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EDGERTON EYES IRRIGATION WELLS FOR FIRE FIGHTING

The Edger­ton Fire Depart­ment is excited about a new process that allows crews to tap into farm­ers’ irri­ga­tion wells. Accord­ing to an arti­cle in the Bryan Times, the Edger­ton Fire Depart­ment believes it to be an impor­tant new tool that could pay pay off big in fire­fight­ing. Up until now, …

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BRYAN BARN FEST

The 36th annual Barn Fest will be held this Sat­ur­day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the MacDonald-Ruff Ice Arena in Bryan. This year there will be more than 60 craft ven­dors, lots of great food, and live enter­tain­ment too, along with the most famous tra­di­tion con­nected to the …

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TAX OPTIONS DISCUSSED

Behind every sil­ver lin­ing is a dark cloud. Yes, even what we think of as good things, some­times aren’t what they appear. Take elec­tric and hybrid vehi­cles for instance. Who would have thought that they would have such a big impact on area road­ways. But not in the way most …

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MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM PLANNED

Auburn already is known in many cir­cles as the unof­fi­cial auto museum cap­i­tal of Indi­ana. Begin­ning in 2015, that city will have a new one. It will be housed in the old Auburn Elec­tric Co. power plant just across the park­ing lot from the Auburn Cord Due­sen­berg Museum and the …

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GRAIN ELEVATOR CASE MOVING FORWARD

A West Unity man pleaded no con­test to charges related to his part in the Arch­bold Ele­va­tor cor­rup­tion probe. The Ful­ton County Prosecutor’s Office announced Mon­day that 36 year old Todd Gerig pled no con­test to attempted delayed price agree­ment. Pros­e­cu­tors dropped addi­tional charges against Gerig. The Bryan Times reports …

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3-VEHICLE CRASH INJURES THREE

A three-vehicle crash Mon­day morn­ing at U.S. 127 and Ohio 18 left three peo­ple injured… two of them with seri­ous injuries. The Ohio State High­way Patrol at Defi­ance says 45 year old Roy Wor­ley Jr, of Lit­tle River, S.C., was dri­ving a tractor-trailer rig east on Ohio 18 when he …

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MESS IN MONTPELIER DISCUSSED

Mont­pe­lier Vil­lage Coun­cil met on Mon­day. Coun­cil heard from some res­i­dents who are con­cerned about an unkept prop­erty in the vil­lage. One cou­ple told coun­cil that an adja­cent prop­erty to theirs has sev­eral old vehi­cles on it, which in turn makes their prop­erty less attrac­tive and valu­able. The cou­ple asked …

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DEFIANCE ANNEXING

Despite some oppo­si­tion, Defi­ance offi­cials are mov­ing for­ward with annex­a­tion plans, and in fact, more annex­a­tions could be com­ing. City coun­cil passed a res­o­lu­tion back in April stat­ing the city’s inten­tion to enforce its annex­a­tion pol­icy. That pol­icy says that prop­er­ties that are receiv­ing munic­i­pal water out­side the city lim­its …

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BLOOD DRIVES SET

The Amer­i­can Red Cross of Defi­ance County will hold two blood dri­ves this week. There is a blood drive hap­pen­ing today from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at ProMed­ica Defi­ance Regional Hos­pi­tal on Ral­ston Ave., in the main con­fer­ence room. The other blood drive will be held on Thurs­day, from 1–6:30 p.m. …

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Gary Starr, 67

Gary J. Starr, 67, of Montpelier passed away Monday morning at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home in Montpelier.  He was born on February 8, 1946 to Harold “Shorty” P. and Marcielle M. (Dick) Starr.  Gary graduated from Montpelier High School in 1964 and then earned his bachelor’s degree from Tri State University, Angola, …

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