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RETIRED POLICE CHIEF TESTIFIES BEFORE HOUSE

Retired Mont­pe­lier Police Chief Jeff Lehman tes­ti­fied Wednes­day before the Ohio House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives’ Edu­ca­tion Com­mit­tee in favor of House Bill 8. If signed into law, the bill would give all school dis­tricts in Ohio the option of train­ing and arm­ing employ­ees, and would pro­tect dis­tricts from law­suits if any­one …

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IT’S NOT OVER YET FOR THE EDGERTON SENIOR CENTER

The Edger­ton Senior Cen­ter may not have to go with­out a home for long. It was announced Mon­day the cen­ter was going to shut down activ­i­ties in the vil­lage com­mu­nity build­ing on June 28. How­ever, the county would con­tinue to pro­vide home-delivered meals and ser­vices with­out a local office, although …

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REBATES ON THE WAY

At the end of June, about $1 bil­lion in rebate checks will be mailed out from the Ohio Bureau of Work­ers Com­pen­sa­tion . The rebates were autho­rized by the BWC In May for pri­vate employ­ers and public-taxing dis­tricts that pay into the sys­tem. Approx­i­mately $2,416,440 in refund checks are com­ing …

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PETTISVILLE GIRL DOES CHICKEN RESEARCH

Pet­tisville stu­dent Chrysta Beck has been rec­og­nized for her research on… chick­ens. Beck recently placed third in the ani­mal sci­ences divi­sion of the Intel Inter­na­tion­als Sci­ence and Engi­neer­ing Fair, the world’s largest inter­na­tional pre-college sci­ence com­pe­ti­tion. Her project dealt with chick­ens. Beck won $1,000 for her efforts, money that will …

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HARRIS ROAD CLOSED

The Defi­ance County engineer’s office has closed Har­ris Road, between Mans­field Road and the Defiance-Putnam County Line Road for sev­eral days for road­side grad­ing. The clo­sure went into effect Thurs­day. The road will not be open to either emer­gency vehi­cles or the gen­eral public.

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OHIO INSURANCE COSTS TO RISE ACCORDING TO REPORT

Insur­ers who plan to par­tic­i­pate in the new health insur­ance exchange are pro­ject­ing their costs to cover Ohioans to be sig­nif­i­cantly higher… that’s accord­ing to an analy­sis released Thurs­day by the Ohio Depart­ment of Insur­ance. State offi­cials said that means peo­ple should also brace for poten­tially higher costs when pur­chas­ing …

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EDGERTON POLICE GET TACTICAL VEHICLE

The Edger­ton Police Depart­ment has a new crime fight­ing tool, and it didn’t cost them much of any­thing accord­ing to the Bryan Times. West Unity’s old ambu­lance had been put to use by Edger­ton Police as a tac­ti­cal response vehi­cle. Police say the old ambu­lance is not set up to …

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RESTAURANTS HIT WITH FEDERAL SEARCH WARRANTS

The Azul Tequila restau­rant in Napoleon remained closed Wednes­day fol­low­ing a search late Tues­day morn­ing by agents of the U.S. Immi­gra­tion and Cus­toms with assis­tance from the Napoleon Police Depart­ment. ICE exe­cuted fed­eral search war­rants at the Napoleon and Defi­ance loca­tions of Azul Tequila as part of an ongo­ing crim­i­nal …

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GATHERING IN UNITY

The Unity Antique Power Club and the West Unity Cham­ber of Com­merce are set­ting up for the annual Gath­er­ing in Unity cel­e­bra­tion at Memo­r­ial Park in West Unity. The fun will start Fri­day at 5 p.m. with a chicken bar­be­cue, fol­lowed by a gar­den trac­tor pull at 6pm and then …

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DEFIANCE LEVY VOTE TO BE HELD

Defi­ance city vot­ers will decide on whether to imple­ment an addi­tional 0.3 per­cent income tax for police and fire ser­vices in the Novem­ber elec­tions. Fol­low­ing a sec­ond read­ing on Tues­day, Defi­ance City Coun­cil sus­pended the rules and approved an ordi­nance levy­ing the increase and a res­o­lu­tion plac­ing the issue before …

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