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WEST UNITY MAKES NEWS

Some notes from West Unity… Admin­is­tra­tor Ric Beals has completed a six month probationary period and coun­cil approved his annual salary of $38,000. The Bryan Times reports that West Unity Vil­lage Coun­cil also approved the sec­ond read­ing of a res­o­lu­tion to oppose a bill now in the house which would reduce vil­lage income tax …

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2,500 SOWS TO ARRIVE IN HICKSVILLE

2,500 sows will soon arrive at their new home at Fox Tail Sow Farm near Hicksville. The farm on Jeri­cho Road, is owned by Cooper Farms, and is the company’s first in Defi­ance County. It will employ at least 11 peo­ple full time, and use around 90,000 bushels of corn …

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POLICE CAT KILLERS?

The Stryker Police Depart­ment is now under inves­ti­ga­tion for allegedly killing cats and dump­ing them in a river. The case has been sent to the prosecutor’s office in Bryan, although as of yet, no crim­i­nal charges have been filed. Accord­ing to the com­plaint, Stryker offi­cers trapped and shot cats and …

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ASHLEY MAN CHARGED

A man from Ash­ley has been charged in Steuben County with felony bat­tery to a child younger than 14. 27 year old Danny L. Squier Jr. was arrested Thurs­day after­noon and held with­out bond at the county jail pend­ing a court appear­ance. Squier’s arrest came fol­low­ing a six-week inves­ti­ga­tion by …

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SIDEWALKS COMING TO WILLIAMS COUNTY

The Ohio Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion has announced that they will be con­duct­ing a side­walk con­struc­tion project in Williams County. Offi­cials say that through July, inter­mit­tent lane & shoul­der restric­tions are pos­si­ble on Maple­hurst Avenue between South­west Drive and South Platt Street in the Vil­lage of Mont­pe­lier for that side­walk con­struc­tion …

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NORTHWEST STATE SPRING OPEN HOUSE

If you are inter­ested in chang­ing careers, updat­ing your skills or earn­ing a degree, you are invited to visit North­west State Com­mu­nity College’s Spring Open House on Sat­ur­day, April 6. The event will take place in the Atrium from 9 a.m.-noon and will include infor­ma­tion on cer­tifi­cate and degree pro­grams …

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LOCOMOTIVE SPOTTED!

A report in today’s Bryan Times says that Nor­folk South­ern Railroad’s one-of-a-kind Vet­er­ans Loco­mo­tive was spot­ted near the Ohio 107 over­pass Wednes­day morn­ing. Diesel No. 6920 was ded­i­cated Nov. 12 at the railroad’s head­quar­ters in Nor­folk, Va., to honor employ­ees that have served in the mil­i­tary. Nor­folk South­ern employs 4,200 …

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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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