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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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BRYAN SCHOOL PROJECT TO MOVE FORWARD

The Bryan City Board of Edu­ca­tion opened their Mon­day evening Bryan school board meet­ing with a big thank you to the vot­ers for approv­ing the school con­struc­tion and ren­o­va­tion plans in the Novem­ber 5th elec­tion. Actual con­struc­tion prob­a­bly will not get under­way until some­time in 2015, which will be the …

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OTTAWA TEEN SENTENCED FOR MURDERS

An Ottawa teenager was sen­tenced on Mon­day for the mur­der of two broth­ers back in May. 18 year old Michael Fay will spend the next 30 years to life in prison for each of two counts of aggra­vated mur­der. The sen­tences are to be served con­sec­u­tively, mean­ing Fay will not …

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POWER CREWS STRUGGLE TO GET THE LIGHTS BACK ON

Paulding-Putnam Elec­tric Coop­er­a­tive and Amer­i­can Elec­tric Power work­ers still out there on Mon­day try­ing to restore power to thou­sands of cus­tomers through­out the region. As of just before noon Mon­day, some 1,837 AEP cus­tomers were still with­out power in Pauld­ing County fol­low­ing the week­end storms. There were 1,430 cus­tomers with­out …

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EDGERTON TO CHURCH: “JUST PAY IT”

A sec­ond appeal by a local church to the Edger­ton Vil­lage Coun­cil request­ing relief from a fee, brought no results Mon­day evening. Rev. Rick Bar­nett, lead pas­tor of the Edger­ton United Methodist Church, along with sev­eral parish­ioners, appeared before coun­cil to request a waiver of a $50 per month fee …

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WILLAIMS DISPATCH CENTER KNOCKED OUT BY LIGHTNING STRIKE

A light­ning strike Sun­day after­noon knocked out the Williams County 911 Cen­tral dis­patch cen­ter, shut­ting down the county’s radio net­work and tak­ing all the com­put­ers there off line for about 45 min­utes. It hap­pened when the bolt hit just before 5:25 yes­ter­day after­noon. By about 6pm, the pri­mary line was …

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UNITED WAY GOAL ON THE WAY

The United Way of Williams County cam­paign is mov­ing for­ward. Local United Way offi­cials reported to the Bryan Times that as of Thurs­day, they had reached 24.4 per­cent of the goal, at $77,039. The 2013 cam­paign goal is $316,000. The money raised will help fund 26 local orga­ni­za­tions and agen­cies …

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STORM DAMAGE

Strong thun­der­storms with dam­ag­ing winds ripped through north­west Ohio late Sun­day after­noon. The pow­er­ful storms caused numer­ous power out­ages and resulted in dam­age to a num­ber of build­ings. The National Weather Ser­vice says winds of 60 to 70 miles per hour roared through the area, with some gusts hit­ting as …

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DEFIANCE FAIR FOUNDATION GETS SIZABLE DONATION

The Defi­ance County Fair Foun­da­tion received a $100,000 dona­tion from the Justin Cores­sel Foun­da­tion for phase 2 of the grand­stand project. It marked the sec­ond $100,000 dona­tion from the Cores­sel foun­da­tion. The fair foun­da­tion has been rais­ing funds for the grand­stand project for sev­eral years. The project is being com­pleted …

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FUGITIVE NABBED

A man accused of evad­ing child molest­ing charges for the past seven years was arrested Sat­ur­day in a motel room in Steuben County. Indi­ana State Police say 30 year old Terry Wayne Waugh Jr was charged there with four counts of child molest­ing. Waugh has been wanted for seven years, …

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