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Mae Wilson, 83

Ava “Mae” Maysel Wilson, 83 of Fredericktown, Ohio, formerly of Montpelier, went home to be with the Lord on Friday February 21st at the Country Court Nursing Home in Mt. Vernon, Ohio.  She was born on March 8, 1930 in Frame, West Virginia to Morgan A. and Blanche C. (Anderson) Thompson.  She …

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Fire Takes Defiance Barn

A small barn was destroyed by fire Sat­ur­day after­noon in Defi­ance County. Fire­fight­ers were called just after noon on Sat­ur­day to Flory Road where the build­ing, owned by Eric and Amanda West­hoven, was fully engulfed when they arrived. There were no reports of any­one hurt in the fire, how­ever a …

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Tax Cheat Pleads Guilty

A Defi­ance County man has pleaded guilty in U.S. Dis­trict Court to a bill of infor­ma­tion charg­ing him with five counts of tax eva­sion. Michael W. Blake entered the guilty plea on Fri­day. Blake is now set to be sen­tenced July 28 by Judge Jef­frey Helmick, who accepted his plea …

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Defiance Reservoir OK

This year’s harsh win­ter hasn’t caused the Defi­ance reser­voir oper­a­tion any major prob­lems. Accord­ing to the Cres­cent News, water plant super­in­ten­dent Adam McDow­ell reports that this win­ter has been less of a chal­lenge than the 2012–13 sea­son. The reser­voir, accord­ing to McDow­ell, is much fuller than it was at this …

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Napoleon Sex Offender Arrested

A Napoleon man has been arrested on a felony charge of Fail­ing to Reg­is­ter a change of address as a Sex Offender. 34 year old Shan­non Hand is sched­uled in court today on that charge. Hand was orig­i­nally con­victed in Defi­ance County on a charge of Attempted Unlaw­ful Sex­ual Con­duct …

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Fulton Court Notes

In Ful­ton County Com­mon Pleas Court, 37 year old Joshua Cas­sady of Wauseon pled guilty on Fri­day to Tres­pass­ing in a home when a per­son is likely to be present. Police say Cas­sady stole a tv from an Elm Street home in Wauseon in con­nec­tion with the same inci­dent. Cas­sady …

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Roof Collapse And Fumes Escape

Thirty peo­ple were exposed to poi­so­nous fumes Thurs­day morn­ing after a roof at the Per­for­mance Food Group dis­tri­b­u­tion cen­ter on U.S. 6 in Kendal­lville, Indi­ana col­lapsed. Accord­ing to the Bryan Times, the weight of heavy-wet snow caved in the roof, which caused a tank of anhy­drous ammo­nia to rup­ture. It …

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House Fire!

The rash of house fires in our area con­tin­ued Thurs­day morn­ing when flames were reported at a home County Road 18.75 between Stryker and Bryan. The call came in around 8:45 yes­ter­day morn­ing. When fire­fight­ers arrived, they found the flames con­tained to a first-floor bed­room. Ice on the roads and …

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Roof Collapse In Napoleon

Another roof col­lapse Thurs­day in Napoleon caused an ammo­nia leak and resulted in the evac­u­a­tion of sur­round­ing busi­nesses. Accord­ing to the Cres­cent News, it hap­pened yes­ter­day just before 1pm at Clover­leaf Cold Stor­age on Inde­pen­dence Drive when the roof col­lapsed near the dock­ing bay. Police say the area was evac­u­ated …

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Home Explosion

An explo­sion that could be heard and felt by some peo­ple as much as four miles away, lev­eled a Steuben County home Thurs­day. No one was in the home at the time, but a dog that was inside was res­cued by a neigh­bor. Police say it hap­pened at the home …

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