Archives for June 2018

Baby Dies In Van Wert

Police in Van Wert are investigating the death of an infant. Officials tell reporters it happened on the 800 Block of Leeson Avenue. They are not releasing any further details at this time. State officials are assisting in the case.

Reeser Faces Drug Charges

A Bryan woman pleads guilty after authorities say she took a meth pipe to an area jail. Teresa Reeser entered pleas to one count each of illegal conveyance of prohibited items onto the grounds of a detention facility and aggravated possession of drugs during a pretrial hearing in Williams County. Prosecutors say Reeser visited the Corrections Center in Stryker back on Nov. 14. A routine background check showed she had an outstanding warrant from Fulton County for failure to appear for a debtor’s exam. During the ensuing arrest, sheriff’s deputies say they found a pipe in her purse. It later tested positive for methamphetamines. Sentencing is set for Aug. 1.

A Friendly Reminder From BMU

With some hot days approaching, Bryan’s electric power could be taxed. With that said, BMU officials tell customers you can set your air conditioner low without worrying about higher electric bills, at least on Saturday anyways. Power supply cost is based on how much electricity the community uses during peak demand periods, usually 2 to 6 p.m. on hot and humid days when air conditioner use is heaviest. Bryan Municipal Utilities is asking customers to turn off unnecessary lights, draw window blinds and set thermostats to 78 degrees on Friday and Monday…but not over the weekend.

Cops On Campus

Bryan City Schools passes a measure to pay for school resource officers beginning in the upcoming school year. Officials say the city set to see the same item voted on Monday. The plan calls for the district to fund the salaries of two school officers while the city will fund one. The city-funded position would be posted internally at the Bryan Police Department. The move comes after a year in which Bryan City Schools received multiple threats to its students and staff.

Looking For A Job Perhaps

Defiance Metal Products has a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new expansion at its plant on north Ohio 66. The expansion and equipment includes additional fiber laser equipment and an automated load and unload system. Plant officials say at least 30 new employees are needed for the project.

Dennis Is Fired

The Corrections Commission okays the firing of Jim Dennis, the executive director of the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio. Lucas County Commissioner, Pete Gerken moved to terminate Dennis immediately…citing Dennis lost the confidence of the panel. The action was passed unanimously. In April, the commission placed Dennis on administrative leave as it initiated an internal investigation. No details have been released.

Beware Of Check Bouncer

Bryan Police gets a report a check bouncer is in town. After the fraudulent check complaint at the Bryan Main Stop on W. High St, officers issued a warning to the community. The police have a line on a suspect. A warrant is out for Chavis Hunter of Bryan. If you know anything about this, give Bryan PD a call…and of course…don’t take his check.

Details Emerge Of Possible OD

Pioneer Police and Williams County first responders are dispatched to a suspected drug overdose. Officials tell reporters an employee at the Pioneer Main Stop on S. State St., found a female driver passed out and unresponsive in an SUV with the engine running. No word on her condition. Charges have not been filed.

Fields Is Charged In Charlottesville Case

Federal hate crime charges are filed against a Maumee man accused of running his car into a group of protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. One woman died and dozens more were injured when a car plowed into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally back in Aug. James Fields is charged with 30 crimes, including a hate crime that resulted in the death of Heather Heyer, and 28 other hate crimes involving an attempt to kill others who were injured. Fields previously lived in Maumee with his mother.

Lawyer Loses Shingle

A northeastern Indiana attorney’s law license is suspended after she fails to cooperate with an Indiana Supreme Court investigation into misconduct charges she faces. Chief Justice, Loretta Rush signed an order suspending Jill Holtzclaw’s license. The Decatur attorney is charged with forgery, accused of forging a judge’s signature on court documents for a woman seeking a divorce.