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Child Neglect Charged

A Steuben County cou­ple were arrested Wednes­day, accused of neglect­ing and mis­treat­ing a 6-year-old child 29 year old Christo­pher Wick­er­ham, and 32 year old April Wick­er­ham, both now face felony counts of neglect of a depen­dent and bat­tery to a child after an inves­ti­ga­tion by The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office …

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Animal Abuse Trial To Start

The case against Vickie Cor­nell, owner of Skinny Lit­tle Buddy’s Ani­mal Shel­ter in Edon, is headed for trial. The trial, which is expected to last for up to three days, is set to begin Mon­day, March 24th, in Bryan Munic­i­pal Court. Cor­nell faces 20 counts of cru­elty to ani­mals. Back …

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Energy Assistance Deadline Extended

The Ohio Devel­op­ment Ser­vices Agency says it will extend the Home Energy Assis­tance Win­ter Cri­sis Pro­gram appli­ca­tion dead­line from March 31 to April 15. The pro­gram pro­vides assis­tance to eli­gi­ble house­holds that are threat­ened with dis­con­nec­tion, have been dis­con­nected or if their tank con­tains 35 per­cent or less of its …

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Fatal Crash

A two-vehicle crash Wednes­day after­noon left a Mel­rose teen dead, and another man seri­ously injured. The Ohio High­way Patrol reports that 17 year old Robert Sef­fer­nick died at the scene of the crash on Ohio 637 in Van Wert County. It hap­pened yes­ter­day just before 3pm. 64 year old David …

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Henry Commissioners Meet

The Henry County com­mis­sion­ers met on Tues­day. The Cres­cent News reports that the com­mis­sion­ers awarded a bid to Mack Indus­tries Inc., of Bowl­ing Green, for four-sided rein­forced con­crete boxes in the amount of $70,230. At Tuesday’s meet­ing, the com­mis­sion­ers also approved appoint­ing four area res­i­dents to the Henry County Revolv­ing …

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Dillinger Gun Returning To Auburn

A .45 cal­iber Thomp­son sub-machine gun that was stolen from the Auburn Police Depart­ment by John Dillinger and his gang back in 1933 is being returned to the depart­ment today by a spe­cial agent of the FBI. The gun was recov­ered from Dillinger and his gang by police in Tus­con, …

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Truck Fire Blocks Highway

U.S. 24 east­bound, between U.S. 127 and Ohio 49, was shut down Tues­day after­noon fol­low­ing a fire in a semi-truck. The Ohio High­way Patrols says the rig was haul­ing more than 12-tons of oranges and grape­fruit when the trailer caught fire yes­ter­day after­noon around 2:30. Accord­ing to police, the dri­ver …

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Napoleon Accepts Resignation

Napoleon City Coun­cil on Mon­day evening, accepted the res­ig­na­tion of Coun­cil­man Patrick McCol­ley fol­low­ing his sub­mis­sion of a let­ter of res­ig­na­tion to the city on Feb. 26. The per­son­nel com­mit­tee will meet this evening at 6:30 to dis­cuss it, and also, accord­ing to the Cres­cent News, to review appli­ca­tions for …

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Williams Board Of Elections Meets

The Williams County Board of Elec­tions held their reor­ga­ni­za­tional meet­ing on Mon­day. Scott Tow­ers if North­west Town­ship, will serve as the board’s chair­man. Spring­field Town­ship res­i­dent Jeff Erb will serve as vice chair­man. Paul Dug­gan of Bryan and Mark Fox of Spring­field Town­ship were re-appointed as board mem­bers. Stephanie Shook …

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Electric Rates May Increase

Bryan Util­i­ties Direc­tor Brian Car­lin told the Bryan Board of Pub­lic Affairs Tues­day, that the extreme cold weather, along with other market-driven con­di­tions have increased Bryan Munic­i­pal Util­i­ties’ power sup­ply costs. That means that some cus­tomers may have higher elec­tric bills than usual. Accord­ing to The Bryan Times, Car­lin said …

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