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RIBFEST A BIG SUCCESS

If you like ribs, then hope­fully you didn’t miss this past weekend’s Rib Fest in Defi­ance. Down­town Defi­ance was the place to be for rib-lovers dur­ing the city’s fifth annual rib fest on Sat­ur­day. Saturday’s fes­ti­val was spon­sored by The State Bank and Gen­eral Motors, and fea­tured local food ven­dors …

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BRYAN PD

Bryan Police report the sev­eral arrests from Thurs­day… 28 year old Tiffany Risk of Mont­pe­lier was arrested for shoplift­ing. Risk was turned over to West Unity Police, who were hold­ing two war­rants on her at the time of that arrest. 32 year old Troy Ward of Bryan was arrested and …

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BIG EVENT COMING TO SAUDER

As part of her Mid­west book tour, author Shirley Showal­ter will be at Sauder Vil­lage next week, on Octo­ber 3 and 4, to pro­mote her new book. Guests will have an oppor­tu­nity to meet Ms. Showal­ter at an evening book sign­ing and can also attend a free lec­ture Fri­day morn­ing …

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NOT SO FAST ON THE DEFIANCE COURTHOUSE

A deci­sion on whether or not to pro­ceed any fur­ther with the pro­posed ren­o­va­tion of Defi­ance County’s cour­t­house has been delayed. Offi­cials had planned to decide dur­ing county com­mis­sion­ers meet­ing Thurs­day on whether to allow a Colum­bus archi­tec­tural firm to con­tinue with the project. That deci­sion was to have been …

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MISSING MAN TURNS UP IN PA

The Williams County Sheriff’s Office has released a state­ment say­ing that a Williams County man who had been reported miss­ing has been located. 73 year old Richard Down­ing was located by Penn­syl­va­nia State Police near New Cas­tle, Pa. after State Police there responded to a call of a dis­abled vehi­cle …

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GM AT ODDS WITH DEFIANCE

The thought of annex­a­tion of the Gen­eral Motors Defi­ance Cast­ing Oper­a­tions plant by the city of Defi­ance has gen­er­ated a less than enthu­si­as­tic response from GM offi­cials. Defi­ance is pro­vid­ing water ser­vice to the plant, and there­fore it falls under the list of prop­er­ties that the city is tar­get­ing for …

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Michael Balzer, 58

Michael E. Balzer, 58 years, of Bryan, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Parkview Regional Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Also known as Dozer, he was born May 29, 1955 in Bryan, Ohio, the son of Ralph E. and JoAnne (Butt) Balzer.  He was a 1973 graduate of Bryan High School.  He married …

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Dawn Bauer, 45

Daughter, sister, aunt and loving friend, Dawn M. Bauer, age 45, of Archbold, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2013, in her parents’ home in Bryan. Dawn was a 1986 graduate of Montpelier High School and earned an Associate Degree in Business from the University of Findlay. She was employed …

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BRYAN PD

Bryan Police say they arrested a Bryan woman on Wednes­day. 48 year old Rhonda Domire of East Wil­son Street was picked up on a bench war­rant issued out of Bryan Munic­i­pal Court. Domire was locked up in CCNO.

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HOME EXPLODES

A home exploded early Wednes­day morn­ing near Lib­erty Cen­ter, killing one per­son and seri­ously injur­ing another. Police say it hap­pened around 7:30 yes­ter­day morn­ing at a home on County Road 9 and the blast could be heard as far away as Ridgeville Cor­ners. 63 year old Judy Gar­wood died, and …

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