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New Moves

Ohio’s elections chief on championed a lame duck push to require a supermajority of voters in order to pass certain constitutional amendments, a move that came the same day further voter restrictions were added to a significant rewrite of Ohio’s election laws. Secretary of State Frank LaRose said requiring a …

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Clinic Is Set

Williams County OSU Extension officials told county commissioners the next fertilizer and pesticide recertification clinic in Williams County is set for March 9, 2023. Officials hope to have a new agriculture and natural resources educator before then…perhaps as early as the end of this year. They are not yet able …

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New Policies

The Millcreek West Unity Board of Education approves nearly two dozen new and revised North East Ohio Learning Associates Policies at its regular meeting. NEOLA, began serving school districts over 40 years ago as an educational consulting firm. It initially offered facilities studies, population projects, curriculum units and staff development. …

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Power Deal Met

The Montpelier Village Council approved a power purchase agreement that will help offset market fluctuations for next three years. The pact the village had with the Public Service Enterprise Group is set to expire at the end of this year, officials say. In order to combat those fluctuations, officials recommended …

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Mink Loose In VWC

Police in Van Wert County report someone broke into a mink farm and released more than 25,000 of the small animals from their cages…all this at the Lion Farms USA Mink Farm on Hoaglin Road in Hoaglin Township, six miles north of Van Wert. Officials add…the suspect or suspects destroyed …

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Area Publisher Makes Hire

AIM Media announces the appointment of Richard Clark as Publisher at The Republic in Columbus, Indiana and as Vice President & Group Publisher with responsibility for all AIM media properties in Indiana. Clark succeeds Bud Hunt who is retiring from the Company at the end of this month. The company …

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Work Nearly Finished

An energy saving project at Northwest State Community College is nearing completion, including the installation of a solar array, LED lighting upgrades and efficiency upgrades to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, as well as building automation components. The $3.3 million dollar energy project is being done in coordination …

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Grant Money For Park Work

Edgerton is getting a little help from the state for their Gerhart Park project. Gov., DeWine and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director, Mary Mertz announced $1.7 million dollars in NatureWorks grants throughout the state…which will support 68 outdoor recreation projects in 62 counties. Edgerton has one of those …

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Owen Is Sentenced

A Napoleon man is sentenced in a Henry County Common courtroom on a misdemeanor sexual abuse charge that began as a more serious felony. Nathaniel Owen pled guilty to sexual imposition. He was given 60 days in the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio with credit for 60 days served in …

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Williams County Commissioners approve filing an application to the Ohio Brownfield Remediation Program for an asbestos abatement project for the fourth floor of the county courthouse The total cost of the asbestos abatement project is estimated at $289,975 dollars. Testing has shown there are environmental hazards related to asbestos-bearing materials …

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