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ARCHBOLD COUNCIL TALKS WATER RATE INCREASE

Arch­bold vil­lage coun­cil met on Mon­day. Coun­cil passed an ordi­nance that will pro­vide for a water rate adjust­ment. The water-rate increase will take place in the June 2013 billing state­ment and reflects a 1 per­cent rate increase. Arch­bold offi­cials say the increase for the aver­age res­i­dent will be less than …

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DEFINANCE LEGISLATION COULD HELP THOSE WITH OVERDUE UTILITY BILLS

Defi­ance City Coun­cil is con­sid­er­ing leg­is­la­tion that would assist finan­cially dis­tressed per­sons aided by local char­i­ties to pay their util­ity bills. An ordi­nance con­cern­ing deferred pay­ment plans on util­ity bills is sched­uled for a first read­ing by coun­cil tonight. The pro­posed ordi­nance would give the util­i­ties billing office direc­tor lim­ited …

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BRYAN PD BUSY

Bryan Police made sev­eral arrests over the week­end… On Sat­ur­day night around 1:15, police arrested 57 year old Robin Grif­fin of Main Street in Bryan. Grif­fin was charged with mar­i­juana pos­ses­sion and pos­ses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia. In an unre­lated arrest on Sun­day, Bryan Police picked up 65 year old Robert …

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STRYKER AREA HERITAGE COUNCIL TO HOLD SPECIAL PROGRAM

The shoot­ing of a top radio per­son­al­ity, the mur­der of a child in Williams County, a man tar­geted by a noto­ri­ous gang and the worst tragedy at a school in America…all sto­ries that were cov­ered by a reporter from the area and all will be fea­tured in a pro­gram this …

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WILLIAMS SALES TAX REVENUE DOWN… SLIGHTLY

Williams County sales tax rev­enue is down for the first quar­ter of 2013. Accord­ing to what County Audi­tor report­edly told the Bryan Times, the county col­lected 0.2% less than it did dur­ing the same period last year. It’s not really a big deal when you look at the actual num­bers. …

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FLOODING

Flood­ing was a prob­lem in many areas over the week­end. Crews has to assist sev­eral peo­ple in get­ting out of their homes on Sat­ur­day. Put­nam County Sheriff’s offi­cers assisted res­i­dents located on West Third and West Main streets in Ottawa in get­ting out of their res­i­dences by using a Humvee. …

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GROUND BROKEN FOR MEMORIAL

It’s taken years of plan­ning and lots of hard work, but finally, The Ful­ton County 9–11 Memo­r­ial Com­mit­tee broke ground for a new memo­r­ial at the Ful­ton County Fair­grounds on Sun­day. The 12 foot steel beam from the World Trade Cen­ter will be on dis­play at that memo­r­ial. County offi­cials …

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THEFTS UNDER INVESTIGATION IN WILLIAMS COUNTY

The Williams County Sher­iffs Office is inves­ti­gat­ing sev­eral thefts that were reported last week. Near Edon the Sher­iffs Office says some­one entered a barn stole a mower with a 60 inch deck val­ued at $5,000. Near Pio­neer some­one broke into a barn there and took an A.T.V. worth $1,000. Any­one …

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Ilene Mowrer, 79

Ilene Faye Mowrer, age 79, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 4:44 A.M. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in her home after an extended illness. She was a secretary and assistant cook at Waldron High School for twenty years, worked as a Hostess at Holiday Inn for ten years and also …

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Tom McMillen, 52

Tom A. McMillen, 52, of Pioneer died late Thursday night at the Community Hospital and Wellness Center in Bryan after a brief illness.  He was born on November 7, 1960 in Angola, Indiana to James H. and Evelyn K. (Koch) McMillen.  Tom graduated from North Central High School in Pioneer in 1979.  On …

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