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9-1-1 BEAM TO BE PART OF LOCAL MEMORIAL

A steel I-beam from the North Tower of the World Trade Cen­ter will be part of a new mon­u­ment on the Ful­ton County Fair­grounds. The I-beam was most likely a ver­ti­cal sup­port beam from one of floors. Bits of con­crete from the floor are still vis­i­ble. The force of the …

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SPANGLER UNIONS REACH AGREEMENT

It’s a deal! On Thurs­day, after nearly a week of nego­ti­a­tions, mem­bers of Local 20 of the Inter­na­tional Broth­er­hood of Team­sters and Span­gler Candy Com­pany signed a five-year con­tract. Major dis­cus­sion cen­tered around insur­ance and wages.

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SCHOOL VIOLENCE FORUM HELD

A school safety and gun vio­lence forum was spon­sored this week by the Shalom Coun­sel­ing Medi­a­tion Cen­ter and Defi­ance Col­lege and was held on Tues­day at the col­lege. Area law enforce­ment offi­cials, edu­ca­tors, and many local res­i­dents showed up and expressed their con­cerns about safety in our local schools. Some …

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LEVY QUESTION COMES AT A COST

The Williams County Soil and Water Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict has placed a levy on the May 7 spe­cial elec­tion bal­lot, which they say will bring in $271,000 annu­ally if passed. The res­o­lu­tion has been filed, but because the May bal­lot is a spe­cial elec­tion, Soil and Water will need to pay …

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WIND FARM PLANNED

Another wind farm com­pany is look­ing at our area. North­west Ohio Wind Energy LLC will hold a pub­lic infor­ma­tional meet­ing at 6pm on April 9 at Wayne Trace High School. North­west Ohio Wind Energy wants to build around 50 wind tur­bines to the west and east of U.S. 127. The …

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COUNTIES RECEIVE HEALTH RANKING REPORT

An annual study released Wednes­day by the Uni­ver­sity of Wis­con­sin Pop­u­la­tion Health Insti­tute and the Robert Wood John­son Foun­da­tion ranks Ohio’s coun­ties in terms of healthy liv­ing. Out of the state’s 88 coun­ties, Put­nam County ranked sec­ond, with Ful­ton County at 10th, Williams County at 19th, Henry County at 27th, …

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OLD JAIL GETS A SECOND LIFE

New life for an old jail. Pauld­ing County Com­mis­sion­ers on Wednes­day accepted for the for­mer jail and the bid from All Trades His­tor­i­cal Restora­tion in the amount of $11,770 was the top bid­der. All Trades Restora­tion, based in Indi­ana, wants the prop­erty for its Pauld­ing office. The com­pany plans to …

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PRE-SCHOOL REGISTRATION OPEN

Start­ing April 2nd, Four County Career Center’s preschool/childcare cen­ter will take reg­is­tra­tions for the 2013–14 school year. Chil­dren must be 3–5 years old, and at least age 3 by Sept. 30. Day care is avail­able Mon­days through Fri­days from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. The pro­gram is licensed by the …

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STRYKER CAT CASE UNDER INVESTIGATION

What hap­pened to some cats in Stryker has yet to be deter­mined, but com­plaints from res­i­dents there have led to a for­mal inves­ti­ga­tion. The Bryan Times reports it all cen­ters around charges that cats were gath­ered and dis­posed of in an inhu­mane man­ner. The com­plaint involved a police depart­ment in …

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New Bryan Police and Fire Complex

The new Bryan Police and Fire Complex was unveiled with a grand reception Sunday afternoon. The new $7 Million complex is about 45,000-square-feet It includes such things as a back bay that is always open for visiting police officers, allowing any police officer in the county to drive in, shut …

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