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River Ice Still A Threat

With the some­what warmer tem­per­a­tures over the past week­end, ice dams on area rivers were a big con­cern to many river com­mu­ni­ties in the area. The good news today is that ice is break­ing up and going out on many rivers as of Mon­day after­noon. Some ice remained in some …

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SK Site May Be Sold

A com­pany that deals with aban­doned fac­tory sites has expressed inter­est in acquir­ing the for­mer SK Hand Tools prop­erty at Defi­ance. Accord­ing to the Cres­cent News, now Defi­ance County Com­mis­sion­ers need to fig­ure out how the more than $100,000 in unpaid prop­erty taxes due on that prop­erty will be han­dled, …

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River Ice Watched

Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency offi­cials are watch­ing ice jams on area rivers that they say could endan­ger peo­ple liv­ing along the river­banks. Offi­cials report a mile-long ice jam just west of Grand Rapids in Henry County. They say it has already caused minor flood­ing along the river banks in parts of …

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Bryan PD Report

Bryan Police say on Sun­day, they arrested 18 year old Emily Kerr of Bryan on charges of Child Endan­ger­ment. Accord­ing to police, they then released her. On Sun­day, 22 year old Emmalee Brown of Bryan was arrested for Obstruct­ing Offi­cial Busi­ness. She too was just released. On Mon­day, Bryan Police …

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Quiz Bowl Results

The Bryan “PURPLE” team defeated North Cen­tral 17–10 in the Cham­pi­onship round of the 18th Annual Williams County Junior High Quiz Bowl. The two teams met ear­lier in the com­ple­tion, in Round 6. At that time, Bryan defeated North Cen­tral by a score of 12–5, send­ing Eagles into the Losers’ …

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Blood Drive Needs Donors

It’s been a rough win­ter on some area char­i­ties. In par­tic­u­lar, the Amer­i­can Red Cross has had to can­cel a num­ber of blood dri­ves in the area due to the bad weather. Now, here’s your chance to help them make up some ground. The Amer­i­can Red Cross of Henry County …

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Findlay State Of The City

On Mon­day, the mayor of Find­lay, Lydia Miha­lik, gave her annual state of the city address. Mayor Miha­lik yes­ter­day, touted the progress of the last year and the bright future of 2014. She said the city is near­ing the final leg of the marathon to flood mit­i­ga­tion. The mayor said …

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Fire Takes Defiance Barn

A small barn was destroyed by fire Sat­ur­day after­noon in Defi­ance County. Fire­fight­ers were called just after noon on Sat­ur­day to Flory Road where the build­ing, owned by Eric and Amanda West­hoven, was fully engulfed when they arrived. There were no reports of any­one hurt in the fire, how­ever a …

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Tax Cheat Pleads Guilty

A Defi­ance County man has pleaded guilty in U.S. Dis­trict Court to a bill of infor­ma­tion charg­ing him with five counts of tax eva­sion. Michael W. Blake entered the guilty plea on Fri­day. Blake is now set to be sen­tenced July 28 by Judge Jef­frey Helmick, who accepted his plea …

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Defiance Reservoir OK

This year’s harsh win­ter hasn’t caused the Defi­ance reser­voir oper­a­tion any major prob­lems. Accord­ing to the Cres­cent News, water plant super­in­ten­dent Adam McDow­ell reports that this win­ter has been less of a chal­lenge than the 2012–13 sea­son. The reser­voir, accord­ing to McDow­ell, is much fuller than it was at this …

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