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Welker Indicted

Jonathon Welker, is indicted for attempted murder in Putnam County. Prosecutors say Welker tried to kill Jonathon Hodgson with a knife. Hodgson received medical attention but has since been released. Welker initially appeared in Putnam County Municipal Court on Dec. 30, shortly after his arrest, and waived his right to …

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Sweethearts Hits The Shelves

Sweethearts, are ready and on shelves for Valentine’s Day 2020, if only in a relatively limited capacity this year. The 118-year-old-brand was purchased by Spangler Candy Company from the now-defunct Necco in September 2018 and, since that time, Spangler leaders have been working toward this year’s romantic holiday as their …

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Velma R. Corbin, 95

Velma R. Corbin, age 95, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 1:28 A.M. on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, Ohio. She was an assembler and floor supervisor at Pioneer Rubber Company and AMF. She managed Ranchwood Mobile Home Park in Bucyrus and New Washington …

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Jason N. Cooper, 36

Jason N. Cooper, age 36, of Pioneer, Ohio, passed away at the University of Toledo Medical Center on Friday, January 17, 2020. He was an avid fan of Notre Dame football. Jason N. Cooper was born on August 15, 1983, in Bryan, Ohio, the son of Kim Alan and Shelley …

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William “Bill” David Wood, 86

William “Bill” David Wood, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 18, 2020. William was born on November 20, 1933, to Horris and Mary (Welborn) Wood, in Burkburett, Texas. Upon graduating from Addison High School in 1952, Bill enlisted into the United States Air Force as an airplane …

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Ronald E. “Bean” Baker, 72

Ronald E. “Bean” Baker, 72, of Pioneer was taken home by his LORD and Saviour on Friday, January 17, 2020.  He was the son of the late John W. Baker and Burdena (DeLong) Baker on August 11, 1947 at Cameron Hospital in Bryan, Ohio.  He was the fifth of ten …

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Fire In Hicksville

The Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office is working to find out what caused a fire that broke out at an education building at a Catholic church in Hicksville. Defiance County 911 got a phone call, indicating flames were visible at St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Antwerp Drive. Crews were able …

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Medicare System Changes Coming

Thousands of retired public employees will have to pay more of their health care costs starting in 2022 after trustees for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System vote to reduce health care benefits. Those changes include cutting the monthly allowance paid to retirees who are eligible for Medicare. The changes …

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OH Medicaid Riddled With Problems

Ohio’s Medicaid system suffers from high payment error rates and problems determining eligibility, among many issues the state Medicaid director blamed on the past administration. Other problems identified by Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran include incorrect renewal dates, privacy breaches and incorrectly linking newborns to people who weren’t are their actual …

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OH MLK Events Planned

The Ohio History Center is offering special hours and programs Monday to mark the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. The museum in Columbus, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Programming includes a talk by an historian on the slain civil rights leader’s philosophy and vision. Several …

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