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Drug Bill Update

The American Civil Liberties Union says it’s back on board with a bill, designed to reduce low-level drug possessions to misdemeanors and increase penalties for drug dealers. The legislation is part of a long-running attempt by lawmakers to reduce Ohio’s prison population. The ACLU, a past supporter of the legislation, …

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Dog Danger Is Addressed On OH Bench

The Ohio Supreme Court rules a dog, suspected of posing a danger to people, does not have to carry an official dangerous dog label to charge an owner for violating the law. As long as prosecutors have evidence that the dog in question would meet the definition of the law, …

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Deadly Crash In Van Wert

Two people are dead and one badly hurt after a crash in Van Wert, at the intersection of Liberty Union Road at Van Wert Willshire Road. Officials say Eric Mwaba, of Lexington, Kentucky, failed to stop. Mwaba’s car then crashed into an eastbound SUV, driven by Cynthia Schumm of Van …

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Chapa Is The New Chief

Chris Chapa will be sworn in as City Bryan’s police chief after city council approved his hire by a 3-2 vote. Chapa has served as interim chief since Michael Willis retired in August. He started with the police department in July 2001. Officials say the city received 11 applications and …

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Yoh In Critical Condition

A West Unity area native and former Bryan and West Unity police officer remains in critical condition after he is injured in a shootout in Ozark, Alabama. Samuel Yoh, a Bryan police officer of 16 years, was shot several times responding to an incident involving a suicidal man. Officials tell …

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New Employer Comes To Pioneer

New jobs in the area. Pioneer will soon be home to Toledo Tool and Die…bringing with it, around 60 new positions. The Toledo manufacturer specializes in metal stamping. They work with tool designing, in-house builds and high-volume mass production of stamping assemblies and other machines. The company took over the …

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Elections Pass Muster

Williams County elections officials complete an audit of results of the Nov. 6 general election…no errors or inconsistencies were found. Post-election audits are normally required to be conducted following each general election in an even-numbered year and after each presidential primary election. This time around, after new voting equipment was …

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Death Investigation Underway

Area officials are investigating the death of a man found in his tractor-trailer at an Ohio Turnpike plaza in Williams County. Troopers responded to a welfare check at the Indian Meadow Service Plaza, on County Road M.50, in West Unity. The driver, identified as David Day, of New Plymouth, Idaho, …

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Deadly Tree Accident In DKC

A DeKalb County man dies cutting down a tree. Units responded to a Block County Road 40 location. Officials say the tree had fallen on Layton Casselman. Efforts to revive Casselman efforts were unsuccessful. He died at the scene.

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Bus Crash In DKC

A DeKalb Eastern Bus was at a stop, picking up children en route to school in the Eastside Community Schools District, when two vehicles rear ended the back of the bus. They say an SUV, speeding, ran into the back of sedan…then pushed it into the back of the bus. …

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