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REPORT SAYS HIGHER SPEED LIMITS DON’T CONTRIBUTE TO SPEEDING TICKETS

Ohio High­way Patrol troop­ers haven’t been writ­ing as many tick­ets as they did when the speed limit was 65 mph across the state. The patrol wrote about 19,000 speed­ing tick­ets in July, August, and Sep­tem­ber on the 12 sec­tions of rural inter­state where the speed limit was increased on July …

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DEFIANCE MURDER TRIAL UNDERWAY

Wit­ness tes­ti­mony in the aggra­vated mur­der trial of an Oak­wood woman is set to begin this morn­ing in Defi­ance County Com­mon Pleas Court after jury selec­tion and open­ing state­ments were com­pleted Mon­day after­noon. The jury was seated just before 4 p.m. yes­ter­day in the trial of 46 year old Judith …

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FORUM HELD TO DISCUSS HUMAN TRAFFICKING

A forum held on Sat­ur­day at Defi­ance Col­lege said thta Rural north­west Ohio is becom­ing the fastest grow­ing area for human traf­fick­ing in the state. Appar­ently, so much empha­sis to com­bat traf­fick­ing was put on large areas like Toledo that traf­fick­ers are mov­ing to north­west Ohio where they hope they …

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QUIZ BOWL RESULTS

The Williams County Ele­men­tary Quiz Bowl was held last week at Stryker Schools. This event is held for the 5th and 6th graders of Williams County. The run­ners up of the event went to Hill­top. Tak­ing home the cham­pion tro­phy was St. Mary School.

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TEENAGER KILLED IN TRACTOR ACCIDENT

A Wauseon teenager died Fri­day in a Ful­ton County trac­tor acci­dent. Accord­ing to the Ohio State High­way Patrol, 18 year old Kyle Beck of Wauseon, was pro­nounced dead at the scene on County Road 24 north of County Road F in Ger­man Town­ship. Inves­ti­ga­tors say it appears that Beck was …

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NAPOLEON TO DECIDE ON TAX

For the fourth time since March 2012, vot­ers in the Napoleon Area School Dis­trict are fac­ing a bal­lot request for new oper­at­ing funds. At next Tuesday’s elec­tion, they will decide the fate of a 2.9-mill, five-year prop­erty tax levy which would gen­er­ate about $825,000 annu­ally begin­ning in 2014. If approved, …

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RUNS HELD LOCALLY FOR CHARITY

Sev­eral runs were held recently with Hal­loween themes. Many of the runs, such as the Zom­bie Run in Edger­ton and Boo Run Run in Napoleon, were new addi­tions to race sched­ules this year. The races helped indi­vid­u­als get some exer­cise as well as in the Hal­loween spirit while ben­e­fit­ing var­i­ous …

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TRUTH AND TREAT

A “Truth and Treat” event will be held at Mat­tie Marsh Park tomor­row from 6 to 8 p.m. Orga­niz­ers say if you have a sweet tooth and want some sweet truth, then this is the party for you! Along with candy for the kids and hot dogs and cider for …

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UNITED WAY HOLDS QUARTERLY HUNGER SUMMIT

The United Way held their quar­terly Hunger Sum­mit Thurs­day after­noon and all who attended agreed.. Demand for ser­vices is up. Every food pantry in Williams county reported an increased num­ber of first-time clients since August. Accord­ing to those involved, it’s not that peo­ple can’t afford food, they just can’t afford …

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CRASH INJURES DEFIANCE MAN

The Ohio High­way Patrol is con­tin­u­ing their inves­ti­ga­tion into a two vehi­cle crash Thurs­day after­noon that injured a Defi­ance man. Police report the crash occurred right before 12:30 yes­ter­day after­noon on Ohio 15 when a north­bound vehi­cle dri­ven by 40 year old Anthony Silva of Defi­ance crossed the cen­ter­line and …

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