Category: Legal

ODOT winter operations update Information current as of 1/5/18

The following is an update regarding snow and ice operations on state highways within Defiance, Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert. DEFIANCE  The Ohio Department of Transportation District 1 includes the counties of Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Wyandot. To receive information regarding winter operations in other counties, please go to  https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/OHDOT/subscriber/…

Grand Jury Indictments in Paulding County

Paulding County Prosecuting Attorney, Joseph R. Burkard announced that the Paulding County Grand Jury indicted 25 persons on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Brandon D. Kunkle, Paulding, OH; 6/6/1984; Domestic violence, F-4 Estynn M. Brown, Grover Hill, OH; 5/7/1988; Corrupting another with drugs, F-2 Jeremy E. Shaffer, Oakwood, OH; 8/12/1980; Aggravated burglary, F-1; Burglary, F-4 Randi…

Paulding County Real Estate Transfers

BENTON TWP 1/8/18 – Wilson Rex L to Van Wert Farming Company Llc; Rd 48; 80 acres;  N1/2 Nw 1/4 Benton Twp S-19 1/10/18 – Winans Michael Etal @(3) to Winans Jean C Le; Rd 60; 40 acres;  Se1/4 Sw1/4 Benton Twp S-7 1/10/18 – Winans Jean C Le to Winans Jean C Le; Rd…

Paulding County Court Records

Paulding County Court RecordsCriminal/Traffic Disposition Report Justin L. Cupp, Defiance, OH; Burglary; Preliminary hearing held; Court finds probable cause; Case shall be bound over Jeremy Shaffer, Oakwood, OH; Aggravated burglary; Preliminary hearing held; Court finds probable cause; Case shall be bound over; Bond conditions continue Jeremy Shaffer, Oakwood, OH; Assault; Preliminary hearing held; Case shall…

Latta Backs Bills to Help Veterans, Reservists Find Employment

Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) joined his colleagues in supporting a pair of bills to help veterans and reservists find employment. One of the bills, S. 1393, the Jobs for Our Heroes Act, expands the ability to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) in a streamlined manner to reservists and active duty members of the…

Kiwanis hears from the Paulding Jail

The Paulding chapter of Kiwanis met on Thursday, December 28 over lunch. The guest speaker was Captain Keith Leatherman, the jail administrator. Captain Leatherman discussed the jail’s successes and spoke about his history of working at the Allen County jail. The Paulding jail received their assessment done by the state and the results were something…

Antwerp Village Water Bill Error–New Being Sent

Antwerp Water Bills Just Mailed Have Errors, New Bills To Be MailedPlease note that the just mailed Antwerp water & sewer bills have a computer error and most if not all bills don’t show the useage the bill was computed on and also dates are incorrect.  New bills will be mailed, if you have questions…

Highway Patrol Investigating a Fatal Crash

Edgerton – The Defiance Post of The Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a fatal crash which occurred on January 2, 2018, at approximately 3:39 pm on County Road D.50, west of County Road 7, approximately two miles northeast of the Village of Edgerton, in St. Joseph Township. A 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer being driven…

Special Report Provides Guidance to Local Governments on Detecting, Deterring Thefts of Citizen Payments

Thieving public employees who capitalize on lax oversight have pocketed millions of dollars from transactions with citizens over past decade, according to a special report released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. Despite revenue’s vital role as the fuel for local government operations, numerous audit findings over the years suggest that some entities do…

Trump Administration Appoints Leonard Hubert to Serve as State Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Ohio

The Trump Administration recently appointed Leonard Hubert as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA Ohio Farm Service Agency (FSA). Hubert joined the Ohio FSA team on Monday, November 27. Hubert has spent his lifetime working in agriculture and public service. He is a graduate of Alabama A&M University and has over two…

CUFFS & COLLARS

Field reports from ODNR Division of Wildlife Officers Central Ohio – Wildlife District One This past spring, State Wildlife Officer Josh Shields, assigned to Union County, and State Wildlife Officer Adam Smith, assigned to Logan County, were on patrol at Indian Lake. While most anglers the officers checked were fishing legally, one fisherman was found…