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VOTE RECOUNT IN DEFIANCE

An error in vote count­ing involv­ing early bal­lots in Defi­ance County has reversed the out­come of Defi­ance City Hall’s 0.3-percent income tax request, and has sent one city coun­cil race to an auto­matic recount. On Elec­tion Day the count was 1,430 votes for the tax and 1,445 against. How­ever, the …

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NAPOLEON BRIDGE PROJECT GETTING CLOSER

The Henry County Com­mis­sion­ers have been told that ODOT has finally approved the pre­lim­i­nary plan for the design of a sec­ond river bridge in Napoleon. Now, a pub­lic meet­ing will be the next step toward get­ting the project under­way. ODOT says con­struc­tion on a new bridge in Napoleon would likely …

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WOMAN ARRESTED FOR TRYING TO POISON HER HUSBAND WITH D-CON

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office says a 25-year-old woman was arrested Wednes­day after she allegedly tried to poi­son her hus­band by switch­ing his med­ica­tion… with rat poi­son. Renee Mans­field of Ash­ley now faces felony charges of aggra­vated bat­tery and pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance. Mans­field also faces a mis­de­meanor charge …

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TAX RELIEF PERHAPS??

Some tax relief may be on the way for Ohio res­i­dents. Sen. Kevin Bacon, a Defi­ance native who now rep­re­sents a Columbus-area dis­trict is mak­ing a pro­posal in which he pro­poses to save peo­ple money on back to school sup­plies begin­ning next year. Bacon said his pro­posal would save con­sumers …

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THIEF PLEADS GUILTY

A Pulaski man has now admit­ted that he’s respon­si­ble for being a part of some bur­glar­ies that were actu­ally com­mit­ted by a friend of his. 55 year old Tommy Yates plead guilty Mon­day in Williams County Court to obstruct­ing jus­tice and receiv­ing stolen prop­erty. It all comes about after Yates’ …

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BRYAN BUDGET SLASHED

It’s a huge reduc­tion! More than $1 Mil­lion less… Bryan Munic­i­pal Util­i­ties’ pro­jected bud­get for 2014 is greater than $1 mil­lion below the 2013 bud­get. The announce­ment came on Tues­day, and it was wel­come news. The utility’s total pro­jected bud­get for 2014 is $28,321,383. The Times reports that works out …

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STORM REPORT UPDATE

The National Weather Ser­vice now has released more details regard­ing the tor­nado that struck Cloverdale. They now can con­firm that an EF-2 tor­nado struck Pauld­ing and Put­nam coun­ties on Sun­day. The tor­nado had max­i­mum wind speeds of 130 mph and cut an 8-mile path of destruc­tion that was 440 yards …

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HICKSVILLE TALKS METERS

The Hicksville Vil­lage Coun­cil on Mon­day, dis­cussed water flow meters. Coun­cil dis­cussed the fact that the meters, which mon­i­tor water flow, cost $1,100 a month to keep. As Hicksville con­tin­ues to work to improve its water sys­tem with­out the time-consuming and expen­sive option of a sewer and storm sewer sep­a­ra­tion …

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DRUG ARREST IN ANGOLA

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reported Tues­day that a man has been arrested in con­nec­tion with the sale of look-alike drugs at an Angola busi­ness. 33 year old Richard New­some, who has addresses in Angola and in Cold­wa­ter, Michi­gan, was charged with two counts of felony deal­ing in a look-alike …

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NEW JOBS COMING TO STEUBEN

A recy­cling com­pany announced Tues­day, that it plans to locate its first Indi­ana plas­tics facil­ity in Steuben County, cre­at­ing up to 22 new jobs. The com­pany which is based in Hol­land, Michi­gan, says it will pur­chase, ren­o­vate and equip a new 120,000 square-foot facil­ity in Fre­mont. The plant is expected …

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