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Josephine Brink, 93

Josephine L. Brinck, 93 years, of Sherwood, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Hickory Creek of Hicksville.  Jose was born July 27, 1920 in Defiance, Ohio the daughter of the late Theodore A. and Emma (Woodcock) Michael.  She was a 1937 graduate of Defiance High School.  She married Adolph C. Brinck on …

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FARMHOUSE FIRE COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE

Fire offi­cials say it was a com­bi­na­tion of fast think­ing and old plas­ter that saved a farm house on County Road F Thurs­day morn­ing after a space heater set cur­tains in that house on fire. Fire fight­ers say the fam­ily liv­ing there had smoke detec­tors and they worked. The peo­ple …

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FIRE IN DEFIANCE

Inves­ti­ga­tors say a Defi­ance woman was crit­i­cally injured Tues­day morn­ing while try­ing to res­cue her pets from a three-alarm house fire. Donna Cole­man, of 101 Hill Ave. in Defi­ance, was taken to Mercy Defi­ance Hos­pi­tal, then trans­ferred to the Mercy Saint Vin­cent Med­ical Cen­ter in Toledo, where as of yes­ter­day, …

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NORTHEASTERN SEEKS LEVY APPROVAL BY VOTERS

The North­east­ern Local Schools is ask­ing vot­ers to approve a levy that they say would help the dis­trict reverse two years of deficit spend­ing. The 2.95-mill, five-year prop­erty tax levy for oper­at­ing expenses will be decided by those going to the polls on Nov. 5, and would gen­er­ate approx­i­mately $650,000 …

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BLOOD DRIVE TODAY

The Defi­ance County Chap­ter of the Amer­i­can Red Cross is hold­ing a blood drive today. The drive is being held from 9 till 2 at the Fairview High School in the gym on U.S. 127 in Sher­wood. To sched­ule an appoint­ment, call 800-RED-CROSS.

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POT GROWING FARMER TO LOSE THE FARM

A south­east­ern Michi­gan farmer and his wife who nar­rowly dodged a prison sen­tence for grow­ing 8,000 mar­i­juana plants, will now be los­ing their house and their 23-acre farm. Ed and Linda Schmied­ing, who are in their early 60’s, are not fight­ing a for­fei­ture claim by a Michi­gan State Police drug …

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John Webster, 80

John C. Webster, age 80, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away at 8:21 A.M. on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, in his home after an extended illness. Mr. Webster was a 1951 graduate of Edgerton High School and began his college career at Tri-State University in Angola, Indiana, until joining the Unites …

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HELP AVAILABLE FOR UTILITY BILLS

Util­ity cus­tomers in Ohio fac­ing a dis­con­nec­tion or need­ing to restore their ser­vice this win­ter, have a chance to remain con­nected with a one-time pay­ment of $175. On Sept. 11, the Pub­lic Util­i­ties Com­mis­sion of Ohio issued its annual Win­ter Recon­nec­tion Order. That order went into effect Mon­day, and will …

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EDUCATOR HONORED

A local edu­ca­tor received an honor last night. The Cen­tral Local Board of Edu­ca­tion rec­og­nized a mem­ber of their fac­ulty at Wednesday’s board meet­ing. Sci­ence teacher Jake Pan­ico received the McK­etta Out­stand­ing High School Teacher of the Year Award at a din­ner last Fri­day night. Pan­ico was nom­i­nated for the …

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DEFIANCE BUDGET TALKS

Defi­ance City Coun­cil com­mit­tees are in the process of review­ing the city’s pro­posed 2014 bud­gets. Council’s water and sewer com­mit­tees looked at the water and sewer bud­gets Tues­day dur­ing a com­bined meet­ing. The gen­eral fund bud­get will be reviewed by council’s finance com­mit­tee at 5:30 p.m. next Tues­day, Oct. 22nd. …

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