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HOME EXPLODES

A home exploded early Wednes­day morn­ing near Lib­erty Cen­ter, killing one per­son and seri­ously injur­ing another. Police say it hap­pened around 7:30 yes­ter­day morn­ing at a home on County Road 9 and the blast could be heard as far away as Ridgeville Cor­ners. 63 year old Judy Gar­wood died, and …

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FIRE DAMAGES DEFIANCE HOME

Fire­fight­ers from through­out the area were called out to a house fire in Defi­ance Wednes­day morn­ing. The call came in just before 4am for the blaze at 702 Har­ri­son Avenue. When crews arrived, they found heavy smoke and flames com­ing from the attic of the two story home. One per­son …

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CONTINENTAL WATER ALERT

If you live in the vil­lage of Con­ti­nen­tal, you are advised to boil your water before you use it for cook­ing or drink­ing pur­poses. A boil alert was put into effect for Con­ti­nen­tal res­i­dents Wednes­day after­noon fol­low­ing a water main break in the vil­lage. The alert was issued for res­i­dents …

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TWO INJURED IN CYCLE CRASH

The Ohio State High­way Patrol says a motor­cy­clist and his wife were both injured Wednes­day when their motor­cy­cle ran off the road in Ful­ton County. 52 year old Ronald Fre­itag, Sr., was west­bound on State Rt. 120 just after noon yes­ter­day when he trav­eled off the north side of the …

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QUADCO REPORTS MONTHLY MEETING

More peo­ple are find­ing jobs and train­ing for them through Quadco Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­ter. That was the good news accord­ing to reports heard at the center’s joint board meet­ing held Tues­day. The report showed increased empha­sis being placed on com­mu­nity employ­ment for the indi­vid­u­als with dis­abil­i­ties they serve by state offi­cials …

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EDGERTON EYES IRRIGATION WELLS FOR FIRE FIGHTING

The Edger­ton Fire Depart­ment is excited about a new process that allows crews to tap into farm­ers’ irri­ga­tion wells. Accord­ing to an arti­cle in the Bryan Times, the Edger­ton Fire Depart­ment believes it to be an impor­tant new tool that could pay pay off big in fire­fight­ing. Up until now, …

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BRYAN BARN FEST

The 36th annual Barn Fest will be held this Sat­ur­day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the MacDonald-Ruff Ice Arena in Bryan. This year there will be more than 60 craft ven­dors, lots of great food, and live enter­tain­ment too, along with the most famous tra­di­tion con­nected to the …

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TAX OPTIONS DISCUSSED

Behind every sil­ver lin­ing is a dark cloud. Yes, even what we think of as good things, some­times aren’t what they appear. Take elec­tric and hybrid vehi­cles for instance. Who would have thought that they would have such a big impact on area road­ways. But not in the way most …

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MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM PLANNED

Auburn already is known in many cir­cles as the unof­fi­cial auto museum cap­i­tal of Indi­ana. Begin­ning in 2015, that city will have a new one. It will be housed in the old Auburn Elec­tric Co. power plant just across the park­ing lot from the Auburn Cord Due­sen­berg Museum and the …

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GRAIN ELEVATOR CASE MOVING FORWARD

A West Unity man pleaded no con­test to charges related to his part in the Arch­bold Ele­va­tor cor­rup­tion probe. The Ful­ton County Prosecutor’s Office announced Mon­day that 36 year old Todd Gerig pled no con­test to attempted delayed price agree­ment. Pros­e­cu­tors dropped addi­tional charges against Gerig. The Bryan Times reports …

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