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GOOD RAIL NEWS

Offi­cials with The Napoleon, Defi­ance & West­ern Rail­way announced on Fri­day, that the rail­road has received nearly $1.5 mil­lion from the Ohio Rail com­mis­sion to put in new ties that will allow the CSX line in Defi­ance to con­nect to the Nor­folk & South­ern line in Wood­burn, Indi­ana. The goal …

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RIB FEST IS COMING

If you like ribs, then lis­ten up closely… Ten rib ven­dors will be at Defiance’s annual Fall Rib Fest, set for this Sat­ur­day from 2–11 in down­town Defi­ance. There will be other food too, such as corn­dogs and fries, pies, apple dumplings, and ice cream. The enter­tain­ment lineup includes two …

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CRACKS CONCERN POWER PLANT OPERATORS

More cracks have been uncov­ered at a regional power plant build­ing. FirstEn­ergy Nuclear Oper­at­ing Cor­po­ra­tion, the oper­a­tor of the nuclear plant along the shores of Lake Erie near Toledo, says it has found more cracks in the con­crete build­ing hous­ing the reac­tor. Cracks were first detected in the shield build­ing …

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MAIL TRUCK CRASH

A tractor-trailer car­ry­ing mail crashed in Steuben County Sun­day after­noon. The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports that it hap­pened on US High­way 20 under the I-80/90 bridge when the trac­tor trailer hit the Indi­ana Toll Road bridge sup­port. The rig was a total loss, but all the mail inside the …

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SEX OFFENDER HAS HIS DAY IN COURT

Daniel Bignell Jr. made his ini­tial appear­ance in Williams County Court Thurs­day morn­ing… sort of. Actu­ally, Bignell appeared in court via video from the Cor­rec­tions Cen­ter of North­west Ohio. The 40-year-old from Mont­pe­lier was arrested Tues­day by Williams County sheriff’s deputies on a grand jury secret indict­ment. Bignell stands accused …

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FIRE IN DEFIANCE DISPLACES RESIDENTS

Flames have forced a Defi­ance fam­ily from their home. The Defi­ance Fire Depart­ment was called out to 800 Jack­son Avenue and mutual aid was pro­vided by fire­fight­ers from Noble Town­ship and High­land Town­ship fire depart­ments. Also assist­ing was the Defi­ance County chap­ter of the Amer­ica Red Cross. Inves­ti­ga­tors say the …

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PROPOSED TAX LEVY FACING OPPOSITION IN DEFIANCE

Some Defi­ance res­i­dents are not in favor of a pro­posed income tax levy for police and fire ser­vices. At least one per­son has filed a “form 30D” with the Defi­ance County Board of Elec­tions, nam­ing him­self as trea­surer of a polit­i­cal action com­mit­tee known as “Cit­i­zens for Finan­cially Respon­si­ble Defi­ance.“ …

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STEUBEN SHERIFF ISSUES LAKE REPORT

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office says for the sec­ond sum­mer in a row, there were no major boat­ing acci­dents or drown­ings on lakes in Steuben County. The Steuben County Sher­iff Office Marine Patrol spent 542.5 hours on county lakes. That amounts to the equiv­a­lent of about 22 days. Offi­cers issued …

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PAULDING CAUV RATES INCREASING DRAMATICALLY

Pauld­ing County farm­ers could be in for a rude awak­en­ing when they get their tax bills in Jan­u­ary. The CAUV (or cur­rent agri­cul­tural use value) is going up for many soil types in the county. The CAUV rate is going from $670 an acre to $1,600 an acre for crop …

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BRYAN POLICE REPORT

Bryan Police report that on Wednes­day, 23 year old Christo­pher Kizer of Edger­ton was arrested for abuse of Harm­ful Intox­i­cants and Con­tribut­ing to the Delin­quency of a Minor. He was taken to CCNO. Also on Wednes­day, 20 year old Maxwell Sid­ney of Bryan was arrested for Abuse of Harm­ful Intox­i­cants …

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