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Loop Accomplice In Court

Zane Bartley…the second suspect in the Michael Loop murder trial…had a pre-trial hearing. Loop, along with Bartley is accused of breaking in to the Cecil home of Philip Koenn back in September. Prosecutors suspect Koenn discovered Loop and the confrontation ended in Koenn’s death. Bartley, is accused of complicity in …

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Gibson Gets 17 Years

The former leader of a motorcycle gang is sentenced to 17 years in prison on federal drug and gun charges. Shon Gibson of Rome City was accused with intent to distribute methamphetamine and being a felon in possession of a firearm. It was December 2016 when police served a search …

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DeWine Tabs Acton To Run Health Department

Gov., DeWine nominates a licensed physician, with more than 30 years of experience in public health and preventive medicine, to direct Ohio’s health department. The governor announced the selection of Dr. Amy Acton to lead the office. Acton most recently served as a community research and grants management officer at …

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Gambling Debate In Indy

Indiana legislation that allows one of Gary’s casinos to move to Terre Haute and another to move inland, while permitting sports wagering, has cleared the Indiana Senate and is headed to the House. Under the bill’s sports gambling provision, any of the state’s casinos, racinos or satellite locations could apply …

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Lowe Caught By Officers

Defiance Police brings in a Williams County man after a chase in Brunersburg. Nicholas Lowe is charged with failure to comply with a police officer. Officials tell reporters there will be additional charges against Lowe, pending a Defiance County grand jury. Officers attempted to stop Lowe’s vehicle in the Walmart …

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Electric Crews Earn Their Pay

Utility officials say power had been almost completely restored to residents in Williams County. FirstEnergy says fewer than five of its customers are now without power in the county, all in Center Township. There’s a good chance all power will be restored today. Over 300 customers were in the dark …

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Move To Stop OH Vote Hackers

Ohio’s new elections chief is ready to voice his support for a bill he says aims to better protect the battleground state’s election systems from cyberattacks. Ohio Secretary of State, Frank LaRose took office in January. He’s testifying on the measure at the Statehouse. The legislation would empower LaRose’s office …

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Heads Up, Outdoorspeople

Ohioans will be able to buy state hunting and fishing licenses for 2019, soon. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the licenses will go on sale Friday and can be purchased at the Division of Wildlife website and at hundreds of participating agents throughout the state. Resident fishing and …

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House Fire In Bryan

Crews take on a house fire in Bryan on N. Walnut St. No one was injured in the blaze. Officials tell reporters the fire appears to have started from an unattended candle. The damage was heavy and two cars on the property went up in flames, too. The fire took …

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Bad Crash In LaGrange Co

Two drivers are flown to a Fort Wayne hospital, after a crash in LaGrange County, along CR 400 South. Josephine Housholder of Wolcottville was driving east, when another vehicle, driven by Duane Donahue of LaGrange, headed in the opposite direction, crossed the center line and struck Housholder’s car, head on. …

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