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BUCKLE UP!

The Ohio High­way Patrol is remind­ing dri­vers to buckle up. The warn­ing comes after records indi­cate that six of the 12 peo­ple killed this year on Van Wert and Pauld­ing county roads who were not wear­ing seat belts. The National High­way Traf­fic Safety Admin­is­tra­tion esti­mates that 340 lives were saved …

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METH MAKER CAUGHT

A man who police already wanted for fail­ure to appear now faces new charges. 32 year old David Zer­vos is now accused of mak­ing meth near Sil­ver Lake. Just before mid­night on Christ­mas night, Steuben County Sheriff’s deputies and offi­cers from the Angola Police Depart­ment went to a home in …

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FLOOD WATERS

Flood waters in Ottawa.… The Blan­chard River in Ottawa crested at 28.85 feet at 3 p.m. Mon­day. Flood stage is 23 feet. That crest, 28.85 feet, marks the sixth high­est his­tor­i­cal crest for the river in Ottawa. The high­est crest was 33.3 feet on March 13, 1913. The high­est crest …

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NEWS FROM DEFIANCE COURT

Some news from Defi­ance Com­mon Pleas Court… 38 year old Earl Miller pleaded guilty to con­tribut­ing to the unruli­ness or delin­quency of a child. He was placed on non-reporting pro­ba­tion for three years and ordered to have no con­tact with female juve­niles (with one excep­tion) with­out per­mis­sion of his super­vis­ing …

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BREAKFAST IS PLANNED

The Sons of the Amer­i­can Legion will have a break­fast buf­fet from 7:30–11:30 a.m. Jan. 4 at the Wauseon Amer­i­can Legion on Shoop Avenue in Wauseon. The break­fast will include scram­bled eggs, pota­toes, bis­cuits and gravy, sausage, bacon and toast. There is also all-you-can-eat pan­cakes, French toast and eggs to …

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FATAL CRASH IN WILLIAMS

A crash on Christ­mas Eve in Williams County left one per­son dead and another seri­ously injured. The Ohio High­way Patrol says two cars col­lided just before 1 Tues­day after­noon at County Roads 4 and F-50 south­east of Edon and about three miles from the Indi­ana bor­der. 42 year old Tim­o­thy …

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POSSIBLE HENRY ARSON

Inves­ti­ga­tors in Henry County now say it may have been arson that caused a Sun­day night fire in a barn. The Lib­erty Cen­ter fire depart­ment responded to the scene. A minor rekin­dle sent fire­man back again. The state fire marshall’s office has been called-in to deter­mine if the blaze was …

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LIFE IN PRISON WITHOUT PAROLE FOR HAWKEY

Life in prison with­out pos­si­bil­ity of parole. That’s the grim out­look now fac­ing 45 year old Judith Hawkey after she was sen­tenced Thurs­day after­noon in Defi­ance County Court. A jury on Novem­ber 8th, found Hawkey guilty of aggre­vated mur­der in the 2003 shoot­ing death of her hus­band, four counts of …

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FIRES KEEP WILLIAMS COUNTY BUSY

Emer­gency respon­ders in Williams County have been kept busy lately. Wednes­day night, fire fight­ers were called out to a sin­gle car fire inside the Goebel Wreck­ing Com­pany sal­vage yard As Bryan fire­fight­ers were clean­ing up that scene, another call came in for a barn fire on Ohio 249. The barn, …

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NEW FULTON COUNTY TREASURER

Ful­ton County has a new trea­surer. Char­lene Lee of Pet­tisville will fill the posi­tion fol­low­ing the retire­ment of for­mer trea­surer Bev Schlosser. Now, Lee is plan­ning her res­ig­na­tion from her cur­rent posi­tion as chief finan­cial offi­cer of the Defi­ance Pub­lic Library Sys­tem effec­tive Dec. 27. Lee resides in Pet­tisville with …

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