National News

Weekend Food Fundraisers

Good week­end eat­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties. The Scar­let Strut­ters Baton Corps will hold the annual fundraiser chili din­ner Sun­day at Ayersville United Methodist Church on Defi­ance Ayersville Road. Buy­ing a chili din­ner for 6 dol­lars gets you a free refill. Money goes to cos­tumes and trips for the baton corps. And the Sher­wood VFW 10th Annual pan­cake …

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Christmas Lights Go Up in Bryan

It is begin­ning to look like Christ­mas in Bryan and it’s not even Hal­loween. Bryan Munic­i­pal Util­i­ties elec­tri­cal work­ers have been string­ing up Christ­mas lights down­town on the light poles. There are 61 days between today and Christ­mas Day.

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Napoleon’s Fire Chief Departs

In Napoleon, the fire chief is quit­ting, but the rea­sons are unclear. Robert Ben­nett told city offi­cials he would resign effec­tive Novem­ber first and Coun­cil was asked at this week’s meet­ing to pass an agree­ment of sep­a­ra­tion, which it did with­out debate. When asked how come Ben­nett was placed on leave in Sep­tem­ber, the city …

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Car vs Deer Accidents Frequent

The State High­way Patrol reminds dri­vers that this is the sea­son when deer are very active and most car and deer col­li­sions hap­pen. Sun­day a car was heav­ily dam­aged hit­ting a deer on US 127 in Wash­ing­ton Town­ship in Defi­ance County. On Mon­day a car hit a deer also in Wash­ing­ton Town­ship. On Tues­day a …

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Family of Ohio Ebola Patient Says She is Virus Free

For the past week north­ern Ohio has been con­sumed with Ebola anx­i­ety after Texas nurse and Akron native Amber Vin­son was diag­nosed with the deadly virus after fly­ing home with an ele­vated tem­per­a­ture and then feel­ing ill after she arrived at her parent’s home in Tall­madge. Now, it appears Amber Vin­son is Ebola-free.

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Defiance Stamping Leaves Defiance

Defiance’s loss is Napoleon’s gain, as Defi­ance Stamp­ing, which has called Defi­ance home since 1928, is mov­ing to fac­tory and office space in Napoleon. The com­pany took out a long term lease on the build­ing located off US 24 and will ask Napoleon for a small incen­tive deal to help cover the cost of the …

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