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Gas Tax Clears Hurdle

State legislators approve raising the state’s gas tax. The two-year transportation bill goes to Gov. DeWine’s office for signature, and if he moves forward, the bill will become effective on July 1. DeWine had asked for an 18-cent increase, to offset a budget deficit at the Ohio Department of Transportation. …

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Diane L. (Currier) Franklin, 63

Diane L. (Currier) Franklin, age 63, of Stryker, passed away Wednesday morning, April 3, 2019, at CHP – Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. Diane had been a school bus driver for Montpelier Schools for many years and had also worked at McDonalds in Archbold. Diane was born in Toledo on November …

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One Dead In SC Crash

One person is dead after a crash in Steuben County on State Road 127 near County Road 500 North. A car driven by 68-year-old Sandra Keck was southbound when it went off the road. Keck overcorrected back onto the roadway, going into the other lane of traffic…hitting a pickup, head-on. …

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Head On Accident In Henry Co

A driver is hurt in a two car crash on Highway 24 and Henry County Road 17. Officials say a westbound van driven by Corey Leasor of Grand Rapids, failed to stop in time for a slowing westbound semi driven by Ronald Meyer of Napoleon. Leasor was taken by Napoleon …

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Safety Is Job One

BMU earns a major award…the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2018. More than 325 utilities entered the annual Safety Awards. BMU recorded tens of thousands of work hours by staff and crews…injury free.

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Traffic Changes Mulled In Paulding

Paulding officials want to set up a meeting to discuss making the roads around the courthouse there one-way only. Councilman, Randy Daeger says he wanted to set up a street committee to talk about the traffic flow around courthouse square. The meeting would be scheduled when ODOT officials are available.

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An Honored Return Home

The body of a 29-year-old Ohio soldier, killed in combat in Afghanistan, will be returned to his hometown. A military plane carrying Army Spc. Joseph Collette’s body will arrive at the Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus. From there, a memorial motorcade will proceed to his hometown of Lancaster. …

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Jerry A. Suffel, 59

Jerry A. Suffel, age 59, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Jerry worked for many years at Titan Tire and was currently working at Spangler Candy Company. He was an avid collector of model trains and an avid …

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School Bus Hit By Big Rig

Two people are hurt in a crash between a school bus and semi near Ridgeville Corners. Officials say Joann Cousino of Archbold, was driving the bus eastbound on Highway 6, when she stopped in the roadway to unload students. The semi, driven by Kelly Braden, of Monroe, failed to stop, …

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House Fire In Alvordton

Fire damages a Marble Ave home in Alvordton. When crews arrived heavy smoke was seen coming from an upstairs bedroom. They then knocked the fire down…the bedroom suffered extensive damage. One resident was home when the fire began. He and a pet cat, were able to escape. No injuries reported. …

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