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Sheriff Race Meeting Set

Another protest letter by Sheriff, Steve Towns has been added to the list of formal written protests filed with the county elections board by the four candidates in the March primary race for Williams County sheriff. Ten have been released, now. The three other candidates all allege Towns is ineligible …

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March Primary Certified

The official ballots for Ohio’s March 17 presidential primary have been certified, Ohio Secretary of State, Frank LaRose told reporters. LaRose announced the certification of 11 Democratic candidates and one Republican, President, Trump. Last summer, lawmakers voted to move Ohio’s primary to March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. Democrats complained conflicting …

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Amphitheatre Vision Becomes Clearer

Committee members have selected a spot for a future amphitheater and interactive fountains in Bryan. And officials are hopeful the new attraction will be in use as early as this fall. City officials say by the end of January, the project will be put out to bid, with a contractor …

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New Leadership In WC

The Williams County Commission elects a new president and vice president for the board. Serving as president of the board for 2020 will be Lewis Hilkert. Brian Davis is now vice president for 2020. Along with the new postings, commissioners set dates and times for meetings, identified holidays when county …

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OH Wells Program Introduced

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources unveils plans to plug a backlog of orphan and idle wells. The wells have been plugged improperly and do not have an owner to pay to have them done correctly. The wells are health hazards and have been found under a school, next to …

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Holcomb To Address Teacher Pay Issue

Indiana’s governor opens the door to potentially boosting school funding and teacher pay after weeks of refuting any plans on such action until next year. Gov. Eric Holcomb didn’t give any details of what he would propose during his annual State of the State speech next week, while a top …

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Yoh Improving

A former Bryan police officer has left the hospital for the first time since being shot in the head while responding to an incident in Alabama. Samuel Yoh was transported on Friday from the Southeast Health facility in Dothan, Alabama, to a facility in Jacksonville, Florida, for rehab and therapy. …

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New IN Inmate Law

A new Indiana rule, requiring booked inmates be assessed to determine risks or benefits of releasing them before trial, is expected to eventually reduce overcrowding at the state’s county jails, criminal justice officials say. Criminal Rule 26, which set Indiana’s new pretrial release protocols, was adopted by the Indiana Supreme …

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School Funding Flap In IN

Top Indiana Republicans are inclined to wait another year before further boosting school funding, despite a Statehouse rally by several thousand teachers and state tax revenues growing faster than expected. Members of the Republican General Assembly will return to the Statehouse in Indianapolis, during which they will face continued calls …

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Good Ed Numbers In IN

Over half of Indiana schools met or exceeded federal academic expectations, based on their 2018 performance, state education officials say. Data released by the Indiana Department of Education show that over 56 percent of Indiana high schools and 53 percent of elementary and middle schools received a rating of Meets …

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