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Choices Down To Final Three In Defiance

The search for a new Fire Chief in Defi­ance is down to three can­di­dates, and two of them are famil­iar names. The Cres­cent News reports that civil ser­vice test­ing in Defi­ance has turned up three final­ists for the job… the city’s assis­tant chief and act­ing chief, Tim Bowl­ing; for­mer Defi­ance …

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Dealy In Water Plant Seems Likely

It now appears that there will be a delay in con­struc­tion of a new water treat­ment plant for Henry County. The Board of Pub­lic Affairs learned Mon­day night, there will be dia­log with the Army Corp of Engi­neers, and the Ohio EPA, as both agen­cies are inves­ti­gat­ing whether a wet­lands …

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Henry County Woman Reports Roadside Attack

The Henry County Sheriff’s depart­ment has released infor­ma­tion con­cern­ing a descrip­tion of the vehi­cle and sus­pects involved in a road­side rob­bery that took place just west of Napoleon Mon­day after­noon. They say a black Dodge Car­a­van was pulled off the south side of the east­bound lane of U.S. 6, with …

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Sex Offender Caught

Just one day after the Steuben County Sheriff’s Depart­ment asked the pub­lic to help them track down a reg­is­tered sex offender, an arrest has been made in the case. 26 year old Corey Wits­man was con­victed in July of sex­ual mis­con­duct with a minor but was not reg­is­tered as a …

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Berneda Leppelmeier, 89

Berneda Darlene (Headley) Leppelmeier, age 89, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly at 10:24 P.M. on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Dream Haven Assisted Living in Edgerton, where she was a resident. Mrs. Leppelmeier was a 1942 graduate of Edgerton High School and spent her early years working as a …

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West Unity Getting Modern Alert System

The storm siren in West Unity is out of com­mis­sion, and West Unity Vil­lage Admin­is­tra­tor Ric Beals, accord­ing to the Bryan Times, told the Williams County Com­mis­sion­ers on Mon­day that it’s beyond repair. Accord­ing to Beals, replac­ing it with a new one would cost the vil­lage $21,000, and that money …

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Paulding EMS Director Axed

The Pauld­ing County Emer­gency Man­age­ment Direc­tor has been fired. Pauld­ing County com­mis­sion­ers voted unan­i­mously Mon­day to get rid of Randy Shaf­fer effec­tive imme­di­ately. The Crescent-News reports that Shafer was at the meet­ing yes­ter­day, but he left imme­di­ately after the announce­ment that he was being canned. Com­mis­sion­ers said an interim direc­tor …

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Sauder Village Opens April 29th

Sauder Vil­lage will open on April 29 with the unveil­ing of a new grain exhibit and the annual quilt show. The new exhibit will intro­duce vis­i­tors to the impor­tance of grain in north­west Ohio with a focus on plant­ing, har­vest­ing and pro­cess­ing grains both his­tor­i­cally and on today’s mod­ern farms. …

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FArm Safety Roundup Set

The 15th annual Farm Safety Round-up for third graders in Put­nam County is being held today and tomor­row at the Dale Gerd­ing farm in Ottawa. Ses­sions on safety with elec­tric­ity, trac­tors and PTO, chem­i­cals, water, includ­ing ponds, grain entrap­ment, lawn mow­ers, ATV safety and gun safety will all be held.

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Missing Sex Offender Sought

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office is try­ing to find a Fre­mont man who they say is wanted for allegedly vio­lat­ing his pro­ba­tion. An arrest war­rant was issued last month out of Steuben Supe­rior Court for 26 year old Corey Wits­man. Offi­cials say he was serv­ing pro­ba­tion after being con­victed last …

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