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Halloween Candy Scare

Police in Van Wert are warning residents to check their children’s Halloween candy after a woman reportedly found a needle in a treat. She told officers her children collected the candy somewhere on Jefferson Street, 2nd Street or 3rd Street. It’s unknown if the department has a suspect in the …

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Governor Wants Parole Review

Gov. DeWine orders a review of the state parole system, following the involvement of a recently released offender in a crash that killed two 6-year-old-cousins. Raymond Walters has pled not guilty by reason of insanity to 22 charges, including murder in the August crash. Police say Walters’ father was taking …

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Injury Crash On CR 16

One person is taken to the hospital after an SUV hits a school bus on County Road 16. None of the 7 kids onboard were hurt. Investigators say one car was southbound on 16. The driver didn’t yield at a stop sign at the intersection of 16 and D…the car …

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Big Test Coming Up

Williams County utility officials, workers and first responders are setting up a massive test scenario, to be ready if a chemical related emergency arises. Bryan Municipal Utilities will host an emergency preparedness drill, involving the simulated release of an industrial chemical at the Bryan Water Treatment Plant on Tuesday. Utility …

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Water Meeting In WC

The Ohio, Michigan, Indiana Council of Governments meet in Williams County, in its first public meeting as a body since forming earlier this year. The council is the result of local efforts to band together governmental bodies from the nine counties in three states that draw water from the aquifer. …

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A New Employer For The Area

A Canadian steel distributor buys land in Fulton County. Nova Tube and Steel LLC paid $767,900 for property on County Road H, in rural Delta, near a short line railroad. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, the steel processor has nine locations in Canada, the United States, and Mexico…and services the automotive, …

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Chem Drill Coming Up

In case a chemical-based emergency arises, Williams County utility officials, workers and first responders are setting up a massive test scenario to ensure they are ready if something like that happens. Bryan Municipal Utilities will host an emergency preparedness drill involving the simulated release of an industrial chemical at the …

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Per Diem Changes In Stryker

CCNO’s governing board OK’s a 2020 operating budget that is a little higher than this year’s. It includes some good news for Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas and Williams counties…next year’s per diem amount charged to them for housing inmates at the facility will be $71.75, a 93-cent decrease from the …

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Pair Charged With Drug Trafficking

Two Michigan residents are brought in on drug charges following a lengthy investigation. Tyler Abston and Vicki Witmer are accused of trafficking in heroin and methamphetamine. Area officers seized more than 20 ounces of meth and over four ounces of a heroin, mixed with fentanyl. Bond was set for both …

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Reyes Brought Back From TX

A Michigan man, picked up on a warrant in Texas, is facing a list felony counts in Defiance County. Adrian Reyes was indicted on 12 counts of pandering sexually-oriented matter involving a minor and more. Reyes is held at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, pending an arraignment in Defiance …

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