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Bryan House Fire Investigated

Flames dam­aged a Bryan home on Sun­day to the tune of about $80,000. The call came in just after 5 Sun­day after­noon when some­one pass­ing by the house on County Road 15 noticed smoke com­ing from the attic. Fire­fight­ers report that strong winds on Sun­day made the fire dif­fi­cult to …

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9–1-1 Repairs Made

After being dis­abled by a cut tele­phone cable, the Put­nam County 911 sys­tem is now once again, fully oper­a­tional. It was on Mon­day that we told you that the Put­nam County Sheriff’s Office said that some peo­ple were not able to call 911 due to a tele­phone line being cut. …

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This Guy Lost His Marbles

Some­body really did lose their mar­bles on Mon­day… The Cres­cent News reports that thou­sands of fiber­glass mar­bles spilled onto the road­way Mon­day morn­ing just after 10:30 in Defi­ance on Ottawa Avenue near Colum­bus Avenue. A con­tainer of mar­bles fell off the flatbed of a Thomas Keller Truck­ing semi dri­ven by …

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Sauder Gets Huge Contract

Sauder Wood­work­ing Co. of Arch­bold, which has been mak­ing prod­ucts for Ikea’s Amer­i­can sub­sidiary since 2007, has been awarded a new five-year con­tract by Ikea, the Swedish home fur­nish­ings retailer, that could cre­ate between 150 to 250 new jobs at the Ful­ton County plant. Sauder Wood­work­ing will sup­ply Ikea with …

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Wire Thieves Caught Red Handed

Two north­west Indi­ana men were arrested Mon­day night after state troop­ers found rolls of cop­per wire and wire cut­ters in the truck they were dri­ving in the area of Inter­state 69 and Indi­ana 8 near Auburn. The offi­cers found 10 rolls of insu­lated cop­per wire in the bed of the …

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Sharon Ludwig, 74

Sharon K. Ludwig, age 74, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 11:25 A.M. on Monday, March 24, 2014, shortly after admittance to Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Bryan, after an extended illness. A 1958 graduate of Bryan High School, Sharon went on to a 50-year career at The Bryan Times, retiring as …

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John North, 92

John S. North, 92, of Bryan, Ohio, died Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 9:47 P.M. at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, Ohio, where he was a patient after an extended illness. Mr. North enlisted in the United States Army in 1942 and served as a Sergeant with the …

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Animal Trial Postponed

The trial of Vickie Cor­nell, owner of the Skinny Lit­tle Buddy’s Ani­mal Shel­ter in Edon, which was set to begin Mon­day in Bryan Munic­i­pal Court, has been delayed indef­i­nitely. Last August, more than 50 ani­mals were seized from Cor­nell after they were found in poor liv­ing con­di­tions. Cor­nell claimed she …

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West Unity Fires Fiscal Officer

The West Unity Vil­lage Coun­cil met on Mon­day, and unan­i­mously voted to remove fis­cal offi­cer Rebecca Thatcher with­out cause. Thatcher began full time on Oct. 21 under pro­ba­tion­ary provisions,a fter pre­vi­ously work­ing as a clerk for the Ohio Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion for 13 years. The Bryan Times reports that fol­low­ing …

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Cemetery Clean-ups

It may still feel like win­ter, but spring clean-ups are being sched­uled around the area. The Brady Town­ship Trustees say that all old dec­o­ra­tions must be removed by April first from the ceme­ter­ies oper­ated by the town­ship for spring cleanup. Ceme­ter­ies include Flo­ral Grove, Quaker, Beatty and Rings. Any mate­ri­als …

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