School

A parent is arrested at Montpelier Village Schools after a school resource officer noticed her showing signs of being under the influence after dropping off her child. Officials say Ashley Grond of Defiance was arrested and charged with felony possession of crystal methamphetamine, and on a warrant out of Defiance …

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