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LATTA SPEAKS OUT

U.S. Con­gress­man Bob Latta spoke to Farm Bureau mem­bers at their annual meet­ing Thurs­day evening. The Bryan Times reports that Latta spoke about con­gress and what they are try­ing to accom­plish before the end of the year. He those in atten­dance that the Farm Bill has to be passed or …

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COUNCIL MEETS IN DEFIANCE

Defi­ance City Coun­cil met on Tues­day night, and the forced annex­a­tion pro­gram, along with truck traf­fic on Power Dam Road took up much of the meet­ing. Other items were dis­cussed how­ever. Coun­cil received a pre­sen­ta­tion on a com­mu­nity health improve­ment plan and an update from a per­son pro­mot­ing the city’s …

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EDGERTON DEFICIT IS TROUBLESOME

Edgerton’s fis­cal deficit was the main con­cern at the Edger­ton Vil­lage Coun­cil meet­ing Mon­day evening. Fire Chief Scott Blue told coun­cil he got a bid for a much-needed new fire truck. The cost of the new tanker would be $248,202, with the bulk of it to be paid by a …

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TORNADO SIRENS OPERATIONAL AGAIN

The vil­lage hall tor­nado siren in Hol­i­day City is oper­a­tional again after being out of ser­vice for about a year. Over time, Mohr Elec­tron­ics has replaced all the com­po­nents of the siren. Accord­ing to the Bryan Times, the cost to get it back in work­ing order, includ­ing parts and labor, …

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DEFIANCE FACING CUTS

Defiance’s city admin­is­tra­tion said it’s pos­si­ble some deep bud­get cuts will be nec­es­sary in the com­ing year. The city’s finance direc­tor out­lined $445,700 in pro­posed bud­get cuts that he says will be nec­es­sary if city vot­ers reject the 0.3 per­cent income tax increase for police and fire ser­vices on Nov. …

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STRYKER SUIT

Stryker offi­cials got an update Mon­day on a law suit involv­ing the vil­lage. Coun­cil learned that the suit is mov­ing for­ward, but details are still sketchy. A legal suit against the vil­lage has emerged from appeals court with some issues set­tled. The suit is report­edly related to the vil­lage tax …

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NAPOLEON COUNCILMAN PASSES

A long-time Napoleon fire­man and a man who was cur­rently serv­ing as a mem­ber of the Napoleon City Coun­cil has passed away. 80 year old James Her­sh­berger died Tues­day at the Uni­ver­sity of Toledo Med­ical Cen­ter. Emer­gency crews answered a call for help on Mon­day evening at the Napoleon City …

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BRYAN GETTING NEW LIGHT POLES

Some enlight­en­ing news for Bryan… On Tues­day, the Bryan Board of Pub­lic Affairs approved the pur­chase of new, mod­ern styled, alu­minum street­light poles at a cost of $748 each. The new poles will replace the old, out­dated poles on South Main Street. The Bryan Times reports 27 poles will be …

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NEW PIONEER DEFIBS

Pio­neer Vil­lage Coun­cil on Tues­day evening, voted to raise the level of ser­vice pro­vided by area emer­gency respon­ders. The Bryan Times reports that coun­cil approved the pur­chase of two new defib­ril­la­tors for the fire depart­ment. The cur­rent defib­ril­la­tors, accord­ing to fire depart­ment offi­cials, are eight years old, out­dated and not …

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COMMISSIONERS MEET IN DEFIANCE

Defi­ance County com­mis­sion­ers are sched­uled to meet today. They have a num­ber of items on the agenda. Fol­low­ing gen­eral ses­sion, the com­mis­sion­ers will be meet­ing with county eco­nomic devel­op­ment direc­tor Jerry Hayes. They also plan to dis­cuss the cour­t­house project and receive an update from the County Recorder.

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