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School Voucher Plan Gain Support

Groups representing superintendents and business officials from public schools are supporting a proposal to make eligibility for Ohio’s voucher system based on family income instead of school performance. The public school administrators’ groups tell reporters they support a plan passed by the House that would create the Buckeye Scholarship Opportunity …

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William C. “Bill” Parrish, 82

William C. “Bill” Parrish, age 82, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away at 4:53 A.M. on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at Park View Nursing Center, where he was a resident for thirty-two years.  Bill was a longtime employee of  Quadco Rehabilitation Center, working for many years as an assembler.  He loved …

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Edford Prince, 90

Edford Prince, age 90, of Edon, Ohio, passed away at 9:48 P.M. on Friday, February 7, 2020, at the home of his daughter in Auburn, Indiana, after an extended illness.  A veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Prince served in Korea during the Korean Conflict and was awarded a …

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Merici A. Krieger-Harms, 93

Merici A. Krieger-Harms, age 93, of Wauseon, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at CHP – Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. Prior to her retirement she had worked at the former German Village Products in Wauseon for 25 years. Merici was born in Williams County, Ohio on February 6, 1927, the …

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Cop Hurt In Crash

A DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputy’s car is hit by a vehicle while he was stopped to help with a prior crash. Deputy, Mathew Haber complained of back pain after the crash. A police dog was in the back seat of the police car and was transported to Auburn Hills Animal …

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Drug Bust In LaGrange

Ten people face drug-related charges in LaGrange following a drug bust. During their search of an area property, officers find 5 ounces of heroin, 4 grams of methamphetamine, hypodermic needles, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. They also find a pistol and a shotgun. The investigation is ongoing, by both state and …

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New Farm Gets OK

A new hog farm is approved for Williams County by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Planson Pork is the new operators at the farm on County Road 22, in Springfield. Concerns were expressed about groundwater issues, odor and insects, manure storage and land applications. The approval can be appealed within …

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OH Fireworks Bill In Debate

Opponents of a bill that would repeal the ban on using fireworks on private property are warning the legislation could lead to dangerous consequences. Current law allows consumers to legally buy fireworks in Ohio, but requires they be taken out of the state within 48 hours of purchase. Critics of …

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Fredrick L. Hutchins, 64

Fredrick L. Hutchins, age 64, of Hamilton, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020, in his home after a sudden illness.  Mr. Hutchins was a 1974 graduate of Hamilton High School and retired from Simpson Industries with thirteen years of service.  He also was a driver for the Amish …

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Robert J. Weber, 91

Robert J. Weber, age 91, of Beachwood, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Kemper House, Highland Heights.  Beloved husband of Betty (nee Pruden) for 68 years; loving father of Jeffrey Weber, Jennifer Weber and Douglas (Christine) Weber; devoted grandfather of seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Preceded in death by …

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