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WILLIAMS COUNTY POLL RESULTS

Both of the issues appear­ing on Tuesday’s spe­cial elec­tion bal­lot in Williams County were approved by vot­ers. The Williams Soil and Water Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict levy for 0.4 mills will col­lect $271,000 each year and was approved by more than a 57% mar­gin. A Millcreek-West Unity Local School Dis­trict emer­gency levy …

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SPANGLER CANDY WELL APPROVED

By a three to one mar­gin, The Bryan Board of Pub­lic Affairs voted Tues­day to allow Span­gler Candy Co. to replace a fail­ing 1940 water well with a new well. Accord­ing to the Bryan Times, by lan­guage in the agree­ment, Span­gler acknowl­edges that in case of emer­gency, the com­pany “will …

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NAPOLEON SAYS NO TO TAX

Napoleon Area School Dis­trict vot­ers Tues­day turned down a 1/2 per­cent earned income tax by a 53% major­ity. The district’s deficit spend­ing in fis­cal 2012 is pro­jected to increase each year through fis­cal year 2017. That’s when pro­jec­tions call for the dis­trict to go broke. The tax, had it been …

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PUTNAM COUNTY POLL RESULTS

There was only one issue fac­ing some Put­nam County vot­ers on Tues­day, and those vot­ers nar­rowly turned down levies and a 0.5-mill, 30-year facil­i­ties bond for the Apollo Career Cen­ter Joint Voca­tional School Dis­trict. Of 286 vot­ers in five precincts, 144 voted against the issue… 142 voted for it.

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FULTON COUNTY POLL RESULTS

Some tax issues were approved Tues­day in Ful­ton County. The 0.7-mill, five-year renewal for the oper­a­tions of the county’s 911 sys­tem passed by an unof­fi­cial mar­gin of 2,189–713, while the 0.5-mill, 10-year renewal for the county health dis­trict also passed, 1,957–931. Only 2,935 peo­ple cast bal­lots out of the 29,336 …

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HENRY COUNTY POLL RESULTS

In Henry County… • The replace­ment of a tax for the pur­pose of The Henry County Board of Devel­op­men­tal Dis­abil­i­ties was approved by vot­ers by a 54.6% mar­gin. • An annual income tax of one half of one per­cent (0.5%) on the earned income of indi­vid­u­als resid­ing in the Napoleon …

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DEFIANCE BURGLAR NABBED

A Defi­ance man has been arrested in con­nec­tion with sev­eral bur­glar­ies. 18 year old Gary Blanken­ship Jr was picked up by the Defi­ance Police Depart­ment on a charge of bur­glary Blanken­ship had an ini­tial hear­ing Mon­day in Defi­ance Munic­i­pal Court. His case was con­tin­ued until today. Bond was set at …

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Thelma Rose Stover, 72

Thelma Rose (Myers) Stover, age 72, of Bryan, was called home by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, May 6, 2013, at the Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center in Defiance. Born February 18, 1941 in Wayne, Michigan, Thelma was the daughter of Glen and Helen (Steinhauer) Myers. …

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Bea Bechtol, 79

Beatrice “Bea” B. Bechtol, 79, of Montpelier since 1968, died late Monday evening, May 6th at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  She was born on January 24th 1934 in Ransom Township, Michigan to Clarence C. and Stella L. (Parney) Johnston.  Bea attended Pittsford High School.   On July 27th 1968 she …

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Randy MacFarlane, 74

Randolph “Randy” J. MacFarlane, 74 of rural Stryker, Ohio went home to be with His Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 5th 2013 surrounded by his family. Randy had been in declining health for several years.  He was blessed to be under Hospice Care of Williams and Fulton County and with …

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