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Indiana AG Out Of Trouble

Negotiations fall apart among Republican legislators on a proposal that could have forced Indiana’s attorney general from office, if his law license is suspended over allegations that he drunkenly groped four women. Senate Republicans wouldn’t agree with a provision backed by the House and Gov. Eric Holcomb that would have …

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Marilyn Elaine Sumner, 91

Marilyn Elaine Sumner, 91, of Pioneer, passed away on March 12, 2020 at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born on June 26, 1928 in Toledo to Herbert H. and Helen Beatrice (Gibbs) George. Marilyn gradated from Pioneer High School in 1946 and graduated from Ravenscroft Beauty College in …

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Coronavirus Update

Williams County Health officials say the are working with its community partners to help coordinate county-wide efforts to address the coronavirus. The state health department earlier this week confirmed the first cases in Ohio, three near Cleveland. Locally, no suspected cases have been reported in Williams County, but the Paulding …

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Local Jobs Numbers Looking Good

Unemployment rates throughout the area were unchanged from December to January. Williams County’s non-seasonally adjusted rate is at 3.2 percent, keeping intact its long run as lowest jobless rate in the area. In Henry County, it’s 4.7 percent…where an estimated 12,530 of the county’s 13,147-person workforce was on the job.

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An Arrest Follows Near Crash

Indiana State troopers are on patrol in Angola, along Mill Street. Suddenly, another car heads towards the police cruiser, narrowly missing the officers in a head on collision. The police turns the car around and gives chase. Officials say Jeremy Combs and the passenger, Matthew Drew threw out bags of …

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Wauseon Looking For School Funding

Wauseon schools cannot sustain its current financial course and needs to place a levy on November’s ballot, the Board of Education was told. Following a presentation of the school district’s financial status, Treasurer, Dave Fleming said a resolution to approve a 1.75% earned income tax levy will be placed on …

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Gus T. Lautermilch, 60

Gus T. Lautermilch, age 60, of Montpelier, Ohio, passed away at 5:50 P.M. on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, Ohio, with his family at his side.  Mr. Lautermilch was a 1978 graduate of Fairview High School and was a veteran of the United …

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David Leonard, 89

David Leonard, age 89, passed away March 8, 2020 at Indian Meadows Nursing Home in Wauseon. David was an electrician for many years. David was born in Palmyra, Michigan on December 27, 1930 to the late Howard and Goldie (Southwell) Leonard. On March 17, 1953, David married Doris (Monroe) Leonard. …

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Muriel A. “Mert” Andrews, 89

Muriel A. “Mert” Andrews, 89 years, of Hicksville, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Hickory Creek at Hicksville, where she had been a resident.  Mert was born May 10, 1930, in Hicksville, the daughter of the late Walter and Wilda (Smith) Scranton.  Mert was a 1948 graduate of Farmer …

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Phillips Is Sentenced

A Toledo man is sentenced 11 to 15 years in prison. James Phillips was accused of robbery and kidnapping in Columbus Grove. Phillips also was ordered to make restitution to the victim. Prosecutors say on Nov. 2, Phillips robbed Putnam County resident, Addie Kiene at gunpoint outside Columbus Grove’s Dollar …

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