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DEFIANCE COUNTY ROAD PROJECT TO BEGIN

Defi­ance County’s high­way projects this year are expected to cost around $5 mil­lion, with much of that ear­marked for the long-delayed prject to widen Ayersville Road. That $2.9 mil­lion project is expected to start this week The project com­ple­tion dead­line is Sept. 30.

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STATE UNIVERSITIES LOSING GRANT FUNDS

Ohio uni­ver­si­ties expect­ing decreased research fund­ing in the wake of the auto­matic fed­eral bud­get cuts that took place this month are try­ing to pre­pare for those cuts and find alter­na­tives to replace the money. Thou­sands of sci­en­tists at uni­ver­si­ties across Ohio face the threat to their research fund­ing, and that …

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SHERIFF RECEIVES TRAINING

Williams County Sher­iff Steven Towns recently com­pleted train­ing which will allow him to train school and busi­ness lead­ers in proac­tive sur­vival strate­gies in case a vio­lent per­son comes into their build­ings. Towns says a sur­vival men­tal­ity is the first and best defense in that kind of sit­u­a­tion while await­ing law …

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ARCHBOLD THEFT

Police are try­ing to find those respon­si­ble for break­ing into a busi­ness in Arch­bold and steal­ing about $16,000 worth of tools. Some­one broke into Auto Thru Class 8 Trucks LLC in the 200 block of Tay­lor Park­way and stole such items as scan tools, wrenches, socket sets, grinders, and snap-on …

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ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING

Swan­ton police say it was an acci­den­tal shoot­ing that left a local man wounded in the leg Sat­ur­day evening. 19 year old Christo­pher Flickinger was flown by air ambu­lance from Ful­ton County Health Cen­ter in Wauseon to Mercy St. Vin­cent Med­ical Cen­ter on Sun­day. Flickinger and his room­mate were appar­ently …

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Thomas Hawkins, 65

Thomas E. Hawkins, age 65, of Edgerton, Ohio, died at 4:55 A.M. on Saturday, March 23, 2013, in his home, surrounded by family after an extended illness. Mr. Hawkins was a 1965 graduate of Edgerton High School and worked for The Aro Corporation, retiring with nearly thirty-six years of service. …

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Bill Kissinger, 77

William E. (Bill) Kissinger of Edon, Ohio passed away at his home Saturday, March, 23, 2013. He was born July 24, 1935 in his parents’ home near Blakeslee, Ohio to Maxine and Burton Kissinger. Bill is survived by his loving wife Phyllis Irene (Maginn) Kissinger, to whom he wed over …

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Harold Vogelsong, 82

Harold Walter Vogelsong, age 82, of Defiance, Ohio, died at 5:08 A.M. on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Community Health Partners Inpatient Hospice in Defiance. Mr. Vogelsong was a lithographer for over 45 years, retiring from Reese Brothers in Perrysburg. He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of …

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9-1-1 BEAM TO BE PART OF LOCAL MEMORIAL

A steel I-beam from the North Tower of the World Trade Cen­ter will be part of a new mon­u­ment on the Ful­ton County Fair­grounds. The I-beam was most likely a ver­ti­cal sup­port beam from one of floors. Bits of con­crete from the floor are still vis­i­ble. The force of the …

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SPANGLER UNIONS REACH AGREEMENT

It’s a deal! On Thurs­day, after nearly a week of nego­ti­a­tions, mem­bers of Local 20 of the Inter­na­tional Broth­er­hood of Team­sters and Span­gler Candy Com­pany signed a five-year con­tract. Major dis­cus­sion cen­tered around insur­ance and wages.

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