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Backup In Defiance Solved

A sewer backup at a Defiance mobile home park has been remedied, but some final environmental abatement may be needed. Electricity to a sewer lift station at Northtowne Estates, near Northtowne Mall on North Clinton Street, failed and caused the backup. Officials discovered that power had been shut off to …

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Seals Gets Four

A co-defendant in a fire case, which caused severe damage to a Domersville Road home last year is sentenced in a Defiance County courtroom. Kage Seals, 21 was given a four-year prison term for aggravated arson. He also was ordered to make $8,069.77 restitution. Seals had pled guilty to the …

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Richey Case Update

New dates are scheduled in the case of a Columbus man, who threatened a Putnam County retired judge. The presiding judge has been replaced. Kenneth Richey’s pretrial in Putnam County on charges of retaliation, violating a protection order and more, continues. He allegedly threatened retired Putnam County Judge, Randall Basinger …

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New School Voucher System Discussed In Capitol

Participation in Ohio’s voucher system, that pays for eligible public school students to attend private schools, would be based purely on family income in the future, not school performance, under a plan unveiled by House lawmakers. Under current law, Ohio’s EdChoice program provides private school tuition for students at public …

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Robert F. Gearhart, 86

Robert F. Gearhart, 86, of Montpelier, passed away Wednesday at his home. He was born on July 8, 1933, in Florence Township, Williams County, to Irvin L. and Esther L. (Hager) Gearhart. Bob graduated from Edon High School in 1951. He served his country in the United States Army during …

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Margaret L. Lucas, 71

Margaret L. Lucas, age 71, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 6:12 P.M. on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at Park View Randallia Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where she was a patient after a brief illness. Mrs. Lucas was a graduate of Sunnyside High School in Tucson, Arizona, and had …

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Drug Find In HC

Area police finish a month-long investigation with a seizure of prescription pills, methamphetamine and more. Testing is still underway to confirm. Officers arrived at an Ohio 15, location in Holiday City. No arrests have been made in the case…as investigators continue to work the case.

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Richcreek Trial On Docket

A trial date is set for Donald Richcreek, the Oakwood man accused of killing his brother in 2019. A final pre-trial hearing is set for April 20…the trial date, May 5-8. Richcreek is accused of shooting his brother in the chest at a County Road 187 address in Oakwood back …

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State Needs Med Input

Ohio’s Medicaid department is asking for input from companies and organizations familiar with the program on how to improve the experience of patients. A formal request for information outlines the Ohio Department of Medicaid’s vision for reimagining the program. Responses to the information request will be combined with information the …

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Caregiver Guidelines May Change

Gov., DeWine tells reporters he’s close to releasing a proposal to approve relatives caring for children taken from their parents, even when the relatives aren’t licensed caregivers. Ohio has been under pressure from child advocates to follow a 2017 federal court ruling, ordering equality in payments to non-licensed relatives and …

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