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3 FATALITIES LISTED OVER HOLIDAY PERIOD

The Ohio State High­way Patrol reports that three peo­ple were killed on Ohio’s road­ways dur­ing this New Year’s Hol­i­day report­ing period of Mid­night, Tues­day, Decem­ber 31, 2013 through 11:59 p.m., Wednes­day, Jan­u­ary 1, 2013. Last year six peo­ple were killed dur­ing the same two-day hol­i­day report­ing period. Dur­ing the report­ing …

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SNOW SUPPLIES FLYING OFF THE SHELVES LOCALLY

The lat­est win­ter weather wal­lop in our area sent many res­i­dents to the clos­est stores to get sup­plies. Some area stores said they already had to reorder salt and snow blow­ers because of the grow­ing demand. Many folks say the last two rel­a­tively mild win­ters have left them unpre­pared for …

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FLAMES IN DEFIANCE

A home in Defi­ance was dam­aged by flames Wednes­day evening. The blaze is under inves­ti­ga­tion by the state fire marshal’s office. Defi­ance fire­fight­ers were called to the Fred Con­nor res­i­dence on Jef­fer­son Ave. Fire­fight­ers were also back to the scene when the fire rekin­dled in the attic. There was exten­sive …

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RED CROSS SCAM WARNING

Scams are run­ning ram­pant across the coun­try, and this time of year, they seem to be espe­cially pre­vailent. The Henry County Red Cross now says a local busi­ness has had a run in with one. Two peo­ple entered the busi­ness and told their employ­ees that they were told by the …

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BUCKLE UP!

The Ohio High­way Patrol is remind­ing dri­vers to buckle up. The warn­ing comes after records indi­cate that six of the 12 peo­ple killed this year on Van Wert and Pauld­ing county roads who were not wear­ing seat belts. The National High­way Traf­fic Safety Admin­is­tra­tion esti­mates that 340 lives were saved …

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METH MAKER CAUGHT

A man who police already wanted for fail­ure to appear now faces new charges. 32 year old David Zer­vos is now accused of mak­ing meth near Sil­ver Lake. Just before mid­night on Christ­mas night, Steuben County Sheriff’s deputies and offi­cers from the Angola Police Depart­ment went to a home in …

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FLOOD WATERS

Flood waters in Ottawa.… The Blan­chard River in Ottawa crested at 28.85 feet at 3 p.m. Mon­day. Flood stage is 23 feet. That crest, 28.85 feet, marks the sixth high­est his­tor­i­cal crest for the river in Ottawa. The high­est crest was 33.3 feet on March 13, 1913. The high­est crest …

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NEWS FROM DEFIANCE COURT

Some news from Defi­ance Com­mon Pleas Court… 38 year old Earl Miller pleaded guilty to con­tribut­ing to the unruli­ness or delin­quency of a child. He was placed on non-reporting pro­ba­tion for three years and ordered to have no con­tact with female juve­niles (with one excep­tion) with­out per­mis­sion of his super­vis­ing …

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BREAKFAST IS PLANNED

The Sons of the Amer­i­can Legion will have a break­fast buf­fet from 7:30–11:30 a.m. Jan. 4 at the Wauseon Amer­i­can Legion on Shoop Avenue in Wauseon. The break­fast will include scram­bled eggs, pota­toes, bis­cuits and gravy, sausage, bacon and toast. There is also all-you-can-eat pan­cakes, French toast and eggs to …

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FATAL CRASH IN WILLIAMS

A crash on Christ­mas Eve in Williams County left one per­son dead and another seri­ously injured. The Ohio High­way Patrol says two cars col­lided just before 1 Tues­day after­noon at County Roads 4 and F-50 south­east of Edon and about three miles from the Indi­ana bor­der. 42 year old Tim­o­thy …

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