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GM Provides Grants

The Gen­eral Motors Foun­da­tion announced that it has donated a total of $25,000 to three non­profit orga­ni­za­tions in the Defi­ance com­mu­nity through the Plant City Grants pro­gram. The orga­ni­za­tions receiv­ing the funds included the Defi­ance Area YMCA, $2,500; Defi­ance Area Foun­da­tion, $10,000; and the United Way of Defi­ance County, $12,500. …

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3 Injured In Head On Crash

A head-on col­li­sion Tues­day morn­ing on U.S. 6 between Bryan and Edger­ton sent three peo­ple to the hos­pi­tal. It hap­pened yes­ter­day morn­ing just before 7, when the Ohio HIgh­way Patrol says 23 year old Joel Birky of West Unity was dri­ving west on U.S. 6 and 21 year old Alexis …

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NSCC To Share In $2.5 Million Grant

The U.S. Depart­ment of Labor recently awarded Trade Adjust­ment Assis­tance Com­mu­nity Col­lege and Career Train­ing grants to sixty-six com­mu­nity col­leges across the nation. Five of those grantees are in Ohio, with North­west State Com­mu­nity Col­lege receiv­ing just under $2.5 mil­lion. NSCC will use the fund­ing to enhance cur­ricu­lum in sev­eral …

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NSCC Gets Grant

The U.S. Depart­ment of Labor has awarded $2,499,588 to North­west State Com­mu­nity Col­lege to pre­pare unem­ployed Ohioans for advanced man­u­fac­tur­ing careers through online learn­ing tech­nolo­gies. This pro­gram will serve work­ers in Williams, Defi­ance, Ful­ton, Henry, Lucas, Pauld­ing, and Van Wert Coun­ties who are eli­gi­ble for Trade Adjust­ment Assis­tance that helps …

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Early Voting Deadlines Announced

The dead­line to reg­is­ter to vote or to make any address and/or name change for the Novem­ber 4, 2014 Gen­eral Elec­tion is 9:00 p.m., Mon­day, Octo­ber 6. Bal­lots will be avail­able begin­ning Octo­ber 7. The dead­line to request an absen­tee bal­lot by mail is Sat­ur­day, Nov. 1, 2014 at 12:00 …

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Napoleon Chief On Administrative Leave

In Napoleon, the city Fire Chief Robert Ben­nett has been placed on admin­is­tra­tive leave. Ben­nett was place on leave, effec­tive last Fri­day after­noon. Now, Assis­tant Fire Chief Tony Druhot is serv­ing as act­ing chief of the depart­ment. City Offi­cials will not com­ment on the sit­u­a­tion, only say­ing pub­licly that an …

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Williams County Courthouse In Bad Shape

Roof leaks and other issues are pus­ing the Williams County Com­mis­sion­ers to exam­ine the county cour­t­house and get pro­fes­sional rec­om­men­da­tions to fix the prob­lems. Engi­neers spent Mon­day inspect­ing the four-story, 126-year-old cour­t­house in down­town Bryan. The Bryan Times reports that they walked the inte­rior of the build­ing and also used …

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Pot Found In Henry Flyover

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Bureau of Crim­i­nal Inves­ti­ga­tion, con­ducted an air sweep for mar­i­juana last Fri­day. A heli­copter was pro­vided by the But­ler County Sheriff’s Office, at no charge to Henry County. The mar­i­juana erad­i­ca­tion cam­paign spot­ted 21 mar­i­juana plants grow­ing in Henry County. Mar­i­juana was …

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Bryan PD Investigating Hit And Runs

Bryan Police are inves­ti­gat­ing two hit-skip acci­dents that hap­pened recently. The first occured last Wednes­day, and involved a 14-year-old girl who was rid­ing to school on her bicy­cle. Police report the girl was ped­al­ing west through the north-side cross walk at South Wal­nut Street and East Maple Street, near the …

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Gunfire In Defiance

The Cres­cent News reports that Defi­ance Police responded to an inci­dent involv­ing gun­fire Thurs­day evening. Police say it was around 8:20 Thurs­day evening that offi­cers were called to the vicin­ity of South Clin­ton and Sun­day streets for a report of a gun being fired. Wit­nesses reported see­ing a man run­ning …

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