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Bryan Tax Discussed

At Monday’s Bryan Coun­cil meet­ing, coun­cil mem­bers and the mayor dis­cussed the ½ per­cent income tax levy Bryan vot­ers will be asked to replace. They say it’s noth­ing new… It’s been in place since 1986 and has been renewed every 9 ½ years. The tax, accord­ing to the Bryan Times, …

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Blood Drive Set For Next Tuesday

Mark your cal­en­dar. The Henry County Amer­i­can Red Cross will hold a blood drive next Tues­day, March 11th, at the Napoleon Moose Lodge on Oak­wood Avenue, Napoleon. This blood drive is spon­sored by the Amer­i­can Can­cer Soci­ety. Walk-ins are wel­come. To sched­ule an appoint­ment, call 800-RED-CROSS. After the tough win­ter …

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Tom Pryslak, 66

Thomas M. “Tom” Pryslak, 66 years, of Pioneer, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Bryan after a sudden illness.  Tom was born September 5, 1947 in Elmira, New York, the son of Steve and Mary (Opper) Pryslak.  He was a 1965 graduate of Thomas Edison High …

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Linda Hageman, 72

Linda J. Hageman, age 72, of Ney, Ohio, died early on Friday, February 28, 2014, in her home after a brief illness. Mrs. Hageman was a 1959 graduate of Spencer, West Virginia, High School and was a longtime employee of K-mart in Bryan, Ohio. She enjoyed her time on the …

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Bryan Police Continue Catch & Release

More catch and release by Bryan Police. 55 year old Alfonso Miller of Defi­ance was arrested by Bryan Police on Sat­ur­day, and charged with pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana and drug para­pher­na­lia. He was released. 25 year old Daryke Roose of Bryan, was arrested and charged with OVI and open con­tainer in …

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Emergency Prep Week Has Begun

This week is Severe Weather Aware­ness Week, and as part of that recog­ni­tion, a statewide tor­nado drill will be held on Wednes­day to test out­door sirens. The statewide test will begin Wednes­day morn­ing at 9:50. State offi­cials are ask­ing all schools, busi­nesses, and homes to prac­tice their tor­nado drills and …

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Fire In Defiance

We’ve cer­tainly had our share of fires this win­ter. There was another house fire in the area on Fri­day. Defi­ance fire­fight­ers were called out Fri­day morn­ing to flames at a home on Wash­ing­ton Avenue. The first reports came in around 6:30 Fri­day morn­ing. Accord­ing to the Cres­cent News, the flames …

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Lightning Behind Gas Blast

It’s now been deter­mined that it was light­ning that caused that home explo­sion a week ago at Snow Lake in Steuben County. Fire inves­ti­ga­tors found burn holes where the light­ning came out through a gas line in the crawl­space. Inves­ti­ga­tors now say they think the crawl­space filled with gas after …

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Speed Cameras Under Scrutiny

Some sur­veil­lance cam­eras in the state are under scrutiny. A few more speed­ing cam­eras have gone dark in Ohio, after the lat­est in a string of court rul­ings against auto­mated traf­fic enforce­ment. In But­ler County last week, a judge ordered one vil­lage to pull the plug on enforce­ment cam­eras, say­ing …

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Deadly Defiance Crash

The Ohio High­way Patrol this morn­ing is say­ing that a Defi­ance woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash Thurs­day morn­ing in Defi­ance County. Police say a car dri­ven by 50 year old Kathy Browns of Defi­ance ran off Defi­ance County Road 424 and slammed into a util­ity pole. The crash …

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