Recent Posts

Grad Requirements Revisited

Ohio lawmakers are considering competing proposals to change high school graduation requirements again, after already easing rules for students earning diplomas this year and the next. A plan backed by the State Board of Education would let students qualify for graduation by demonstrating competency in certain subjects through testing or …

Read More »

Spotter Bill Passes House

The Ohio House approves a bill, prohibiting towing services from hiring spotters to report illegally parked vehicles. The House now sends it to the Senate for consideration. The bill would make violating the law a third-degree misdemeanor. Violators could be fined as much as $500 and sentenced to up to …

Read More »

Pollution Plan Set For Action

Indiana’s environmental agency is set to increase the cost of state permits that set limits for pollution discharges for the first time in decades, and the move has the rare support of business leaders. The bill, signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb, will allow the Indiana Department of Environmental …

Read More »

Carol Lynn St. John, 65

Carol Lynn St. John, 65, of Camden, Michigan passed away Sunday afternoon at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center in Defiance.  She was born on July 6, 1953 in McComb, Ohio to John Delbert and Marvel (Moyer) Anderson.  On September 30, 1978 she married Allen J. St. John in Pioneer, …

Read More »

Frisbie Passes

A longtime Williams County law enforcement officer has died. The Williams County Sheriff’s Office announced the death of Deputy, Mick Frisbie on its Facebook page. Frisbie was with the force for almost 20 years, including 12 as a K-9 handler. The sheriff’s office, along with the Williams County coroner and …

Read More »

Corpse Found In River

A man’s body is found in the Maumee River in Defiance County, near the Cecil Bridge. Multiple police and fire departments responded and recovered the remains of a white man over an hour later near St. Rt. 127 in Sherwood. Officials say the body did not match any descriptions of …

Read More »

School Bus Accident In Swanton

A Swanton school bus is involved in a minor crash, while making the turn from Hallett Avenue onto Church Street. Officials tell reporters the bus hit the front end of a car. Seven students were on board the bus at the time. No injuries reported. The students were checked out …

Read More »

Big Night At The Golden Gala

The Northwest State Community College Foundation hosted its 10th annual Green Carpet Event, this year themed the “Golden Gala,” and raises over $80,000 for student scholarships. Officials say it’s a high mark for the foundation. The number was up from the college’s 2018 total of $70,000 and up even more …

Read More »

New Bill In Columbus

A proposed House bill would make it easier for Ohioans to seal low-level nonviolent and non-sexual offenses to help them move forward with their lives. The legislation, announced by House Speaker, Larry Householder and Assistant Minority Leader, Kristin Boggs are among a series of bipartisan priorities in the House. A …

Read More »

Ruth M. Kimpel, 92

Ruth M. Kimpel, age 92, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away at 7:35 P.M. on Friday, May 24, 2019, in her home, surrounded by her family, after a brief illness.  Mrs. Kimpel attended Taylor Corners County School in DeKalb County, Indiana, and later St. Mary Catholic School.  She was a 1944 …

Read More »