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Cemetery Rates Still Unchanged In Defiance

Defi­ance City Coun­cil has decided that there will be no changes, at least for now, with regard to River­side Ceme­tery rate increases. Coun­cil decided to wait at least another week before vot­ing on rate increases that were announced last week. Under the pro­posal to increase fees, some rates at River­side …

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Antwerp Students Raise Money for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Stu­dents at Antwerp Local mid­dle school raised more than $350 dur­ing the final weeks of the school year for the Cys­tic Fibro­sis Foun­da­tion. The stu­dent coun­cil orga­nized the fundraiser in honor of Cheyenne May­nard, a future Antwerp stu­dent with cys­tic fibrosis.

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PCH Gets New CEO

Pauld­ing County Hos­pi­tal has found a new Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer. And they didn’t have to look far to find him. Randy Ruge, cur­rently the hospital’s Chief Oper­at­ing Offi­cer, will replace Gary Adkins as CEO. Adkins has resigned, effec­tive June 30th, to become pres­i­dent of Parkview Noble Hos­pi­tal in Kendal­lville, Indi­ana. …

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Edgerton Residents to Vote on Income Tax Hike

Edger­ton res­i­dents will be asked to approve a 3/4 per­cent income tax increase in the Novem­ber elec­tion. The Edger­ton Vil­lage Coun­cil approved the bal­lot issue at Monday’s meer­ing. Edger­ton res­i­dents cur­rently pay a 1 per­cent income tax.

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Kindergarten Teacher Charged with Child Endangerment

A kinder­garten teacher has been charged with child endan­ger­ment after she was caught on cam­era appar­ently push­ing one of her stu­dents up against a wall and grab­bing his face and shirt. Pros­e­cu­tors filed a mis­de­meanor charge yes­ter­day against Bar­bara Williams, a teacher at Riverdale Local Schools. Williams had already been …

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Defiance Public Library Renovation Work Underway

Ren­o­va­tions are under­way at the Defi­ance pub­lic library. Cur­rently crews are work­ing on the lower level of the build­ing, where the new children’s library will be located. Library offi­cials say the work being com­pleted now is just part of a larger ren­o­va­tion project that has been five years in the …

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Goodyear Plans New $500 Million Tire Plant

Goodyear is start­ing to explore where to locate a new $500 mil­lion tire plant that it hopes to open within three years. Goodyear says it intends to con­struct a state-of-the-art fac­tory that would make about 6 mil­lion tires a year. The tire maker says its search is wide open, and …

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150 BHS Seniors Receive Diplomas

The Bryan High School class of 2014 have received their diplo­mas. 150 seniors took part in the school’s 136th annual grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony Sun­day after­noon at Golden Bear Sta­dium. Bryan City Schools Super­in­ten­dent Diana Sav­age pre­sented the Ohio Hon­ors Diploma recip­i­ents, Coun­selor Kim Bas­sett announced the Top Ten Per­cent stu­dents and …

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Hilltop High Scholars Honored

Schol­ar­ships were announced and awards were given out for out­stand­ing stu­dents and GPAs at the recent 22nd Annual Aca­d­e­mic Awards Ban­quet at Hill­top High School. The guest speaker was Dr. Shea Walkup, a 1995 Hill­top grad­u­ate. He cur­rently is a den­tist with the Bryan Den­tal Group.

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War Memorial Moving Toward Defiance

The Mov­ing Wall-Vietnam Vet­er­ans Memo­r­ial will be on dis­play in Defi­ance next month to com­mem­o­rate the 50th anniver­sary of the start of the Viet­nam War. The wall will be escorted into town on the morn­ing of June 12th by a pro­ces­sion of motor­cy­cles and will be erected on Web­ster Street …

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