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Ohio rolls out an updated list of jobs that are in high demand…and made it searchable. The state is required to keep the list, called Ohio’s Top Jobs. It’s designed for Ohio students and workers trying to figure out the next step in their education or career. The new interactive …

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WP AFB Earns New Title

An Air Force base in Ohio plans to join the Purple Heart Trail community as the first active-duty Purple Heart Base. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will hold a public designation ceremony at the National Museum of the United States Air Force to commemorate the moment. The Purple Heart is given …

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Garcia Faces Charges

A Defiance man is charged with a sex offense, following an incident at Defiance High School. Officials say Solomon Garcia, faces sexual battery, a third-degree felony. Garcia was arrested and taken to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio. He was employed by T.A.C.K.L.E., a non-profit social service agency, and assigned …

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Water Battle In HC

The City of Napoleon files two court actions in Henry County to stop the merger of the County Regional Water and Sewer District with the Northwestern Water and Sewer District. Earlier this year, the county district initiated a merger process with Northwestern, due to financial concerns, as well as long-term …

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New Budget Numbers For Pioneer

In Pioneer, appropriations for the village will decrease by nearly half a million dollars in 2020. With that, some village employees’ salaries will increase in that time. While the mayor and council positions’ pay will stay the same, many others will have at least a slight increase, including the village …

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Say Goodbye To An Old Sight

The old West Unity village water tower is knocked down to make way for a new one. Officials say the new tower will be painted red and white and located at the site of the current tank, near the southeast corner of Church and Madison streets. To help pay for …

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Simpkins Heads To Jail

A Michigan man is sentenced in a Fulton County courtroom for robbing a bank in Lyons. Shawn Simpkins of Adrian, previously pled guilty. He robbed the State Bank & Trust on E. Morenci St. in Lyons back, on Sept. 16. Judge, Jeffrey Robinson sentenced Simpkins to an indefinite term of …

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Chase In Bryan

Officers in Bryan are looking for a motorcyclist after a chase in town with speeds of over 100 mph by the suspect. They say the pursuit started at the Circle K on South Main. There, officers spotted the bike, without proper registration and the chase was on. The suspect turned …

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LaRose Envisions Election Security

Ohio’s elections chief expressed confidence the perennial swing state will have adequate safeguards against cyberattacks in place before the 2020 presidential election…although the upgrades he has required are coming along slowly. Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s office says 52 of 88 counties are at least halfway done carrying out orders …

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Health Costs A Major Concern In IN

Republican legislative leaders are considering steps addressing high health care costs in Indiana during the General Assembly’s 2020 session, an issue one top lawmaker is calling an economic development problem. Indiana currently ranks highest in prices paid to hospitals by private health insurance plans. Last month, the Trump administration announced …

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