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DRINKING AND DRIVING CRACK DOWN COMING

As party-goers cel­e­brate Cinco de Mayo with som­breros, mari­achi music and authen­tic cui­sine, many will also indulge with their favorite mar­garita or tequila, and then, unfor­tu­nately, choose to get behind the wheel. That’s why this year the Ohio State High­way Patrol will be join­ing with other law enforce­ment agen­cies across …

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BRYAN POLICE ARRESTS

The Bryan Police Depart­ment lists a cou­ple of recent unre­lated arrests… On Tues­day, April 30th just after 5:30pm, 47 year old Den­nis Altaffer of Bryan was arrested for abuse of harm­ful intox­i­cants. And on Wednes­day morn­ing at 3:49am, 23 year old Cora Gonyea of Bryan was picked up by Bryan …

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HICKSVILLE MAN SENTENCED TO 62 YEARS IN PRISON

A Hicksville man who was con­victed last week of 10 child sex­ual abuse charges, was sen­tenced to 62 years in prison Wednes­day in Defi­ance County Com­mon Pleas Court. 42 year old Jerry Stairhime had faced a max­i­mum prison term for the charges of 75 years. Stairhime was found guilty of …

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DEFIANCE RED CROSS IN DANGER OF CLOSING

The Amer­i­can Red Cross office in Defi­ance County may be clos­ing. It’s due to low local fundrais­ing. The county office at 1220 S. Clin­ton St. in Defi­ance is under the Toledo regional office, which cov­ers 16 coun­ties. County offices in Napoleon, Bryan, Wauseon and Ottawa are also affil­i­ates of the …

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Marilyn LaPlante, 74

Marilyn Alice LaPlante of Brenham, Texas, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2013 in Brenham. Marilyn was born on September 21, 1938 to Erma (Schwab) and Donald Titus Pile of Toledo, Ohio. She attended Sylvania High School and after attending Bowling Green State University in Ohio, went on to obtain …

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Kathryn Heisler, 94

M. Kathryn Heisler, age 94, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 9:45 A.M. on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Genesis Heath Care in Bryan, where she was a resident. She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church near Edgerton, Ohio, where she was active in the Ladies Aid Society and …

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BRYAN RELEASES PLANS FOR SCHOOLS

It’s all new… from the ground up. The Bryan City Schools’ new mas­ter facil­i­ties plan is call­ing for a totally dif­fer­ent approach to the district’s build­ing needs, includ­ing a new school for grades 6 to 12 at the cur­rent mid­dle school site, and ren­o­vat­ing the exist­ing mid­dle school. Accord­ing to …

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THIS LITTLE PIGGY HAS A NEW HOME

Macey has a new home. Macey is a 300-pound sow that was found on April 1 lying near the side of a house along U.S. 20 by Mont­pe­lier. A woman on the scene said the pig fell out of a trac­tor trailer that was trav­el­ing around 60 miles per hour. …

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THE SKEETERS ARE COMING!

Get ready… here it comes. Mos­quito sea­son is almost here. While the drought of 2012 meant fewer mos­qui­toes, the wet weather lately may have the oppo­site effect. That means stand­ing water in fields, yards and else­where. Stand­ing water and warm weather — the per­fect recipe for mos­qui­toes. Mos­qui­toes need stand­ing …

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FBI AGENT GUEST SPEAKER AT ROTARY LUNCHEON

An FBI agent was the fea­tured speaker at the Defiance’s Rotary meet­ing on Mon­day. Agent Dave Dustin — based in the FBI’s Toledo office — spoke for about 15 min­utes at the weekly lun­cheon. Dustin said agents locally focus pri­mar­ily on duties such as com­bat­ing child pros­ti­tu­tion, child pornog­ra­phy and …

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