Archives for September 2016

Governor Mike Pence to make campaign stop in Fort Wayne on Friday

The GOP Vice Presidential nominee is making a stop in Northeast Indiana today. Governor Mike Pence will be holding a rally at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum at 12 p.m. Gates will open at 10 a.m. You can get tickets and more information on Donald Trump’s website.

ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital plans to expand health care services

ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital plans to expand health care services offered to the Defiance-area community by adding a second medical office building to its campus. Hospital president Darrin Arquette said the new, two story medical office building will cost $13.8 million. He added about $2 million will also be spent on renovations to the existing medical office building and in other areas of the hospital. The additional 41,000 square-foot building will be connected to the current medical office building through a glassed-in walkway and will be about 8,000 square-feet larger, providing more space for growing physician offices and outpatient services.

Thursday was day three of the murder trial of Bradley Gillespie

In day three of the murder trial of Bradley Gillespie, tensions continued to grow on either side of the gallery. Gillespie, who is charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of Hannah Fischer and Frank Tracy Jr., spent much of the time while court was in recess talking to and interacting with his family. The Bryan Times reports at one point during the recess, Gillespie turned around in his chair as he struggled to hear a comment from one of them. As testimony continued for the state, coroners told the jury Tracy and Fischer were killed by gunshot wounds to the head and both victims had drugs in their system at the time of their deaths.

Serial joy rider taking cars in Montpelier

If you live in Montpelier and own a car, you’d better be sure it’s locked up. So far, four vehicles have been reported missing in the village since Sept. 20 and fortunately, all four have been recovered without damage. Montpelier Police Chief Dan McGee says there are no suspects at this time. McGee stressed the need for car owners to lock your doors, don’t leave any valuables in your car and take the keys with you.

Arson now suspected in the fire that destroyed a vacant house

Arson is now suspected in the fire that destroyed a vacant house east of Edgerton on Wednesday. Edgerton Fire Chief Scott Blue said his department responded to the blaze at 1:49 p.m. Wednesday, on County Road 6, with mutual aid from the Bryan, Montpelier and Farmer fire departments.Blue added they knew it was suspicious in nature because they know where the fire started and found nothing there that could have started it accidentally.

Cloverdale man dies in two vehicle accident in Paulding County

A Cloverdale man died Monday following a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred Thursday in Paulding County. According to the V an Wert post of the Ohio Highway Patrol the crash occurred at approximately 5:10 p.m. at Paulding County roads 187 and 12 in Washington Township, when a southbound Chevrolet Cruze driven by 61 year old Jill Bauer of Grover Hill, stopped at a post stop sign but failed to yield to a westbound Harley-Davidson motorcycle driven by 67 year old George Hammons of Cloverdale. Hammons and his passenger, 64 year old Vickey Hammons of Cloverdale, were both transported by air ambulance to Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind., with serious injuries. According to the patrol George Hammons succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday. Vickey Hammons remains hospitalized and is listed in stable condition. Bauer was take to Paulding County Hospital where she was treated and released. Troopers report that George Hammons was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, however Vickey Hammons was. Alcohol is not believe to be a factor in the crash.

Continuing concerns about a proposed traffic roundabout in Defiance

Continuing concerns about a proposed traffic roundabout at Ottawa and Cleveland avenues surfaced at Defiance City Council’s meeting Tuesday night. That was just one topic of many to be addressed, with five legislative items receiving approval. Resident Rich Stark who lives on Bowman Road, commented on recent news that the city will be receiving a $500,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation to build a traffic roundabout at Ottawa and Cleveland avenues. Stark said there have been 28 crashes at the intersection — which has stop signs only for Cleveland Avenue — between Jan. 1, 2013 and Sept. 22, 2016. He said there were 12 rear-end crashes at the stop signs while 15 were caused by failure to yield.

ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital to expand healthcare services

ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital plans to expand healthcare services offered to the Defiance-area community by adding a second medical office building to its campus. This additional 41,000 square-foot building will be connected to the current medical office building and is approximately 8,000 square-feet larger, providing more space for growing physician offices and outpatient services. By adding a second medical office building, area ProMedica offices that are currently located off-site will be able to join the Defiance Regional Hospital campus.

Double homicide trial underway in Paulding County

The suspected murder weapon and DNA evidence were the main focuses at the start of a double homicide trial in Paulding County. 43 year old Bradley Gillespie of Defiance, is charged with two counts of murder with a gun specification. The charges stem from the deaths of Paulding residents 21 year old Hannah Fischer and 47 year old Frank Tracy Jr. In his opening statement Tuesday, Prosecutor Joseph Burkard said that the motive in the case was that Gillespie “wanted to get money and methamphetamine that Frank Tracy had on him.”

OSHP joined forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on marijuana and criminal patrol enforcement

The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on marijuana and criminal patrol enforcement from Thursday, September 22 through Sunday, September 25. This high-visibility enforcement effort included the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania State Police and the West Virginia State Police. In total, OSHP made 32 felony drug arrests and 125 misdemeanor marijuana arrests. The 6-State Trooper Project is a multi-state law enforcement partnership aimed at providing combined and coordinated law enforcement and security services in the areas of highway safety, criminal patrol and intelligence sharing.