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Officers Make Burglary Bust

An arrest is made in connection with a Dec. 30 break in at a Defiance County office complex. Officials say it had been ransacked and several items were stolen. During the investigation, deputies recovered evidence. Then, a break in the case. Zachary Merrill, 32, Berrien Springs, is arrested on local …

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Heaston Tapped To President Post

The board of directors at Bryan Publishing promotes its general manager, Sally Heaston, to corporate president. Heaston is replacing current president, Christopher Cullis, who will remain on as the board chairman. Heaston has been with The Bryan Publishing Company since it purchased the Northwest Signal in 2003.

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Holcomb Nixes Dem Pay Plan

Indiana’s governor outlined to state legislators how to free up tens of millions of dollars to boost teacher pay but said he did not want to dive into the depths of a plan until 2021. Governor, Eric Holcomb told lawmakers in his State of the State speech that he wanted …

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Towns Removed From Ballot

Sheriff, Steve Towns will not appear on the Republican primary ballot after a hearing by the Williams County Elections Board. At issue was the viability of his candidacy after a Nov. 5, 2019, conviction in Bryan Municipal Court on a first-degree misdemeanor charge of disseminating confidential information about a child …

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Blaze Handled In Auburn

A fire in Auburn causes heavy damage to a residence on State Route 8. Crews arrived to find the two story house with heavy flames coming from the second floor and rear of the home. No one was inside. The home’s owner had already escaped. Firefighters brought the blaze under …

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This Could Be You Someday

A look at Ohio’s future? Self-driving shuttles will do a circuit through a residential neighborhood in Columbus, as part of a year-long pilot program starting in late January. Three, 12-passenger, disabled-accessible electric shuttles will travel the 2.8-mile route in the Linden neighborhood of Columbus. The shuttles, which are autonomous but …

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Gambling Up In OH

Gambling revenue at Ohio’s four casinos and seven racinos rose to a record $1.94 billion in 2019, according to figures reported by the state’s lottery and casino control commissions. Continuing a year-to-year upward trend, it brought the total to $11.9 billion in gambling revenue since Ohio’s first casino opened in …

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No One Hurt In Crash

A Bryan City Schools bus is rear-ended by a van at a red light on Townline Road at Center Street. The crash caused significant damage to the front of the van, but the school bus was relatively undamaged. No injuries were reported in either vehicle. A school nurse and administrators …

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Kendall Trial Approaches

Andrew Kendall appeared in court for the last time before his three-day trial begins. He faces a felony Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations, or RICO Act charge on multiple meth-related charges. Kendall, of Bryan, pled not guilty to the charge shortly after his indictment earlier this year. He declined an …

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Insurance Deadline Coming Up

Through the 2018 Farm Bill, farmers have a choice of three commodity programs to help protect themselves against a bad year, either in the crops or the market, and the deadline to choose one is fast approaching. The three programs farmers can select are the Agricultural Risk Coverage County, ARC …

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