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35 arrested in Perry County drug sweep

Thirty-five people were arrested on felony drug charges Wednesday morning in one of the largest drug sweeps in Perry County history. Perry County Sheriff William Barker said law enforcement officers had arrest warrants for 43 people, meaning eight people are still at-large. Everyone who was taken into custody faces felony drug charges, Barker said, a […]

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Burglary suspect captured after fleeing

A 31-year-old township man suspected of breaking and entering into a couple of businesses eluded law enforcement for a few hours Friday before he was apprehended around 12:30 p.m. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office was conducting a follow-up investigation into two break-ins over a two-day period, and as the investigation progressed, a suspect emerged. A […]

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A first in the state

The official signing of The Drug Endangered Child Alliance took place Monday, Nov. 14, at Wayne County Children Services. Although there are numerous DEC alliances throughout the country, the signing marks the first Drug Endangered Child Alliance in the state of Ohio. The alliance is representative of a collaborative effort to protect the children who […]

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Emil gets new vest, thanks to Quota

He's got his own passport, a selection of collars and, like any other officer, was sworn in by the Wayne County sheriff. And now, thanks to Quota International of Wooster, Medway Drug Enforcement canine agent Emil has an extra layer of protection for when he's out on the job. The club raised just over $1,044 […]

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Man in custody after standoff at Mentor condominium

Police have a man in custody after he barricaded himself in a Mentor condominium. Zachary Dykes, 38, of Painesville was arrested by Mentor police after a standoff Tuesday on the 7400 block of Presley Avenue, according to U.S. Marshal Peter Elliott. Officials found Dykes hiding in the attic. He was not armed and was wanted for drug charges, […]

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