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A fam­ily of eight lost their home in a week­end fire near Scott. The home belong­ing to the Rich Strunk­en­burg fam­ily in Pauld­ing County caught on fire Sun­day after­noon around 5. Now, the Cres­cent News reports that a spe­cial fund has been set up to help the fam­ily at the …

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Police Issue Warning

With the hol­i­day sea­son halfway over, the Ohio High­way Patrol is ask­ing dri­vers to con­tinue to buckle up and refrain from dri­ving impaired. Dur­ing this year’s five-day Christ­mas Hol­i­day report­ing period of Decem­ber 24 at 12 a.m. through Decem­ber 28 at 11:59 p.m., 10 peo­ple were killed in 10 fatal …

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Charged With Dog Violations

Two peo­ple from Bryan have been charged fol­low­ing a dog attack ear­lier this month that ended when Bryan Police shot and killed one of the dogs. Offi­cers were called out on a report of two unli­censed pit bulls run­ning loose in the area of the Amer­i­can Legion Post 284 and …

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Couple Sentenced In Death Case

The Asso­ci­ated Press this morn­ing is report­ing that a man and his wife have pleaded guilty in the death of a Michi­gan man whose body was found in an empty grain stor­age barn in Put­nam County ear­lier this month. Robert Strauss of Toledo pleaded guilty to mur­der on Mon­day and …

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Truck Crash North Of Defiance

A flatbed trac­tor trailer from Michi­gan went out of con­trol and then crashed in a field north of Defi­ance on Mon­day morn­ing. The Ohio High­way Patrol says it hap­pened just before 8 yes­ter­day morn­ing at the Ohio 15/18 split. The semi was south­bound on Ohio 15 when the dri­ver missed …

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Strange But True News From Bryan Police

Some inter­est­ing news from the local police blot­ter today… Bryan Police report that early Fri­day morn­ing, a North Wal­nut Street res­i­dent of Bryan reported her vehi­cle was stolen by some­one she knew. Police located the vehi­cle and dri­ver who was in the process of return­ing the vehi­cle. The woman who …

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Crash Takes Life Of Pioneer Man

A man from Pio­neer died Fri­day morn­ing in a two-vehicle crash in Williams County. The Ohio High­way Patrol says it hap­pened just after 8 Fri­day morn­ing on Ohio 15 in Jef­fer­son Town­ship, when 19 year old Joshua Tay­lor was head­ing north on 15, and his Chevy Sil­ver­ado went out of …

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Defiance Addressing Traffic Changes Soon

Although time is run­ning short, as long as they can round up enough signs to make it hap­pen, Defi­ance city offi­cials plan to imple­ment the new one-way traf­fic pat­tern for Fort Street and Wash­ing­ton Avenue, north of Sec­ond Street, by the end of this year. The Cres­cent News reports that …

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Golf Carts Questioned In Montpelier

In Mont­pe­lier on Mon­day, vil­lage coun­cil mem­bers dis­cussed whether golf carts should legally be con­sid­ered a dis­abil­ity vehi­cle. Vil­lage Legal Coun­cil Chris Walker said golf carts that may be dis­al­lowed on streets because of being con­sid­ered unsafe, but that rea­son­able accom­mo­da­tions must be made for those with dis­abil­i­ties. No action …

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Williams Sheriff And Commissioners At Odds

Williams County com­mis­sion­ers met on Mon­day, and there was some spir­ited dis­cus­sion between the sher­iff and the com­mis­sion­ers. While the com­mis­sion­ers called it a “philo­soph­i­cal dif­fer­ence” Sher­iff Steve Towns says it’s the com­mis­sion­ers’ way of “manip­u­lat­ing” his depart­ment. The dis­agree­ment cen­ters on the com­mis­sion­ers refusal to increase the sheriff’s bud­get …

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