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More Revenue Needed

Word comes…expenses are estimated to exceed revenues in Montpelier utilities in the next three years if rates aren’t changed. A public utilities consulting firm, updated the Montpelier Village Council on a rate study they performed. Revenues for three of the village’s utilities…electric, water and wastewater…won’t meet expense requirements without a …

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Mink Farm Closes

It appears the Van Wert County mink farm that was vandalized in November, resulting in the escape of about 10,000 of the animals, is now closing. Area officials say…Lion Farms, located north of Van Wert…known as North America’s largest mink farm…is selling the property, possibly to nearby Cooper Farms. The …

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Building Lost In Blaze

Crews battle the weather and a fire in downtown Continental…on South Main Street. The building was the home to a business and two apartments. The two-story building burned out of control while temperatures dipped below 0…with gusts up to 45 miles per hour…the conditions complicated the response. The water in …

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Chase Ends In Arrest

A vehicle pursuit in two counties…involving speeds well over 100 miles per hour and a stolen car…ends with the arrest of four suspects, one of which is a “person of interest” in a double homicide in Tennessee. The chase began on U.S. 24, just west of Defiance’s North Clinton Street …

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Watch Out

After a few mild flu seasons, the virus is back with a vengeance across the state and county. The Williams County Health Department is reporting higher influenza cases at Bryan and Montpelier hospitals this year compared to 2020 and 2021. Data from the Ohio Department of Health show that influenza-associated …

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In The Field

Ohio hunters checked 15,163 deer during the extra weekend of deer gun hunting on Saturday, Dec. 17 and Sunday, Dec. 18, that’s according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. In the same two-day period over the last three years, hunters took an average of 12,944 deer. …

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City Gets Funds

Edgerton will be able to clean up a contaminated brownfield property next year with the help of nearly $5 million dollars in grants through the Ohio Brownfield Remediation Program. Last week, Gov., DeWine announced $88 million for 123 brownfield remediation projects throughout the state. This involved the second and third …

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Fisher Contract Ended

Questions remain after Bryan City Council voted unanimously to end the contract of Rhonda Fisher, Bryan city attorney and municipal prosecutor. Fisher has served as city attorney since being hired Dec. 27, 2001. The termination came after an hour-long closed, executive session at the end of the Bryan City Council …

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Land Bank News

The Williams County Land Reutilization Corporation had a special meeting to accept a Montpelier property. W. Main St. in Montpelier was one of three sites they received a grant for to help with demolition. At the board’s previous meeting on Dec. 9,, officials said the village may be interested in …

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WCPA Gets Funding

County commissioners commit $350,000 dollars in 2023 and pledge $700,000 more in 2024 and 2025 to the Williams County Port Authority….to help their efforts to develop housing in the county. Commissioners unanimously agreed after a request for the funding by the WCPA board chairman. For years, the county has identified …

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