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A String Of Twisters Hits Area

A line of tornadoes tear across Indiana and Ohio overnight, packed so closely together that one crossed the path carved by another. The storms strew debris so thick that at one point, highway crews had to use snowplows to clear an interstate. At least half a dozen communities from eastern …

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Grad Requirements Revisited

Ohio lawmakers are considering competing proposals to change high school graduation requirements again, after already easing rules for students earning diplomas this year and the next. A plan backed by the State Board of Education would let students qualify for graduation by demonstrating competency in certain subjects through testing or …

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Spotter Bill Passes House

The Ohio House approves a bill, prohibiting towing services from hiring spotters to report illegally parked vehicles. The House now sends it to the Senate for consideration. The bill would make violating the law a third-degree misdemeanor. Violators could be fined as much as $500 and sentenced to up to …

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Pollution Plan Set For Action

Indiana’s environmental agency is set to increase the cost of state permits that set limits for pollution discharges for the first time in decades, and the move has the rare support of business leaders. The bill, signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb, will allow the Indiana Department of Environmental …

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Frisbie Passes

A longtime Williams County law enforcement officer has died. The Williams County Sheriff’s Office announced the death of Deputy, Mick Frisbie on its Facebook page. Frisbie was with the force for almost 20 years, including 12 as a K-9 handler. The sheriff’s office, along with the Williams County coroner and …

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Corpse Found In River

A man’s body is found in the Maumee River in Defiance County, near the Cecil Bridge. Multiple police and fire departments responded and recovered the remains of a white man over an hour later near St. Rt. 127 in Sherwood. Officials say the body did not match any descriptions of …

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School Bus Accident In Swanton

A Swanton school bus is involved in a minor crash, while making the turn from Hallett Avenue onto Church Street. Officials tell reporters the bus hit the front end of a car. Seven students were on board the bus at the time. No injuries reported. The students were checked out …

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Big Night At The Golden Gala

The Northwest State Community College Foundation hosted its 10th annual Green Carpet Event, this year themed the “Golden Gala,” and raises over $80,000 for student scholarships. Officials say it’s a high mark for the foundation. The number was up from the college’s 2018 total of $70,000 and up even more …

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Heads Up, Motorists

Transportation officials say the Ohio Turnpike will be closing the eastbound entrance ramp from Exit 13…that’s the Bryan-Montpelier cutoff…to the mainline until June 15. Just so you know, traffic will be detoured eastbound to Exit 25, via SR 15 to either US 20 or SR 107. This as portions of …

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