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Thomas Hawkins, 65

Thomas E. Hawkins, age 65, of Edgerton, Ohio, died at 4:55 A.M. on Saturday, March 23, 2013, in his home, surrounded by family after an extended illness. Mr. Hawkins was a 1965 graduate of Edgerton High School and worked for The Aro Corporation, retiring with nearly thirty-six years of service. …

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Bill Kissinger, 77

William E. (Bill) Kissinger of Edon, Ohio passed away at his home Saturday, March, 23, 2013. He was born July 24, 1935 in his parents’ home near Blakeslee, Ohio to Maxine and Burton Kissinger. Bill is survived by his loving wife Phyllis Irene (Maginn) Kissinger, to whom he wed over …

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Harold Vogelsong, 82

Harold Walter Vogelsong, age 82, of Defiance, Ohio, died at 5:08 A.M. on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Community Health Partners Inpatient Hospice in Defiance. Mr. Vogelsong was a lithographer for over 45 years, retiring from Reese Brothers in Perrysburg. He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of …

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9-1-1 BEAM TO BE PART OF LOCAL MEMORIAL

A steel I-beam from the North Tower of the World Trade Cen­ter will be part of a new mon­u­ment on the Ful­ton County Fair­grounds. The I-beam was most likely a ver­ti­cal sup­port beam from one of floors. Bits of con­crete from the floor are still vis­i­ble. The force of the …

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SPANGLER UNIONS REACH AGREEMENT

It’s a deal! On Thurs­day, after nearly a week of nego­ti­a­tions, mem­bers of Local 20 of the Inter­na­tional Broth­er­hood of Team­sters and Span­gler Candy Com­pany signed a five-year con­tract. Major dis­cus­sion cen­tered around insur­ance and wages.

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SCHOOL VIOLENCE FORUM HELD

A school safety and gun vio­lence forum was spon­sored this week by the Shalom Coun­sel­ing Medi­a­tion Cen­ter and Defi­ance Col­lege and was held on Tues­day at the col­lege. Area law enforce­ment offi­cials, edu­ca­tors, and many local res­i­dents showed up and expressed their con­cerns about safety in our local schools. Some …

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LEVY QUESTION COMES AT A COST

The Williams County Soil and Water Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict has placed a levy on the May 7 spe­cial elec­tion bal­lot, which they say will bring in $271,000 annu­ally if passed. The res­o­lu­tion has been filed, but because the May bal­lot is a spe­cial elec­tion, Soil and Water will need to pay …

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WIND FARM PLANNED

Another wind farm com­pany is look­ing at our area. North­west Ohio Wind Energy LLC will hold a pub­lic infor­ma­tional meet­ing at 6pm on April 9 at Wayne Trace High School. North­west Ohio Wind Energy wants to build around 50 wind tur­bines to the west and east of U.S. 127. The …

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COUNTIES RECEIVE HEALTH RANKING REPORT

An annual study released Wednes­day by the Uni­ver­sity of Wis­con­sin Pop­u­la­tion Health Insti­tute and the Robert Wood John­son Foun­da­tion ranks Ohio’s coun­ties in terms of healthy liv­ing. Out of the state’s 88 coun­ties, Put­nam County ranked sec­ond, with Ful­ton County at 10th, Williams County at 19th, Henry County at 27th, …

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OLD JAIL GETS A SECOND LIFE

New life for an old jail. Pauld­ing County Com­mis­sion­ers on Wednes­day accepted for the for­mer jail and the bid from All Trades His­tor­i­cal Restora­tion in the amount of $11,770 was the top bid­der. All Trades Restora­tion, based in Indi­ana, wants the prop­erty for its Pauld­ing office. The com­pany plans to …

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