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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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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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