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Results Of Defiance Bond Issue

The Defi­ance County Board of Elec­tions reports that the Defi­ance City School District’s $11,714,657 bond issue to build new mid­dle school and high school build­ings passed 1,802 votes (56.29 per­cent) to 1,399 (43.71 per­cent). Again, all results are unof­fi­cial until finalized.

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Voting Results

Pauld­ing County vot­ers rejected a renewal levy for the county library sys­tem. Accord­ing unof­fi­cial results, the 2.17-mill, five-year renewal levy for the Pauld­ing County Carnegie Library Sys­tem was defeated. The levy would have brought $694,576.94 a year to the library dis­trict, accord­ing to infor­ma­tion from the Pauld­ing County auditor’s office. …

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Man Wanted On Sex Charges

The Williams County Sheriff’s Depart­ment, along with offi­cers in Hills­dale County, Mich., are seek­ing the public’s assis­tance in locat­ing a man in con­nec­tion with a sex­ual assault in Hills­dale County. They say the man had a firearm when he forced his way into the victim’s home. Inves­ti­ga­tors say it’s the …

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Spangler Choosed New Leader

A new leader for an estab­lished area com­pany… Bill Mar­tin is now the new pres­i­dent and chief finan­cial offi­cer of the Span­gler Candy Com­pany. Mar­tin is the company’s eighth pres­i­dent and he is the first non-family-member to hold the posi­tion in the his­tory of the 108-year-old com­pany. Accord­ing to the …

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Fair Pres Steps Down

Jamie Egler, cit­ing per­sonal rea­sons, has turned in his res­ig­na­tion from the Williams County Senior Fair Board, effec­tive retroac­tively to April 28 accord­ing to the Bryan Times. Egler was first elected board pres­i­dent two years ago. He served as vice pres­i­dent for two years before that. All in all, Egler …

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Cock Fight Busted

The Ful­ton County Sheriff’s Office says 52 peo­ple were arrested, and 72 chick­ens were res­cued Sun­day morn­ing dur­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion into sus­pi­cious activ­ity on Ful­ton County Road N when offi­cers dis­cov­ered a cock fight­ing ring there. Deputies found 72 chick­ens, all roost­ers, all with razor-sharp spurs tied to their feet. …

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k9 Donation

The Bryan Police Depart­ments K9s Sage has been awarded a bal­lis­tic vest thanks to a non profit orga­ni­za­tion, Vested Inter­est in K9s, Inc. $16,595.00 was donated to the char­ity from the “K9 Kota Cam­paign” which will pro­vide vests for sev­en­teen K9s in KY, OH, NJ, CA and IN. The “K9 …

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Sauder Celebrates

Spring on the Farm,” will be cel­e­brated at Sauder Vil­lage on Sat­ur­day, May 10 with activ­i­ties includ­ing churn­ing but­ter, mak­ing rope, stomp­ing beans, gar­den­ing and much more! Dur­ing Spring on the Farm guests can watch sheep shear­ing demon­stra­tions and there will be new baby ani­mals to visit in the his­toric …

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New Defiance Fire Chief Chosen

Defi­ance has a new fire chief. City offi­cials chose a for­mer fire chief to fill the posi­tion which opened in Jan­u­ary. Bill Wilkins, who served as fire chief from 1999–2006 will now take the job that opened in Jan­u­ary when David Schmaltz announced his plans to take a job in …

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Court Reports

From Henry County Court records… A Napoleon man has been bound over on felony charges of Bur­glary and Obstruct­ing Offi­cial Busi­ness. 31 year old Alvin Gerken of Napoleon waived his pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing on Thurs­day on both counts. He remains held on GPS house arrest. And a pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing for Chad …

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