Buzzard Arrested

Indiana agents arrest a Steuben County man, concluding a lengthy ten month child exploitation investigation. Officers arrived at Stephen Buzzard’s Lake Pleasant home, shortly after the warrant was issued. He was taken to Noble County Jail, where he will remain in custody until he is transferred back to Steuben County. The multi-agency investigation continues.

Be Careful On The Road

Indiana governor, Eric Holcomb has a reminder for drivers…move over or slow down while passing emergency vehicles stopped alongside the road. The governor has declared the week of October 13-19 as Indiana Move Over Week. In 1999, Indiana became the first state in the nation to pass such a law…requiring motorists to move to an adjacent traffic lane, or reduce their speed by 10 miles per hour below the posted speed limit…if unable to change lanes safely when driving by an emergency vehicle stopped along the side of the road. Twenty years later…every state, with the exception of Hawaii has some form of a move over law.

Brown To Speak At OSU

Sen. Sherrod Brown is set to deliver the commencement address at Ohio State University. The school announced he will speak to 3,600 students graduating this December in Columbus. The three-term senator is an alumnus of the university after he received his master’s degrees in education and public administration from the school in 1979 and 1981.

Nominations For Hall Of Famers

Ohio’s Department of Aging is accepting nominations for the state’s Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. It honors current or long-time Ohio residents, age 60 and older, who have made and continue to make a lasting impact on their communities, professions or vocations. The department says 486 older Ohioans have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since 1976. Nominees must have been born in Ohio or have been residents of the state for at least 10 years. Nominations must be received by Nov. 29. The annual inductions are held in May.

Big Aquifer Update

Big news on the Aquifer front. The Northwest Water & Sewer District, along with Sylvania officials, decide to make a long-term commitment to getting their drinking water from Toledo. Those two entities join Monroe County, Maumee, Whitehouse, and Fulton County in approving contracts with wholesale water rates with Toledo. Lucas County is onboard, too. Officials say it looks like Perrysburg will be signing on now, also. So, with that, in all, nine new customers are onboard with Toledo water. With this, Ed Kidston, Artesian of Pioneer president, has decided in light of those towns going that way for their water needs…he probably will not move forward with his plan to drill into the aquifer that supplies our region. Let’s be clear…he said probably.

Deadly Crash In SC

Steuben County deputies confirm one man is dead after he crashes a box truck into a house Thursday on Highway 20, near State Road 1. They say the truck had been traveling eastbound when it crossed onto the north side of the road, crashing into an abandon house and pinning the driver, Randy Aldridge. While first responders were attempting to free Aldridge, he told them that he had blacked out for an unknown reason. Once he was freed, authorities took him to an area hospital where he later died from traumatic chest injuries. An investigation is underway.

Reed Enters Plea

A woman, charged with a northside Defiance shooting last month, is arraigned in a Defiance County courtroom. Rebecca Reed of New London, pled not guilty to felonious assault and weapons charges. A pretrial hearing is set for Nov. 5. Prosecutors say Reed fired a gun from a vehicle towards a group of people in the parking lot of Quality Inn on Hotel Drive, hitting one person…briefly hospitalized with the injury.

A New Area Business Opens

Did you see it?…Looking good! The Love’s Travel Stop, north of Edon on Ohio 49, officially opens, bringing with it numerous jobs. Around 60, in all. Area officials hope it is just the beginning of some serious development just off the Ohio Turnpike. The opening marks the 500th location for Love’s…it has an Arby’s and Speedco, laundry facilities and more.

Two Injured In Wreck

A crash on Interstate 69 ends with two vehicles totaled in a ditch in DeKalb County. Minor injuries are reported. Deputies say Kenneth Keyerly was southbound when he tried to pass a semi. He began to move into the passing lane, occupied by a car driven by a 17-year-old from Angola. When the first driver realized the oncoming danger, he slides back in behind the semi. The second driver goes into a skid…both cars end up in the ditch. The investigation continues.

Alleged Kidnapping Under Investigation

Napoleon Police is called to a duplex south of the Maumee River, on Cliff Street, for a report of an alleged kidnapping that took place in 2018. No arrests have been made. Officials say the woman told officers she was held against her will.