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COLLEGE TRUSTEES MEET

The North­west State Com­mu­nity Col­lege Board of Trustees met in reg­u­lar ses­sion on Fri­day. Dr. Cindy Krueger, vice pres­i­dent for aca­d­e­mics, pre­sented data from her dis­ser­ta­tion on stu­dent suc­cess. The board also Pro­moted Lau­rie Stor­rer to full-time sec­re­tary for infor­ma­tion tech­nolo­gies; Employed John Shrader as full-time systems/network admin­is­tra­tor; Approved mis­cel­la­neous …

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BRYAN BLOTTER

Bryan police report a cou­ple of drug related arrests over the week­end. On Sat­ur­day night just before 9pm, Ger­ald Ross III of Bryan was picked up for pos­ses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia. Ross was released fol­low­ing pro­cess­ing. Also on Sat­ur­day night just before 9pm, Ricky Har­ring­ton of Mont­pe­lier was arrested for …

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MAN ACCUSED IN DEFIANCE SEX CASE

A pre­trial hear­ing in Defi­ance County Com­mon Pleas Court is now set for August 14th for a local man accused of two charges of sex­ual abuse. Thomas But­ler, who is serv­ing a prison sen­tence at the North Cen­tral Cor­rec­tional Insti­tu­tion in Mar­ion on unre­lated charges, pleaded not guilty to rape …

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BLOOD DRIVE IN DEFIANCE

The Amer­i­can Red Cross of Defi­ance County will hold a blood drive on Tues­day, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Twin Rivers Care and Reha­bil­i­ta­tion on Hard­ing Street in Defi­ance. To sched­ule an appoint­ment, call 800-RED-CROSS.

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CHILD’S DEATH UNDER INVESTIGATION

Police say a 1-year-old boy is dead after he was found unre­spon­sive in an Ohio home. It hap­pened in Hamil­ton Fri­day night. The child was rushed to a hos­pi­tal where he died on Sun­day. Hamil­ton police ini­tially charged 20-year-old Dylan Tomp­kins with child endan­ger­ing. Police say charges against Tomp­kins may …

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DEATH ROW INMATE FOUND HANGED

A man who was sched­uled to die this Wednes­day for fatally stab­bing his neigh­bor was found hanged in his cell Sun­day. Prison offi­cials say 44 year old Billy Sla­gle was found at about 5 a.m. at a Cor­rec­tional Insti­tu­tion south of Colum­bus and was declared dead. They say it was …

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Lori Connin, 51

Lori Lee Connin, 51 years, of Bryan, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne after a sudden illness.  Lori was born March 15, 1962 in Bryan, the daughter of the late Wilson “Beefy” and Erma L. (Musser) Connin.  She was a 1981 graduate of Bryan High …

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Herbert Eckman, 88

Herbert William Eckman, age 88, of West Unity, Ohio, died at 7:55 A.M. on Saturday, August 3, 2013, in his home after an extended illness. Mr. Eckman was 1943 graduate of Ligonier, Indiana, High School. While attending the University of Texas, in 1943 he joined the United States Maritime Service …

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Lolita Appel, 50

Lolita M. Appel, age 50, of Edgerton, Ohio, died at 7:30 A.M. on Sunday, August 4, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where she a patient after an extended illness. Mrs. Appel was a rural postal carrier in Hicksville and is survived by her husband, Duane. …

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WORLDS LONGEST YARD SALE KICKS OFF

If you can’t buy it this week­end along US-127, then you prob­a­bly don’t need it. What’s billed as “The World’s Longest Yard Sale” is being held this week­end along US-127 stretch­ing from Addi­son, Michi­gan all the way south to Gads­den, Alabama, and it passes through our area. West Unity, Pulaski, …

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