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DEFIANCE TO APPLY FOR WALKWAY GRANT

Defi­ance City Coun­cil approved an ordi­nance Tues­day night allow­ing appli­ca­tion for a grant that would pro­vide funds for an exten­sive pedes­trian walk­way. The appli­ca­tion seeks alter­na­tive trans­porta­tion pro­gram funds through the Ohio Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion, and would pro­vide money for a pedes­trian and bicy­cle route in the city if funds …

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DEFIANCE ADMINISTRATOR CALLS IT QUITS

Defi­ance County government’s admin­is­tra­tor has announced her res­ig­na­tion. Laura How­ell, the county admin­is­tra­tor since 2007, announced her deci­sion to step down, as she will be tak­ing a posi­tion as orga­ni­za­tional devel­op­ment coor­di­na­tor in Ful­ton County Audi­tor Brett Kolb’s office on May 28, and be paid an annual salary of $63,000. …

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CONTINENTAL COUNCIL MEETING RESULTS

Con­ti­nen­tal Vil­lage Coun­cil met on Tues­day night and agreed to pay for elec­tri­cal work and equip­ment at the addi­tion to the vil­lage main­te­nance build­ing. Coun­cil granted two build­ing per­mits to Ace Hard­ware and Leslie Bear. Coun­cil also talked over the avail­abil­ity of $92,000 in CDBG grants for all of Put­nam …

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GOOD NEWS FOR STRYKER PIZZA RESTAURANT

Quadco Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­ter board mem­bers learned at their meet­ing on Tues­day that the Mama DeLuca’s® Pizza Now! store in Stryker led all of the franchise’s stores in net sales in 2012. The man­ager of the pizza store as well as the SUBWAY® Restau­rants oper­ated by Quadco, told the board mem­bers …

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AG DIRECTOR SPEAKS IN HICKSVILLE

Ohio Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture (ODA) Direc­tor David Daniels, who was raised in Green­field, was the guest speaker Tues­day at the Hicksville Rotary Club’s Farm and Ven­dor Day at Hicksville High School. Daniels told the group that there are about 73,500 farms in Ohio. He said he’s excited about Ohio becom­ing …

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HIT BY A TRAIN

A woman is dead after being hit by a train. The Ful­ton County Sher­iff says deputies found the body of 44 year old Lisa Sawyers of Michi­gan along the tracks. Sawyers report­edly had been lying on the train tracks just before she was hit and killed. No foul play is …

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PAULDING ROAD PROJECTS ON SCHEDULE

Just like most other coun­ties and munic­i­pal­i­ties in the area, Pauld­ing County road crews are just wait­ing for the weather to break so they can put away snow plows and get out the con­struc­tion equip­ment. Bridge projects will be a big pri­or­ity this year. They include the County Road 87 …

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LIVE HEALTHY INITIATIVE OFFERED

Live Healthy Live Well is a free, six week, online email chal­lenge designed to help par­tic­i­pants improve their health by encour­ag­ing reg­u­lar exer­cise, nutri­tion and well­ness tips. Par­tic­i­pants will receive weekly e-communications from Ohio State Uni­ver­sity Exten­sion with tips and recipes to help them get fit. Each week par­tic­i­pants will …

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SCHOOL BOARD TOURS SCHOOL

Before The Cen­tral Local Board of Edu­ca­tion met Mon­day after­noon, board mem­bers toured the school facil­i­ties. Part of the high school tour included look­ing at build­ing entrancees, safety pro­ce­dures and items that need to be fixed on the build­ing. They also met with the high school stu­dent coun­cil and had …

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OHIO CHILD SUPPORT DELINQUENCIES RISE

A new report says that in Ohio, nearly eight in 10 par­ents who pay child sup­port owe a past-due bal­ance, and col­lec­tions have dropped by nearly $127 mil­lion since the 2008 fed­eral fis­cal year. North­west Ohio’s child sup­port enforce­ment agen­cies how­ever, say they can report col­lec­tion rates bet­ter than the …

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