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NO SIDEWALK CHALK ALLOWED IN DEFIANCE

It’s entirely con­sti­tu­tional… That’s how Defi­ance Law Direc­tor David Williams por­trayed Defiance’s side­walk ordi­nance at Tues­day night’s Defi­ance City Coun­cil Meet­ing. Williams told coun­cil that the city’s ordi­nance pro­hibit­ing “paint­ing” on side­walks is “entirely con­sti­tu­tional,” and indi­cated that the word “paint­ing” is a verb refer­ring to the act of inscrib­ing …

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EDGERTON MEETS… NEW FISCAL MANAGER; CHANGE IN REFUSE COLLECTION COMING

Edger­ton Vil­lage Coun­cil hired a new fis­cal offi­cer and made changes per­tain­ing to trash pick-up at Monday’s meet­ing. The Bryan Times reports that Coun­cil approved the hire of William Blakely as fis­cal offi­cer for the vil­lage. Blakely grad­u­ated from Edger­ton High School in 2000, received his degree from DeVry Uni­ver­sity, …

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PAULDING MAKES CHANGE IN DOG WARDEN AUTHORITY

A change in the way Pauld­ing County han­dles ani­mal issues… The Pauld­ing County com­mis­sion­ers on Wednes­day made the deci­sion to trans­fer the author­ity and juris­dic­tion of the Pauld­ing County Dog War­den and ken­nel oper­a­tions to the sheriff’s office effec­tive July 1. The com­mis­sion­ers say the change will make the depart­ment …

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PAULDING COMMISSIONER APPOINTED TO POSITION BY GOVERNOR

Pauld­ing County Com­mis­sioner Fred Pieper was appointed by the Gov­er­nor last week to the Ohio Advi­sory Coun­cil for the Aging. The board includes 12 mem­bers who are appointed along with four other indi­vid­u­als from leg­is­la­ture and state depart­ments of men­tal health, devel­op­men­tal dis­abil­i­ties, health and job and fam­ily ser­vice. Respon­si­bilites …

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NO INTERCHANGE FOR WEST UNITY

West Unity appar­ently will not be get­ting an on/off ramp to the Ohio Turn­pike. At Thursday’s vil­lage coun­cil meet­ing, a rejec­tion let­ter from the Ohio Turn­pike Com­mis­sion was read in which the com­mis­sion responded to a requested inter­change. The Bryan Times reports that an engi­neer indi­cated that the dis­tance between …

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WILLIAMS COMMISSIONERS OPEN BIDS / BUY PRINTER FOR DOG WARDEN

Williams County Com­mis­sion­ers on Thurs­day opened bids for 2013 road-repair sup­plies, tak­ing all bids under advise­ment. The com­mis­sion­ers also on Thurs­day, autho­rized a $499 pur­chase request from the county dog war­den for a new printer, and met with a res­i­dent of Bona Vista who requested an imme­di­ate, county-wide bark­ing dog …

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FORMER HENRY COUNTY COMMISSIONER PLEADS NOT GUILTY

For­mer Henry County Com­mis­sioner Rich Myers has pleaded not guilty to charges relat­ing to the deliv­ery of an eco­nomic loan. Myers appeared in Henry County Com­mon Pleas Court before Put­nam County Judge Ran­dall Basinger where he pleaded not guilty to two counts of hav­ing an unlaw­ful inter­est in a pub­lic …

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KELLY INDICTED… FELONY THEFT CHARGED… PRISON POSSIBLE

For­mer Bryan City Coun­cil Pres­i­dent Mark Kelly was among those indicted Tues­day by a Williams County grand jury. Kelly was charged with felony theft. Accord­ing to the indict­ment, Kelly is accused of steal­ing money from the soci­ety from Novem­ber of 2009, to last August. Ini­tial indi­ca­tions place the amount of …

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ARCHBOLD COUNCIL TALKS WATER RATE INCREASE

Arch­bold vil­lage coun­cil met on Mon­day. Coun­cil passed an ordi­nance that will pro­vide for a water rate adjust­ment. The water-rate increase will take place in the June 2013 billing state­ment and reflects a 1 per­cent rate increase. Arch­bold offi­cials say the increase for the aver­age res­i­dent will be less than …

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DEFINANCE LEGISLATION COULD HELP THOSE WITH OVERDUE UTILITY BILLS

Defi­ance City Coun­cil is con­sid­er­ing leg­is­la­tion that would assist finan­cially dis­tressed per­sons aided by local char­i­ties to pay their util­ity bills. An ordi­nance con­cern­ing deferred pay­ment plans on util­ity bills is sched­uled for a first read­ing by coun­cil tonight. The pro­posed ordi­nance would give the util­i­ties billing office direc­tor lim­ited …

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