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Rock Honoring Now Disgraced Teacher Removed

A memo­r­ial rock that had been in front of Pauld­ing Mid­dle School in honor of for­mer teacher Don Schnepp has been removed. Last month, the Pauld­ing Exempted Vil­lage Board of Edu­ca­tion was asked to remove the rock after a for­mer stu­dent told the board that he was raped as an …

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Cold Case Arrest

A Steuben County man is now charged with a mur­der that took place almost 13 years ago. 4 9-year-old Mark Fritz of But­ler was arrested fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion into the death of 70-year-old Samuel Hunter who was mur­dered and robbed in his home back in June of 2001. A pre-trial …

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Boat Inspections Offered

Free boat-safety equip­ment inspec­tions are now being offered through next Fri­day, May 23 by the Ohio Depart­ment of Nat­ural Resources in Lucas, Henry, and Wood coun­ties. In Lucas County, inspec­tors will be at Meinke Marina from 5 to 7 p.m. Fri­day and at Cullen Park Boat Ramp from 1 to …

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Pam Shaw, 54

Pamela Sue Shaw, 54 years, of Bryan, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo.  Pam was born October 7, 1959 in Monroe, Michigan, the daughter of the late Robert Daniel and Ruth Ann (Eighmey) Burchett.  She was a 1977 graduate of Ida High School.  Pam married …

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Dr. John Ross, 86

Dr. John R. Ross, known as “Jack” or “Doc” to his many friends died in his home on May 16, 2014. Jack was born on January 31, 1928 in Wauseon, Ohio. His parents were Florence Plettner Ross and Dr. Charles Ross. He was a graduate of The Ohio State University …

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Flood Watch

The National Weather Ser­vice has issued a flood watch for a good part of our area. On Wednes­day, the weather ser­vice said Defi­ance, Henry, Ful­ton, Pauld­ing and Put­nam coun­ties were all under a flood watch. Accord­ing to the weather ser­vice, rain­fall up until about noon today will cause some area …

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Defiance Power Outage Due To Transformer Malfunction

A blown trans­former turned out the lights for a num­ber of homes and busi­nesses in Defi­ance on Wednes­day. The trans­former mal­func­tioned around 10:30 yes­ter­day morn­ing on Qual­ity Drive, affect­ing as many as 500 cus­tomers. Traf­fic lights in the area were also affected, and city work­ers rushed in to direct traf­fic …

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Putnam County Gets Grant For Recycling

Put­nam County is get­ting $100,000 from the Ohio Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency for a glass recy­cling ini­tia­tive which will kick off on June first. The money will be used to pur­chase glass col­lec­tion bins and roll-off con­tain­ers and upgrade the present trans­fer sta­tion. The announce­ment Wednes­day came fol­low­ing a year in …

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Angola Teen Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Commit Murder

A teenager has pleaded guilty in Angola to con­spir­acy to com­mit mur­der. 19 year old Tyler Lee Biggs faced charges of mur­der and con­spir­acy to com­mit mur­der, both felonys that could have put him away for as long as 50 years. If a judge accepts the guilty plea, the mur­der …

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Woman Hurt In Crash

The Ohio High­way Patrol says a woman was seri­ously injured when the car she was dri­ving crashed on State Rt. 66 near Arch­bold Wednes­day. 19 year old Ashtyn Baker was dri­ving north near mile­post 9 in Ful­ton County’s Franklin Town­ship at about 1:15 yes­ter­day morn­ing when she drove off the …

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