Injury Crash On 10

Crews respond to an injury crash on County Road 10. Officials say the driver of a pickup blew a stop sign at the Ohio 34 intersection. There, another car plows into the side of the truck…sending both vehicles off the roadway. The driver of the car is hurt and was taken to an area hospital in non-life threatening condition. The other driver is okay…but was cited for failure to yield at a stop sign. Bryan Fire was in on the call.

Jordan Gets Sentenced

Dylan Jordan, of Bryan…accused of drug sales and weapons possession charges in a 2019 arrest…was in a Williams County courtroom. With the plea deal completed, the weapons charges are dropped. He gets 2 to 3 years at CCNO…to go along with up to an additional 7 more years he got earlier this week in another case. Several others are involved in the case and they will be facing the court soon, as well.

Clean Water Projects Wanted

Towns in the region, planning water quality improvement projects, may be eligible for grants from Ohio EPA, covering 100 percent of a project’s costs. The agency has issued a request for proposals, with applications due March 16. The funding comes from the federal Clean Water Act, which addresses pollution affecting lakes and streams. The Agency anticipates more than $2.5 million dollars in funding will be available to local governments, park districts and others.

An Area Politico Passes

Former Republican Representative, Richard Dodge, of Pleasant Lake has died. Dodge was a longtime Steuben County politician who served in numerous capacities, most recently as a state representative in House District 51, covering Steuben and DeKalb counties. Dodge served in the statehouse from 2004-2010. He was caucused in, to fill the vacancy created when Rep. Dennis Kruse, of Auburn, was selected to fill the vacancy created by the death of Sen. Bud Meeks. Dodge went on to win election in the fall of 2004 and elections afterward until he decided to not run in 2012. Funeral arrangements for Dodge are still pending. He was 89.

No Injuries In Local Accident

An area solo crash. Officials tell reporters a driver loses control of their vehicle, while heading north on Ohio 15, north of County Road H. They say the car left the road on the west side and plowed through a fenced in field, taking out several fence posts and wire along the way. The driver is okay. The vehicle sustained minor damage. No word on any citations as the investigation into the solo crash continues at this hour.

Former Cop Arrested

Bryan Police arrests a man they believe had sexual contact with an area minor. Warrant in hand, officers arrived at Leslie Tietje place on Sheffield Ave. in Napoleon. He was taken into custody without incident. Tietje worked as an unpaid auxiliary officer for Napoleon Police from 2016, until his resignation, last Oct. He was also a corrections officer at CCNO some time back. He is charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. The victim, they say, was between 13 and 16 years old. Tietje has an attorney, now and has since bonded out of custody.

Boil Water Advisory In Delta

Water pressure is restored in Delta after a main break. A boil advisory is in effect at this hour. Officials say the water plant there was alerted to a sharp drop in pressure throughout the system. Village police found the blown 12-inch water main on Helvetia Street, which flooded the area and caused a nearby water tower to drain. The water tower has been refilled to its normal level. Water plant personnel were attaching notices to homes, advising residents to boil water before usage. They say it will likely continue until at least Friday to allow for water testing.

A Chance To See The Candidates

Voters have another opportunity on Monday to hear from the three candidates squaring off in the March 17 primary for Williams County sheriff. The trio of Republicans will appear and answer questions at a candidates night, sponsored by WBNO/WQCT and The Bryan Times. It will be held at JJ Winn’s restaurant, inside the Quality Inn in Holiday City. It begins at 6 p.m. The event will be moderated and questions will come from our panelists. The event is free and open to the public at the hotel on Ohio 15.

New Cable Rates Coming

Bryan Municipal Utilities cable customers can expect another increase in rates. The Bryan Board of Public Affairs approved the changes. The monthly charge for BMU’s basic cable package will be going up from the current $33.74 price to $36.74. Cable rates were last increased in June, by $4 per month for basic and extended basic cable customers. The new rates take effect after March 20.

A Blast From The Past

27 years after it was reported missing, a stolen vehicle is found in the depths of the Maumee River. Construction crews pulled the 1983 Buick Century Custom from the water while removing stone that was no longer needed for the area’s bridge project. The vehicle was reported stolen on March 15, 1993, out of Defiance. Owner information for this vehicle is no longer available, due to upgrades in the reporting system since those days. If you know anything about this, give Defiance PD a call.