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Construction Law Reversal Stands

A divided Ohio Supreme Court upholds a state law in a 4-3 decision, invalidating a Cleveland requirement that public construction contractors hire city residents for a portion of work on projects. A 2003 Cleveland ordinance mandates that residents must perform 20% of the total hours on public construction projects over …

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Finger Licking Fun In Defiance

The long-awaited Defiance Rib Fest is just days away. Organized by the Defiance Development and Visitors Bureau, downtown will be busy with the sounds of two bands and ribs from nine local vendors…it’s on from 4-11 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $5…those 65 and older, or children under 10, are …

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Loop Gets 22

Michael Loop is sentenced in a Paulding County courtroom to 22 years in prison in the shooting death of Phillip Koenn…at Koenn’s rural Cecil residence…while committing a 2018 burglary. He was given credit for 368 days served in jail while his case was pending.

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Richcreek Is Arraigned

Donald Richcreek, the Oakwood man accused of killing his brother, is arraigned in Paulding County. Richcreek pled not guilty to murder and weapons charges in the Aug. 10 shooting death of his brother, Anthony. A pretrial hearing is set for Nov. 4. If convicted, Richcreek could be sentenced to a …

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Good Local Jobs Numbers

Unemployment rates fell slightly throughout the region in August. Williams County’s jobless rate went back down to 3.4 percent from 3.6 in July…still higher than June’s rate of 3.3 percent. Officials say the county’s unemployment numbers are some of the lowest in the state. An estimated 18,700 people in the …

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Forum Set For Oct

A Meet the Candidates public forum in the election for the Bryan City Council, the Bryan School Board and the Bryan Board of Public Affairs is set for Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Stoney Ridge Winery, on County Road 16 in Bryan. There will be forums for each of the …

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Chaos On Campus

A 14-year-old boy is brought in after a school lockdown at Jefferson High School in Delphos. Word spreads a gun may be hidden on the campus…to be used to carry out a school shooting. The administration immediately puts the school into lockdown mode. Classes are then dismissed for the day …

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Break In Lyons Robbery Case

They won’t name names…but a suspect is arrested in connection to the Sept. 16 bank robbery in Lyons, at the State Bank on E. Morenci Street. The investigation continues.

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Lets The Cops Handle This One

Police in Defiance want a suspected car thief after a shooting, involving the vehicle’s owner. The victim in the theft tells officers he saw someone driving his vehicle in the area of South Clinton and Down streets in Defiance, and therefore decided to follow the individual. The suspect starts firing …

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Old Scary Digs…On TVc

The old grain elevator on North Walnut Street in Bryan will soon be viewable to a worldwide audience…for its history of paranormal activities. The structure, built in the 1900s, is slated to be one of several examined during the season premiere of the Travel Channel’s “Most Terrifying Places,” a one-hour …

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