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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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More Snow & More Delays

Once again, snow emer­gen­cies were announced yes­ter­day in many areas of North­west Ohio due to blow­ing and drift­ing snow, as the win­ter of 2013–14 just won’t give up. Williams and Henry Coun­ties were reported to be oper­at­ing on Level 2 emer­gen­cys, while Ful­ton and Defi­ance Coun­ties were at level 1. …

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Calamity Days On Path To Approval

The Ohio House voted last week to approve four addi­tional calamity days for the state’s school dis­tricts because of this winter’s extreme weather, after many school dis­tricts across the state sim­ply ran out of extra days. This bill still awaits approval by the Sen­ate. If the Sen­ate bill ends up …

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New Sears In Adrian

Sears Home­town and Out­let Stores, Inc. announces the open­ing of a new Sears Home­town Store on Main Street in Adrian. The new store is cel­e­brat­ing its grand open­ing today through March first by offer­ing an addi­tional dis­count of 10 per­cent off almost every­thing in the store, plus spe­cial give­aways, includ­ing …

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Tax Holiday Looks Likely

The Ohio Sen­ate signed off this week on leg­is­la­tion allow­ing peo­ple here in Ohio to buy cer­tain items over a three-day period with­out pay­ing any state or local sales taxes. The sales tax hol­i­day would begin on the first Fri­day of August and cover school sup­plies, com­put­ers and sup­plies. The …

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Lucille Nottingham, 87

Lucille Marie Nottingham, age 87, of Wauseon passed away early Tuesday February 25, 2014 at Fulton Manor in Wauseon. Prior to her retirement she had been a school cook. Mrs. Nottingham was born in Loretto, MN on September 23, 1926 the daughter of the late Herman and the late Louise …

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