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DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over runs from Aug. 16 to Sept. 2nd. The Williams County Sher­iff says that this sum­mer, Williams County has expe­ri­enced an increase in impaired dri­ving vio­la­tions, includ­ing sev­eral fatal-alcohol related crashes. There has also been an increase in OVI cita­tions, may includ­ing unusu­ally high blood …

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FORMER SKINNY LITTLE BUDDY’S DOGS DOING BETTER

The 51 dogs that were seized last week from Skinny Lit­tle Buddy’s are improv­ing. The Williams County Humane Soci­ety has been car­ing for them, and they report that the dogs have all been checked by a vet, and all but a cou­ple will be put up for adop­tion. Last Fri­day, …

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BEWARE THE CORN!

It seems there’s a lit­tle too much corn in some areas. Tall corn stalks have given some dri­vers some prob­lems at some inter­sec­tions. Local offi­cials say that some­times, some farm­ers plant some corn a lit­tle too close to the the ditch at inter­sec­tions. That causes a prob­lem with vis­i­bil­ity at …

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NAPOLEON COUNCILMAN PASSES

A long-time Napoleon fire­man and a man who was cur­rently serv­ing as a mem­ber of the Napoleon City Coun­cil has passed away. 80 year old James Her­sh­berger died Tues­day at the Uni­ver­sity of Toledo Med­ical Cen­ter. Emer­gency crews answered a call for help on Mon­day evening at the Napoleon City …

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BANK MERGER ANNOUNCED

Farm­ers & Mer­chants State Bank, head­quar­tered in Arch­bold and Croghan Colo­nial Bank, head­quar­tered in Fre­mont jointly announced on Wednes­day that F&M has entered into an agree­ment with Croghan to acquire the Cus­tar, Ohio branch of Croghan as well as the loans and deposit lia­bil­i­ties of the branch. The branch has …

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ROCKEY ANNOUNCES BID

Williams County native and Vil­lage of Mont­pe­lier Coun­cil Mem­ber Jason Rockey has announced his can­di­dacy for State Rep­re­sen­ti­tive of Ohio’s 81st house dis­trict, cov­er­ing Williams, Henry, Put­nam, and parts of Ful­ton Coun­ties. Rockey has served as a mem­ber of Montpelier’s coun­cil for six years and has been an active mem­ber …

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STRYKER MAN KILLED IN MICHIGAN

Police in Cal­houn County Michi­gan report that a man from Stryker was killed and his wife was injured in a single-vehicle crash Mon­day night in south­ern Michi­gan. 81 year old Fred­er­ick Clair lost con­trol of his SUV, went off the road, and rolled sev­eral times on Inter­state 69. It hap­pened …

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ARCHBOLD ELEVATOR GUILTY PLEA

A man was found guilty of grand theft on Tues­day related to the 2011 sus­pen­sion of the Arch­bold Elevator’s license. The Ful­ton County Pros­e­cut­ing Attor­ney reports that William Fricke of Wauseon plead no con­test to the charge in Ful­ton County Com­mon Pleas Court. Fricke also pled guilty to a num­ber …

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PIONEER GERMANFEST

Pioneer’s annual sum­mer fes­ti­val, this year named Pio­neer Ger­man­fest, returns this week­end. The Fes­ti­val will kick off at 5 p.m. Fri­day with a hog roast at the Pio­neer Fire Depart­ment and the fun lasts all week­end. The Happy Times Polka Band will per­form and there will be a beer tent …

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Jamie Long, 74

On Monday evening, August 5th, Jamie Eugene Long was reunited in heaven with his loving wife Margaret, in time for their 54th wedding anniversary, he was 74.  Jamie was at peace when he passed, with his loving children by his side at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born …

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