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CANDIDATES FORUM SET

The Bryan Area Cham­ber of Com­merce is hold­ing its annual “Meet the Can­di­dates” forum Thurs­day night at 7:30 in the New Era audi­to­rium. The forum is a chance for each can­di­date to step for­ward and present his or her posi­tions. Eights top­ics for pre­sen­ta­tion have already been given to the …

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BRYAN POLICE REPORT

Bryan Police report the arrest of a Bryan man on drug charges. Police say 34 year old Jonathon Herder of North Main Street in Bryan was picked up around noon on Tues­day. Herder was charged with pos­ses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia and a pro­ba­tion vio­la­tion. He was locked behind bars at …

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DECISION DUE ON COURTHOUSE IN DEFIANCE

A deci­sion on whether to pro­ceed fur­ther with the pro­posed ren­o­va­tion of the Defi­ance County Cour­t­house was delayed Mon­day, but a deci­sion could be com­ing by Thurs­day. A seven-member com­mit­tee on Mon­day dis­cussed the lat­est plans with the project archi­tect. Some com­mit­tee mem­bers asked more time to review the recent …

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NAPOLEON TALKS WATER

Dis­cus­sion about the costs involved in the con­struc­tion of a new water treat­ment plant took place at this week’s meet­ing of the Napoleon City Coun­cil. The mayor was unhappy with fig­ures that were pre­sented to coun­cil a year ago regard­ing the esti­mated cost of con­struct­ing a new water treat­ment plant …

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BUSY DAY FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS

It was a busy Mon­day for Bryan fire­fight­ers. First, just after 7:30am, they rushed to a call con­cern­ing oil con­t­a­m­i­na­tion at the con­flu­ence of Lynn Run, Pigeon Run and Ditch 40 Mon­day morn­ing. Accord­ing to the Bryan Times, oil got into the storm sewer and then spilled out into the …

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BRYAN PASSES TOUGH DRUG LAW

Bryan now has a new drug law on the books, and city offi­cials say they are plan­ning to strictly enforce it in an effort to keep drugs out of the city. On Mon­day, Bryan City Coun­cil approved an ordi­nance ban­ning the man­u­fac­ture, sale, dis­tri­b­u­tion and pos­ses­sion of syn­thetic drugs and …

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EDGERTON COUNCIL HEARS FROM AUDITOR’S OFFICE

The Edger­ton Vil­lage Coun­cil met Mon­day and an offi­cial from the state auditor’s office addressed them, con­firm­ing that the vil­lage does meet the cri­te­ria for fis­cal emer­gency. The state offi­cial told coun­cil, accord­ing to the Bryan Times, that when this hap­pens, there is often fear of the state tak­ing full …

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PEDESTRIAN BEACON

The Ohio Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion (ODOT) and Vil­lage of Delta are mak­ing cross­ing the street eas­ier for pedes­tri­ans. A new traf­fic safety device, called a pedes­trian hybrid bea­con (PHB), is being installed at the inter­sec­tion of Main Street (U.S. Route 20A) and Wood Street in down­town Delta. They say that …

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MURDER TRIAL TO GET UNDERWAY

The trial late this month of a woman accused of com­mit­ting a mur­der almost 10 years ago now appears likely. 46 year old Judith Hawkey of Oak­wood is fac­ing charges of aggra­vated mur­der; four counts of endan­ger­ing chil­dren; and insur­ance fraud. Hawkey is accused of mak­ing her then 10-year-old step­son …

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Larry Blair Bourquin, 80

Larry Blair Bourquin, 80, of Julian, North Carolina, died on October 4, 2013. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Johnson Cemetery, rural Archbold. The family will receive friends from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. on Saturday at the Grisier Funeral …

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