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No Swimming At Area Pool

The economic downturn from COVID-19 has hit Montpelier…and the Municipal Pool is its first victim. Village officials recommended the pool remain closed for the summer…it’s approved, unanimously. Gov. DeWine’s order, closing all public pools during coronavirus, may remain in effect throughout the summer, statewide.

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A Surprise Call On Hill

The Indiana Supreme Court announces the suspension of Indiana Attorney General, Curtis Hill from practicing law for 30 days. It determined Hill violated professional conduct rules by committing battery. The decision stems from Hill being accused of groping four women during a party in Indianapolis back in 2018. The suspension …

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Still No Childcare

Gov., DeWine holds off on announcing when the rest of the state’s child care centers can reopen, saying that it’s essential to get the details right. Officials say the plan is still being put together. With Ohio’s retail stores opening and many offices and factories already operating, many workers are …

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Moving On In The Covid Battle

Ohio bars and restaurants can fully reopen in two weeks, on May 21, with outside dining allowed a few days earlier, on May 15, Gov. DeWine announced. Barbershops, hair and nail salons, along with day spas will also reopen on the 15th. Barbers and stylists will wear masks, and customers …

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Local Openings Are Coming

Williams County Health Commissioner, Jim Watkins lays out the local timeline to re-open businesses during his weekly coronavirus update…he cautioned that every step involves risk. Just like statewide…retail stores are cleared to open on the 12th…barbers and hair salons are cleared to open on the 15th…outdoor dining is okay on …

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The BWC Lends A Hand

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s Board approves to send up to $1.6 billion dollars to Ohio employers this spring, to ease the economic impact of coronavirus on Ohio’s economy. Checks will be mailed in batches to employers later this month. The dividend is the BWC’s sixth of $1 billion …

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Sajecki Faces Charges

A Coldwater man is arrested after a chase with officers in Steuben County. Nicholas Sajecki was seen by police doing over 110 miles an hour on I 69, south of the Ashley/Hamilton exit. They say it took eight minutes for officers to catch up to the speeding Sajecki. After a …

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Paperwork Slows The Process

An application filed with SharedWork Ohio to compensate county employees for lost hours due to budget reductions during COVID-19 has not yet been approved by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. We reported originally, the reductions were expected to take effect on May 9. Officials say due to …

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Grad Time At DC

Defiance College holds its commencement ceremony this weekend, via virtual means, with several local students set to graduate. 117 in all for the Saturday event. Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Agnes Caldwell and President, Richanne Mankey are set to confer degrees in a truncated version of the school’s traditional …

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The Bar Exam Goes On…Maybe

Enough interest has been expressed, despite the coronavirus, to go forward with releasing materials for the July bar exam, the group that makes the test has decided. Only 19 states and jurisdictions had announced by the deadline set by the National Conference of Bar Examiners that they plan to cancel …

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