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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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DEFIANCE WOMAN STILL LISTED AS CRITICAL FOLLOWING FIRE

A Defi­ance woman was taken to a Toledo hos­pi­tal Tues­day after an early morn­ing house fire in Defi­ance. Spokesper­sons at Mercy St. Vin­cent Med­ical Cen­ter in Toledo say Donna Cole­man is in “crit­i­cal” con­di­tion after first being taken to Mercy Defi­ance Hos­pi­tal for smoke inhala­tion and burns, and then trans­ferred …

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BRYAN POLICE REPORT

A Bryan man has been charged with assault. Bryan Police report the arrest of 20 year old Logan Keesecker of South Allen Street at 1am Wednes­day. Keesecker was charged with assault, processed, and then released. No details were pro­vided by police, and no word of any future court action in …

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Kenneth Kerr, 72

Kenneth R. Kerr, 72 years, of Bryan, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Genesis HealthCare-Bryan Center after a sudden illness.  Kenneth was born April 17, 1941 in Bryan, the son of Kenneth E. and Evelyn M. (Hitt) Kerr. He was a 1959 graduate of Bryan High School.  Kenneth served our country …

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Charles Leist, 89

Charles R. Leist, age 89, of Archbold, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fountain Park Assisted Living in Bryan. Charles was born in Toledo, Ohio on September 18, 1925, the son of Wilmer and Flossie (Silves) Leist. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Heller, an …

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