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SHERIFF RECEIVES TRAINING

Williams County Sher­iff Steven Towns recently com­pleted train­ing which will allow him to train school and busi­ness lead­ers in proac­tive sur­vival strate­gies in case a vio­lent per­son comes into their build­ings. Towns says a sur­vival men­tal­ity is the first and best defense in that kind of sit­u­a­tion while await­ing law …

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ARCHBOLD THEFT

Police are try­ing to find those respon­si­ble for break­ing into a busi­ness in Arch­bold and steal­ing about $16,000 worth of tools. Some­one broke into Auto Thru Class 8 Trucks LLC in the 200 block of Tay­lor Park­way and stole such items as scan tools, wrenches, socket sets, grinders, and snap-on …

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ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING

Swan­ton police say it was an acci­den­tal shoot­ing that left a local man wounded in the leg Sat­ur­day evening. 19 year old Christo­pher Flickinger was flown by air ambu­lance from Ful­ton County Health Cen­ter in Wauseon to Mercy St. Vin­cent Med­ical Cen­ter on Sun­day. Flickinger and his room­mate were appar­ently …

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9-1-1 BEAM TO BE PART OF LOCAL MEMORIAL

A steel I-beam from the North Tower of the World Trade Cen­ter will be part of a new mon­u­ment on the Ful­ton County Fair­grounds. The I-beam was most likely a ver­ti­cal sup­port beam from one of floors. Bits of con­crete from the floor are still vis­i­ble. The force of the …

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SPANGLER UNIONS REACH AGREEMENT

It’s a deal! On Thurs­day, after nearly a week of nego­ti­a­tions, mem­bers of Local 20 of the Inter­na­tional Broth­er­hood of Team­sters and Span­gler Candy Com­pany signed a five-year con­tract. Major dis­cus­sion cen­tered around insur­ance and wages.

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SCHOOL VIOLENCE FORUM HELD

A school safety and gun vio­lence forum was spon­sored this week by the Shalom Coun­sel­ing Medi­a­tion Cen­ter and Defi­ance Col­lege and was held on Tues­day at the col­lege. Area law enforce­ment offi­cials, edu­ca­tors, and many local res­i­dents showed up and expressed their con­cerns about safety in our local schools. Some …

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LEVY QUESTION COMES AT A COST

The Williams County Soil and Water Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict has placed a levy on the May 7 spe­cial elec­tion bal­lot, which they say will bring in $271,000 annu­ally if passed. The res­o­lu­tion has been filed, but because the May bal­lot is a spe­cial elec­tion, Soil and Water will need to pay …

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WIND FARM PLANNED

Another wind farm com­pany is look­ing at our area. North­west Ohio Wind Energy LLC will hold a pub­lic infor­ma­tional meet­ing at 6pm on April 9 at Wayne Trace High School. North­west Ohio Wind Energy wants to build around 50 wind tur­bines to the west and east of U.S. 127. The …

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COUNTIES RECEIVE HEALTH RANKING REPORT

An annual study released Wednes­day by the Uni­ver­sity of Wis­con­sin Pop­u­la­tion Health Insti­tute and the Robert Wood John­son Foun­da­tion ranks Ohio’s coun­ties in terms of healthy liv­ing. Out of the state’s 88 coun­ties, Put­nam County ranked sec­ond, with Ful­ton County at 10th, Williams County at 19th, Henry County at 27th, …

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OLD JAIL GETS A SECOND LIFE

New life for an old jail. Pauld­ing County Com­mis­sion­ers on Wednes­day accepted for the for­mer jail and the bid from All Trades His­tor­i­cal Restora­tion in the amount of $11,770 was the top bid­der. All Trades Restora­tion, based in Indi­ana, wants the prop­erty for its Pauld­ing office. The com­pany plans to …

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