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NAPOLEON TO DECIDE ON TAX

For the fourth time since March 2012, vot­ers in the Napoleon Area School Dis­trict are fac­ing a bal­lot request for new oper­at­ing funds. At next Tuesday’s elec­tion, they will decide the fate of a 2.9-mill, five-year prop­erty tax levy which would gen­er­ate about $825,000 annu­ally begin­ning in 2014. If approved, …

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RUNS HELD LOCALLY FOR CHARITY

Sev­eral runs were held recently with Hal­loween themes. Many of the runs, such as the Zom­bie Run in Edger­ton and Boo Run Run in Napoleon, were new addi­tions to race sched­ules this year. The races helped indi­vid­u­als get some exer­cise as well as in the Hal­loween spirit while ben­e­fit­ing var­i­ous …

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Susan Hughart, 64

Susan M. Hughart, age 64, of Butler, Indiana and formerly a lifelong resident of Edgerton, Ohio, died at 9:34 A.M. on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Laurels of DeKalb where she was a patient. Ms. Hughart was a 1967 graduate of Edgerton High School and was employed at Edgerton Metals, …

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TRUTH AND TREAT

A “Truth and Treat” event will be held at Mat­tie Marsh Park tomor­row from 6 to 8 p.m. Orga­niz­ers say if you have a sweet tooth and want some sweet truth, then this is the party for you! Along with candy for the kids and hot dogs and cider for …

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UNITED WAY HOLDS QUARTERLY HUNGER SUMMIT

The United Way held their quar­terly Hunger Sum­mit Thurs­day after­noon and all who attended agreed.. Demand for ser­vices is up. Every food pantry in Williams county reported an increased num­ber of first-time clients since August. Accord­ing to those involved, it’s not that peo­ple can’t afford food, they just can’t afford …

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CRASH INJURES DEFIANCE MAN

The Ohio High­way Patrol is con­tin­u­ing their inves­ti­ga­tion into a two vehi­cle crash Thurs­day after­noon that injured a Defi­ance man. Police report the crash occurred right before 12:30 yes­ter­day after­noon on Ohio 15 when a north­bound vehi­cle dri­ven by 40 year old Anthony Silva of Defi­ance crossed the cen­ter­line and …

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DEFIANCE BACKS DOWN TO GM

Defi­ance city offi­cials are now hav­ing sec­ond thoughts regard­ing a dead­line they pre­vi­ously issued, requir­ing the local Gen­eral Motors plant on Ohio 281 to begin annex­a­tion pro­ceed­ings or have their munic­i­pal water ser­vice shut off. A let­ter attempt­ing to force the issue was sent to GM ear­lier this year in …

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NAPOLEON OFFICER HURT IN CRASH

A Napoleon police offi­cer was injured Thurs­day morn­ing in a one-vehicle crash while respond­ing to a pur­suit with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office. 28 year old Patrol­man Brad Strick­land ran off the road and hit a util­ity pole and small tree before over­turn­ing in a field. Strick­land was taken to …

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SPEEDING WOMAN SOUGHT

Troop­ers are still look­ing for the dri­ver of a vehi­cle who led offi­cers on a high speed pur­suit through Defi­ance and Henry coun­ties Thurs­day morn­ing. They say a white female with dark brown or black hair and wear­ing a pink zip up hoodie and shorts, dri­ving a 2005 Chevy Trail­blazer …

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Milo Renz, 85

Milo L. Renz, 85 years, of Bryan, passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2013 in his residence with his family at his side. He was under the care of Community Health Professionals Hospice.  Milo was born March 6, 1928, in Sherwood, Ohio, the son of the late Perry O. and Gertrude H. …

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