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Memories Of 2017 Remain

The state disqualifies one ride at the Ohio State Fair…after inspectors find visible corrosion. It is reviewing four others. None of the five operated at the fair, which opened Wednesday. Dorothy Pelanda, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, which oversees the fair, says the four other rides could be …

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Hill Case Update

Indiana’s legislative leaders hire an outside attorney to represent the General Assembly in a federal lawsuit…alleging state Attorney General, Curtis Hill drunkenly groped four women during a party marking the end of last year’s legislative session. A state lawmaker and three legislative staffers sued Hill and the state of Indiana …

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Good Jobs Numbers In FC

The unemployment rate in Fulton County was up during the month of June, but remained low, according to data released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The unemployment rate for the county in June was 3.9 percent, compared to 3.4 in May. Last June, the jobless rate …

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Nuke Plant Rescue Clears Hurdle

A roughly $1 billion financial rescue for Ohio’s two nuclear power plants is on the way after lawmakers and the governor signed off on a plan that will add a new fee to every electricity bill in the state. Backed mostly by Republicans, the legislation will hand over $150 million …

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OH Traffic System Gets OK

The state says it’s installing Ohio’s first electronic wrong-way driver detection system. Gov. DeWine and Department of Transportation Director Jack Marchbanks says the system will be placed along an 18-mile stretch of I-71 in Hamilton County in southwestern Ohio. It includes 92 electronic signs and 82 detection devices at 23 …

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Ohio IVF Program Faces Resistance

A federal program to help injured veterans and their spouses conceive children through in vitro fertilization is being hobbled by anti-abortion forces that oppose how the process can lead to embryos being destroyed. Since 2012, Democrats in Congress have repeatedly championed legislation permanently extending IVF benefits to veterans whose injuries …

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Governor At The Fair

Gov. Mike DeWine is continuing the tradition of a sleep-over at the Ohio State Fair. The Republican governor and his wife, Fran DeWine, will tour livestock barns in the early evening and later join in a campfire at the Natural Resources Park, where they will then spend the night. The …

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Edwards Faces Charges

A search by officers at an East Wilson Street home in Williams County leads to a single arrest and the recovery of drug paraphernalia related to meth and heroin. Eight people were initially held without incident during the search. Amanda Edwards of Pioneer was taken to CCNO on charges. The …

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Carlson Case Update

Harold Carlson pleads guilty to two counts of rape in Williams County. One victim aged 13-21, the other was 13. In October 2018, an indictment by a Williams County Grand Jury originally brought forth 17 separate sex offense charges against Carlson, most of which were ultimately dropped. The offenses spanned …

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Jobs Numbers Show Improvement

Non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates improves slightly across the region in June. Williams County’s rate for June was 3.3 percent, up from 2.6 percent in May and 2.5 percent in April. Defiance County’s non-seasonally adjusted rate for June was 4.3 percent, up from 3.4 percent in May and 3.2 percent in …

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