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DEFIANCE MARKETING PROPSAL IN QUESTION

Money that Defi­ance City Coun­cil has ear­marked to pay for a mar­ket­ing direc­tor this year may instead be spent to help achieve the goal for which it was ini­tially bud­geted. The $50,000 had been set aside in the 2013 bud­get to hire a city mar­ket­ing direc­tor by the Defi­ance County …

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HICKSVILLE WOMAN INJURED IN CRASH

A woman was seri­ously injured Tues­day after­noon in a one-vehicle crash. 60 year old Julie Bow­ers of Casebeer-Miller Road, Hicksville, was taken by air ambu­lance to Parkview Hos­pi­tal, Fort Wayne fol­low­ing that crash. Accord­ing to troop­ers, Bow­ers’ pickup truck was east­bound on Williams County Road C.75, just before 2pm when …

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ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS PLANNED

The state is expected to invest $2.3 bil­lion in Ohio’s trans­porta­tion sys­tem this year, includ­ing 100 projects to improve inter­states, six new mega projects, that is, projects cost­ing more than $50 mil­lion, and 780 projects focused on state and U.S. routes. In North­west Ohio, the state will invest over $170 …

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BIDDING DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR FORMER ORCHARD HILLS PROPERTY

The doors may be open­ing soon on a new Coun­try Club. Bid­ding in the sealed auc­tion will close next Thurs­day, April 18th at 5pm on the for­mer Orchard Hills prop­erty that had been owned and oper­ated by Buck­eye Golf Club since 1926. Pend­ing accep­tance of the court-appointed receiver and approval …

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SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH IS ON

The Cen­tral Local Board of Edu­ca­tion plans to inter­view can­di­dates for the posi­tion of super­in­ten­dent. Board mem­bers met Mon­day to dis­cuss employ­ment of per­son­nel. The Bryan Times reports that two more spe­cial meet­ings are sched­uled for April 15 at 4:30 p.m. and April 17 at 6 p.m., both in the …

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TURNPIKE TOLLS COULD BE RISING

Ohio Turn­pike tolls could be increas­ing by 25 cents for cars and $1 for trucks for a cross-state trip next year accord­ing to a new 10-year toll plan pro­posed Mon­day by the turn­pike com­mis­sion. Tolls in fact, could rise 2.7% a year over the next decade, to help pay for …

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DRUG BUST IN ANGOLA

Police say they broke up a major drug oper­a­tion in Steuben County on Mon­day. 5 peo­ple were arrested in Angola. Nikki Lud­low, Andrew Fitch, Kenny Fletcher, Luther Fitch, and Grover Lowe are all charged with ille­gal drug pos­ses­sion and coun­ter­feit­ing. Inves­ti­ga­tors uncov­ered meth, mar­i­juana, drug para­pher­na­lia, and coun­ter­feit money in …

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CRASH NEAR EDGERTON

One per­son was injured when the pickup truck they were dri­ving crashed into a tree along County Road C75 near Edger­ton Tues­day after­noon. The dri­ver, who was alone in the truck, had to be extri­cated by emer­gency per­son­ell and then was life flighted. The acci­dent report­edly hap­pened around 2pm yes­ter­day …

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HOUSE RIPS GOVERNOR’S BUDGET

Ohio House Repub­li­cans on Tues­day ripped apart their own governor’s pro­posed bud­get, strip­ping away his plan to expand Med­ic­aid and much of his tax over­haul and revamp­ing how he wanted to fund schools. The revamped House plan spreads addi­tional school fund­ing over more dis­tricts. The new plan also adds fund­ing …

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Ronald “Smokey” Schweitzer, 88

Ronald G “Smokey” Schweitzer, age 88, passed away Sunday April 7, 2013 at the Defiance Area Inpatient Care Center. Prior to his retirement he had worked for Strydel/Ohio Art in Stryker, Weatherhead in Angola, IN and the KOA campground in San Antonio, TX. Mr. Schweitzer was born on September 9, …

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