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Some Ohio prosecutors won't enforce state's new abortion ban

Prosecutors in the two counties that make up half of all the state’s abortions said they won’t prosecute violations of Ohio’s new six-week abortion ban. Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley, both Democrats, have signed onto a letter with dozens of prosecutors and city attorneys throughout the nation, saying they won’t seek charges for those who perform or pursue abortions.
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SE Iowa Woman Accused of Ramming Vehicle into Victim’s Car

A southeast Iowa woman faces multiple charges after authorities say she rammed her vehicle repeatedly into the male victim’s vehicle. 35-year-old Nancy Oguejiofor of Eldon has been charged with first-degree criminal mischief, domestic abuse assault, and two counts of assault while displaying a dangerous weapon. On Saturday, June 25...

Saints Diamond Squads Fall To Sigourney

It was another long night for the Melcher-Dallas Diamond Squads on Tuesday the softball Saints fell to Sigourney 14-2, and the baseball Saints lost to the Savages 9-1. Softball fell down 10-0 by the 2nd inning and were outhit 15-2. Kasyn Reed and Hayden Branson got the two hits for Melcher-Dallas. Saydi Benz took the loss in the circle. On the baseball field, the Saints also fell behind early and could not recover in a 9-1 loss. The Saints were down 6-0 before they got their only run, an R-B-I credited to Owen Suntken. Logan Godfrey took the loss going four innings.

Sigourney Softball Clinches SICL on Walk Off

Sealing a conference crown in dramatic fashion? It sounds too good to be true, but that is how it all played out for the No. 11 Sigourney softball team on Monday with an 8-7 walk off victory over Belle Plaine to clinch the outright South Iowa Cedar League title. The...

Columbus City Council to fund LGBTQ+ youth center program expansion

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Columbus City Council is providing the Kaleidoscope Youth Center with a $100,000 grant to expand their wellness programs. Erin Upchurch, Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Youth Center, said pre-pandemic the center was seeing about 5,000 engagements a year. Now, they are seeing 10,000. She said this funding not only will help them […]

Two Car Wreck North of Wayland

Around 2:45 p.m. on Monday it was reported to the Washington County Safety Center that there had been a two vehicle wreck at the intersection of 320th and W55 (Wayland Road) North of Wayland. Julia Miller of Kalona was driving a Toyota Corolla westbound on 320th and failed to stop...

Washington Baseball Edged in Two to Fairfield

It was a season sweep for the Fairfield baseball team over Washington on Monday with the road Trojans invading Dick Sojka Memorial Field and walking away with a pair of wins. Game one saw both offenses scratch and claw for every run with the Trojans (13-13, 10-7) prevailing 4-3. Zeke Slagel tossed five innings surrendering four earned runs on five hits. Ethan Zieglowsky and Avery Six each went 2-for-3 with one RBI. The nightcap was tough sledding for the Demons, as they got behind 11-1 and eventually fell 11-6. The offense had three knocks with Zieglowsky going 2-for-4 with one RBI. Four pitchers teamed up for Washington with only four of the runs being earned.

Beverly Ann Johnson

Celebration of life services for 81-year-old Beverly Ann Johnson of Washington will be at 10:30a.m. Saturday, July 2nd at the First Lutheran Church in Prophetstown, Illinois. Family will greet friends from 10a.m. until the time of service at the church. Interment will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown. Memorials have been established for the First Lutheran Church in Prophetstown.

Columbus city attorney, Cuyahoga County prosecutor pledge not to enforce abortion bans, sign on to nationwide letters

Local legal officials say they and other city attorneys and county prosecutors in the U.S. will not make abortion ban enforcement a priority. Zach Klein, city attorney for the city of Columbus, and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley signed on with more than 60 other prosecutors throughout the country, pledging not to use their offices’ resources to enforce abortion bans.