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OOPS! STRYKER ERROR NOTED

Renewal of an agri­cul­tural lease was a hot but­ton topic Mon­day night in Stryker. The Bryan Times reports that three years ago bids were taken for a 34-acre prop­erty on the south side of the vil­lage. The high bid­der from that period was asked Mon­day to renew the lease for …

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DEFIANCE BACKS DOWN TO GM

Defi­ance city offi­cials are now hav­ing sec­ond thoughts regard­ing a dead­line they pre­vi­ously issued, requir­ing the local Gen­eral Motors plant on Ohio 281 to begin annex­a­tion pro­ceed­ings or have their munic­i­pal water ser­vice shut off. A let­ter attempt­ing to force the issue was sent to GM ear­lier this year in …

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Edon Declares War On Drugs

Edon could be the next local com­mu­nity, fol­low­ing the lead of Bryan and Mont­pe­lier, to place a pro­hi­bi­tion on the sale and dis­tri­b­u­tion of syn­thetic mar­i­juana and other drugs. Vil­lage coun­cil mem­bers voted at their meet­ing Mon­day evening to have the Vil­lage Solic­i­tor draw up an ordi­nance which they will …

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DEFIANCE BUDGET TALKS

Defi­ance City Coun­cil com­mit­tees are in the process of review­ing the city’s pro­posed 2014 bud­gets. Council’s water and sewer com­mit­tees looked at the water and sewer bud­gets Tues­day dur­ing a com­bined meet­ing. The gen­eral fund bud­get will be reviewed by council’s finance com­mit­tee at 5:30 p.m. next Tues­day, Oct. 22nd. …

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HENRY HIRES A DOG WARDEN

The Henry County com­mis­sion­ers have hired a deputy dog war­den. Com­mis­sion­ers hired Guy Miller to fill the posi­tion. Miller’s new duties begin effec­tive Oct. 15. Miller will be placed on a 120-day pro­ba­tion­ary period and will receive $10 per hour. In other busi­ness this week, Henry County Com­mis­sion­ers approved a …

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TAX OPTIONS DISCUSSED

Behind every sil­ver lin­ing is a dark cloud. Yes, even what we think of as good things, some­times aren’t what they appear. Take elec­tric and hybrid vehi­cles for instance. Who would have thought that they would have such a big impact on area road­ways. But not in the way most …

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MESS IN MONTPELIER DISCUSSED

Mont­pe­lier Vil­lage Coun­cil met on Mon­day. Coun­cil heard from some res­i­dents who are con­cerned about an unkept prop­erty in the vil­lage. One cou­ple told coun­cil that an adja­cent prop­erty to theirs has sev­eral old vehi­cles on it, which in turn makes their prop­erty less attrac­tive and valu­able. The cou­ple asked …

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DEFIANCE ANNEXING

Despite some oppo­si­tion, Defi­ance offi­cials are mov­ing for­ward with annex­a­tion plans, and in fact, more annex­a­tions could be com­ing. City coun­cil passed a res­o­lu­tion back in April stat­ing the city’s inten­tion to enforce its annex­a­tion pol­icy. That pol­icy says that prop­er­ties that are receiv­ing munic­i­pal water out­side the city lim­its …

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PROPOSED TAX LEVY FACING OPPOSITION IN DEFIANCE

Some Defi­ance res­i­dents are not in favor of a pro­posed income tax levy for police and fire ser­vices. At least one per­son has filed a “form 30D” with the Defi­ance County Board of Elec­tions, nam­ing him­self as trea­surer of a polit­i­cal action com­mit­tee known as “Cit­i­zens for Finan­cially Respon­si­ble Defi­ance.“ …

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EDON GETS AN ARMORED TRUCK!

The vil­lage of Edon now has some­thing unique… an armored vehi­cle. That’s right, Edon now has an armored truck. The truck came at no cost from the gov­ern­ment, but accord­ing to the Bryan Times, it did come with some con­tro­versy. At Mon­day night’s meet­ing, Edon Vil­lage Coun­cil was informed that …

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