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Break In In Edon

Williams County deputies are looking for a thief. They say early Sunday, someone in a full face mask and a hat broke into the Main Stop on Ohio 49, north of Edon. The suspect broke the front door glass to get into the store. Cartons of cigarettes and money from …

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Meyer And Ripke Face Charges

Two suspects, who led authorities on a multi-county chase in a stolen vehicle, are indicted by a Fulton County grand jury. Joshua Meyer of Defiance, is accused of receiving stolen property and more. Jessica Ripke was indicted on one count of receiving stolen property and one count of unauthorized use …

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Stewart Enters Plea

Former North Central track coach, Jared Stewart pleads not guilty to all charges against him in a Williams County court room. His trial will begin next month. Stewart faces three counts of sexual battery. Prosecutors say Stewart engaged in sexual conduct with a female subject. He served as the North …

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Arson In Wauseon

Four suspects face possible charges related to an arson fire in Wauseon. Crews were dispatched to the blaze at a pole barn on N. Shoop Ave. Officials say it started on the floor at the east end of the building and went up an interior plywood wall to the roof. …

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Thomason Dies In Crash

A Bryan man dies in a crash in Henry County, on U.S. 6 and County Road 24 in Ridgeville Township. Officials say Kevin Keller of Defiance, failed to yield at a stop sign…he then struck a vehicle heading eastbound, on 6, on its passenger side. The second vehicle’s three occupants …

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Officers Make Burglary Bust

An arrest is made in connection with a Dec. 30 break in at a Defiance County office complex. Officials say it had been ransacked and several items were stolen. During the investigation, deputies recovered evidence. Then, a break in the case. Zachary Merrill, 32, Berrien Springs, is arrested on local …

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Heaston Tapped To President Post

The board of directors at Bryan Publishing promotes its general manager, Sally Heaston, to corporate president. Heaston is replacing current president, Christopher Cullis, who will remain on as the board chairman. Heaston has been with The Bryan Publishing Company since it purchased the Northwest Signal in 2003.

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Holcomb Nixes Dem Pay Plan

Indiana’s governor outlined to state legislators how to free up tens of millions of dollars to boost teacher pay but said he did not want to dive into the depths of a plan until 2021. Governor, Eric Holcomb told lawmakers in his State of the State speech that he wanted …

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Towns Removed From Ballot

Sheriff, Steve Towns will not appear on the Republican primary ballot after a hearing by the Williams County Elections Board. At issue was the viability of his candidacy after a Nov. 5, 2019, conviction in Bryan Municipal Court on a first-degree misdemeanor charge of disseminating confidential information about a child …

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Blaze Handled In Auburn

A fire in Auburn causes heavy damage to a residence on State Route 8. Crews arrived to find the two story house with heavy flames coming from the second floor and rear of the home. No one was inside. The home’s owner had already escaped. Firefighters brought the blaze under …

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