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PETTISVILLE GIRL DOES CHICKEN RESEARCH

Pet­tisville stu­dent Chrysta Beck has been rec­og­nized for her research on… chick­ens. Beck recently placed third in the ani­mal sci­ences divi­sion of the Intel Inter­na­tion­als Sci­ence and Engi­neer­ing Fair, the world’s largest inter­na­tional pre-college sci­ence com­pe­ti­tion. Her project dealt with chick­ens. Beck won $1,000 for her efforts, money that will …

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HARRIS ROAD CLOSED

The Defi­ance County engineer’s office has closed Har­ris Road, between Mans­field Road and the Defiance-Putnam County Line Road for sev­eral days for road­side grad­ing. The clo­sure went into effect Thurs­day. The road will not be open to either emer­gency vehi­cles or the gen­eral public.

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OHIO INSURANCE COSTS TO RISE ACCORDING TO REPORT

Insur­ers who plan to par­tic­i­pate in the new health insur­ance exchange are pro­ject­ing their costs to cover Ohioans to be sig­nif­i­cantly higher… that’s accord­ing to an analy­sis released Thurs­day by the Ohio Depart­ment of Insur­ance. State offi­cials said that means peo­ple should also brace for poten­tially higher costs when pur­chas­ing …

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EDGERTON POLICE GET TACTICAL VEHICLE

The Edger­ton Police Depart­ment has a new crime fight­ing tool, and it didn’t cost them much of any­thing accord­ing to the Bryan Times. West Unity’s old ambu­lance had been put to use by Edger­ton Police as a tac­ti­cal response vehi­cle. Police say the old ambu­lance is not set up to …

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RESTAURANTS HIT WITH FEDERAL SEARCH WARRANTS

The Azul Tequila restau­rant in Napoleon remained closed Wednes­day fol­low­ing a search late Tues­day morn­ing by agents of the U.S. Immi­gra­tion and Cus­toms with assis­tance from the Napoleon Police Depart­ment. ICE exe­cuted fed­eral search war­rants at the Napoleon and Defi­ance loca­tions of Azul Tequila as part of an ongo­ing crim­i­nal …

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GATHERING IN UNITY

The Unity Antique Power Club and the West Unity Cham­ber of Com­merce are set­ting up for the annual Gath­er­ing in Unity cel­e­bra­tion at Memo­r­ial Park in West Unity. The fun will start Fri­day at 5 p.m. with a chicken bar­be­cue, fol­lowed by a gar­den trac­tor pull at 6pm and then …

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DEFIANCE LEVY VOTE TO BE HELD

Defi­ance city vot­ers will decide on whether to imple­ment an addi­tional 0.3 per­cent income tax for police and fire ser­vices in the Novem­ber elec­tions. Fol­low­ing a sec­ond read­ing on Tues­day, Defi­ance City Coun­cil sus­pended the rules and approved an ordi­nance levy­ing the increase and a res­o­lu­tion plac­ing the issue before …

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OHIO KILLER GRANTED CONDITIONAL RELEASE

An Ohio woman found not guilty by rea­son of insan­ity in the bath­tub drown­ing deaths of her two chil­dren has been granted con­di­tional release from a men­tal treat­ment facil­ity. A judge in Cincin­nati on Wednes­day granted 35-year-old Brid­get Sto­vall the con­di­tional release to a group home and ordered mon­i­tor­ing for …

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BRYAN UTILITIES REDUCING STAFF

The staff of Bryan Munic­i­pal Util­i­ties will soon be reduced by two. The board on Tues­day voted to elim­i­nate the posi­tions of assis­tant util­i­ties direc­tor and pur­chas­ing agent effec­tive June 30. The board also passed a motion grant­ing the board chair­man or vice chair­man the author­ity to sign legal doc­u­ments …

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INVESTIGATION DETERMINES CAUSE OF HOUSE FIRE

The inves­ti­ga­tion into Sunday’s house fire on County Road Q in Pio­neer, deter­mined that the blaze was caused by chil­dren play­ing with a lighter. The fire destroyed a bedroom.There were no injuries. The fam­ily received hotel vouch­ers from the Williams County Chap­ter of the Amer­i­can Red Cross for hous­ing until …

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