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COMMISSIONERS MEET IN DEFIANCE

Defi­ance County com­mis­sion­ers got some updates at their meet­ing on Mon­day on road and land­fill mat­ters. Com­mis­sion­ers were told that Weber Road has reopened after being closed for a bridge replace­ment. County crews con­structed geosyn­thetic rein­forced soil abut­ments with recy­cled steel beams and con­crete deck. The steel beams were orig­i­nally …

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ALCOHOL FOR ANTWERP

At a spe­cial meet­ing Mon­day, the Antwerp Vil­lage Coun­cil approved twin liquor per­mits for the River Street Mar­ket in that com­mu­nity. The owner of the for­mer IGA in the vil­lage told coun­cil that the mar­ket had yet to make a profit. So… in order to cor­rect that sit­u­a­tion, he is …

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Montpelier Village Council Meets… Approves Budget

Montpelier’s 2014 bud­get is now a done deal. Mem­bers of the Mont­pe­lier Vil­lage coun­cil sus­pended the sec­ond read­ing and passed the 2014 appro­pri­a­tion bud­get at Monday’s meet­ing. Total appro­pri­a­tions for 2014 amounts to $17,307,863 (from $14,994,668 in 2013). Garbage pickup the week of Thanks­giv­ing is as fol­lows… Those who nor­mally …

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HENRY SELLING ORNAMENTS

The Henry County Chamber’s annual Christ­mas orna­ment is now avail­able. This year’s orna­ment fea­tures the Trail Drive-In. The orna­ment is mist blue in color with black and gold let­ter­ing and design. Each orna­ment is $9. There is only a lim­ited amount of orna­ments avail­able for pur­chase and in recent years, …

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OOPS! TIME FOR A RECOUNT

Oops.. false alarm. A mis­take in count­ing some early votes in Defi­ance County has over­turned the out­come of Defi­ance City Hall’s 0.3-percent income tax request. On Elec­tion Day the count was 1,430 votes for the tax and 1,445 against. How­ever, the final cer­ti­fied tally made Wednes­day by the county’s board …

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ANOTHER SUIT FILED AGAINST HENRY COMMISSIONERS

A Napoleon busi­ness­man has now filed a sec­ond law­suit in Defi­ance County Court against Henry County com­mis­sion­ers and oth­ers. Dou­glas Pelmear and his com­pany, HP2G, LLC, in Napoleon, is seek­ing judg­ment against Henry County’s three com­mis­sion­ers and oth­ers. The suit is sim­i­lar to one filed ear­lier this month in com­mon …

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COURTHOUSE UPDATE

On again, off again, now it’s on again. The pos­si­ble ren­o­va­tion of Defi­ance County’s cour­t­house that is. A seven-member com­mit­tee look­ing into the courthouse’s future decided to revisit the project dur­ing a meet­ing Wednes­day after­noon in the county com­mis­sion­ers’ office. The meet­ing this week comes more than a month after …

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NAPOLEON BRIDGE PROJECT GETTING CLOSER

The Henry County Com­mis­sion­ers have been told that ODOT has finally approved the pre­lim­i­nary plan for the design of a sec­ond river bridge in Napoleon. Now, a pub­lic meet­ing will be the next step toward get­ting the project under­way. ODOT says con­struc­tion on a new bridge in Napoleon would likely …

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HICKSVILLE TALKS METERS

The Hicksville Vil­lage Coun­cil on Mon­day, dis­cussed water flow meters. Coun­cil dis­cussed the fact that the meters, which mon­i­tor water flow, cost $1,100 a month to keep. As Hicksville con­tin­ues to work to improve its water sys­tem with­out the time-consuming and expen­sive option of a sewer and storm sewer sep­a­ra­tion …

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Henry Commissioners Named In Lawsuit

A law­suit has been filed against the Henry County com­mis­sion­ers by a Napoleon busi­ness­man. Dou­glas Pelmear and Horse Power Sales Net Inc. filed the suit in Defi­ance County Com­mon Pleas Court against the com­mis­sion­ers and a list of oth­ers, alleg­ing that paper­work was not prop­erly pre­pared for a $50,000 revolv­ing …

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