Archives for July 2018

Young Fatality At Area Farm

A child dies on a Noble County farm. Officials say a farm implement caused the injury. Medics were called to a North County Road 175 East address. En route, dispatchers helped the caller perform CPR on the child, until the first responders arrived. The child died at the scene. An autopsy is scheduled as the investigation continues.

CO Scare In Ayersville

Two workers are hurt, two dozen others evacuated after an apparent workplace accident at the Ayersville school building. Crews were involved in an asbestos removal project when officials say equipment used to provide fresh air during the operation, failed. Officials suspect carbon monoxide levels in the area got too high and the two workers became ill, prompting the evacuation. A hazmat team was brought in after it was determined the workers were not properly cleaned up after being in contact with the asbestos. Soon after, the all clear was given and work resumed.

Norman Stays Out Of Jail

A Swanton woman avoids jail time for cocaine charges in a Fulton County courtroom. Elizabeth Norman instead receives three years community control, weekly drug screenings and a stint at a treatment center in Maumee. The judge warned Norman, if she doesn’t comply with all this…she could see 11 months behind bars.

Missing Napoleon Man OK

A 36-year-old Henry County man, reported missing since last Thursday, is found safe in Wauseon by police. Wayne Dauwalter disappeared after he walked away from the Henry County Hospital last week. He is back home in Napoleon, now.

Its 127 Time

Well…the signs are going up again on Highway 127…did you see them? That means some great shopping is on the way. It’s the 127 Yard Sale for yet another year. The stretch of home retail at its finest stretches from Addison to Gadsen. It attracts not only the locals…but people from around the world make the trek for the deals…and the fun, of course. It’s supposed to start on Thursday and go through the weekend…but some enterprisers along the route have already begun showing off their wares.

Car Fire Thought To Be Arson

Area investigators think a car fire at a trucking business on County Road 15 in Pioneer looks a little suspicious. They believe somebody was upset with the owner of vehicle and set the car ablaze. The state Fire Marshall’s office has been notified. The investigation continues. If you know anything about this, give Williams County deputies a call.

Garr Makes Plea

An Angola woman, accused of shooting a man last October, makes a guilty plea in a Steuben County courtroom. Counsel for Heather Garr filed the plea on attempted manslaughter charges. Prosecutors say Garr shot a man with a handgun. The victim was hospitalized for a time. Garr is scheduled for sentencing on August 20th.

Beware Of Scam

Bryan Chamber of Commerce officials say they have gotten word of a scam. Employees at the First Federal Bank in Bryan apparently spotted a check from an outfit posing as a time share condominium broker. They say, don’t accept any checks…or anything else for that matter from a firm called The Closing Source LLC. The Idaho based company is already in trouble for similar matters, there.

Superior Says No To Drilling For Water In WC

Superior Township is the latest county to officially oppose the plan by Artesian of Pioneer to test drill into an area aquifer, to see if its possible to deliver water to customers outside of Williams County. Township Trustees President, Tom Worthington and trustees, Dan Gillen and Dave Apple unanimously approved a resolution opposing AOP’s plan. They say their constituents have been vocal…and they are against the plan entirely.

Big Medical Deal

Health care provider, ProMedica buys HCR ManorCare. The deal puts ProMedica into the top 15 biggest health systems in the country. The partnership creates a $7 billion health network, with 70,000 employees in 30 states…with headquarters in Downtown Toledo. Insiders say over the next five years, it’s expected ProMedica will invest $400 million into growth and upgrading capital.