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This Could Be You Someday

A look at Ohio’s future? Self-driving shuttles will do a circuit through a residential neighborhood in Columbus, as part of a year-long pilot program starting in late January. Three, 12-passenger, disabled-accessible electric shuttles will travel the 2.8-mile route in the Linden neighborhood of Columbus. The shuttles, which are autonomous but …

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Gambling Up In OH

Gambling revenue at Ohio’s four casinos and seven racinos rose to a record $1.94 billion in 2019, according to figures reported by the state’s lottery and casino control commissions. Continuing a year-to-year upward trend, it brought the total to $11.9 billion in gambling revenue since Ohio’s first casino opened in …

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No One Hurt In Crash

A Bryan City Schools bus is rear-ended by a van at a red light on Townline Road at Center Street. The crash caused significant damage to the front of the van, but the school bus was relatively undamaged. No injuries were reported in either vehicle. A school nurse and administrators …

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Kendall Trial Approaches

Andrew Kendall appeared in court for the last time before his three-day trial begins. He faces a felony Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations, or RICO Act charge on multiple meth-related charges. Kendall, of Bryan, pled not guilty to the charge shortly after his indictment earlier this year. He declined an …

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Insurance Deadline Coming Up

Through the 2018 Farm Bill, farmers have a choice of three commodity programs to help protect themselves against a bad year, either in the crops or the market, and the deadline to choose one is fast approaching. The three programs farmers can select are the Agricultural Risk Coverage County, ARC …

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Trail Gets Funds

A paved recreational trail connection, between the Wabash Cannonball Trail and East Main Street in Montpelier, is one of 20 projects that gets a grant award from the 2019 Clean Ohio Trail Fund. The Wabash Cannonball Trail Connector is a 1,220-feet-long, 10-feet-wide paved asphalt trail along County Road 13. The …

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Berry In Trouble Again

Brandi Berry, the Defiance woman convicted in November of embezzling large amounts of money from a local church, has been arrested on a probation violation and faces a new investigation. Berry had been placed on community control for five years in November on a charge of aggravated theft and more. …

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Barrientos Pretrial Now Set

Luis Barrientos, charged with three counts of rape and a list of other charges, faced the court in Defiance. He now has a pretrial hearing coming up. Officials say Barrientos in 2018 and 2019, had sexual contact with a 7-year-old girl, at a Defiance residence. Because the victim is under …

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Foust Case Update

Audrey Foust, charged with attempted murder, pleads not guilty in a Defiance court room. Prosecutors say Foust, back in Nov., used a knife to stab Terry Soto in the chest at a Harrison Ave. location in Defiance. He was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening. Judge, Joseph Schmenk set …

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Deputy Hit In SC Accident

A Steuben County deputy is alright after he is hit by a pickup while assisting with traffic control at that crash scene on State Road 120. They say Gary Thompson of Middleton wasn’t paying attention at the time of the crash. He was not injured. The officer sustained minor injuries …

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