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OH Traffic System Gets OK

The state says it’s installing Ohio’s first electronic wrong-way driver detection system. Gov. DeWine and Department of Transportation Director Jack Marchbanks says the system will be placed along an 18-mile stretch of I-71 in Hamilton County in southwestern Ohio. It includes 92 electronic signs and 82 detection devices at 23 …

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Ohio IVF Program Faces Resistance

A federal program to help injured veterans and their spouses conceive children through in vitro fertilization is being hobbled by anti-abortion forces that oppose how the process can lead to embryos being destroyed. Since 2012, Democrats in Congress have repeatedly championed legislation permanently extending IVF benefits to veterans whose injuries …

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Governor At The Fair

Gov. Mike DeWine is continuing the tradition of a sleep-over at the Ohio State Fair. The Republican governor and his wife, Fran DeWine, will tour livestock barns in the early evening and later join in a campfire at the Natural Resources Park, where they will then spend the night. The …

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Edwards Faces Charges

A search by officers at an East Wilson Street home in Williams County leads to a single arrest and the recovery of drug paraphernalia related to meth and heroin. Eight people were initially held without incident during the search. Amanda Edwards of Pioneer was taken to CCNO on charges. The …

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Carlson Case Update

Harold Carlson pleads guilty to two counts of rape in Williams County. One victim aged 13-21, the other was 13. In October 2018, an indictment by a Williams County Grand Jury originally brought forth 17 separate sex offense charges against Carlson, most of which were ultimately dropped. The offenses spanned …

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Jobs Numbers Show Improvement

Non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates improves slightly across the region in June. Williams County’s rate for June was 3.3 percent, up from 2.6 percent in May and 2.5 percent in April. Defiance County’s non-seasonally adjusted rate for June was 4.3 percent, up from 3.4 percent in May and 3.2 percent in …

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Warren To Visit Toledo

Democratic presidential candidate, Elizabeth Warren will make a stop in northern Ohio next week. The Massachusetts senator will visit Toledo on Monday for a town hall. The stop comes just ahead of her appearance at the Democratic debates in Detroit. Warren will be at a technical training center in Toledo. …

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Tennis Courts On The Way

Excavation work begins toward building new tennis courts for Bryan schools. Officials tell reporters the work should take about two weeks. The project, much of which is being funded through more than $425,000 in donations through the Bryan Tennis Committee, calls for six new concrete courts and centered spectator seating …

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Crittenden Takes The Reins In Wauseon

A new police chief in Wauseon. Kevin Chittenden is a familiar face with 15 years on the force there. Chittenden was appointed by City Council to replace Keith Torbet, effective Aug. 5. Torbet, a 35-year veteran of Wauseon Police, will leave the force to replace Dennis Richardson as the city’s …

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Nuke Vote Set In Columbus

Ohio could become the latest state to hand out a billion dollar financial rescue for its nuclear power plants. Lawmakers in the Ohio House are set to vote on a plan that would give $150 million a year to stop the unprofitable nuclear plants from closing prematurely. Gov. DeWine intends …

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