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Butler Trial Approaches

Cameron Butler, charged with assault and more after a car chase with police in Defiance County last November, will have his day in court next week. They say Butler hit a Defiance police cruiser on Perry Street. He then left the scene, failed to stop when ordered by officers and …

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Shafer New School District CFO

Kevin Schafer is confirmed as the Bryan City Schools Board of Education chief financial officer. His starting date is set for Sept. 1. The district announced it was hiring Schafer in June. The school board voted him in, unanimously.

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Lethal Drugs Inventory Concerns In IN

The Indiana Department of Correction confirms the state doesn’t have the necessary drugs to execute any of the eight men who are on death row. Indiana is one of 29 states that allows capital punishment. It’s been nearly a decade since the state’s last execution, and no new inmates have …

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Water Program Could Change

Proposed changes to Ohio’s water quality monitoring program would reduce the number of water samples taken from the state’s rivers and streams. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to fold the state’s 98 watersheds now surveyed into 37 larger “project areas.” The agency anticipates that reducing the number of …

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Stress Help For Farmers

Ohio State University is creating a new way to help farmers dealing with the stress and strain of keeping their farms running. It’s called the Rural and Farm Stress Task Force. The university says the task force will help connect farmers with specialists who can help them learn more about …

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Fentanyl Out For Executions

Gov., DeWine is dismissing a legislator’s proposal to use the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl to execute death row inmates, as the state struggles to find a drug combination to carry out lethal injections. The governor says fentanyl, which has led to thousands of fatal overdoses in Ohio, isn’t an option …

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Voting Purge Issues

Voting rights activists say about 4,000 Ohio residents are at risk of being illegally removed from state voting rolls, a figure questioned by the state’s elections chief. In a letter to Secretary of State, Frank LaRose, representatives of the League of Women Voters Ohio, the NAACP and other groups requested …

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Roth In Court

William Roth of McClure, appeared by video in Napoleon Municipal Court on a charge of failure to comply with police, this after a four-county pursuit earlier this week we reported on. Roth now has court-appointed counsel. Bond was set at $100,000. Officials tell reporters a deputy tried to stop Roth, …

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Osborne Trial Date Set

A new trial date is set for Mark Osborne of Holgate…accused of leading law enforcement on two car chases in two days in March. Osborne is charged with failure to comply with officers, evidence tampering and drug possession. His trial date, originally set for Aug. 26, was continued to Oct. …

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Tornado Losses Grow

Insured losses from Memorial Day tornadoes that ravaged parts of Ohio will be among the largest in the state’s history. Ohio Insurance Institute data puts the total insured losses from the storms between $465 million and $480 million to date. Institute president, Dean Fadel says that figure is likely to …

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