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EDON NOT GETTING ADDITIONAL FUNDS

Edon School Dis­trict is the only dis­trict in Williams County not receiv­ing any addi­tional funds over the next two years. Most of the schools are get­ting a sixth to a quar­ter increase in 2014, and some are get­ting 10 and a half in 2015, the max­i­mum amounts they could get. …

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MONTPELIER BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETS

The Mont­pe­lier Exempted Vil­lage Schools Board of Edu­ca­tion Tues­day evening approved the res­ig­na­tion of Jass­mine Reyes, sev­eral sup­ple­men­tal con­tracts and a res­o­lu­tion approv­ing the adop­tion of an alter­na­tive make-up plan for calamity days. The board then went into exec­u­tive ses­sion, with no action taken.

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PLEAS ENTERED IN DEFIANCE

A man entered pleas Tues­day in Defi­ance County Court to charges result­ing from sev­eral armed rob­beries. 20 year old Michael Brown of Defi­ance faces manda­tory prison time after plead­ing no con­test to charges of aggra­vated bur­glary and felo­nious assault with a firearm spec­i­fi­ca­tion. A pre-sentence inves­ti­ga­tion was ordered and Brown’s …

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Richard Held, 88

Richard Cletus Held, age 88, of Edon, Ohio, passed away peacefully of cancer on July 8, 2013, at Genesis HealthCare-Bryan Center, in Bryan, Ohio, surrounded by his family. Richard was a lifetime farmer and a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan. He retired in 1987 from Edon Machine Company after 27 years. …

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Phillip Malone, II, 38

Phillip Lee Malone, II, 38, of Montpelier, passed away on Saturday at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio.  He was born on March 7, 1975 in Montpelier. Phillip graduated from Montpelier High School in 1994.  Shortly after graduation Phillip joined the United States Navy and honorably served his country  for four …

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STRYKER VILLAGE COUNCIL TALKS CATS

Stryker Vil­lage Coun­cil met on Mon­day night and dur­ing that meet­ing, a lot of time was spent dis­cussing how to con­trol stray cats. After the issue of the dis­posal of trapped stray cats by the police depart­ment last month, The Bryan Times reports that coun­cil dis­cussed the need for an …

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WILLIAMS COMMISSIONERS MEET

Williams County Com­mis­sion­ers met Mon­day and approved the hir­ing of two new full-time employ­ees as assis­tant cus­to­di­ans for the county cour­t­house and office build­ings. The new hires offi­cially start on July 15. The Bryan Times also reports that Com­mis­sion­ers met in exec­u­tive ses­sion to dis­cuss details per­tain­ing to cour­t­house secu­rity. …

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COMMISSIONERS MEET IN DEFIANCE

Defi­ance County Com­mis­sion­ers on Mon­day approved three grant agree­ments with the Ohio Pub­lic Works Com­mis­sion for next year. Work will take place on Ban­ner School Road, Hire Road, and The Bend Road. Com­mis­sion­ers yes­ter­day also approved a state-funded Mov­ing Ohio For­ward demo­li­tion project for a house on Inde­pen­dence Road with …

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LADDERS USED IN PRISON BREAK

Ohio law enforce­ment author­i­ties said on Mon­day the inmate who briefly escaped a state prison last week before he was tack­led and tied up with rope at a small gen­eral store used lad­ders to get out of three fenced areas. A spokesper­son for the Ohio State High­way Patrol said James …

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MOTORCYCLE CRASH INJURES THREE

Two men and a woman were injured Sun­day evening in a motor­cy­cle crash 30 year old Adam Cousino of Grand Rapids, was taken by air ambu­lance to St. Vin­cent Mercy Med­ical Cen­ter, Toledo, and 36 year old Eric Sta­ton of Toledo, was taken by air ambu­lance to Toledo Hos­pi­tal. Staton’s …

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