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Adoption Changes To Affect Ohio

Those who were adopted between 1964 and 1996 would have eas­ier access to state-held birth cer­tifi­cates, under leg­is­la­tion that passed the Ohio House last week. SB 23 repeals an exist­ing state law that blocked those adoptees from access­ing their files with­out a court order. It also gives bio­log­i­cal par­ents who …

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FIRE LEAVES INJURIES

Two peo­ple who lived there and one fire­fighter were all injured Thurs­day morn­ing dur­ing a struc­ture fire in North­west Town­ship. The call came in yes­ter­day just before 7am and many area fire depart­ments responded. Williams County EMS reports that there were two adult vic­tims with burns that were described as …

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MORE STORMY WEATHER ON THE WAY

Get ready to hun­ker down! The National Weather Ser­vice says we’re in for a sig­nif­i­cant snow­fall tonight and Sat­ur­day. Fore­cast­ers say cur­rent com­puter mod­els indi­cate a potent upper air dis­tur­bance over south­ern Cal­i­for­nia will lift north­east through the Ohio val­ley on Sat­ur­day. That means, a band of sig­nif­i­cant snow­fall is …

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SLIPPERY ROADS CAUSING PROBLEMS

Snow-covered road­ways have been wreak­ing havoc with travel in the area. Police say one vehi­cle ended up in a deep ditch Thurs­day morn­ing. Around 8 a.m., the Ohio High­way Patrol and High­land Town­ship Fire/EMS were called to Fullmer and Sut­phen roads in Defi­ance County for a report of a rollover …

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BOARD OF ED MEETS IN DEFIANCE

The Defi­ance City Board of Edu­ca­tion met Wednes­day evening. Band direc­tor Cathy Booth told the board about the pro­posed Decem­ber, 2014, band trip to Dis­ney World in Orlando, Fla., which the board then approved. The trip would include march­ing in a Dis­ney parade and spend­ing time at the park as …

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OHIO PROPOSES DRUG BILLS

A new set of bills is set to crack down on pre­scrip­tion drug abuse in Ohio. The main goals of the new bills are to decrease the amount of painkillers being pre­scribed, keep addicts alive while get­ting dan­ger­ous drugs off the streets, and pro­vid­ing effec­tive treat­ment for proper recov­ery. For …

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Rev. Ronald McClure, 70

Rev. Ronald D. McClure, 70 years, of rural Stryker, passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance.  Ron was born October 6, 1943 in Defiance, the son of the late Rev. Darl B. and Elnora Alice (Taft) McClure.  He was a 1961 graduate of Defiance High …

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James Wilson, 57

James Lee Wilson, 57 years, of Hamilton, passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  James was born March 15, 1956 in Angola, Indiana, the son of the late Marlin Gerald and Naomi Jean (Cole) Wilson.  He was a 1974 graduate of Hamilton High School.  James worked as a …

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James Gunder, 92

James A. Gunder, age 92, of Edgerton, Ohio, died at 10:10 P.M. on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, in his home, following an extended illness. Prior to moving to Edgerton in 1999, he lived in Taylor, Michigan, where he was employed by Ford Motor Company, retiring with more than thirty years …

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MONTPELIER WOMAN RELEASED

A for­mer Mont­pe­lier vil­lage clerk who was con­victed in 2012 of steal­ing for than $90,000 from the vil­lage, is now a free woman. Anna Marie Stark of Mont­pe­lier, was sen­tenced in Sep­tem­ber 2012 to 30 months in prison after an audit revealed that Stark made 71 fraud­u­lent billing adjust­ments, val­ued …

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