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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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Storage Plan Details

The Ohio Department of Agriculture announced it has issued a Permit to Install to Bridgewater Dairy for construction of a satellite manure storage lagoon. Lagoon #7 will be located about 2 miles northwest of the dairy, on the east side of County Road 6.75, in Bridgewater Township. The dairy, located …

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A Much Needed Program

In Williams County, the rates of domestic violence victimizations have been increasing annually, with the problem made worse by the pandemic. Those issues have the Williams County Victim Assistance program preparing for larger-than-normal increases in the number of victims in the coming year. In the most recent fiscal year for …

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The Latest

Ohio voters broke an all-time record for early voting in the statewide Gubernatorial General Election, and it appears William County broke a record as well. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced Tuesday that 1.5 million Ohioans requested an absentee ballot or cast their ballot early in-person. This is an …

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Levy Passes

Bryan voters approve a half percent replacement levy for streets and sewers in the city…by 53 to 46%. The levy takes effect on or after June 1, 2023, for nine and a half years, ending Dec. 31, 2032. The levy began in 1986 to fund the city’s wastewater plant, then …

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Switch Problem

The Bryan Board of Public Affairs approves a nearly $20,000 dollar change order for an electric project…after they found out the wrong switches were ordered. The project is part of a plan to upgrade the city’s entire sub-transmission electric service system to 69 kilovolt capacity. Officials say…the company that makes …

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Looking For Input

Defiance County is seeking public comments regarding the Evansport Road bridge maintenance project on County Road 150, over the Tiffin River. The county, in partnership with ODOT, is proposing to replace the bridge beams and north abutment. Also, the existing guardrail will also be replaced and the roadway to the …

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New Bed Rates At Lockup

It will cost each of the five member counties a little less to house their lawbreakers at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio in 2023. Each member county will pay $69.95 per day per inmate in 2023, officials say. The new rate follows a downward trend over the past five …

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New Building Is Tardy

The new hangar under construction at the Williams County Regional Airport is under budget but behind schedule, that’s what Airport Authority President, Brent Wilson tells county commissioners on Thursday. The building is envisioned as both an emergency staging facility by the county Emergency Management Agency…which currently does not have a …

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