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Paul Smith, 70

Paul R. Smith, age 70, of Wauseon, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, april 16, 2014 at the Fulton County Health Center. Prior to his retirement he had worked as a supervisor for the former German Village Products in Wauseon for over 35 years. Paul was born in Wauseon on September …

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Street Paving Planned In Defiance

The street resur­fac­ing pro­gram in the City of Defi­ance should be get­ting under­way in the next cou­ple months. Defi­ance City Coun­cil has approved an ordi­nance allow­ing for that work to be con­tracted, as well as a res­o­lu­tion con­cern­ing a prop­erty that had been the sub­ject of recent annex­a­tion con­tro­versy. The …

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Garza Benefit Planned For Saturday

A ben­e­fit for the Garza fam­ily of Defi­ance is planned for this Sat­ur­day at the UAW hall. The Garza fam­ily lost four mem­bers recently and funds will be used for their funeral and other expenses.Things will kick off at 11 a.m. with reg­is­tra­tion for a Texas Hold-em poker tour­na­ment, that …

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Dog Suit Dismissed

A judge on Wednes­day, dis­missed a case against a Swan­ton man charged with fail­ing to reg­is­ter a dog deemed vicious under the village’s code because it was labeled a “pit bull”-type dog. The case cen­tered around a dog named Bai­ley, who was owned by Tim Bork and his fam­ily. Swan­ton …

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Muriel Wagner, 94

Muriel E. Wagner, age 94, of Bryan, Ohio, and formerly of Defiance, Ohio, passed away at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Genesis HealthCare in Bryan. She was a homemaker, attended the Union Chapel Church of God, and enjoyed playing cards and bingo, making crafts, and spending time with …

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Nelson Bergman, 83

Nelson L. “Nellie” Bergman, 83 years, of Ney, passed away early Wednesday morning, April 16, 2014 at Genesis Healthcare and Rehabilitation-Twin Rivers in Defiance, under the tender care of Southern Care Hospice.  Nelson was born August 30, 1930 in Ney, Ohio, the son of the late Edgar and Ruth L. (Hilton) …

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Ferrell Facing Even More Charges

A Bryan man who was already accused of scam­ming com­pa­nies out of more than $250,000, was indicted Tues­day on an addi­tional charge of grand theft, which is a felony. The Williams County Pros­e­cu­tor, in a press release Tues­day, said that 37 year old Gene Fer­rell is accused of bro­ker­ing sales …

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Egg Hunts Set

This com­ing week­end is Easter week­end, and kids will be happy to know that there are sev­eral Easter Egg Hunts planned in our area. There will be a Com­mu­nity Easter Egg Hunt at Pio­neer United Methodist Church on Sat­ur­day at 3 p.m. Rain or shine, all kids wel­come! And in …

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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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