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Metal Plant Expands

In New Haven…SDI La Farga says it will enlarge its Indiana operations, as officials break ground on a $16 million planned expansion which could create up to 30 new jobs. The partnership between Steel Dynamics of Fort Wayne and La Farga Group of Barcelona, currently uses one furnace to melt …

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Opioid Suit Discussed In Capital

Dozens of Ohio local government leaders gather privately in Columbus to discuss how to divide up millions of dollars from a prospective opioid settlement, potentially positioning them to enter settlement talks with drugmakers as a united front. About 75 mayors, county commissioners and others from around the state attended the …

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School Voucher Plan Gain Support

Groups representing superintendents and business officials from public schools are supporting a proposal to make eligibility for Ohio’s voucher system based on family income instead of school performance. The public school administrators’ groups tell reporters they support a plan passed by the House that would create the Buckeye Scholarship Opportunity …

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Cop Hurt In Crash

A DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputy’s car is hit by a vehicle while he was stopped to help with a prior crash. Deputy, Mathew Haber complained of back pain after the crash. A police dog was in the back seat of the police car and was transported to Auburn Hills Animal …

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Drug Bust In LaGrange

Ten people face drug-related charges in LaGrange following a drug bust. During their search of an area property, officers find 5 ounces of heroin, 4 grams of methamphetamine, hypodermic needles, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. They also find a pistol and a shotgun. The investigation is ongoing, by both state and …

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New Farm Gets OK

A new hog farm is approved for Williams County by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Planson Pork is the new operators at the farm on County Road 22, in Springfield. Concerns were expressed about groundwater issues, odor and insects, manure storage and land applications. The approval can be appealed within …

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OH Fireworks Bill In Debate

Opponents of a bill that would repeal the ban on using fireworks on private property are warning the legislation could lead to dangerous consequences. Current law allows consumers to legally buy fireworks in Ohio, but requires they be taken out of the state within 48 hours of purchase. Critics of …

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Fatal Crash On 6

A Defiance man dies in a crash on Highway 6, about six miles southeast of Bryan. Officials tell reporters Phillip Powell was westbound…when he goes over the median, into oncoming traffic. That’s when he slams into a pickup, driven by Roger Bostelman, of Hamler. Powell was pronounced dead when officials …

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Payments On The Way

Farmers hurt by the trade war get good news, as the third round of the 2019 Market Facilitation Program payments are approved in Washington. The payments are aimed at helping farmers, suffering from trade retaliation. Williams County farmers who do qualify will receive $67 per acre, with a cap of …

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Forum Set For Wednesday

A “Meet the Candidates” public forum for countywide races in the March primary is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Williams County Veterans Building, on E. Main St. in Montpelier. The forum includes both opposed and unopposed candidates. The community is invited. A panel will present questions to candidates …

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