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TOURISM SHOWS RISE STATEWIDE AND LOCALLY

Accord­ing to the Ohio Depart­ment of Development’s fis­cal year 2012 report, Ohio’s tourism grew to $40 bil­lion in sales in 2012. The trend holds true in North­west Ohio as well. Local tourism is up, and thou­sands vis­ited our area in 2012. Reports from the Defi­ance income tax office indi­cate there …

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GOV SAYS HE WILL SIGN TRANSPORTATION BILL

Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) plans to sign a trans­porta­tion bill that boosts Ohio’s speed limit to 70 mph on rural inter­state high­ways. The gov­er­nor is slated to ink the bill dur­ing an event Mon­day in War­rensville Heights, near Cleve­land. He’s also expected to high­light the leg­is­la­tion at a later stop …

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OHIO CHURCH SHOOTING

Police in north­east Ohio are inves­ti­gat­ing a shoot­ing out­side a church that left one man dead after an Easter ser­vice. A mem­ber of the Hiawatha Church of God in Christ said the man was shot soon after Easter ser­vices ended, around 1:15 p.m. Sun­day. Media reports iden­ti­fied the vic­tim as …

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OHIO UNIVERSITY APPLICATIONS ON THE RISE

Appli­ca­tions for admis­sion to Ohio Uni­ver­sity have topped 20,000 for the first time in the school’s 209-year his­tory. Fresh­man appli­ca­tions for the main cam­pus are report­edly run­ning more than 3,000 ahead of last year’s pace, and some 7,000 ahead of 2011. School offi­cials there say the growth comes from increases …

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John Lundy, 91

John Orrin Lundy, age 91, of Port Hueneme, California, and Edgerton, Ohio, passed away on March 24, 2013, following a short illness. John was born in Bowling Green, Ohio, on July 5, 1921, the son of Orrin and Julia (Johnson) Lundy. He was married to Betty McClellan on May 12, …

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Edna McKarns, 96

Edna M. McKarns, 96 years, of Bryan, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Bryan Care and Rehabilitation Center, where she was a resident. Edna was born January 26, 1917 in Williams County, Ohio to Adam J. and Rose (Goeltzenleuchter) Flightner. She married Willis C. McKarns on October 16, 1949 …

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STRYKER CRASH

Traf­fic was tied up on US 6 near Ohio 66 near Stryker in Williams County Thurs­day night fol­low­ing a seri­ous crash. It hap­pened around 7:40 p.m last night when a car crashed head-on into a semi truck. The dri­ver of the car was taken away by air ambu­lance. Reports say …

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WEST UNITY MAKES NEWS

Some notes from West Unity… Admin­is­tra­tor Ric Beals has completed a six month probationary period and coun­cil approved his annual salary of $38,000. The Bryan Times reports that West Unity Vil­lage Coun­cil also approved the sec­ond read­ing of a res­o­lu­tion to oppose a bill now in the house which would reduce vil­lage income tax …

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2,500 SOWS TO ARRIVE IN HICKSVILLE

2,500 sows will soon arrive at their new home at Fox Tail Sow Farm near Hicksville. The farm on Jeri­cho Road, is owned by Cooper Farms, and is the company’s first in Defi­ance County. It will employ at least 11 peo­ple full time, and use around 90,000 bushels of corn …

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POLICE CAT KILLERS?

The Stryker Police Depart­ment is now under inves­ti­ga­tion for allegedly killing cats and dump­ing them in a river. The case has been sent to the prosecutor’s office in Bryan, although as of yet, no crim­i­nal charges have been filed. Accord­ing to the com­plaint, Stryker offi­cers trapped and shot cats and …

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