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DEFIANCE WILL VOTE ON TAX INCREASE

Defi­ance vot­ers will be asked to approve a bal­lot issue on Nov. 5 that would increase the munic­i­pal income tax from 1.5 per­cent to 1.8 per­cent. The 0.3 per­cent increase would be used to sup­port police and fire ser­vices only, whose bud­gets (total­ing $4.4 mil­lion) appear in the city’s $9.2 …

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SCHOOL MEETING IN DEFIANCE TONIGHT

The Defi­ance City Schools Board of Edu­ca­tion will hold its reg­u­lar meet­ing on Mon­day at 7 p.m. at the city of Defi­ance com­mu­nity room to dis­cuss busi­ness and to enter into exec­u­tive ses­sion if needed.

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LATTA SPEAKS OUT

U.S. Con­gress­man Bob Latta spoke to Farm Bureau mem­bers at their annual meet­ing Thurs­day evening. The Bryan Times reports that Latta spoke about con­gress and what they are try­ing to accom­plish before the end of the year. He those in atten­dance that the Farm Bill has to be passed or …

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NEW LAB DEDICATED

North­west State Com­mu­nity College’s new $300,000 / 10,000 square foot nurs­ing lab was ded­i­cated Thurs­day evening on the sec­ond floor of the cam­pus’ Allied Health and Pub­lic Ser­vices Build­ing. Col­lege offi­cials say the new lab will help con­tinue to pro­vide qual­ity reg­is­tered nurses and licensed prac­ti­cal nurses for all of …

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WEST UNITY HAS A PLAN

The deputy direc­tor of Williams County Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency and 911 Com­mu­ni­ca­tions cen­ter, spoke with West Unity vil­lage coun­cil Thurs­day night about the county’s 2013 Haz­ard Mit­i­ga­tion plan. The Bryan Times reports that after a required five-year review, the plan has been adopted by the county com­mis­sion­ers. It now needs …

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PICNIC AND RALLY TO FEATURE CANDIDATE

The Williams County Democ­rats will hold their annual Sum­mer Pic­nic and Rally this Sun­day at Garver Park’s Rotary Pavil­ion in Bryan, from 2 to 5 p.m. The rally this year will fea­ture an appear­ance by spe­cial guest, Demo­c­ra­tic guber­na­to­r­ial can­di­date Ed FitzGer­ald. He’s due to speak to those attend­ing at …

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SHERWOOD WATER BAN LIFTED

If you live in Sher­wood and were recently affected by that water boil advi­sory, here’s some good news. The water boil advi­sory in Sher­wood has been lifted. Offi­cials say the boil advi­sory was lifted effec­tive at 2:15 p.m. on Thurs­day. That means that the water in Sher­wood is now ok …

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CONSENT JUDGMENT REACHED IN RURALOGIC CASE

A con­sent judg­ment has been approved in Henry County Com­mon Pleas Court involv­ing Ruralogic Inc. Henry County com­mis­sion­ers have been granted a judg­ment of $182,528 plus approx­i­mately $2,715 in inter­est to be paid by the Bryan-based Ruralogic. Ruralogic offi­cials agreed to make $5,000 monthly pay­ments on the judg­ment, which became …

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HEAD START USES EMPTY CHAIRS TO ILLUSTRATE CUT-BACKS

The National Head Start Asso­ci­a­tion is encour­ag­ing Head Start pro­grams across the entire coun­try to dis­play empty chairs to rep­re­sent the num­ber of slots cut due to the fed­eral bud­get sequester. The Bryan Times reports that Pulaski Head Start, serv­ing Defi­ance, Ful­ton, Henry, Pauld­ing and Williams coun­ties, had 34 empty …

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WILLIAMS BOARD OF HEALTH MEETS

The Williams County Board of Health met on Tues­day. Accord­ing to the Bryan Times, the board is con­sid­er­ing the pur­chase of a new com­puter sys­tem. Two bids were con­sid­ered, how­ever the dis­cus­sion was tabled until board mem­bers can get more infor­ma­tion. Board mem­bers were also brought up to date about …

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