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VETS GRAVE FINALLY HONORED

A bar­ren grave site of a Civil War vet­eran is no longer unmarked after a 142-year wait, due to the efforts of two descen­dants. John Cranston, a Civil War Union sol­dier from Co. A 17th Reg­i­ment Kansas Vol­un­teer Infantry, died May 19, 1871, after the war. He is buried in …

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ONE PERSON HURT IN DEFIANCE CRASH

One per­son was injured in a single-vehicle crash Thurs­day after­noon on The Bend Road in Defi­ance County. The crash hap­pened just before 1pm when a south­bound vehi­cle dri­ven by 77 year old Pauline Boroff of Pauld­ing, left the road and struck a util­ity pole, sheer­ing it off at the base. …

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HAWKEY TRIAL TESTIMONY ENDS

Tes­ti­mony in the mur­der trial of 46 year old Judith Hawkey con­cluded Thurs­day after­noon in Defi­ance County Com­mon Pleas Court. Hawkey is charged with aggra­vated mur­der; four counts of endan­ger­ing chil­dren; and insur­ance fraud in con­nec­tion with the death back in Novem­ber of 2003 of her hus­banc. Her trial began …

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HUNGER BANQUET SET

The North­west­ern Ohio Com­mu­nity Action Com­mis­sion (NOCAC) is host­ing a hunger ban­quet on Nov. 19 — to raise aware­ness of hunger issues in north­west Ohio. The ban­quet will be from 5:30–8 p.m. at the UAW Hall in Defi­ance. Tick­ets are $10 for adults and $5 for col­lege stu­dents and chil­dren. …

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HENRY COUNTY NEWS

The Henry County com­mis­sion­ers this week, approved an annex­a­tion request from Napoleon Area Schools for the annex­a­tion of 55.062 acres in the city of Napoleon. The city had approved an emer­gency mea­sure on Oct. 9 con­sent­ing to the annex­a­tion and stat­ing that city ser­vices would be pro­vided to the annex­a­tion. …

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ELKS HOST BREAKFAST FOR VETS

The Defi­ance Elks Lodge will com­mem­o­rate Vet­er­ans Day with its 12th annual break­fast fundraiser on Sun­day to ben­e­fit local vet­er­ans in assisted liv­ing or nurs­ing homes. The break­fast is open to the pub­lic. This year’s event is Sun­day from 8 a.m.-noon at the local lodge, 1760 S. Jef­fer­son Ave. in …

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Roy Cox, 83

Wilbur “Roy” Cox, age 83, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Roy was employed as a metallurgist with Aro Corporation in Bryan, retiring with over 20 years of service. He was a US Army veteran of …

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CONVICTED THIEF SENTENCED

A man who was pre­vi­ously con­victed on bur­glary charges in Pulaski Town­ship was sen­tenced Tues­day to two years behind bars. 22 year old Travis Hicks moved to the area in August from Texas. He took up res­i­dence at a home with a friend, 55 year old Tommy Yates. It wasn’t …

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EISEL NAMED CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

Jim Eisel has been named West Unity Cit­i­zen of the Year by the Cham­ber of Com­merce at the annual recog­ni­tion ban­quet at the Kissell Com­mu­nity Cen­ter. Eisel grad­u­ated from Hill­top High School in 1979. He has a degree in auto and diesel mechan­ics from North­west­ern Busi­ness Col­lege in Lima. He …

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DEFIANCE MURDER TRIAL CONTINUES TODAY

Tes­ti­mony con­tin­ued Wednes­day in the trial of an Oak­wood woman who is accused of arraing­ing the mur­der of her hus­band. 46 year old Judith Hawkey is charged with aggra­vated mur­der; four counts of endan­ger­ing chil­dren; and insur­ance fraud. Her trial began on Oct. 28. The charges allege that she caused …

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