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OHIO KILLER GRANTED CONDITIONAL RELEASE

An Ohio woman found not guilty by rea­son of insan­ity in the bath­tub drown­ing deaths of her two chil­dren has been granted con­di­tional release from a men­tal treat­ment facil­ity. A judge in Cincin­nati on Wednes­day granted 35-year-old Brid­get Sto­vall the con­di­tional release to a group home and ordered mon­i­tor­ing for …

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BRYAN UTILITIES REDUCING STAFF

The staff of Bryan Munic­i­pal Util­i­ties will soon be reduced by two. The board on Tues­day voted to elim­i­nate the posi­tions of assis­tant util­i­ties direc­tor and pur­chas­ing agent effec­tive June 30. The board also passed a motion grant­ing the board chair­man or vice chair­man the author­ity to sign legal doc­u­ments …

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INVESTIGATION DETERMINES CAUSE OF HOUSE FIRE

The inves­ti­ga­tion into Sunday’s house fire on County Road Q in Pio­neer, deter­mined that the blaze was caused by chil­dren play­ing with a lighter. The fire destroyed a bedroom.There were no injuries. The fam­ily received hotel vouch­ers from the Williams County Chap­ter of the Amer­i­can Red Cross for hous­ing until …

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INTERNET CAFES BANNED BY GOV

The Gov­er­nor on Tues­day signed into law an effec­tive ban on store­front sweep­stakes par­lors that leg­is­la­tors had become con­vinced were har­bor­ing ille­gal gam­bling oper­a­tions. An imme­di­ate mora­to­rium on open­ing new Inter­net cafes is now in force until the law signed Tues­day takes effect. More than 620 Inter­net cafes oper­ate in …

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DEFIANCE AND NAPOLEON RESTAURANTS HIT WITH SEARCH WARRANTS

Offi­cials with the U.S. Depart­ment of Home­land Secu­rity were in Defi­ance and Napoleon Tues­day morn­ing. They served search war­rants at two local restau­rants. The U.S. Immi­gra­tion and Cus­toms Enforce­ment, spe­cial agents with Immi­gra­tion and Cus­toms Enforcement’s Home­land Secu­rity Inves­ti­ga­tions, exe­cuted fed­eral search war­rants at Azul Tequila restau­rants in Defi­ance and …

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NAPOLEON TO EXTEND GOLF SEASON

A rec­om­men­da­tion to extend the sea­son at the city’s munic­i­pal golf course was approved Mon­day by the Napoleon City Coun­cil. Coun­cil approved the parks and recre­ation board’s rec­om­men­da­tion to lengthen the sea­son from March 15 to Nov. 15. in order to increase revenues.

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FIRE CAPTAIN BACK ON THE JOB

Good news! Bryan Fire Cap­tain Gary Mer­schdorf was back on the job Mon­day morn­ing. In Jan­u­ary, the Cap­tain fell from a scis­sors lift while work­ing on a garage door at the new fire sta­tion. Mer­schdorf had a skull frac­ture, trau­matic brain injury (TBI) and spinal dam­age. He spent weeks in …

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BRYAN POLICE NAB TWO

Bryan Police report the arrest of 60 year old Ronald Snider of Bryan. Sny­der is charged with felony domes­tic vio­lence. He was locked up in CCNO. Also, Bryan Police arrested 22 year old Chad Hale who has no known address. Hale was arrested on a pro­ba­tion vio­la­tion out of Bryan …

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TRUSTEES OF NSCC TO MEET

The Board of Trustees of North­west State Com­mu­nity Col­lege will hold its next reg­u­lar meet­ing this Fri­day, June 7th at 12 noon in the McDougle Cen­ter (Room A101C) on NSCC’s Arch­bold campus.

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BOTTLE BOMB IN WEST UNITY

A small bot­tle bomb was found near a West Unity home this past week­end. West Unity police say they found the sus­pi­cious item at 107 N. High St. on Sat­ur­day. The North­west Ohio Bomb Squad was called in and after exam­in­ing the object, they deter­mined it did indeed con­tain a …

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