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Deadly Crash Near Defiance

A Defiance man dies in a two vehicle crash outside of Defiance, on Ohio 111, near Hammersmith Road. Officials say Fabian Aguilar of Oakwood, was southbound, when he failed to negotiate a curve, hitting a pickup truck, driven by Rex Wimmer, of Defiance, head on. Aguilar was taken to Defiance …

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Building Damage At Area Employer

A fire at Scottdel in Swanton leads to the partial demolition of one of the company’s buildings. Officials say shortly after returning to the Swanton Fire and Rescue Station from a prior incident, a firefighter noticed black smoke coming from Scottdel Cushion Plant #4, on Zeiter Way. Approximately half of …

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Burg Bust In Bryan

A Sherwood man is arrested in connection to a break-in at Goebel Wrecking, on Ohio 34. Eugene Terrell now faces a list of charges. He was taken to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio. He has a court date in Bryan, soon. They say Terrell was taking car parts. While …

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Leave The Zebras Alone

Assaulting a referee would become a crime punishable by a fine and community service hours, under legislation pending in the Ohio House. The latest version of the bill would make an assault on referees before, during or after a sporting event, or in retaliation for their decisions, a first-degree misdemeanor …

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Injury Crash On 10

Crews respond to an injury crash on County Road 10. Officials say the driver of a pickup blew a stop sign at the Ohio 34 intersection. There, another car plows into the side of the truck…sending both vehicles off the roadway. The driver of the car is hurt and was …

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Jordan Gets Sentenced

Dylan Jordan, of Bryan…accused of drug sales and weapons possession charges in a 2019 arrest…was in a Williams County courtroom. With the plea deal completed, the weapons charges are dropped. He gets 2 to 3 years at CCNO…to go along with up to an additional 7 more years he got …

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Clean Water Projects Wanted

Towns in the region, planning water quality improvement projects, may be eligible for grants from Ohio EPA, covering 100 percent of a project’s costs. The agency has issued a request for proposals, with applications due March 16. The funding comes from the federal Clean Water Act, which addresses pollution affecting …

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An Area Politico Passes

Former Republican Representative, Richard Dodge, of Pleasant Lake has died. Dodge was a longtime Steuben County politician who served in numerous capacities, most recently as a state representative in House District 51, covering Steuben and DeKalb counties. Dodge served in the statehouse from 2004-2010. He was caucused in, to fill …

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No Injuries In Local Accident

An area solo crash. Officials tell reporters a driver loses control of their vehicle, while heading north on Ohio 15, north of County Road H. They say the car left the road on the west side and plowed through a fenced in field, taking out several fence posts and wire …

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Former Cop Arrested

Bryan Police arrests a man they believe had sexual contact with an area minor. Warrant in hand, officers arrived at Leslie Tietje place on Sheffield Ave. in Napoleon. He was taken into custody without incident. Tietje worked as an unpaid auxiliary officer for Napoleon Police from 2016, until his resignation, …

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