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LOCAL AND STATEWIDE UNEMPLOYMENT RATES RELEASED

Unem­ploy­ment rates were down in our region in March. The Ohio Depart­ment of Job and Fam­ily Ser­vices reports the largest drop was in Henry County, which went from 9.6 per­cent in Feb­ru­ary to 8.9 per­cent in March. Put­nam County had the low­est over­all unem­ploy­ment rate in the area at 6.6 …

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Stanley Werder, 76

Stanley L. Werder, age 76, of Stryker passed away late Sunday April 21, 2013 in his home surrounded by his loving family. Prior to his retirement he had been a Tool and Die Maker for Tenneco for over 44 years. Mr. Werder was born in Stryker on June 6, 1936 …

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Thomas James Fleming, 81

Thomas James Fleming, age 81, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 2:23 P.M. on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, after an extended illness. Mr. Fleming was a 1951 graduate of Archbold (Ohio) High School and served with the United States Navy Seabees from …

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Mervin Helf, 87

Mervin C. Helf, of Edgerton, Ohio, died at 3:44 A.M. on Saturday, April 20, 2013, just eight days after celebrating his 87th birthday. Mr. Helf entered the United States Navy at the age of seventeen and served as a radioman on Palmyra Island in the Asia-Pacific Theater during World War …

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Irene Ward, 76

Irene E. Ward, 76, of Montpelier died early Friday morning at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  She was born on May 17, 1936 in Jackson, Michigan to Woodrow and Vivian (Wyatt) Wilcox.  She married Duane L. Ward on September 10, 1960 in Angola, Indiana, and he survives. Irene retired …

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Monica Seibert, 87

Monica M. Seibert, age 87, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 11:58 P.M. on Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, Ohio, where she was a patient. Mrs. Seibert was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Edgerton, Ohio, where she was a lector and cantor …

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NEW OFFICE SPACE FOR WILLIAMS COUNTY

Williams County is get­ting some new office space. The County Com­mis­sion­ers on Mon­day morn­ing, awarded a con­tract for almost $4.4 Mil­lion to Mosser Con­struc­tion of Fre­mont to ren­o­vate the for­mer Miller’s New Mar­ket gro­cery store on East High Street in Bryan. The Bryan Times reports that the county will bor­row …

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DEFIANCE CRIME REPORT

The Defi­ance Sheriff’s Office has been kept busy. Early Sat­ur­day morn­ing around 3:24 a.m., on Sny­der Road in Rich­land Town­ship, a north­bound vehi­cle dri­ven by 49 year old Tracy Whet­stone ran off the road and into a ditch, then flipped over. Whet­stone was cited for fail­ure to con­trol. Sat­ur­day morn­ing …

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HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE BUSY

The Henry County Sheriff’s Depart­ment says that on Sat­ur­day morn­ing around 7:25 a.m., on US.6. in Har­ri­son Town­ship, a north­bound vehi­cle dri­ven by 22 year old Chelsea Smith of Napoleon, lost con­trol on an icy bridge and struck a median bar­rier. Dam­age to the vehi­cle was heavy. Also on Sat­ur­day …

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FULTON CONSIDERING OPTIONS TO ADDRESS LANDFILL LEAKS

Ful­ton county com­mis­sion­ers are con­sid­er­ing devel­op­ment of their own waste­water treat­ment plant. The pro­posed new facil­ity would treat 600,000 gal­lons of waste­water a day. Although the plant would treat other liq­uids, it would also tar­get leachate from the old Ful­ton County Land­fill. The land­fill has been closed since 1981, yet …

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