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Vashaw Assumes National Role

Kirk Vashaw, chairman and CEO of Spangler Candy, is elected chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Confectioners Association. It represents more than 550 member companies in the confectionery industry throughout the country, many of which are small, family-owned businesses. Spangler has been family-owned and operated in Bryan …

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Moves Coming Up For Some Paulding Kids

Action is taken by the Paulding school board on elementary redistricting, that will mean more students in the district will attend Oakwood Elementary School, beginning next year. The board voted 5-0 to change the attendance line that separates elementary students that attend Paulding Elementary School and Oakwood from Ohio 637, …

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Husted In Town

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted spoke at the annual meeting of the Community Improvement Corporation of Defiance County’s over at the Knights of Columbus hall. Husted said he was glad to be back in the region….adding he and Gov. DeWine want to see progress toward workforce development, technology and innovation in …

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Bridge Update

About half of Defiance’s old Clinton Street bridge is now gone, with the rest to be removed in the next couple weeks. After that, officials say, new construction won’t be visible until well into spring. Built in 1932, the bridge is being completely removed — piers and all — and …

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Walter D. Schelling, 77

Walter D. Schelling, age 77, of rural Montpelier, Ohio, passed away at 6:10 A.M. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, shortly after admittance to Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan, Ohio. Mr. Schelling was a 1959 graduate of Bryan High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and …

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Responders Looking For Wyse

The search is on for a missing man in Williams County. State officials searched McKarns Lake, looking for Anthony Wyse, last seen leaving work on Monday. Late that night, someone called 911 to report finding his truck in the small, upper parking lot that overlooks the lake. Crews have been …

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Explosive Charges In Court

Two men, charged for having a stick of dynamite in their vehicle at the Big Sandy campground near Swanton, were in court. Joshua Orner and Andrew Leininger are charged with inducing panic and unlawful possession of a dangerous ordinance. Authorities were alerted to a bomb threat at the campgrounds…the suspected …

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Frisbie In Court

Williams County deputy, Mick Frisbie was in a Williams County courtroom, charged with perjury. Prosecutors say during proceedings from Nov. 2, 2016, to Nov. 14, 2017, Frisbie made a false statement while under oath. The charge stems from conflicting comments Frisbie made in regard to an officer-involved shooting death in …

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Seeman Takes FD Post

Napoleon has a new finance director. Kent Seemann was chosen to fill the position. Seemann was formerly treasurer of Holgate Local Schools. He is replacing long-time city finance director Greg Heath, who resigned in December.

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New Contract For Holgate Teachers

A new collective bargaining agreement is ratified between the Holgate Teachers’ Association and the school board, following nearly a year of negotiations. The contract includes a 3-percent wage increase this year and a 2-percent raise in each of the next two school years. Employees also will be contributing a higher …

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