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SCHOOL BOARD TOURS SCHOOL

Before The Cen­tral Local Board of Edu­ca­tion met Mon­day after­noon, board mem­bers toured the school facil­i­ties. Part of the high school tour included look­ing at build­ing entrancees, safety pro­ce­dures and items that need to be fixed on the build­ing. They also met with the high school stu­dent coun­cil and had …

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OHIO CHILD SUPPORT DELINQUENCIES RISE

A new report says that in Ohio, nearly eight in 10 par­ents who pay child sup­port owe a past-due bal­ance, and col­lec­tions have dropped by nearly $127 mil­lion since the 2008 fed­eral fis­cal year. North­west Ohio’s child sup­port enforce­ment agen­cies how­ever, say they can report col­lec­tion rates bet­ter than the …

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ROAD WORK SET FOR HENRY

Henry County is mak­ing a big invest­ment in it’s roads. The County plans to spend over one and a half mil­lion dol­lars in road­way and cul­vert improve­ments this year. Henry County Offi­cials expect approx­i­mately 4.8 miles of road­way to be resur­faced dur­ing four paving projects sched­uled this year. Henry County …

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DEFIANCE COUNCIL TO MEET TONIGHT

Defi­ance City Coun­cil meets this evening to con­sider three ordi­nances. The reg­u­lar meet­ing begins tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the city ser­vice build­ing at 631 Perry St. Ordi­nances autho­riz­ing appli­ca­tion for com­mu­nity hous­ing improve­ment pro­gram funds, a con­tract for a John­son street sweeper and appli­ca­tion for alter­na­tive trans­porta­tion pro­gram funds …

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PROGRAM EARNS REACCREDITATION

The med­ical assist­ing pro­gram at North­west State Com­mu­nity Col­lege in Arch­bold recently earned the max­i­mum five-year, national reac­cred­i­ta­tion from the Com­mis­sion on Accred­i­ta­tion of Allied Health Edu­ca­tion Pro­grams (CAAHEP). Because NSCC’s med­ical assist­ing pro­gram is accred­ited, grad­u­ates are eli­gi­ble to sit for the Cer­ti­fied Med­ical Assistant’s exam. For more infor­ma­tion …

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DEFIANCE COUNTY ROAD PROJECT TO BEGIN

Defi­ance County’s high­way projects this year are expected to cost around $5 mil­lion, with much of that ear­marked for the long-delayed prject to widen Ayersville Road. That $2.9 mil­lion project is expected to start this week The project com­ple­tion dead­line is Sept. 30.

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STATE UNIVERSITIES LOSING GRANT FUNDS

Ohio uni­ver­si­ties expect­ing decreased research fund­ing in the wake of the auto­matic fed­eral bud­get cuts that took place this month are try­ing to pre­pare for those cuts and find alter­na­tives to replace the money. Thou­sands of sci­en­tists at uni­ver­si­ties across Ohio face the threat to their research fund­ing, and that …

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SHERIFF RECEIVES TRAINING

Williams County Sher­iff Steven Towns recently com­pleted train­ing which will allow him to train school and busi­ness lead­ers in proac­tive sur­vival strate­gies in case a vio­lent per­son comes into their build­ings. Towns says a sur­vival men­tal­ity is the first and best defense in that kind of sit­u­a­tion while await­ing law …

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9-1-1 BEAM TO BE PART OF LOCAL MEMORIAL

A steel I-beam from the North Tower of the World Trade Cen­ter will be part of a new mon­u­ment on the Ful­ton County Fair­grounds. The I-beam was most likely a ver­ti­cal sup­port beam from one of floors. Bits of con­crete from the floor are still vis­i­ble. The force of the …

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SCHOOL VIOLENCE FORUM HELD

A school safety and gun vio­lence forum was spon­sored this week by the Shalom Coun­sel­ing Medi­a­tion Cen­ter and Defi­ance Col­lege and was held on Tues­day at the col­lege. Area law enforce­ment offi­cials, edu­ca­tors, and many local res­i­dents showed up and expressed their con­cerns about safety in our local schools. Some …

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