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NORTHWEST RECEIVES GRANT

North­west State Com­mu­nity Col­lege has announced that the school has received a grant for the iSTAR ( or Inno­v­a­tive Strate­gic Train­ing that Achieves Results) IT Spe­cial­ist Cer­tifi­cate Pro­gram to run until March 31, 2016. School offi­cials say that although there have been some ques­tions in the past on the grant’s …

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IT’S UP TO THE VOTERS NOW IN BRYAN

If vot­ers in the Bryan City School Dis­trict approve the bond issue on Tuesday’s bal­lot, the exist­ing mid­dle school would be retained, but would be ren­o­vated specif­i­cally for preschool­ers through fifth graders. A new, two-story school would be built for grades six to 12 south­east of the mid­dle school, and …

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MURDER TRIAL CONTINUES TODAY IN DEFIANCE

Tes­ti­mony in the trial of Judith Hawkey is expected to con­tinue today in Defi­ance County Com­mon Pleas Court. Hawkey is charged with aggra­vated mur­der, four counts of endan­ger­ing chil­dren, and insur­ance fraud. Her trial began Mon­day. The prosecution’s first expert wit­ness tes­ti­fied Wednes­day. Dr. Bar­bara Knox, a child abuse physi­cian …

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SCHOOL LUNCH POLICY UNDER REVIEW

The meal pay­ment plan pol­icy at Ayersville Local Schools has come under the micro­scope this week fol­low­ing some parent’s Face­book posts. Daniel Starr posted online [QUOTE] “My chil­dren came home on Mon­day to tell me that they were pulled out of the lunch line and told that they would not …

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SCHOOL THREAT UPDATE

Inves­ti­ga­tors now say a list of tar­geted vic­tims was part of the attack planned at Edger­ton High School. Two teenagers were arrested and locked behind bars on Mon­day in con­nec­tion with those plans. Accord­ing to law enforce­ment offi­cials, the teens’ plans were cred­i­ble and included a tar­get list which included …

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MURDER TRIAL CONTINUES IN DEFIANCE

A dozen wit­nesses tes­ti­fied for the pros­e­cu­tion Tues­day in the aggra­vated mur­der trial of an Oak­wood woman in Defi­ance County Court. The trial of 46 year old Judith Hawkey began Tues­day. Hawkey stands accused of aggra­vated mur­der; four counts of endan­ger­ing chil­dren; and insur­ance fraud. Pros­e­cu­tors charge that she caused …

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TWO TRUCKS INVOLVED IN FATALITY

A crash early Tues­day morn­ing involv­ing two semis and result­ing in the death of one of the dri­vers is under inves­ti­ga­tion by the Ohio State High­way Patrol. Police say a 2007 Volvo semi, oper­ated by a man from Ontario, Canada was parked on the right shoul­der of the west­bound lanes …

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NAPOLEON BUSINESS PENALIZED BY OSHA

A local man­u­fac­turer of garage door hard­ware, Napoleon Spring Works, Inc., has been hit with $147,600 in pro­posed penal­ties by OSHA for 16 safety vio­la­tions, includ­ing expos­ing work­ers to ampu­ta­tion haz­ards at its Arch­bold plant. One vio­la­tion was for fail­ing to guard two of the company’s mechan­i­cal power presses. It …

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SCHOOL SCARE

Edger­ton Police report that two teenagers were arrested Mon­day evening in con­nec­tion with an alleged plot to attack their school. The two were taken into cus­tody and locked up at the North­west Ohio Juve­nile Deten­tion, Train­ing & Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­ter in Stryker. Police say the inves­ti­ga­tion began over the week­end fol­low­ing …

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REPORT SAYS HIGHER SPEED LIMITS DON’T CONTRIBUTE TO SPEEDING TICKETS

Ohio High­way Patrol troop­ers haven’t been writ­ing as many tick­ets as they did when the speed limit was 65 mph across the state. The patrol wrote about 19,000 speed­ing tick­ets in July, August, and Sep­tem­ber on the 12 sec­tions of rural inter­state where the speed limit was increased on July …

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