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FIRE LEAVES INJURIES

Two peo­ple who lived there and one fire­fighter were all injured Thurs­day morn­ing dur­ing a struc­ture fire in North­west Town­ship. The call came in yes­ter­day just before 7am and many area fire depart­ments responded. Williams County EMS reports that there were two adult vic­tims with burns that were described as …

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MORE STORMY WEATHER ON THE WAY

Get ready to hun­ker down! The National Weather Ser­vice says we’re in for a sig­nif­i­cant snow­fall tonight and Sat­ur­day. Fore­cast­ers say cur­rent com­puter mod­els indi­cate a potent upper air dis­tur­bance over south­ern Cal­i­for­nia will lift north­east through the Ohio val­ley on Sat­ur­day. That means, a band of sig­nif­i­cant snow­fall is …

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SLIPPERY ROADS CAUSING PROBLEMS

Snow-covered road­ways have been wreak­ing havoc with travel in the area. Police say one vehi­cle ended up in a deep ditch Thurs­day morn­ing. Around 8 a.m., the Ohio High­way Patrol and High­land Town­ship Fire/EMS were called to Fullmer and Sut­phen roads in Defi­ance County for a report of a rollover …

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BOARD OF ED MEETS IN DEFIANCE

The Defi­ance City Board of Edu­ca­tion met Wednes­day evening. Band direc­tor Cathy Booth told the board about the pro­posed Decem­ber, 2014, band trip to Dis­ney World in Orlando, Fla., which the board then approved. The trip would include march­ing in a Dis­ney parade and spend­ing time at the park as …

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OHIO PROPOSES DRUG BILLS

A new set of bills is set to crack down on pre­scrip­tion drug abuse in Ohio. The main goals of the new bills are to decrease the amount of painkillers being pre­scribed, keep addicts alive while get­ting dan­ger­ous drugs off the streets, and pro­vid­ing effec­tive treat­ment for proper recov­ery. For …

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MONTPELIER WOMAN RELEASED

A for­mer Mont­pe­lier vil­lage clerk who was con­victed in 2012 of steal­ing for than $90,000 from the vil­lage, is now a free woman. Anna Marie Stark of Mont­pe­lier, was sen­tenced in Sep­tem­ber 2012 to 30 months in prison after an audit revealed that Stark made 71 fraud­u­lent billing adjust­ments, val­ued …

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NAPOLEON COURT RULING BINDS TWO

Two peo­ple have been bound over to the Henry County Grand Jury from Napoleon Munic­i­pal Court. 47 year old Con­stance Kelso was bound over on a felony charge of Pos­ses­sion of Drugs. Kelso waived the pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing, and was ordered to report to the court pro­ba­tion depart­ment twice a week. …

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DOG DIES IN FIRE

A fire heav­ily dam­aged a house in Con­ti­nen­tal Tues­day after­noon. The Put­nam County Sheriff’s Office says fire­fight­ers from Con­ti­nen­tal, Miller City and Kalida were dis­patched to the scene of a house fire at 307 E. Elm St. just past noon on Tues­day. The house report­edly sus­tained heavy dam­age. The fam­ily …

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CRIME STOPPERS POST REWARD

The Ful­ton County Crime Stop­pers pro­gram needs your help. On Nov. 11, Glea­son Con­struc­tion reported the theft of two exca­va­tor buck­ets from a work site. Stolen was a 48-inch dig­ging bucket and a 72-inch ditch bucket. Total loss was esti­mated at $7,500. If you have any infor­ma­tion con­cern­ing this crime …

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DEFIANCE BUDGET APPROVED

Defi­ance City Coun­cil passed an ordi­nance Tues­day night approv­ing the bud­get fol­low­ing a third read­ing — one of 10 leg­isla­tive items approved dur­ing the final meet­ing of the year. One of those items included an emer­gency ordi­nance estab­lish­ing the budget’s new police and fire fund. Eight other ordi­nances, includ­ing one …

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