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Defiance Home Burned

Defi­ance fire­fight­ers bat­tled a house fire at the Linda Barham res­i­dence, 935 Perry Street over the week­end. Smoke was vis­i­ble from the home when fire­fight­ers arrived at approx­i­mately 5 p.m. Sat­ur­day. The fire was con­tained by about 5:30. Assist­ing at that Defi­ance fire were High­land and Noble town­ship fire depart­ments. …

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Sensory Effects Fire In Defiance

An explo­sion Fri­day at Sen­sory Effects in Defi­ance sent two peo­ple to the hos­pi­tal. It hap­pened around 4:30 Fri­day after­noon inside the West High Street plant, when a dryer caught fire accord­ing to employ­ees. Shane Span­gler suf­fered burns and was taken to ProMed­ica Defi­ance Hos­pi­tal, and then flown to Mercy …

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Napoleon Orders Flags At Half Staff

Flags in Napoleon are fly­ing at half staff today. The Mayor of Napoleon has ordered that flags in the city be flown at half-staff begin­ning today and until Sun­day, Feb. 9 at sun­set. The half staff order is being issued in respect of for­mer city of Napoleon Coun­cil­man Terri Williams …

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Quadco Meets

Quadco Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­ter board mem­bers heaped praise on Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Bruce Abell dur­ing his annual per­for­mance appraisal last week. Board Pres­i­dent Barb Heer said the board plans to renew his con­tract for another year. The reg­u­lar monthly meet­ing of the Quadco board was held on Fri­day. It was orig­i­nally sched­uled …

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Defiance Man Charged With Murder Following Death Of Infant

Defi­ance Police are call­ing it a case of shaken baby syn­drome. Now, a Defi­ance man is behind bars, and police say he’s respon­si­ble for the death of a five month old girl. 29 year old James Cooper has been charged with first degree felony mur­der. Cooper is being held at …

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Montpelier Village Council Fills Vacant Seat

Mont­pe­lier Vil­lage Coun­cil met on Mon­day and inter­viewed two appli­cants for a vacant coun­cil seat. Fol­low­ing those inter­views, Dan Willis, who has served on the vil­lage coun­cil in the past, was appointed and sworn in. Mont­pe­lier Coun­cil then moved on to other items of busi­ness Mon­day night. Kurt Roan was …

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I-75 / US 224 Interchange Project Getting Close

Details will be unveiled on Thurs­day evening involv­ing the Ohio Depart­ment of Transportation’s plans for rebuild­ing I-75’s U.S. 224 inter­change in Find­lay. Miller Broth­ers Con­struc­tion of Arch­bold is sched­uled to start work next month on the $10.6 mil­lion state con­tract. The 6 p.m. pub­lic meet­ing tomor­row will be held in …

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Henry County Commissioners Make Deal To Get Re-paid

Henry County Com­mis­sion­ers say they may be closer to a res­o­lu­tion involv­ing a good chunk of change that is owed to the county. Com­mis­sion­ers signed a pay-back agree­ment with Peter Colaraffi of Revenge Designs, to set­tle a loan of just over $300,000 that was tied to a project that never …

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Man Almost Burns House Down While Burning Spiders With Torch

Don’t try this at home… Author­i­ties say an Indi­ana man set his house on fire… while using a blow torch to remove spi­der webs. Fire­fight­ers were called out for a fire reported to be in the walls of a home in rural DeKalb County. The home­owner told fire crew mem­bers …

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DEFIANCE MAN CHARGED IN DEATH OF INFANT

A five year old child is dead and now, a Defi­ance man has been arrested and charged with mur­der. Defi­ance Police were called to Cor­win Street in Defi­ance just after 7 Fri­day night on a report of a child not breath­ing. The five-month-old baby was taken to Defi­ance Regional Med­ical …

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