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CHARITY ON THE RISE

Seems peo­ple in our area were more giv­ing last year. Reports say that char­i­ta­ble giv­ing is on the rebound nation­ally and right here locally. Accord­ing to an annual report by the Giv­ing USA Foun­da­tion and Indi­ana University’s Lilly Fam­ily School of Phil­an­thropy, char­i­ta­ble dona­tions nation­ally were up 3.5 per­cent in …

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CCNO POPULATION DOWN

CCNO’s pop­u­la­tion was slightly down. That news high­lighted Wednesday’s meet­ing of the Cor­rec­tions Com­mis­sion of North­west Ohio. CCNO Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Jim Den­nis said Wednesday’s inmate pop­u­la­tion stood at 570 or 89 per­cent. The pop­u­la­tion aver­aged 583 or 91 per­cent in April and stood at 593 or 93 per­cent in May. …

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CHANGES COMING TO BRYAN POSTAL CUSTOMERS

The Postal Reform Act of 2013 is on the way, and once it becomes law, the days of postal car­ri­ers walk­ing door-to-door will be over. The Con­gres­sional act man­dates Post Offices use “the most cost effec­tive pri­mary mode of mail deliv­ery pos­si­ble,” specif­i­cally phas­ing out “to the door” deliv­ery in …

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JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR AT FATHER JOHNS THIS WEEKEND

Jesus Christ Super­star” will be per­formed at Father John’s this week­end. The Bryan Times reports it will be a ben­e­fit per­for­mance, with free-will offer­ings col­lected at the door and all pro­ceeds split evenly among the county’s four nurs­ing home activ­ity funds. Father John’s used to be a Bap­tist church. John …

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PROPERTY OWNERS GET LETTER IN DEFIANCE

A let­ter sent by Defi­ance City Hall to a num­ber of prop­erty own­ers forc­ing pos­si­ble annex­a­tion was the topic of dis­cus­sion at a meet­ing Tues­day night. Coun­cil­man David Plant expressed his con­cern about the let­ter dur­ing council’s reg­u­lar meet­ing. The let­ter Plant ref­er­enced to was dated June 6 and signed …

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BLOOD DRIVES SET

Two blood dri­ves are being held in Put­nam County this week. One is going on today from noon-6 p.m. at the Glan­dorf Rod and Gun Club on County Road 11 in Ottawa. The sec­ond blood drive will be on Sat­ur­day from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Ottawa Chevro­let on N. …

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Lonzo Yates, 86

Lonzo Yates, 86 years, of Bryan, passed away Tuesday afternoon, June 25, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Lonzo was born on Sunday, March 6, 1927 at his parents’ home in Prater, Virginia.  He was the fifth of 14 children born to George Dewey and Ida (Stiltner) Yates.  Lonzo attended …

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Joan Forbes

Joan Ruth Forbes McWatters, age 83, of Wauseon, died Tuesday evening, June 25, 2013 in Fulton Manor, Wauseon. Arrangements are incomplete. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, Ohio

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WILLIAMS COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT INCREASES

Unem­ploy­ment in Williams County is on the rise. Accord­ing to the Bryan Times, Williams County unem­ploy­ment increased to 6.7 per­cent in May from 6.6 per­cent in April. Defi­ance County’s rate remained at 6.9 per­cent. Ful­ton County’s rate dropped from 7.9 per­cent in April to 7.4 per­cent in May. Henry County’s …

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HOLGATE PROJECT DISCUSSED

Vil­lage lead­ers in Hol­gate are look­ing into the pos­si­bil­ity of expand­ing and improv­ing the park at Holgate’s for­mer school site. Ear­lier in the month, plans to replace two dugouts at the park were put on hold so vil­lage offi­cials could take a look at the pos­si­bil­ity of a larger-scale ren­o­va­tion …

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