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Crash In SC

In Steuben County…an SUV and pickup are in a head on collision on State Road 120, at CR 175 W. Investigators say Fernando Perez, the driver of the SUV, was headed west, when he crossed the center line into the path of the semi. Perez sustained minor injuries. The driver …

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No. It Is Not Bill Shakespeare.

A local truck driver is arrested. A Williams County deputy sees a semi heading south past the Ohio Turnpike on Ohio 15, towards Holiday City with no rear tail lights. The officer tried to pull the driver over but he continues on. Finally, the semi stops. It’s at the home …

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OH Fed Opioid Case Update

Doctors and other healthcare practitioners, who write prescriptions bear ultimate responsibility for improper distribution of opioids to patients, not pharmacists who are obliged to fill those prescriptions, a series of pharmacy chains argued in federal court. The filings, which were submitted to the federal judge in Cleveland, overseeing the national …

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Tougher Tobacco Laws Mulled In IN

Indiana lawmakers are looking to toughen the penalties stores face for selling tobacco products to underaged customers, as they raise the state’s minimum age for smoking and vaping from 18 to 21 to conform with the new federal law. A proposal backed by anti-smoking advocates would also eliminate the possible …

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Farm Bill Meeting Coming Up

The Williams County, Ohio State University Extension Office is hosting two meetings about the Farm Bill on Friday. Both take place at the Williams County East Annex building on E. High St. The meeting is to discuss a 2018 Farm Bill provision, allowing the choice to enroll in Agricultural Risk …

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Fire Under Investigation In Bryan

A fire on South Emmett Street in Bryan is contained by city crews and others. Dispatch got the call from Worthington Design…the blaze, reported in the attic of the business. When fire teams arrived, they began pulling down the ceiling to put out the fire. In an hour, the flames …

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Whitehead Case Update

Hugh Whitehead, the Bryan man accused of rape, assault, abduction and more in a Dec. 6th incident, is arraigned by a Williams County grand jury. Bryan Police says he held his victim against her will. The indictment adds Whitehead is a sexually violent predator. Prosecutors also say he threatened to …

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Sheriff Race Meeting Set

Another protest letter by Sheriff, Steve Towns has been added to the list of formal written protests filed with the county elections board by the four candidates in the March primary race for Williams County sheriff. Ten have been released, now. The three other candidates all allege Towns is ineligible …

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March Primary Certified

The official ballots for Ohio’s March 17 presidential primary have been certified, Ohio Secretary of State, Frank LaRose told reporters. LaRose announced the certification of 11 Democratic candidates and one Republican, President, Trump. Last summer, lawmakers voted to move Ohio’s primary to March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. Democrats complained conflicting …

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Amphitheatre Vision Becomes Clearer

Committee members have selected a spot for a future amphitheater and interactive fountains in Bryan. And officials are hopeful the new attraction will be in use as early as this fall. City officials say by the end of January, the project will be put out to bid, with a contractor …

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