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BRYAN POLICE ARRESTS

The Bryan Police Depart­ment lists a cou­ple of recent unre­lated arrests… On Tues­day, April 30th just after 5:30pm, 47 year old Den­nis Altaffer of Bryan was arrested for abuse of harm­ful intox­i­cants. And on Wednes­day morn­ing at 3:49am, 23 year old Cora Gonyea of Bryan was picked up by Bryan …

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HICKSVILLE MAN SENTENCED TO 62 YEARS IN PRISON

A Hicksville man who was con­victed last week of 10 child sex­ual abuse charges, was sen­tenced to 62 years in prison Wednes­day in Defi­ance County Com­mon Pleas Court. 42 year old Jerry Stairhime had faced a max­i­mum prison term for the charges of 75 years. Stairhime was found guilty of …

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DEFIANCE RED CROSS IN DANGER OF CLOSING

The Amer­i­can Red Cross office in Defi­ance County may be clos­ing. It’s due to low local fundrais­ing. The county office at 1220 S. Clin­ton St. in Defi­ance is under the Toledo regional office, which cov­ers 16 coun­ties. County offices in Napoleon, Bryan, Wauseon and Ottawa are also affil­i­ates of the …

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BRYAN RELEASES PLANS FOR SCHOOLS

It’s all new… from the ground up. The Bryan City Schools’ new mas­ter facil­i­ties plan is call­ing for a totally dif­fer­ent approach to the district’s build­ing needs, includ­ing a new school for grades 6 to 12 at the cur­rent mid­dle school site, and ren­o­vat­ing the exist­ing mid­dle school. Accord­ing to …

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THIS LITTLE PIGGY HAS A NEW HOME

Macey has a new home. Macey is a 300-pound sow that was found on April 1 lying near the side of a house along U.S. 20 by Mont­pe­lier. A woman on the scene said the pig fell out of a trac­tor trailer that was trav­el­ing around 60 miles per hour. …

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THE SKEETERS ARE COMING!

Get ready… here it comes. Mos­quito sea­son is almost here. While the drought of 2012 meant fewer mos­qui­toes, the wet weather lately may have the oppo­site effect. That means stand­ing water in fields, yards and else­where. Stand­ing water and warm weather — the per­fect recipe for mos­qui­toes. Mos­qui­toes need stand­ing …

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FBI AGENT GUEST SPEAKER AT ROTARY LUNCHEON

An FBI agent was the fea­tured speaker at the Defiance’s Rotary meet­ing on Mon­day. Agent Dave Dustin — based in the FBI’s Toledo office — spoke for about 15 min­utes at the weekly lun­cheon. Dustin said agents locally focus pri­mar­ily on duties such as com­bat­ing child pros­ti­tu­tion, child pornog­ra­phy and …

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EDGERTON NOW IN NEW OFFICES

The old ele­men­tary school on Michi­gan Avenue in Edger­ton is now offi­cially the new vil­lage office, after vil­lage employ­ees moved in last week. The vil­lage offices were for­merly in the his­toric town hall, which was destroyed in a June 2010 storm, and then in the for­mer mid­dle school build­ing on …

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SCHOOLS ON PATH TO SHARE SERVICES

Two local school dis­tricts plan to share ser­vices in order to save money. On Mon­day, The Edon North­west Board of Edu­ca­tion approved a plan to share trea­surer and psy­chol­o­gist ser­vices with Edger­ton Local Schools. The change for will go into effect July 1st. Edon Trea­surer and Chief Finan­cial Offi­cer Kerry …

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CRASH INVESTIGATION COULD TAKE A YEAR OR MORE

What will most cer­tainly be a lengthy inves­ti­ga­tion is now under­way into that Sat­ur­day plane crash in Williams County that killed a Michi­gan pilot and injured his pas­sen­ger. The Defi­ance post of the Ohio High­way Patrol and inves­ti­ga­tors from the Fed­eral Avi­a­tion Admin­is­tra­tion were on the scene Mon­day fol­low­ing the …

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