CLOSINGS & DELAYS
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A large crowd gathered in the square of downtown Lima to remember the life of Ma'laya Dewitt. Pictures of the little girl's smiling face lined the table as friends and family took a moment to look back on the memories. A portion of the crowd held out "Justice for Ma'laya" signs. They want to make sure that the charges are followed through within court with the two people involved with her death.
The "Gatekeepers Suicide Prevention Club" at Allen East organized "The Walk of Hope" to remind their classmates that they're not alone. The whole school gathered on the track after school where staff member Mike Abbey led the walk, who lost his son to suicide four years ago. The purpose of the walk is to help give the students a sense of belonging together.
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.
Defiance – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fat al crash that happened April 13th, 2021 at approximately 11:40 p.m. The crash occurred on US 24, near milepost 32, in Richland Township, Defiance County. A 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by Chad L. Goff, age 42, of Defiance, was traveling westbound on US 24 when he struck two deer in the roadway. Mr. Goff was then thrown from his motorcycle where he was struck by a westbound 2009 Chevrolet Traverse, driven by Rebecca A. Davis, age 37, of Napoleon.
After a call he had with the White House, DeWine says the pause is expected to be only weeks, not months for the vaccine. Of the nearly seven million doses distributed in the United States, 264,000 were given in Ohio. DeWine has told any providers that still have doses to store them for the time being. National health officials will be reviewing the data on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to provide more guidance on how to move forward with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Deputies were called out to 1339 Scott Road, just before 10 a.m. Tuesday. Upon arrival, they found a gunshot victim, with that person being pronounced dead at the scene. County Sheriff Tom Riggenbach says the suspect had fled the scene before deputies arrived, but was quickly apprehended in the nearby village of Scott. The suspect faces charges of murder, attempted murder, and felonious assault, and has already made an initial court appearance.
The district's superintendent Jill Ackerman and treasurer Shelly Reiff, have signed on to the petition demanding the State of Ohio to fairly and fully fund public schools. Several groups back the petition, including the Ohio Education Association. The petition, directed at Governor Mike DeWine, Senate President Matt Huffman, and others, urging them to pass the "Fair School Funding Plan". The Ohio Supreme Court long ago ruled that Ohio's long-time school funding plan was unconstitutional, because of the sometimes "major discrepancies" in tax funding available to wealthy and poor school districts.
The incident happened just after 3 p.m. Monday afternoon at the intersection of Robb Avenue and Main Street. Additional help was called in to assist. Three people were taken to the hospital but it's unclear what condition they are in. Lima police are still investigating the crash. As of 6 p.m. they have not released any further details.
Aimee Hickey is excited to get her nonprofit up and running for the kids in Delphos. It's called AIMingHi with Youth- The Riffell Affect. The goal of the organization is to help kids find their passion in life and run with it. Kids ages 8 through 18 are welcome in the group, and they hope to help the youth with any obstacles or challenges that come their way.
Findlay police say the Walmart at 1161 Trenton Avenue received a call after 4 p.m. Monday afternoon claiming someone was inside the store with a bomb. But the caller gave no other information. A manager at the store contacted the police, who then helped to evacuate the store. A search of the store didn't turn up anything suspicious.