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House Fire Extinguished in Edgerton

Edgerton Fire puts out a blaze at a home on E. Lynn St. A man and 3-year-old child both got out okay. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Officials tell reporters the fire started with a mattress on the second floor and is not believed to be …

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Culver Case Update

David Culver, the Florida man accused of trying to hire a hitman in Bryan to kill a social worker, pleads not guilty in federal court. Culver has family in Bryan. The targeted social worker was involved in an investigation that resulted in Culver being separated from his children. He is …

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Bartley Case Shelved

The reckless homicide case against Alexandria Bartley of Van Wert, is dismissed in Paulding County. In June 2017, Scott Bunnell and Bartley were both driving on Ohio 49, south of Paulding County Road 230 in Carryall Township, when their vehicles collided. Bunnell was later pronounced dead. Investigators were unable to …

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Fair Winds, Jim

After 45 years in education, the past 23 serving as superintendent of Northeastern Local Schools, Jim Roach has announced his retirement. He has held several other posts in the region during his career. He steps down in December.

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Shooting In Defiance

A man dies and a woman injured in a Defiance shooting on E. Second St. Police find the female victim in the downstairs residence had been shot and a man…who lived in the upstairs apartment, was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The woman was transported to Defiance …

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Deadly Crash In Algansee

A third child has died after a pickup truck drives into the back of an Amish horse-drawn carriage in Algansee Township. Two children, ages 6 and 2, died at the scene of the crash. The driver of the truck, 21-year-old Tyler Frye, of Angola, faces charges of driving while intoxicated …

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Train Derailment In Swanton

A train hits an SUV on the tracks in Swanton, causing a derailment and power outage. 13 train cars left the rails, between Main Street and Munson Road, some dangerously close to homes along the tracks. Residents in the immediate area were evacuated for a time, due to the possibility …

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A New Milestone In Columbus

The Ohio Senate has its first female sergeant-at-arms. Suzanna Dawson, a retired police lieutenant from Granville, was sworn into her new job. Dawson joins a four-member team that provides security for Senate members and staff, and to members of the public visiting Senate chambers, offices and committee rooms.

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Heads Up Area Drivers

Two state highways in Williams County will be temporarily closed this month, that’s according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. Currently, Ohio 34, between county roads 6 and 7.H, is closed through Friday, for two culvert replacements. The detour is Ohio 49 to U.S. 6 to Ohio 576. Ohio 576, …

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More And Bigger Inspections In Governor DeWine Plan

Gov. DeWine is more than doubling the size of Ohio’s jail inspections team. The change comes following a review that was prompted by discrepancies in reports about a county jail in Cleveland, where eight inmates died in 2018. The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction’s 2017 report showed few issues …

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