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Eagle Scout

A young man from Stryker has reached the pin­na­cle of achieve­ment in the Boy Scouts. Hunter Clinga­man, a mem­ber of Troop 79 in Stryker, is now an Eagle Scout. He received his award yes­ter­day. Hunter joined scout­ing ten years ago as a mem­ber of Stryker Cub Scout Pack 3079. Hunter …

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Teen Dies In Dirt Bike Crash

A Spencerville teenager died Sun­day after crash­ing a dirt bike at a motocross track. 16 year old Tyler Cook was rid­ing a Honda CR 250 dirt bike at the Tri-State Motor­cy­cle Club, south­west of But­ler when the crash hap­pened. Wit­nesses say Cook went off a jump on the motocross track …

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Clinic Fire

Fire crews were called out to a large fire at a health clinic in Gar­rett, Indi­ana Fri­day morn­ing. The fire at St. Martin’s Health­care was first reported around 8 a.m. Fri­day. The build­ing sus­tained heavy water and smoke dam­age. St. Martin’s Health­care is a clinic that serves those who can’t …

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Defiance Agenda

Defi­ance County com­mis­sion­ers have a num­ber of items on the agenda for their meet­ing today. Fol­low­ing a gen­eral ses­sion, com­mis­sion­ers expect to receive updates from OSU Exten­sion Office offi­cials, The County Engi­neer, Defi­ance Area Cham­ber of Com­merce, and Defiance/Paulding County Job and Fam­ily Ser­vices. Com­mis­sion­ers also plan to dis­cuss employee …

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HERE COME THE CHICKENS

Hil­lan­dale Farms Ohio LLC plans to break ground in June to a 100-acre lay­ing hen farm in Hicksville. The farm will be a first in Ohio for the com­pany, which is based in Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­va­nia. The Bryan Times reports that the farm will be located 3 miles east of Hicksville …

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NEW TRAFFIC LIGHT

Traf­fic was dis­rupted for a few hours in Bryan Thurs­day. The street depart­ment spent a good part of the after­noon replac­ing a stop­light at Town­line Road and High Street. The old stop­light was dam­aged when it got hit last year. Work­ers poured a new base and then had to run …

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METZ FIRE

A one story farm­house west of Metz was destroyed by flames Wednes­day morn­ing. Fire­fight­ers from nine depart­ments were called out at about 1:40am Wednes­day. The house was fully involved when fire­fight­ers arrived. Hamil­ton fire­fight­ers got mutual aide from Metz, Angola, Flo­rence Town­ship, Ash­ley, Fre­mont, Hud­son, Pleas­ant Lake and But­ler crews. …

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HOG REMAINS AT SHELTER

The Williams County Humane Soci­ety is still car­ing for a hog that fell from a truck Mon­day morn­ing near Mont­pe­lier on US 20. The hog is at the humane soci­ety shel­ter where they say the 450 pound sow is doing well with the excep­tion of some scratches and an injured …

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ARMSTRONG ITEMS UP FOR AUCTION

A Texas auc­tion house says it is orga­niz­ing and prepar­ing for the sale of items from Neil Armstrong’s boy­hood home. The first man to walk on the moon died last August at the age of 82. Her­itage Auc­tions says the fam­ily which bought the house in the mid 60’s have …

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TORNADO ANNIVERSARY

It was 39 years ago this week that nature’s vio­lent side was unleashed in our area in a way that we have never seen before and never seen since. The Super Out­break of 1974 is the worst recorded tor­nado out­break on record. The out­break brought a com­bined 13 tor­na­does to …

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