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Richard Dietrich, 79

Richard W. Dietrich, 79 years, of Ney, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in the emergency room of Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Bryan.  Richard was born June 12, 1933 in Bryan, Ohio the son of Harold W. and Christian (Grine) Dietrich.  He was a 1951 graduate of Ney High School.  Richard was …

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Claudette Snyder-Dion, 78

Claudette Snyder-Dion, age 78, of Archbold, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. Visitation will be held from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Grisier Funeral Home in Archbold. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, April 27, …

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QUADCO MEETS — EXTENDS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CONTRACT

Mem­bers of Quadco’s Admin­is­tra­tive and Non-Profit Boards, at their meet­ing on Tues­day, voted to renew the con­tract of the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor for 5 years, mak­ing it retroac­tive to Jan­u­ary 1 of this year. The con­tract does not, how­ever, call for an increase in salary. Board mem­bers heard from Chris Tom­lin­son …

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BROWNS BAKERY IN DEFIANCE UP FOR SEALED BID SALE

Brown’s Bak­ery on Downs Street in Defi­ance is up for a sealed bid sale. Bids will be accepted until June 12th on the 46,639-square-foot build­ing, which housed the 140-year-old bak­ery. It still has its bak­ing lines in place as well as bak­ery machin­ery and equip­ment. It’s a ready to go …

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SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT TO BE HELD THIS WEEK IN DEFIANCE AREA

As always, if you drink… don’t drive. Not only is it dan­ger­ous, but this week it could also be more costly. The Defi­ance post of the Ohio High­way Patrol has announced that it is con­duct­ing an OVI check­point to deter and inter­cept impaired dri­vers this week. Just where the check­point …

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DISTRACTED DRIVING IS MORE THAN JUST ABOUT CELL PHONES

April is Dis­tracted Dri­ving Aware­ness Month and offi­cials are remind­ing motorists that it includes more than just cell­phone use. Accord­ing to the Ohio High­way Patrol, dis­tracted dri­ving includes any­thing that takes a motorist’s atten­tion away from the pri­mary task of dri­ving. Dis­trac­tions can be visual — tak­ing your eyes off …

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LOCAL AND STATEWIDE UNEMPLOYMENT RATES RELEASED

Unem­ploy­ment rates were down in our region in March. The Ohio Depart­ment of Job and Fam­ily Ser­vices reports the largest drop was in Henry County, which went from 9.6 per­cent in Feb­ru­ary to 8.9 per­cent in March. Put­nam County had the low­est over­all unem­ploy­ment rate in the area at 6.6 …

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Stanley Werder, 76

Stanley L. Werder, age 76, of Stryker passed away late Sunday April 21, 2013 in his home surrounded by his loving family. Prior to his retirement he had been a Tool and Die Maker for Tenneco for over 44 years. Mr. Werder was born in Stryker on June 6, 1936 …

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Thomas James Fleming, 81

Thomas James Fleming, age 81, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 2:23 P.M. on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, after an extended illness. Mr. Fleming was a 1951 graduate of Archbold (Ohio) High School and served with the United States Navy Seabees from …

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Mervin Helf, 87

Mervin C. Helf, of Edgerton, Ohio, died at 3:44 A.M. on Saturday, April 20, 2013, just eight days after celebrating his 87th birthday. Mr. Helf entered the United States Navy at the age of seventeen and served as a radioman on Palmyra Island in the Asia-Pacific Theater during World War …

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