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WATER WOES IN DEFIANCE

A water main line break Mon­day diverted traf­fic in Defi­ance. The break hap­pened just before noon yes­ter­day in the north­bound lane of North Clin­ton at Ses­sions Street. City offi­cials say a four-inch hole was dis­cov­ered in a six-inch cast iron pipe. Crews pumped water to a nearby storm sewer. Reports …

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FARM AGENCY SEEKING NOMINATIONS

The Henry County Farm Ser­vice Agency is accept­ing nom­i­na­tion forms for can­di­dates to serve on its county com­mit­tees. The dead­line is approach­ing as the nom­i­na­tion period ends Aug. 1. Just about any­one par­tic­i­pat­ing or coop­er­at­ing in a Henry County FSA pro­gram may be a can­di­date. Indi­vid­u­als can even nom­i­nate them­selves …

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DETOURS COMING

Begin­ning Thurs­day and run­ning through the rest of the month of July, US 20A, between CR O and the Ohio Turn­pike will be closed for cul­vert replace­ment. Detours will be in place. Also Through July, TR 65, between CR 13 and CR 15 is closed for cul­vert replace­ment. Detours will …

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FATAL CRASH IN DEFIANCE

A Defi­ance woman died Sat­ur­day in a two-vehicle crash. The High­way Patrol reports that 62 year old Jan­ice Thomp­son was south­bound on Car­pen­ter Road at about 10:45 a.m. when she ran through an inter­sec­tion and was hit by a west­bound pickup truck on Ban­ner School Road dri­ven by 74 year …

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BRYAN PD REPORT

Bryan Police were busy over the week­end. On Sat­ur­day, police arrested 26 year old Matthew Wolfe of Bryan on a bench war­rant. Wolfe was locked up in CCNO. On Sun­day, Bryan Police arrested 41 year old Dustin Coler of Bryan on a bench war­rant. Coler was taken to CCNO. Bryan …

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ONE INJURED IN SUNDAY CRASH

Details are still sketchy, but police say at least one per­son was injured and car­ried via Life Flight from the scene of a head-on col­li­sion on U.S. 127 Sun­day evening. The Ohio State High­way Patrol has not issued a for­mal report but they do indi­cate that the acci­dent hap­pened around …

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LIVING UNDER THE BRIDGE

This guy has a rather inter­est­ing address… A home­less man who is sub­ject to court orders related to a sex crime con­vic­tion has reg­is­tered his address as beneath the Clin­ton Street bridge in Defi­ance. He says that’s his home, and the court says if it is, then he must observe …

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$$ COMING TO BRYAN SCHOOLS

The Ohio School Facil­i­ties Com­mis­sion on Thurs­day approved over $18.8 mil­lion in state fund­ing for school con­struc­tion work in the Bryan City School Dis­trict. The dis­trict is one of 19 from across the state that received an offer of fund­ing from the Com­mis­sion, which over­sees the state’s school facil­ity ren­o­va­tion …

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HIGH SPEED CHASE LEADS TO INJURIES, DAMAGE AND ARRESTS

An inves­ti­ga­tion into four auto thefts in Williams County led to a high-speed chase Thurs­day morn­ing, which in turn, led to injuries for two offi­cers and dam­age to three police cruis­ers. In the end, two men were in police cus­tody. A joint press release issued last evening by the Stueben …

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CHANGES IN HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION LAW

One of the new laws in the recently-passed State of Ohio’s bud­get was the change in the home­stead exemp­tion law. Before the change, per­sons 65 years old and older were allowed to take the home­stead exemp­tion on their real estate taxes, regard­less of income. The aver­age sav­ings for a 65-year-old …

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