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Road Work Set For Edgerton

The Edgerton Village Council awards a bid for the completion of road and water main work on East and West Hull streets. The project has faced some problems along the way, as the initial engineering by Poggemeyer Design Group underestimated the transportation costs of materials by around $100,000. This resulted …

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Changes In Pioneer

The Pioneer Village Council approves an electric credit and raising the trash fees at its meeting. Village residents will receive a $200 credit on their electric bill. Customers will also see an increase in trash fees. The monthly fee for a single-person household will raise from $6.15 to $10, while …

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Chris E. Martin, 46

Chris E. Martin, age 46, of Morenci and formerly of Archbold, passed away at his home after a brief illness on January 20, 2020. Chris worked for Bil-jax in Archbold. Chris was born in Defiance County, Ohio on March 22, 1973, the son of Andrew and Mary (Hoschak) Martin. He …

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Barbara J. Kreischer, 89

Barbara J. Kreischer, 89, of Montpelier passed away Tuesday afternoon at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home in Montpelier.  She was born on February 17, 1930 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Maurice and Berdena M. (McClish) Crosley.  On July 13, 1946 Barb married Harold “Lefty” L. Kreischer and he preceded her in …

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Dangerfield Trial Set

Ryan Dangerfield, accused in last year’s stabbing death of Dylan Bible at the Colonial Manor Motel, is now scheduled to stand trial this summer. The five-day proceedings in Williams County is set for June 1. Dangerfield is being held at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio on $2 million bond. …

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Three Suspects Brought In Following Chase

Defiance Police arrests three people after a pursuit involving a stolen vehicle. Officials tell reporters Kaleigh Fletcher…Barryn McDonell…and Christian Malzahn are taken to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio. Malzahn is charged with failure to comply with a police officer and receiving stolen property, while Fletcher and McDonnell are each …

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New Bail Rules Shelved

The Ohio Supreme Court rejects a recommendation tools used to measure offenders’ suitability for being released after an arrest be made available to all judges as they make bail decisions. Requiring these risk assessment tools was the top recommendation of a task force commissioned by the court last year to …

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Infant Mortality Rates Drop In IN

Indiana saw the biggest decrease in its infant mortality rate in six years, health officials say. In 2017, 7.3 out of every 1,000 babies born in Indiana died in their first year of life, which was one of the highest rates in the nation. In 2018, the rate dipped to …

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Plane Crash In PC

A small plane crashes in rural Paulding County, severely injuring the pilot, near Brown Township. Officials say the aircraft had taken off from a private grass runway moments before it crashed. The pilot, 35-year old Dustin Dobbelaere of Defiance, was the only one on board the plane. He was flown …

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Arson Suspects Named

Four juveniles are charged with the Jan. 12 fire that caused about $20,000 damage to a vacant structure in Wauseon. Randy Kudlica…Even Rose…Kaidian Saxton…and George VanHoy are the accused. The case will be forwarded to Fulton County Juvenile Court. The suspects are not in custody. We reported Wauseon fire crews …

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