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UAW LENDS A HAND

This year, mem­bers of UAW Local 211 and GM’s Defi­ance Cast­ing Oper­a­tions plant have sup­ported local char­i­ta­ble orga­ni­za­tions, and have raised more than $74,000 for its annual United Way cam­paign through pay­roll con­tri­bu­tions and local fundrais­ing activ­i­ties. In com­bi­na­tion with ear­lier fundrais­ing activ­i­ties this year, the plant raised addi­tional funds …

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ADRIAN MAN ARRESTED ON SEX CHARGES

A man from Adrian is behind bars today, charged with pos­ses­sion and dis­tri­b­u­tion of child pornog­ra­phy. Accord­ing to a fed­eral indict­ment, Brian Schwanke sent an under­cover offi­cer videos of young girls hav­ing sex. Schwanke claims to be a pas­tor who fre­quently has teenagers at his home accord­ing to police reports. …

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STORE OWNER SENTENCED

The owner of a Bowl­ing Green store that was raided by fed­eral agents, was sen­tenced to 71 months in prison Thurs­day. This past July, Richard Schmidt plead guild to pos­sess­ing coun­ter­feit goods and other weapons charges. The FBI raided the Spindle­top Sports Zones one year ago this month. The Bureaus …

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CCNO CONSTRUCTION STARTED

Con­struc­tion is under­way at CCNO. Jim Den­nis, exec­u­tive direc­tor of the Cor­rec­tions Cen­ter of North­west Ohio, announced Wednes­day that con­struc­tion for a new fenced-in cor­ri­dor between the main jail and the facility’s work release build­ing has begun. The $49,000 project, when com­pleted some­time next month weather per­mit­ting, will improve over­all …

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EDMONDS STEPPING DOWN IN DEFIANCE

Rick Edmonds, super­in­ten­dent of the Defi­ance County Board of Devel­op­men­tal Dis­abil­i­ties (DD), will offi­cially be retired on Jan­u­ary 3rd after 36 years in edu­ca­tion. As super­in­ten­dent of the Defi­ance County Board of DD since 1992, Edmonds has been respon­si­ble for over­see­ing many pro­grams includ­ing Good Samar­i­tan School, adult and res­i­den­tial …

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HENRY COMMISSIONERS DISCUSS ELEVATOR PLANS

The Henry County com­mis­sion­ers dis­cussed work on the ele­va­tor at the Henry County cour­t­house at their reg­u­lar meet­ing this week. The com­mis­sion­ers met with rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Tech­ni­cian Design Group to dis­cuss bid spec­i­fi­ca­tions for the reha­bil­i­ta­tion of the ele­va­tor at the cour­t­house. The com­mis­sion­ers also met with Judges Denise McCol­ley …

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SPECIAL MEETING SET FOR WAUSEON

A spe­cial meet­ing of the Wauseon City Coun­cil has been sched­uled for today in the coun­cil cham­bers in Wauseon. Coun­cil will meet to con­sider two leg­isla­tive items, includ­ing a res­o­lu­tion autho­riz­ing the finance direc­tor to amend cer­tain line account appro­pri­a­tions, and another autho­riz­ing the police depart­ment to adopt the Wauseon …

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NEW RIVER CROSSING FOR NAPOLEON GETTING CLOSER

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives with The Man­nik and Smith Group and the Henry County engineer’s office pre­sented res­i­dents, busi­ness­men, and city and county offi­cials, with an update on the pre­ferred alter­na­tive for a new River cross­ing in Napoleon dur­ing a pub­lic forum which was held on Mon­day. The pro­posed cross­ing will pro­vide a …

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Agencies Move Into East Annex

Today’s the day seven county gov­ern­ment offices will begin mov­ing into the new East Annex offices com­plex. The 14 depart­ment heads of the agen­cies mov­ing in got to tour the build­ing on Mon­day and were excited with the ameni­ties pro­vided by the new facility.

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Bryan Contractor Installing Water Line Beneath Maumee River

Bryan Con­trac­tor S&S Direc­tional Bor­ing is fus­ing together seg­ments of a new water pipeline which will be pulled through a tun­nel bored beneath the Maumee River in Defi­ance. The 20 inch pipe will run 4 feet under the river and should be in place by the end of the month. …

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