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Carlson Is Sentenced

A Montpelier man is sentenced to12 years in prison in a Williams County courtroom. Harold Carlson pled guilty to rape charges and was given credit for 297 days served in jail while his case was pending. The incidents happened between 2010 and 2018.

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Injury Crash In DKC

Three people are recovering from injuries after a crash in DeKalb County, on County Road 68. When a van enters the intersection at County Road 427…it hits a car, heading north on 427. The collision launches the car into a bean field in the northwest corner of the intersection. The …

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Robbery In Lyons

The authorities want the man who robbed the State Bank on E. Morenci St. in Lyons. Investigators say a white male enters the branch, produces a note, demanding money from the teller…and then takes an undisclosed amount of cash…leaving the scene in a burgundy Chevrolet pickup truck. No injuries were …

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Voter Challenge Nixed

The Williams County Board of Elections tosses out a voter registration challenge against Pioneer resident, Jim Fee, filed by Pioneer Mayor, Ed Kidston…who claimed Fee lives outside Pioneer in Bridgewater Township at a single-family residence on County Road R.

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OH Gun Hearing Set

An Ohio Senate committee will hear from Democrats and a Republican, sponsoring legislation that includes expanding background checks for most firearm purchases. It also includes a red flag law, designed to keep guns from people seen as a threat to themselves or others. Republicans agreed to hold the hearing because …

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Walter S. Cliffton, 83

Walter S. Cliffton, age 83, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 3:15 P.M. on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, Ohio. Walter was a U.S. Army veteran and worked for Chase Brass as a mill operator. He enjoyed taking his Corvettes and Camaros to …

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Hal C. Dietz, 94

Hal C. Dietz, 94 of Montpelier, passed away Monday, September 16, 2019 at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home in Montpelier.   Hal was born January 31, 1925 in Pioneer, OH to Leland A. and Aletha D. (Chapman) Dietz.  Hal married his wife Sandra K. Parnham on May 23,1959 in Montpelier.   …

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AEDs For Bryan

The City of Bryan gets a donation from Parkview Health for automated external defibrillators. About a dozen in all. An AED can deliver an electric shock to the heart in a cardiac event to re-establish a rhythm. In April, city officials expressed their desire to position the devices around the …

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EPD Gets A Boost

Edon Police is getting a boost in pay and manpower, though the budget is set to remain the same. The Village Council passed two ordinances that would increase the size of the police force to include 10 part-time officers and increase their pay range to $15-$20 an hour.

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Richcreek Case Update

A Paulding County grand jury indicts a rural Oakwood man for shooting and killing his brother. Donald Richcreek is charged with murder in the shooting death of Anthony Richcreek. Deputies were called to a County Road 187 location in Oakwood, on Aug. 10 for a report of a drive-by shooting. …

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