Archives for October 2017

Crash Near Auburn

A woman, who became lightheaded while driving, is injured after her vehicle hits a cement barrier on Interstate 69, near Auburn. Janey Pulfer, of Richwood was driving south, near mile marker 329, when she hit the barrier coming around a curve. The impact sent her vehicle across the interstate and into the median guard rail. Pulfer was taken to Parkview Regional.

Three Arrested In Deshler

An attempted break-in in Deshler leads to the arrest of three individuals. Daniel Geckle, and two other males, 17 and 16-years old, are charged with a litany of drug and criminal offenses. Dispatch received a call from a property owner on South Keyser Street, who reported three males were attempting to break into his pole building. He then detained the suspects until deputies arrived and arrested the young men.

WC Road Improvement Update

Williams County Commissioners approve a $67,000 increase in costs to repave County Road D, from Ohio 576 West to County Road 6. The 4-mile-long project includes the section between county roads 6 and 7. The cost increase is due to the quantity of asphalt needed for the section between county roads 7 and 9. It brings the total cost of the project from $1.2 to $1.3 million dollars. County Engineer, Todd Roth says he expects to see about an 80 percent reimbursement of the project cost from the state.

Developers Hear Complaints

An attempt to create a subdivision in Edgerton meets opposition. Officials were at Monday’s meeting of the Edgerton Village Planning Commission to discuss a new subdivision. However, some residents and landowners in the area were there and expressed concerns with the plans. Issues included a plan to use some plots for a retention pond, that’s against the rules of the local Homeowners Association. Others had issues with the sizes of the lots and the distance from Ohio 49. The commission says they will revisit those issues later.

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like…

With Halloween over at midnight, it will begin to look a lot like Christmas soon on courthouse square in downtown Bryan. First comes Santa’s house, which will be set up temporarily on West High Street on the square’s north side on Wednesday. Once Bryan Municipal Utilities workers set up electric service, Santa’s house will be moved to its seasonal location on the north side courthouse lawn. Sunday is the annual Christmas decorating blitz day, when the Christmas committee and volunteers set up Christmas trees in the fountain and on the bandstand, hang decorative lights and install the figurines.

Fire Near Garrett

A firefighter is hurt in a blaze that completely destroys a home south of Garrett. Crews responded to the scene to find a manufactured home with a sun-room addition in flames. A member of the Jackson Township Fire Department fell through the roof. He suffered a shoulder injury and was taken to Parkview Regional. A resident was able to escape the burning structure with the family dogs and called 911. She was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

Weed Arrest In Branch County

A routine traffic stop leads to a marijuana bust on I-69 in Branch County…several pounds of the drug were confiscated. A Michigan Trooper stopped a southbound car for having a defective exhaust system just north of Jonesville Road. The officer could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The suspect was arrested for driving without a valid license and possession with intent to deliver marijuana.

Police Want Singleton

Wolcottville Police is looking for a man who led officers on three different pursuits in the last two weeks. Marcus Singleton has more than eight warrants out of Noble and LaGrange counties. The department has not said what the warrants are for. Singleton should not be approached if he’s seen. Anyone with information should call 911.

Swancreek Accident

A commercial vehicle crashes, catching fire in Swancreek Township…authorities are looking for the driver. A semi was traveling west on Highway 20A, near County Road 5-2, when the driver lost control, hitting the cement median barrier. The truck continued down the road, where it eventually stopped…the trailer then caught fire. The driver fled the scene. The blaze was extinguished by the Delta and Swanton fire departments. 20A was closed for a time. The investigation continues.

Charges In Child Death

Police in Paulding County arrest a teenager in connection with the death of a 3-month-old boy. Officers were called to a home on South Cleveland Street in Grover Hill last week for a 3-month old child who was not breathing. The child, Zyathen Blair, was taken and admitted to a Fort Wayne hospital. Later, medical staff contacted the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office about concerns of child abuse. At that point, the child was in critical condition and not expected to survive. He died on Wednesday…blunt force trauma the cause. Tristen Blair was brought in. He is expected in Paulding County Court on Monday.