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POT GROWING FARMER TO LOSE THE FARM

A south­east­ern Michi­gan farmer and his wife who nar­rowly dodged a prison sen­tence for grow­ing 8,000 mar­i­juana plants, will now be los­ing their house and their 23-acre farm. Ed and Linda Schmied­ing, who are in their early 60’s, are not fight­ing a for­fei­ture claim by a Michi­gan State Police drug …

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HELP AVAILABLE FOR UTILITY BILLS

Util­ity cus­tomers in Ohio fac­ing a dis­con­nec­tion or need­ing to restore their ser­vice this win­ter, have a chance to remain con­nected with a one-time pay­ment of $175. On Sept. 11, the Pub­lic Util­i­ties Com­mis­sion of Ohio issued its annual Win­ter Recon­nec­tion Order. That order went into effect Mon­day, and will …

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EDUCATOR HONORED

A local edu­ca­tor received an honor last night. The Cen­tral Local Board of Edu­ca­tion rec­og­nized a mem­ber of their fac­ulty at Wednesday’s board meet­ing. Sci­ence teacher Jake Pan­ico received the McK­etta Out­stand­ing High School Teacher of the Year Award at a din­ner last Fri­day night. Pan­ico was nom­i­nated for the …

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DEFIANCE BUDGET TALKS

Defi­ance City Coun­cil com­mit­tees are in the process of review­ing the city’s pro­posed 2014 bud­gets. Council’s water and sewer com­mit­tees looked at the water and sewer bud­gets Tues­day dur­ing a com­bined meet­ing. The gen­eral fund bud­get will be reviewed by council’s finance com­mit­tee at 5:30 p.m. next Tues­day, Oct. 22nd. …

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DEFIANCE WOMAN STILL LISTED AS CRITICAL FOLLOWING FIRE

A Defi­ance woman was taken to a Toledo hos­pi­tal Tues­day after an early morn­ing house fire in Defi­ance. Spokesper­sons at Mercy St. Vin­cent Med­ical Cen­ter in Toledo say Donna Cole­man is in “crit­i­cal” con­di­tion after first being taken to Mercy Defi­ance Hos­pi­tal for smoke inhala­tion and burns, and then trans­ferred …

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BRYAN POLICE REPORT

A Bryan man has been charged with assault. Bryan Police report the arrest of 20 year old Logan Keesecker of South Allen Street at 1am Wednes­day. Keesecker was charged with assault, processed, and then released. No details were pro­vided by police, and no word of any future court action in …

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BRYAN POLICE REPORT

Bryan police say a Bryan Woman has been arrested, Police picked up 28 year old Terri Coo­ley of Port­land Street in Bryan for theft-shoplifting on Sat­ur­day around 11pm. After being processed, Coo­ley was released.

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BRYAN BALLOT

Although five names for Bryan’s Board of Pub­lic Affairs are on the Nov. 5 bal­lot, only four can­di­dates are still in the race. The Bryan Times is report­ing that Incum­bent Bill Yahraus has with­drawn, due to health rea­sons.\ The remain­ing can­di­dates for BPA include Karen Ford, Richard Long, Jim Sals­bury …

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BRYAN DRUG RAID FOLLOW UP

After Bryan police swooped in on “Addicted To Ink” on Main Street in Bryan on Thurs­day morn­ing to enforce the city’s new ordi­nance pro­hibit­ing the sale, use and pur­chase of syn­thetic drugs and syn­thetic drug looka­likes, not much has changed. Police con­fis­cated the store’s stock of spice, K2 and sim­i­lar …

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23 YEARS IN PRISON FOR LYING

A man has been sen­tenced to 23 months in prison for lying to inves­ti­ga­tors about the where­abouts of three broth­ers miss­ing for nearly three years. Robert Jami­son told Morenci police that he had talked to the boys’ father shortly before they dis­ap­peared in 2010. He claimed John Skel­ton had talked …

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