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Towns Faces Charges

Williams County sheriff, Steve Towns is charged with three misdemeanors related to confidential child abuse reports Towns released online in October 2018. The charges, filed in Bryan Municipal Court, include one count of improperly disclosing confidential information and two counts of improperly releasing child abuse reports. It all stems from …

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Aquifer Study Moves Along

The state’s budget, in debate on the floor of the Ohio Legislature, includes $500,000 for a study on the underground aquifer system in northwest Ohio. House Bill 166 has been passed by the House and the Senate, this week.

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Water Merger Update

The proposed merger of the Henry County Regional Water and Sewer District with the Northwestern Water and Sewer District clears another hurdle. Henry County water official cited mounting financial obligations, personnel issues and a need to find a more affordable water source. The Northwestern Board of Trustees approved moving forward …

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Infrastructure Project Begins

Bryan Municipal Utilities’ Townline Road Water Main Replacement Project is scheduled to begin at the intersection of High Street and Townline Road. It includes installation of 4,400 feet of 12-inch water main, seven fire hydrants and 30 water service lines within the public right-of-way on Townline Road, between High and …

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Sears Is Leaving

An old friend is leaving us. For the first time in more than 60 years the Sears name goes away in Bryan this summer. The current location will remain under its ownership. Sears ends its run in the area in mid-July. The place will stay open though, some renovation work …

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Edgerton Nixes 6

Edgerton Village Council members vote to join Bryan and Montpelier in formally opposing Ohio House Bill 6. The bill would see the creation of a so-called “Clean Air Fund” which entities like American Municipal Power allege masks what they and municipalities statewide believe amounts to a $1 billion bailout of …

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A New AD In Town

North Central Local Schools accepts the resignation of athletic director and assistant principal Brian Hughes and hire girls basketball coach, Greg Waidelich as its new AD on a one-year contract. Hughes, after three years with North Central, will be taking the principal position at Holgate High School.

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North Central Library Update

The Williams County Public Library system will continue its search for a location to build a modernized facility in Pioneer, after a discussion with the North Central Local School Board. A proposal had been made to put the facility on school grounds, on the southwest side of the school building, …

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Records Bill Passes House

The House approves a bill making it easier for Ohioans to seal records involving low-level, nonviolent offenses to help them move forward with their lives. The legislation passed and headed to the Senate is meant to curb the impact of the state’s addictions epidemic. The bill allows offenders with two …

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Sprague To Speak In Bryan

The Bryan Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting Robert Sprague, the treasurer of the state of Ohio, on Friday, June 28, in the chamber conference room on Lynn St. You can go online to get your seat at the event.

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