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Paulding County deputies are asking for help in finding the suspect responsible for a weekend drive-by shooting in rural part of the county.  Shortly after 8 p.m. on Saturday night, deputies responded to a call, of multiple shots being fired from a vehicle on the roadway at a home at 12504 Road 72 just north of Haviland.  The homeowner, Newlyn Baker was the only person home at the time, and he was not injured during the shooting.  They have no information about a possible suspect or vehicle description.  If you have a tip that could lead them to either one, you are asked to call the sheriff’s office at 419-399-3791, or you can submit a tip on their website or by using their new app.

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The Van Wert Post is currently investigating a serious two vehicle injury crash that occurred at approximately 2:49 PM today in Paulding County near Grover Hill, Ohio. A black 2014 Ford Focus being operated by Lilianna A. Egia, of Defiance, Ohio, was traveling eastbound on County Road 72 and entered the intersection at State Route 637. A white 2013 Freightliner semi hauling scrap steel and operated by Thomas L. Snell, of Rockford, Ohio, was southbound on State Rout 637.

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Paulding resident Earl Chapman joined Ohio’s “Saved by the Belt” Club today after his safety belt saved him from sustaining life-threatening injuries. The crash occurred on State Route 637 at State Route 613 in Paulding County on June 25, 2022.

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A cause of death has not been identified, with investigators waiting on a toxicology report following an autopsy. They do say that Hernandez did not die at the scene, and they need answers as to where and why he died. They also want to find out who placed him at the cemetery. Anyone with information that might assist investigators is asked to contact the Paulding County Sheriff's Office or leave an anonymous tip on their website.

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32-year-old Charles Brown appeared in Paulding County Municipal Court Wednesday morning, and was charged with felonious assault and using weapons while intoxicated. His bond was set at $50,000. He was arrested after being accused of shooting 37-year-old Dustin Dobbelaere outside of an Oakwood bar in the early morning hours of September 6th. Dobbelaere is currently in Parkview Hospital and his condition is unknown.

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The Van Wert post of the Ohio State Patrol says it happened just before noon at the intersection of U.S. 127 and County Road 176 north of Paulding. A semi got tangled up in phone lines that were hanging low from a previous crash. A passerby, 54-year-old Vance Campbell, of Wauseon stopped to help remove the lines from the semi. At that point, another truck hit the phone lines, which in turn struck Campbell, causing fatal injuries. Trooper says the incident remains under investigation.

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Testing will be done Dec. 30 at the Paulding County Fairgrounds. People will be directed to the OSU extension building. Anyone can go get a test at no cost and you don't need an order from your doctor. Coronavirus testing will be done from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is the third pop-up site this month in northwest central Ohio.