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PIONEER COUNCIL HEARS ELECTRICAL CONCERNS

There were two guest speak­ers at Tuesday’s Pio­neer Coun­cil meet­ing. Dawn Bald­win, direc­tor of emer­gency ser­vices for Williams County, and Rick Fair­banks, elec­tric super­vi­sor for the town spoke to coun­cil mem­bers. Fair­banks, accord­ing to the Bryan Times, is due to retire in Jan­u­ary, leav­ing the town with two line­man. Fair­banks …

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GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS HANDED DOWN IN WILLIAMS

A Williams County Grand Jury handed down 14 indict­ments yes­ter­day, includ­ing three secret indict­ments. Accord­ing to the court order, “The par­ties have not been arrested, and until they are, their cases are not to appear upon the appear­ance docket, nor upon the trial docket, nor oth­er­wise made pub­lic.“ As the …

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VEHICLE WITH DOGS HITS PILLARS IN DEFIANCE

A vehi­cle dam­aged one of the new gate­way pil­lars at Pon­tiac Park in Defi­ance Tues­day morn­ing when it rolled down the hill. Defi­ance Police say just after 3:30am, a vehi­cle owned by Kathy Miller of Web­ster St., which was parked at Cir­cle K, rolled down the incline of the park­ing …

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EDON GETS AN ARMORED TRUCK!

The vil­lage of Edon now has some­thing unique… an armored vehi­cle. That’s right, Edon now has an armored truck. The truck came at no cost from the gov­ern­ment, but accord­ing to the Bryan Times, it did come with some con­tro­versy. At Mon­day night’s meet­ing, Edon Vil­lage Coun­cil was informed that …

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NORTH CENTRAL FINANCES LOOK GOOD

Some good news Mon­day for the North Cen­tral Board of Edu­ca­tion regard­ing dis­trict finances. The five-year fore­cast was pre­sented and shows rev­enues exceed­ing expen­di­tures for the com­ing four years, with deficit spend­ing fore­cast in the fifth year, but with a car­ry­over bal­ance. School offi­cials say it’s all because per­son­nel costs …

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SENIOR SEMINAR SET

With equal empha­sis on the rewards com­ing with new inter­ests and the know-how to unlock skills for every­day use of dig­i­tal, hand– held devices like smart­phones and dig­i­tal cam­eras, Sem­i­nar Fifty at the Cen­ter for Life­long Learn­ing offers area adults 55 plus an unusual oppor­tu­nity on Sep­tem­ber 27. In the …

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NEW SUPERINTENDENT GETTING SETTLED IN

Vicki Brunn is the new super­in­ten­dent of the Cen­tral Local School Dis­trict, and already she says she feels right at home here. Brunn says she was born in Elwood, Pa.,but spent part of her for­ma­tive years in Find­lay. Her fam­ily then spent years in Ney, Edon and Desh­ler before mov­ing …

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HUSTED MAKES PUTNAM APPOINTMENTS

Sec­re­tary of State Jon Husted on Fri­day appointed Anthony Wobler and Carla Tooman as mem­bers of the Put­nam County Board of Elec­tions. Wobler and Tooman will com­plete the unex­pired terms of Ann Dillinger and Mar­tin Kuhlman, who were recently removed from the board by Husted after being found to have …

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FAMILY TAKEN BY FLAMES

A fam­ily in Tif­fin is mourn­ing the loss of six lives, includ­ing five chil­dren, who died in a fire early Sun­day morn­ing. Police iden­ti­fied the vic­tims as 25 year old Tim­o­thy Fresch, along with his son, 2-yr-old Dominic Fresch and his girl­friend Anna Angel’s four daugh­ters 3-yr-old Sun­shine Huey, 4-yr-old …

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DEFIANCE WOMAN INJURED IN CRASH

A Wood County deputy is reported to be seri­ously injured fol­low­ing a two-vehicle crash involv­ing an 18 year old woman from Defi­ance. The Ohio High­way Patrol has released a report say­ing that the crash Wednes­day evening just after 6:30 on Ohio 281 and Huff­man Road in Wood County. Police say …

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