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Suspected Robber Busted

A robbery suspect is in custody in West Unity. Investigators say Dakota Swirles, 20, of Fayette, committed the crime there, early Sunday morning. Williams County deputies put the details of the case onto social media. It wasn’t long after that, Swirles turned himself in to the authorities in Bryan. Charges …

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Aquifer Update

Here’s the latest on the aquifer story…representatives from seven area towns and Artesian of Pioneer officials met in a work group to discuss a draft report, detailing the costs to transport water from a proposed plant to those seven communities. To determine whether AOP and the aquifer can meet that …

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Employment Figures Shine In WC

New employment numbers are in. Williams County’s unemployment rate continued its rebound from a winter slide, from 4.3 percent in January, to 3.7 percent in February, down to 3.2 percent in March. The rate continues to come in well under both state and national numbers and is a full 1.5 …

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Heroes Recognized At CCNO

Three employees at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio received the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver Hero Award for saving an inmate’s life. Back in March, Corrections Officer, Alex Michael found an unconscious inmate inside a cell at the jail’s intake center. When Medical Administrator, John Pannell couldn’t find a pulse, …

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Laser Case Update

Scott Laser of Montpelier stands trial in Williams County this week, facing 11 felony counts that include abduction, menacing and more. Prosecutors say Laser posed as a police officer to coerce a teen back in Nov…taking her to his house. There he forced her to take cough syrup, pills and …

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Castillo Enters Plea

A former Fremont High School Cross Country Coach pleads guilty to child seduction in a Steuben County court room. Moses Castillo admitted to the felony charge which would allow four others counts to be dropped. Judge Allen Wheat took the plea under advisement and will rule on June 3rd. Castillo …

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Loop Trial Changes Made

The trial for Michael Loop is changed from three weeks to two during a pretrial hearing in Paulding County. Now, Loop’s trial will be held Oct. 8-11 and 15-18. The trial originally had been set to last through Oct. 25. Loop is accused of the Sept. shooting death of Philip …

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Fetzer Will Pay

A former Paulding County Soil and Water Conservation District business administrator is ordered to pay an additional $10,000 in restitution to the office after being found guilty of attempted theft. Coral Fetzer was placed under the general control of adult parole authority for two years. An audit by the state …

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ATV Grab Fails

Putnam County first responders tried but couldn’t retrieve an ATV, spotted floating downstream in the Auglaize River, in the vicinity of Ohio 634. A drone was used to assist in the operation. Officials tell reporters no riders have been reported missing.

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It Is That Time Again

Coming up on Thursday in Bryan…fire hydrants in the city will be flushed and serviced. The annual process continues through the end of May. While all this is going on, BMU asks residents to avoid washing laundry between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, when crews are in …

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