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BRYAN PD MAKE ARRESTS

A cou­ple of arrests by Bryan Police to report on today… 66 year old John Frame of Bryan was cited for OVI and 33 year old Brandy Smith of Mont­pe­lier was cited for theft.

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STORM DAMAGE REPORTED

Trees were downed and branches lit­tered the area Wednes­day after­noon fol­low­ing intense storms and straight line winds that whipped through the area. Reports were received of sev­eral trees snapped off right at the trunk base. Crews were called out to clear roads from downed trees and to and restore power …

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BRYAN FOUNDATION SEEKING APPLICATIONS

The Bryan Area Foun­da­tion is seek­ing appli­ca­tions for the Har­lan G. and Ernes­tine B. Span­gler Con­tin­u­ing Edu­ca­tion Schol­ar­ship, given annu­ally to a Williams County res­i­dent pur­su­ing a cer­tifi­cate pro­gram, an asso­ciate degree or bach­e­lor degree at any accred­ited col­lege, uni­ver­sity or tech­ni­cal school. The recip­i­ent must be a high school …

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CONTINENTAL COUNCIL APPROVES NEW POLICE CAR

Con­ti­nen­tal Vil­lage Coun­cil on Tuesda night approved the pur­chase of a new police car. Coun­cil talked to the police chief, ask­ing for his choice of either a Chevy Impala or Equinox. In the end, coun­cil voted to pur­chase a 2014 Chevy Tahoe with four-wheel drive. The new vehi­cle will cost …

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Jamie Villanueva, 58

Jamie Villanueva, age 58, of Stryker, passed away July 8, 2013 in his home. He had worked at Napoleon Lynx in Archbold for over 10 years. Jamie was born in Edinburg, Texas on February 12, 1955, the son of Juan and Sara (Salazar) Villanueva. He is survived by two daughters, …

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PYRAMID SCHEME UNFOLDING

Three peo­ple from the area have been named as defen­dants in a law­suit alleg­ing vio­la­tions of Ohio’s char­i­ta­ble and secu­ri­ties laws in con­nec­tion with an inter­na­tional pyra­mid scheme that was recently shut down by fed­eral and inter­na­tional author­i­ties. On Tues­day, the Ohio Attor­ney Gen­eral and the Ohio Depart­ment of Com­merce …

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EDON NOT GETTING ADDITIONAL FUNDS

Edon School Dis­trict is the only dis­trict in Williams County not receiv­ing any addi­tional funds over the next two years. Most of the schools are get­ting a sixth to a quar­ter increase in 2014, and some are get­ting 10 and a half in 2015, the max­i­mum amounts they could get. …

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MONTPELIER BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETS

The Mont­pe­lier Exempted Vil­lage Schools Board of Edu­ca­tion Tues­day evening approved the res­ig­na­tion of Jass­mine Reyes, sev­eral sup­ple­men­tal con­tracts and a res­o­lu­tion approv­ing the adop­tion of an alter­na­tive make-up plan for calamity days. The board then went into exec­u­tive ses­sion, with no action taken.

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PLEAS ENTERED IN DEFIANCE

A man entered pleas Tues­day in Defi­ance County Court to charges result­ing from sev­eral armed rob­beries. 20 year old Michael Brown of Defi­ance faces manda­tory prison time after plead­ing no con­test to charges of aggra­vated bur­glary and felo­nious assault with a firearm spec­i­fi­ca­tion. A pre-sentence inves­ti­ga­tion was ordered and Brown’s …

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Richard Held, 88

Richard Cletus Held, age 88, of Edon, Ohio, passed away peacefully of cancer on July 8, 2013, at Genesis HealthCare-Bryan Center, in Bryan, Ohio, surrounded by his family. Richard was a lifetime farmer and a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan. He retired in 1987 from Edon Machine Company after 27 years. …

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