Archives for October 2018

Deadly Crash Near Defiance

A solo crash kills a Defiance man. Officials say David Nussbaum was northbound on Wilhelm Road when his vehicle leaves the roadway. Nussbaum then overcorrects and goes off the other side of the road…hitting a pole, then a tree. On its side, the truck explodes. The fire destroys the vehicle. Nussbaum died at the scene. The investigation continues.

They Told Them To Hurry Up…They Didn’t

A tow truck is destroyed at a DeKalb County train crossing. Officials say a vehicle stalled on the tracks along State Road 101. The tow truck is called in to remove it. As they work to move the stalled vehicle, word comes in by authorities, they are to get off the tracks until they get authorization to continue. Officials say, that tow truck crew didn’t move fast enough…a train approaches and hits the truck. It, the stalled car and some track are destroyed in the collision. No one was hurt.

Blosser Cleared In Domestic Case

A Defiance County jury finds an area man not guilty of domestic violence. James Blosser was accused of hitting his live-in girlfriend in the face. The jury didn’t see it that was after they deliberated for less than hour before returning its verdict. A county grand jury had indicted Blosser in May. He was represented by attorney, Paul Duggan of Bryan.

Body IDd In Area Blaze

A man, whose body was found after a house fire northeast of New Haven Sunday afternoon has been identified. Jeffery Rhoades was found at the scene, two miles north of U.S. 24. The Allen County Coroner’s Office has joined the investigation with the state Fire Marshall.

Loop Trial Update

Here’s the latest in the Michael Loop murder trial in Paulding County. Loop was in court and gave a not guilty plea for murder and a list of other charges. Loop, now with two attorneys, is accused of killing a man, who discovered Loop breaking into his Cecil home in September. A pretrial hearing is set for December.

Money For Local Road Safety

The Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Traffic Safety Office awards $35,000 in federal traffic funding to the Williams County Combined Health District. The funds focus on traffic safety priority areas, such as seat belt and child restraint use, impaired driving and motorcycle safety.

A Nice Gesture From Hope Community

The Quadco Rehabilitation Center in Stryker gets a nice donation from a Bryan church. New Hope Community Church’s “Life Group” has given the facility a cache of art supplies and a storage cabinet…in recognition of Quadco’s service to the community. The folks at the church say they hope the Art Club at Quadco will enjoy the supplies and to keep up the good work on the art front.

WU Man Brought In For Rape

A West Unity man faces rape charges. 38 year old Scotty Tressler remains in custody at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio. Officials say the charge is first-degree felony rape involving a boy under the age of 10. The investigation into the case continues at this hour.

Truck Goes Up In Smoke In Bryan

A truck fire in Bryan. Officials say a truck burst into flames Sunday afternoon in the 100 block of North Lynn Street, one block east of the Bryan Fire Department. No one was injured in the blaze but the pickup truck was destroyed.

House Fire Extinguished In Montpelier

Crews were on the scene of a house fire on Washington Street in Montpelier. Officials say three area fire departments worked together in the operation. When the fire teams arrive, they find flames working their way up the back of the structure. The garage was also well involved they say at that point. One crew took up defensive positions to suppress the garage fire and protect neighboring homes while another launched an interior attack up to the attic. The fire destroyed two vehicles and heavily damaged the home. No injuries are reported.