National News

NSCC Gets Grant

The U.S. Depart­ment of Labor has awarded $2,499,588 to North­west State Com­mu­nity Col­lege to pre­pare unem­ployed Ohioans for advanced man­u­fac­tur­ing careers through online learn­ing tech­nolo­gies. This pro­gram will serve work­ers in Williams, Defi­ance, Ful­ton, Henry, Lucas, Pauld­ing, and Van Wert Coun­ties who are eli­gi­ble for Trade Adjust­ment Assis­tance that helps work­ers who lost their jobs …

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Early Voting Deadlines Announced

The dead­line to reg­is­ter to vote or to make any address and/or name change for the Novem­ber 4, 2014 Gen­eral Elec­tion is 9:00 p.m., Mon­day, Octo­ber 6. Bal­lots will be avail­able begin­ning Octo­ber 7. The dead­line to request an absen­tee bal­lot by mail is Sat­ur­day, Nov. 1, 2014 at 12:00 noon.

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Napoleon Chief On Administrative Leave

In Napoleon, the city Fire Chief Robert Ben­nett has been placed on admin­is­tra­tive leave. Ben­nett was place on leave, effec­tive last Fri­day after­noon. Now, Assis­tant Fire Chief Tony Druhot is serv­ing as act­ing chief of the depart­ment. City Offi­cials will not com­ment on the sit­u­a­tion, only say­ing pub­licly that an admin­is­tra­tive inves­ti­ga­tion is pend­ing. Mean­while, …

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Williams County Courthouse In Bad Shape

Roof leaks and other issues are pus­ing the Williams County Com­mis­sion­ers to exam­ine the county cour­t­house and get pro­fes­sional rec­om­men­da­tions to fix the prob­lems. Engi­neers spent Mon­day inspect­ing the four-story, 126-year-old cour­t­house in down­town Bryan. The Bryan Times reports that they walked the inte­rior of the build­ing and also used a mobile crane to inspect …

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Pot Found In Henry Flyover

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Bureau of Crim­i­nal Inves­ti­ga­tion, con­ducted an air sweep for mar­i­juana last Fri­day. A heli­copter was pro­vided by the But­ler County Sheriff’s Office, at no charge to Henry County. The mar­i­juana erad­i­ca­tion cam­paign spot­ted 21 mar­i­juana plants grow­ing in Henry County. Mar­i­juana was found grow­ing on four res­i­den­tial …

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Bryan PD Investigating Hit And Runs

Bryan Police are inves­ti­gat­ing two hit-skip acci­dents that hap­pened recently. The first occured last Wednes­day, and involved a 14-year-old girl who was rid­ing to school on her bicy­cle. Police report the girl was ped­al­ing west through the north-side cross walk at South Wal­nut Street and East Maple Street, near the Bryan Mobile Home Court, when …

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