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Doris Callender Flowers, 94

Doris Callender Flowers, age 94, passed to her eternal home on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, in Hicksville, Ohio, where she had been a resident of Hickory Creek of Hicksville. She was born on August 18, 1921, to Glen E. and Vesta (Brown) Callender in Edgerton, Ohio. She was a 1939 …

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Ohio fails in anti-smoking push

The American Lung Association says Ohio is getting a failing grade when it comes to trying to control and prevent people from smoking. Ohio is 7th on the list of the states with the most smokers across the nation. They do credit the state for raising the cigarette tax by …

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OSHA investigating death of Defiance GM worker

It could be six months before we hear how a GM Defiance electrician died on Tuesday after falling in the plant. 50-year-old Terry Bodenbender was reportedly doing maintenance on an overhead crane when he fell up to 30 feet and died at the scene. OSHA based in Toledo will do …

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Jewish cemetery vandalised in Fort Wayne

Police are looking for at least two people who vandalized a Fort Wayne cemetery. On Monday, Fort Wayne police found 54 toppled grave markers and one of them split in half. The Jewis cemetery sustained over $20,000 in damage, and the Executive Director of Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne says …

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Bodenbender services begin today

The funeral for Terry Bodenbender, who died in an industrial accident at GM Defiance, will be held today and tomorrow. The visitation is today from 2 to 8 p.m. at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. Tomorrow, the funeral begins at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with a military graveside …

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“Bubble Bandit” case in front of the judge

We’re waiting for the judge’s verdict in the Bryan “Bubble Bandit” case. A 32-year-old Bryan resident, Zach Perez, is on trial for allegedly pouring soap into the Bard Centennial Fountain last September. He’s charged with criminal damaging. The damages amounted to $386, to replace the filter, and four volunteers cleaned …

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Archery deer hunting season ends Sunday

This is a big sports weekend, including that football game on Sunday, and the end of deer hunting season. That began for archery hunters in September. According to Trek Ohio, hunters take over 200,000 deer each year in Ohio and the permit fees generate some $10 million for the Buckeye …

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Operation Round Up collects $12k for local groups

A program to round up electric bills to the nearest dollar, with the extra going to local agencies serving people in need, has provided more than $12,000 in donations. Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up began in July 2010. They say about 3/4’s of their members participate. The money is …

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Defiance Mayor wants to clean up city with clearer codes

Defiance’s Mayor wants to have city council clarify the city codes for nuisances, so they can be better enforced. From animals, homes and sanitation issues, Mike McCann says some of the problems in Defiance can’t be addressed because he says the code is not clear. He wants to “bring clarity” …

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Ohio is 7th in nation for smokers

The American Lung Association says Ohio is getting a failing grade when it comes to trying to control and prevent people from smoking. Ohio is 7th on the list of the states with the most smokers across the nation. They do credit the state for raising the cigarette tax by …

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