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SAUDER GOES BLUE STAR

Sauder Vil­lage announced on Tues­day, the launch of Blue Star Muse­ums, a col­lab­o­ra­tion among the National Endow­ment for the Arts, Blue Star Fam­i­lies, the Depart­ment of Defense, and more than 2,000 muse­ums across Amer­ica to offer free admis­sion to all active duty mil­i­tary per­son­nel and their fam­i­lies from Memo­r­ial Day …

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AREA UNEMPLOYMENT RATES ON THE DECREASE

Fig­ures released by the Ohio Depart­ment of Job and Fam­ily Ser­vices on Tues­day show that Williams County’s unem­ploy­ment rate decreased from 7.4 per­cent in March to 6.6 per­cent in April. Williams County Unem­ploy­ment which pre­vi­ously was listed as the high­est in the state just a few years ago, is now …

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BRYAN BOARD OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS MEETS

On Tues­day the Bryan Board of Pub­lic Affairs passed a res­o­lu­tion to accept a con­tract with Michi­gan Under­ground LLC for the 2013 Nor­lick Place elec­tric pri­mary and sec­ondary replace­ment project for $54,898. Accord­ing to the Bryan Times, it’s the sec­ond time the project has been sub­mit­ted for bids. The first …

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NOT GUILTY PLEA ENTERED IN DOUBLE HOMICIDE CASE

A teenager charged in the deaths of two Ottawa broth­ers appeared in court Tues­day after­noon and plead not guilty. 17 year old Michael Fay was in Put­nam County Juve­nile Court for an ini­tial hear­ing on two counts of aggra­vated mur­der. Fay is alleged to have caused the deaths of broth­ers …

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TEEN INJURED IN CRASH

A Florida teen was seri­ously injured in a one-vehicle crash Mon­day after­noon. The Henry County Sheriff’s Office says the crash hap­pened on Henry County Road K in Fla­trock Town­ship, when a vehi­cle dri­ven by 17 year old Han­nah Ruskey ran off the road and hit a mail­box, then crossed the …

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JAILTIME FOR MAN WHO HURT CHILD

A man was sen­tenced Mon­day on two child endan­ger­ing charges in Defi­ance County Com­mon Pleas Court after a 6-week-old infant he was car­ing for suf­fered frac­tures to her arm, leg and ribs. A judge sen­tenced 21 year old Patrick Goudy of Defi­ance to 36 months in jail on each count, …

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DEER BECOMING A PROBLEM IN BRYAN

Around 20 Bryan res­i­dents attended Monday’s Bryan City Coun­cil meet­ing to dis­cuss the prob­lem of deer on the west side of town. An offi­cer with the Ohio Depart­ment of Nat­ural Resources said aer­ial ther­mal imag­ing has shown Pulaski and Cen­ter town­ships con­tain between 40 and 50 deer per square mile …

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NEW PRINCIPAL AT MILLCREEK-WEST UNITY

A new high school prin­ci­pal was approved Mon­day by the Millcreek-West Unity Board of Edu­ca­tion. The Bryan Times reports that 1992 Hill­top grad­u­ate Steven Riley was unan­i­mously approved for the posi­tion by the school board. His con­tract is for three years, 220 days per year at a start­ing salary of …

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MORE RESIGN AT BRYAN SCHOOLS

More peo­ple are leav­ing their jobs at Bryan Schools. On Mon­day, The Bryan City Board of Edu­ca­tion accepted the retire­ment of four more staff mem­bers. Retire­ment res­ig­na­tions were accepted from Rita Detwiler as grade three inter­ven­tion teacher after 35 years with the dis­trict, and Lana New­comer as school nurse after …

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EDGERTON TRASH CHANGES

Meet­ing in reg­u­lar ses­sion Mon­day evening, Edger­ton Vil­lage Coun­cil dis­cussed con­cerns res­i­dents had about the pro­posed change in trash ser­vice. Accord­ing to the Bryan Times, the village’s cur­rent con­tracts for trash and recy­cling pick-up, along with the two large trash pick-ups, cost the vil­lage approx­i­mately $30,000 a year. Because of …

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