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POKER RUN NEXT SATURDAY

A poker run and a hog roast will be held at the Defi­ance AMVETS Post 1991 next Sat­ur­day, May 11 to ben­e­fit 10-month-old Nycholaas McConnell. McConnell is the infant who lost his par­ents, Ash­ley Jenk­ins and Sebas­t­ian McConnell, in a house fire in Bryan at the begin­ning of the year. …

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JOE NICHOLS COMING!

The enter­tain­ment lineup has been released for this year’s Williams County Fair. This year’s head­liner will be coun­try per­former Joe Nichols. The con­cert with Joe Nichols will be on Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 7th begin­ning at 7:30pm. Tick­ets are $18 for the grand­stand and $20 for the track. The show is expected …

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DRINKING AND DRIVING CRACK DOWN COMING

As party-goers cel­e­brate Cinco de Mayo with som­breros, mari­achi music and authen­tic cui­sine, many will also indulge with their favorite mar­garita or tequila, and then, unfor­tu­nately, choose to get behind the wheel. That’s why this year the Ohio State High­way Patrol will be join­ing with other law enforce­ment agen­cies across …

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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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