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MESS IN MONTPELIER DISCUSSED

Mont­pe­lier Vil­lage Coun­cil met on Mon­day. Coun­cil heard from some res­i­dents who are con­cerned about an unkept prop­erty in the vil­lage. One cou­ple told coun­cil that an adja­cent prop­erty to theirs has sev­eral old vehi­cles on it, which in turn makes their prop­erty less attrac­tive and valu­able. The cou­ple asked …

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DEFIANCE ANNEXING

Despite some oppo­si­tion, Defi­ance offi­cials are mov­ing for­ward with annex­a­tion plans, and in fact, more annex­a­tions could be com­ing. City coun­cil passed a res­o­lu­tion back in April stat­ing the city’s inten­tion to enforce its annex­a­tion pol­icy. That pol­icy says that prop­er­ties that are receiv­ing munic­i­pal water out­side the city lim­its …

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BLOOD DRIVES SET

The Amer­i­can Red Cross of Defi­ance County will hold two blood dri­ves this week. There is a blood drive hap­pen­ing today from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at ProMed­ica Defi­ance Regional Hos­pi­tal on Ral­ston Ave., in the main con­fer­ence room. The other blood drive will be held on Thurs­day, from 1–6:30 p.m. …

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BRYAN PD REPORT

Bryan Police report the arrest of a man from Bryan for shoplift­ing. 18 year old Nicholas Layne was arrested and charged on Fri­day. On Sat­ur­day, Bryan Police picked up 24 year old Sarah Suarez of Arch­bold. Suarez was charged with OVI and fail­ing to drive in marked lanes. Also on …

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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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