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FARMHOUSE FIRE COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE

Fire offi­cials say it was a com­bi­na­tion of fast think­ing and old plas­ter that saved a farm house on County Road F Thurs­day morn­ing after a space heater set cur­tains in that house on fire. Fire fight­ers say the fam­ily liv­ing there had smoke detec­tors and they worked. The peo­ple …

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FIRE IN DEFIANCE

Inves­ti­ga­tors say a Defi­ance woman was crit­i­cally injured Tues­day morn­ing while try­ing to res­cue her pets from a three-alarm house fire. Donna Cole­man, of 101 Hill Ave. in Defi­ance, was taken to Mercy Defi­ance Hos­pi­tal, then trans­ferred to the Mercy Saint Vin­cent Med­ical Cen­ter in Toledo, where as of yes­ter­day, …

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NORTHEASTERN SEEKS LEVY APPROVAL BY VOTERS

The North­east­ern Local Schools is ask­ing vot­ers to approve a levy that they say would help the dis­trict reverse two years of deficit spend­ing. The 2.95-mill, five-year prop­erty tax levy for oper­at­ing expenses will be decided by those going to the polls on Nov. 5, and would gen­er­ate approx­i­mately $650,000 …

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BLOOD DRIVE TODAY

The Defi­ance County Chap­ter of the Amer­i­can Red Cross is hold­ing a blood drive today. The drive is being held from 9 till 2 at the Fairview High School in the gym on U.S. 127 in Sher­wood. To sched­ule an appoint­ment, call 800-RED-CROSS.

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POT GROWING FARMER TO LOSE THE FARM

A south­east­ern Michi­gan farmer and his wife who nar­rowly dodged a prison sen­tence for grow­ing 8,000 mar­i­juana plants, will now be los­ing their house and their 23-acre farm. Ed and Linda Schmied­ing, who are in their early 60’s, are not fight­ing a for­fei­ture claim by a Michi­gan State Police drug …

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John Webster, 80

John C. Webster, age 80, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away at 8:21 A.M. on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, in his home after an extended illness. Mr. Webster was a 1951 graduate of Edgerton High School and began his college career at Tri-State University in Angola, Indiana, until joining the Unites …

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HELP AVAILABLE FOR UTILITY BILLS

Util­ity cus­tomers in Ohio fac­ing a dis­con­nec­tion or need­ing to restore their ser­vice this win­ter, have a chance to remain con­nected with a one-time pay­ment of $175. On Sept. 11, the Pub­lic Util­i­ties Com­mis­sion of Ohio issued its annual Win­ter Recon­nec­tion Order. That order went into effect Mon­day, and will …

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EDUCATOR HONORED

A local edu­ca­tor received an honor last night. The Cen­tral Local Board of Edu­ca­tion rec­og­nized a mem­ber of their fac­ulty at Wednesday’s board meet­ing. Sci­ence teacher Jake Pan­ico received the McK­etta Out­stand­ing High School Teacher of the Year Award at a din­ner last Fri­day night. Pan­ico was nom­i­nated for the …

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DEFIANCE BUDGET TALKS

Defi­ance City Coun­cil com­mit­tees are in the process of review­ing the city’s pro­posed 2014 bud­gets. Council’s water and sewer com­mit­tees looked at the water and sewer bud­gets Tues­day dur­ing a com­bined meet­ing. The gen­eral fund bud­get will be reviewed by council’s finance com­mit­tee at 5:30 p.m. next Tues­day, Oct. 22nd. …

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DEFIANCE WOMAN STILL LISTED AS CRITICAL FOLLOWING FIRE

A Defi­ance woman was taken to a Toledo hos­pi­tal Tues­day after an early morn­ing house fire in Defi­ance. Spokesper­sons at Mercy St. Vin­cent Med­ical Cen­ter in Toledo say Donna Cole­man is in “crit­i­cal” con­di­tion after first being taken to Mercy Defi­ance Hos­pi­tal for smoke inhala­tion and burns, and then trans­ferred …

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