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Fatality On The Ottawa

A man drowns while trying to rescue his dog from the Ottawa River. Police in Lima say the fast-moving water in the swollen river swept him more than a mile downstream. A coroner identified the victim as 35-year-old Eric Nolte of Lima. His body was found about an hour after …

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Mack Faces Charges

Gunplay in Defiance County leads to an arrest. Officers were dispatched to Power Dam Road on a shots fired call. There, they find a car had been hit several times by gunfire. Investigators determined the car’s owner, George Mack was the shooter. Mack refused to give many details to officers. …

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New Leadership For WC Board

The Williams County Board of Developmental Disabilities approves a motion to hire Jennifer Basselman as superintendent. Basselman currently serves as the business manager for the Fulton County Board of Developmental Disabilities. She will begin her new position on June 1. Basselman will replace Debra Guilford, who announced in January she …

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Evelyn Mae Clark, 83

Evelyn Mae Clark, age 83, of Stryker, Ohio passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019 in CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice.  Evelyn was born to Walter and Pearl (Balzer) Hancock on February 18, 1936 in Defiance County and was a 1954 graduate of Stryker High School.  Evelyn married Dean Clark on …

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Bernie Maynard, 86

Bernie Maynard, 86 years, of Bryan, passed away early Monday, April 29, 2019 at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance, where he was a patient.  Bernie was born September 17, 1932 in Dunlow, West Virginia, the son of the late Andrew and Armilda (Dalton) Maynard.  Bernie served our country …

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Several Injuries In Local Accident

A crash on an area roadway. Several people are hurt after a five car accident on 127 at County Road 17. Officials tell reporters one truck rear-ended another vehicle. In the end, five vehicles were damaged the same way in the chain reaction crash. In all, 10 people were injured. …

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Laser Trial Update

Attorneys make their closing arguments in the Scott Laser trial in a Williams County courtroom. They told the court Laser could be a bully who preys on the very young and the very old or he could be decent person with good intentions who makes bad decisions. The charges against …

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Help Needed At OH Health

The Ohio Department of Health is seeking funding to hire more nursing home inspectors and improve the frequency of its inspections, which hasn’t kept pace with federal guidelines in recent years, partly because of a high turnover rate among the inspectors. A state audit found Ohio’s average time between nursing …

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Dick Lugar Passes

One of the great lawmakers passes. Former Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar, a Republican foreign policy sage known for leading efforts to help the former Soviet states dismantle and secure much of their nuclear arsenal, but whose reputation for working with Democrats cost him his final campaign, died Sunday from a …

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Eleanor M. Bowman, 100

Eleanor M. Bowman, 100 years, of Bryan passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019. Eleanor was born January 21, 1919 in Bryan, Ohio the daughter of the late Charles and Eva (Chaney) Elser. She was a 1939 graduate of Bryan High School. Eleanor married Wayne L. Bowman on April 20, 1946 …

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