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CCNO DEALING WITH OVERCROWDING

CCNO is over­crowded and deal­ing with over­crowd­ing was the main topic of con­ver­sa­tion at Wednesday’s meet­ing of the Cor­rec­tions Com­mis­sion of North­west Ohio. Wednesday’s inmate pop­u­la­tion stood at 582 or 91 per­cent. The pop­u­la­tion aver­aged 582 or 91 per­cent in Feb­ru­ary and stood at 585 or 92 per­cent in March. …

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DRUG TOSS WEEKEND

This week­end you can get rid of your unused and expired pre­scrip­tion drugs dur­ing the Drug Enforce­ment Administration’s national drug take-back event. Sev­eral local law enforce­ment agen­cies will be par­tic­i­pat­ing. The event is being held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat­ur­day. Med­ica­tions in pill form will be accepted, but liq­uids and …

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PAULDING WOMAN KILLED IN CRASH

A local woman is dead fol­low­ing a two-vehicle crash Wednes­day. 28 year old Julie Miler of Pauld­ing was north­bound on U.S. 127 when police say she pulled out to pass a car dri­ven by 28 year old Joshua Fin­frock of Pauld­ing. That’s when she nicked Finfrock’s car as she was …

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PUBLIC MEETING ABOUT A CHICKEN FARM DRAWS A CROWD

A pub­lic meet­ing was held Tues­day con­cern­ing the pro­posed Hil­lan­dale Egg Farms. More than 50 showed up at the Huber Opera House and Civic Cen­ter at Hicksville to voice their con­cerns and get answers. Hil­lan­dale Farms is gath­er­ing the nec­es­sary per­mits from the state. The $85 Mil­lion oper­a­tion will be …

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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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