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Continental Man Competent for Trial

A man from Con­ti­nen­tal indicted on scores off sex assault charges has been found com­pe­tent to stand trial in Henry County. A grand Jury indicted 60 year-old Mark Snuggs on 31 counts of sex­ual bat­tery, and 13 counts of rape. Those­hap­pened over a period from 1995 to 2012 and his …

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Heroin Dealer Sentenced in Defiance

A local man was sen­tenced in Defi­ance Com­mon Pleas Court to 10 years in prison for sell­ing heroin. 34 year-old Avion Franklin of Har­ri­son Avenue found guilty of three counts by Judge Joseph Schmenk. Pros­e­cu­tors say heroin has become epi­demic in the area and Franklin was one of the rea­sons. …

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Historian to Speak at Defiance Meeting

The Defi­ance County Genealog­i­cal Soci­ety will meet a week from this com­ing Mon­day to hear a his­to­rian speak about the Civil War Indi­ana Reg­i­ment formed in Fort Wayne but which had mem­bers from Defi­ance County. . Mon­day the 22nd at St. John United Church of Christ in Defiance.

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Jane Austen Party Fundraiser

Fans of Jane Austen nov­els can attend a Jane Austen-themed lawn party on Sep­tem­ber 21, a Sun­day, on the Defi­ance fort grounds. 18th cen­tury lawn games and a Regency-era fash­ion show. Lessons in the card game whist. Sit­tings for sil­hou­ettes. Guests are encour­aged to wear Regency-style attire. It is a …

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CCNO Touts Tech

While the Cor­rec­tions Cen­ter of North­west Ohio became alarmed this week at rumors Toledo and Lucas County will with­draw from the regional jail and build their own, the CCNO is now tout­ing a new upgrade to its secu­rity sys­tem that will make it a state of the art cor­rec­tions facil­ity. …

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Ohio School Shooter Escapes–is Caught

The con­victed Ohio school shooter TJ Lane escaped from state prison in Lima last night and was caught about 5 hours later. The 19 year-old Lane, who killed three stu­dents at Chardon High School Cafe­te­ria in 2012, went on the run in west­ern Ohio after escap­ing with two other inmates …

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Bryan Library Starts Kids Programs

With sum­mer past and older kids in school the Main Library Children’s Depart­ment in Bryan will begin the fall pro­grams for small kids. Story times will be Tues­days start­ing this com­ing Tues­day the 16th. It will be a themed story about pirates. Story times will be 11 in the morn­ing …

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Enterovirus Comes to NW Ohio

A res­pi­ra­tory virus that’s hos­pi­tal­ized more than 500 chil­dren nation­wide may be sick­en­ing kids in North­west Ohio. 795 chil­dren were treated in local emer­gency rooms in the region between Sep­tem­ber 1st and Sep­tem­ber 9th, and 224 of those cases were res­pi­ra­tory ill­nesses. Enterovirus is an uncom­mon strain of a virus …

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Area Lawyers Honored for Long Service

Some local lawyers will be hon­ored for their long ser­vice to the com­mu­nity at the Lun­cheon Meet­ing of the Ohio State Bar Asso­ci­a­tion Dis­trict 3 Lun­cheon at Father John’s Micro­brew­ery in Bryan. At the meet­ing on Sep­tem­ber 23 the pres­i­dent of the State Bar Asso­ci­a­tion will speak about issues fac­ing …

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Defiance Firefighters Host 9–11 Fundraiser

Many will be com­mem­o­rat­ing the events of 9/11 today with memo­r­ial events, and for the third year in a row Defi­ance will host the Tun­nel to Tow­ers 5K run and walk on Sat­ur­day. The Defi­ance race ben­e­fits the First Respon­der Char­ity Fund, which pro­vides fam­i­lies of first respon­ders with gas …

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