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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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Charles Welsh, 94

Charles W. Welsh, 94, of Montpelier, passed away March 23, 2013 at Hillside Country Living near Bryan. He was born on June 22, 1919 in Toledo, Ohio, to the late John and Bessie (Dixon) Welsh. Charles honorably served his country in the United States Navy during WWII. He worked for …

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Irene Nelson, 88

Irene L. Nelson, 88 of Wauseon Ohio passed away on March 23, 2013 in Toledo. The daughter of Harold and Christa (Boyer) Kopp, she was born in her grandparent’s home in Iona Township, Todd County, Minnesota on May 27 1924. She was a graduate of Clarissa Mn. High School in …

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Carol Dirrim, 63

Carol Sue Dirrim, age 63, of rural Bryan, Ohio, died Saturday morning, March 23, 2013, in her home surrounded by her family. Carol was a member of the Restoration Fellowship in Williams Center. She was a homemaker who loved to dance, listen to Oldies Rock-N-Roll and spend time with her …

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Jim Kasper, 81

James D. Kasper, 81, of Montpelier died Thursday, March 21st at the Bryan Care and Rehabilitation Center in Bryan. He was born on August 8, 1931 in Swanton Ohio to Fred H. and Mildred E. (Snyder) Kasper. Jim graduated from Swanton High School in 1949. He was drafted into the …

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Loyeta Mikesell, 81

Loyetta May Mikesell, 81 years, of Bryan, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 21, 2013 in her home.  Loyetta was born January 24, 1932 in Goshen, Indiana, the daughter of the late Marion and Trues (Cox) White.  She married Eugene Mikesell on August 20, 1960 in Goshen, Indiana.  He preceded her in death …

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