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DEFIANCE POLICE WARN OF DEBIT CARD SCAM

Defi­ance Police warn of a debit card scam. They have heard from Mid­west Com­mu­nity Fed­eral Credit Union of sev­eral cus­tomers who reported receiv­ing calls stat­ing their debit cards had been can­celed. The peo­ple were then asked to pro­vide the callers with their debit card num­ber. Police say it’s a scam …

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AUBURN MAY SEE MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM RISE FROM FORMER UTILITY BUILDING

A crum­bling util­ity build­ing in Auburn that’s been vacant for half a cen­tury find a new life… as a museum. A devel­oper wants to restore Auburn’s 80-year-old for­mer elec­tric util­ity build­ing and turn it into a museum dis­play­ing 200 motor­cy­cles. The devel­oper says he hopes to have the build­ing ren­o­vated …

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WIDESPREAD FLOODING

Some rivers have been flood­ing for nearly a week, and emer­gency offi­cials say the recent rain will pro­long the period of high water. Nearly an inch of rain fell in many areas from Tues­day night through Wednes­day after­noon. Flood Warn­ings are in effect for Ful­ton, Henry, Defi­ance, and Pauld­ing Coun­ties …

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QUADCO MEETS — EXTENDS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CONTRACT

Mem­bers of Quadco’s Admin­is­tra­tive and Non-Profit Boards, at their meet­ing on Tues­day, voted to renew the con­tract of the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor for 5 years, mak­ing it retroac­tive to Jan­u­ary 1 of this year. The con­tract does not, how­ever, call for an increase in salary. Board mem­bers heard from Chris Tom­lin­son …

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BROWNS BAKERY IN DEFIANCE UP FOR SEALED BID SALE

Brown’s Bak­ery on Downs Street in Defi­ance is up for a sealed bid sale. Bids will be accepted until June 12th on the 46,639-square-foot build­ing, which housed the 140-year-old bak­ery. It still has its bak­ing lines in place as well as bak­ery machin­ery and equip­ment. It’s a ready to go …

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SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT TO BE HELD THIS WEEK IN DEFIANCE AREA

As always, if you drink… don’t drive. Not only is it dan­ger­ous, but this week it could also be more costly. The Defi­ance post of the Ohio High­way Patrol has announced that it is con­duct­ing an OVI check­point to deter and inter­cept impaired dri­vers this week. Just where the check­point …

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DISTRACTED DRIVING IS MORE THAN JUST ABOUT CELL PHONES

April is Dis­tracted Dri­ving Aware­ness Month and offi­cials are remind­ing motorists that it includes more than just cell­phone use. Accord­ing to the Ohio High­way Patrol, dis­tracted dri­ving includes any­thing that takes a motorist’s atten­tion away from the pri­mary task of dri­ving. Dis­trac­tions can be visual — tak­ing your eyes off …

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LOCAL AND STATEWIDE UNEMPLOYMENT RATES RELEASED

Unem­ploy­ment rates were down in our region in March. The Ohio Depart­ment of Job and Fam­ily Ser­vices reports the largest drop was in Henry County, which went from 9.6 per­cent in Feb­ru­ary to 8.9 per­cent in March. Put­nam County had the low­est over­all unem­ploy­ment rate in the area at 6.6 …

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NEW OFFICE SPACE FOR WILLIAMS COUNTY

Williams County is get­ting some new office space. The County Com­mis­sion­ers on Mon­day morn­ing, awarded a con­tract for almost $4.4 Mil­lion to Mosser Con­struc­tion of Fre­mont to ren­o­vate the for­mer Miller’s New Mar­ket gro­cery store on East High Street in Bryan. The Bryan Times reports that the county will bor­row …

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DEFIANCE CRIME REPORT

The Defi­ance Sheriff’s Office has been kept busy. Early Sat­ur­day morn­ing around 3:24 a.m., on Sny­der Road in Rich­land Town­ship, a north­bound vehi­cle dri­ven by 49 year old Tracy Whet­stone ran off the road and into a ditch, then flipped over. Whet­stone was cited for fail­ure to con­trol. Sat­ur­day morn­ing …

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