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Money For The Rails

Pioneer Railcorp gets 4.1 million dollars to invest in some infrastructure projects for the Napoleon, Defiance & Western Railway Co. Senators, Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown announce the award…as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s 2020 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements grant round. The award will fund 50% …

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POTUS In Town

In Swanton…President, Trump is interrupted twice during a rally by sign-waving supporters chanting, “Fill that seat!” He told the crowd that is what he is going to do…as he launched into an extended riff on his plans to quickly nominate a successor to Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg….adding…it’s the …

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Bomb Threat In Bryan

A scary scene in Bryan. The Walmart, on S. Main St., is evacuated for a time after an employee finds a suspicious looking package in one of their produce shipments. Local first responders, as well as the bomb squad in Toledo are called in. After a bomb dog checks it …

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A New Employer In Town

ALG Health announces it is opening a new respirator mask making facility in Bryan that eventually could bring as many as 400 new jobs to Williams County. The company is moving into a W. Mulberry St., location. It’s the 400,000-square-foot industrial building, formerly occupied by Gendron Inc., a medical equipment …

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Drop Box Fight In Columbus

Ohio and Republican groups, including the Trump campaign are fighting to uphold a GOP election chief’s directive, limiting ballot drop boxes in the presidential battleground to one per county. They told a state appellate court in filings Monday that a county judge overstepped his authority when he blocked it, earlier …

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Cash Bail In Discussion

Ohio could save up to $264 million dollars a year by reducing the use of cash bail to house defendants before their case is resolved. Supporters of the idea say a savings of between $199 million and that $264 million dollar figure is based on recommended changes to the cash …

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Police Wants Jondreau

A local man, wanted in the death of a 2-month-old infant, remains at large. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Cody Jondreau, 25, who is believed to be from the Stryker area. Alexander Jondreau was injured and later died in a Toledo hospital. The Lucas County Coroner’s …

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Deadly Fire In Fayette

A Fayette resident dies in a house fire on S. Cherry St. Fire crews arrived to find the single-story home well involved and with a possible occupant inside the structure. No word on a cause. An investigation by state and local officials is underway at this hour. Fire teams from …

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Two Hurt Badly In Crash

Two people are hurt in a crash at the intersection of County Road J and County Road 3 in Fulton Township, near Swanton. Officials say Samuel Phillips, of Liberty Center, was northbound on 3 when he failed to stop at the intersection with J. They say Phillips’ pickup was hit …

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Covid And Halloween?…Think About It

Traditional trick-or-treating should be avoided this year…and haunted houses and hayrides should be canceled. The Ohio Department of Health makes the recommendation. They say communities should consider alternatives…such as drive-through events with children in cars, collecting treats from individuals…spaced at least six feet apart…or decorating houses and hiding treats outside. …

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