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CHANGES IN HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION LAW

One of the new laws in the recently-passed State of Ohio’s bud­get was the change in the home­stead exemp­tion law. Before the change, per­sons 65 years old and older were allowed to take the home­stead exemp­tion on their real estate taxes, regard­less of income. The aver­age sav­ings for a 65-year-old …

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CHANGES IN HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION LAW

One of the new laws in the recently-passed State of Ohio’s bud­get was the change in the home­stead exemp­tion law. Before the change, per­sons 65 years old and older were allowed to take the home­stead exemp­tion on their real estate taxes, regard­less of income. The aver­age sav­ings for a 65-year-old …

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TRAIN DERAILS IN WILLIAMS COUNTY

The Williams County Sheriff’s Office reports that a train derailed Wednes­day after­noon just before 2:30 between County Roads 8 and 9. The sheriff’s office con­firms that the Nor­folk South­ern train was not car­ry­ing any haz­ardous mate­ri­als and there were no injuries. The derail­ment occured at the same place where another …

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BRYAN PD MAKE ARRESTS

A cou­ple of arrests by Bryan Police to report on today… 66 year old John Frame of Bryan was cited for OVI and 33 year old Brandy Smith of Mont­pe­lier was cited for theft.

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STORM DAMAGE REPORTED

Trees were downed and branches lit­tered the area Wednes­day after­noon fol­low­ing intense storms and straight line winds that whipped through the area. Reports were received of sev­eral trees snapped off right at the trunk base. Crews were called out to clear roads from downed trees and to and restore power …

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BRYAN FOUNDATION SEEKING APPLICATIONS

The Bryan Area Foun­da­tion is seek­ing appli­ca­tions for the Har­lan G. and Ernes­tine B. Span­gler Con­tin­u­ing Edu­ca­tion Schol­ar­ship, given annu­ally to a Williams County res­i­dent pur­su­ing a cer­tifi­cate pro­gram, an asso­ciate degree or bach­e­lor degree at any accred­ited col­lege, uni­ver­sity or tech­ni­cal school. The recip­i­ent must be a high school …

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CONTINENTAL COUNCIL APPROVES NEW POLICE CAR

Con­ti­nen­tal Vil­lage Coun­cil on Tuesda night approved the pur­chase of a new police car. Coun­cil talked to the police chief, ask­ing for his choice of either a Chevy Impala or Equinox. In the end, coun­cil voted to pur­chase a 2014 Chevy Tahoe with four-wheel drive. The new vehi­cle will cost …

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PYRAMID SCHEME UNFOLDING

Three peo­ple from the area have been named as defen­dants in a law­suit alleg­ing vio­la­tions of Ohio’s char­i­ta­ble and secu­ri­ties laws in con­nec­tion with an inter­na­tional pyra­mid scheme that was recently shut down by fed­eral and inter­na­tional author­i­ties. On Tues­day, the Ohio Attor­ney Gen­eral and the Ohio Depart­ment of Com­merce …

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EDON NOT GETTING ADDITIONAL FUNDS

Edon School Dis­trict is the only dis­trict in Williams County not receiv­ing any addi­tional funds over the next two years. Most of the schools are get­ting a sixth to a quar­ter increase in 2014, and some are get­ting 10 and a half in 2015, the max­i­mum amounts they could get. …

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MONTPELIER BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETS

The Mont­pe­lier Exempted Vil­lage Schools Board of Edu­ca­tion Tues­day evening approved the res­ig­na­tion of Jass­mine Reyes, sev­eral sup­ple­men­tal con­tracts and a res­o­lu­tion approv­ing the adop­tion of an alter­na­tive make-up plan for calamity days. The board then went into exec­u­tive ses­sion, with no action taken.

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