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Appeals Court Rules In Defiance Case

An appeals court has returned a split deci­sion in a law­suit filed by two Defi­ance city coun­cil­men seek­ing reim­burse­ment for health care ben­e­fits. Three judges of the Third Dis­trict Court of Appeals affirmed part of a rul­ing handed down in Defi­ance County Com­mon Pleas Court in favor of Defi­ance city …

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News From The Henry County Landfill

The Henry County com­mis­sion­ers this week talked about a pos­si­ble increase of rates at the county land­fill, along with changes in hours, staffing of per­son­nel, and other things. The com­mis­sion­ers are work­ing to gather more infor­ma­tion. Henry County Com­mis­sion­ers also approved a work order amount­ing to $25,350 for detec­tion and …

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The Lights Are Back On

Amer­i­can Elec­tric Power restored power early Wednes­day morn­ing to 700 cus­tomers in Pauld­ing County. The out­age report­edly was caused by an equip­ment failure.

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Strawberry Fields Are Doing Well

The straw­berry crop is still a week or two away from its peak, but area grow­ers say recent weather has been almost per­fect this spring to pro­duce an above-average crop. Grow­ers expect prices to hold at about last year’s lev­els too. The U.S. Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture says Ohio farm­ers planted …

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Bryan PD Makes Arrests

Two arrests yes­ter­day in Bryan… Bryan Police say they arrested 19 year old Edward Bran­don of South Union Street in Bryan and 20 year old Justin Slay­back of Barder Park­way in Bryan. Both Bran­don and Slay­back are charged with dis­or­derly con­duct. After they were processed by police, they were released.

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Cat Killing Cop Pleads No Contest. Police Chief Fined And Ordered To Pay Court Costs

Details con­cern­ing accu­sa­tions of ani­mal cru­elty by a local police chief are start­ing to emerge. The Bryan Times reports that Stryker Police Chief Steve Schlosser has accepted respon­si­bil­ity for a fam­ily pet’s death. Schlosser pled no con­test to one charge of ani­mal cru­elty and need­lessly killing a com­pan­ion ani­mal in …

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Full Time Officer May Be Stationed In Defiance

Pend­ing the upcom­ing sub­mis­sion and pos­si­ble approval of a com­pet­i­tive U.S. Depart­ment of Jus­tice grant appli­ca­tion, there could likely be a full time police offi­cer sta­tioned in Defi­ance City Schools. A grant will be filed to help fund a com­mu­nity resource officer.The grant, if approved, would fund 75 per­cent of …

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Blood Drive Planned For Henry

The Amer­i­can Red Cross of Henry County will hold a blood drive on Mon­day, June 3 at the Ridgeville Cor­ners fire depart­ment from 1:30–6:30 p.m. Walk-ins are wel­come. To sched­ule an appoint­ment, call 800-RED CROSS.

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OSHA Fines Several Companies

Two com­pa­nies were fined after safety vio­la­tions were found dur­ing inspec­tions at a man­u­fac­tur­ing plant in Erie County and a grain stor­age site in Ful­ton County. Kyk­los Bear­ing Inter­na­tional LLC of San­dusky, which pro­duces ball bear­ings for the auto indus­try, was fined $65,000 for safety vio­la­tions related to employ­ees exposed …

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Storm Cleanup Grants Available

A $15 mil­lion grant from the fed­eral gov­ern­ment will help Ohio cre­ate more than 1,000 tem­po­rary jobs for efforts to clean up and recover from severe storms that bat­tered the state last sum­mer in late June and early July. The U.S. Depart­ment of Labor ini­tially announced a grant for up …

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