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GM ANNOUNCES LAYOFFS IN DEFIANCE

Gen­eral Motors Defi­ance based Cast­ing Oper­a­tions says it plans to lay off 135 work­ers begin­ning at the end of Sep­tem­ber. The announce­ment, made Thurs­day by GM, says the lay­offs will be phased and will affect 48 tem­po­rary employ­ees, 55 pro­duc­tion employ­ees, and 32 skilled trades employ­ees… all hourly. GM says …

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GET READY FOR A HOG ROAST IN PAULDING

Get out your cow­boy hat, scarf and “danc­ing boots” and get ready to kick up your heels. The John Pauld­ing His­tor­i­cal Museum is get­ting ready for their sixth annual hog roast and barn dance to be held on Sat­ur­day, Sept. 7. The menu includes pulled pork sand­wiches, escal­loped pota­toes, baked …

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DETOUR LISTED

The Indi­ana Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion says that Indi­ana 8 in Auburn is shut down today for the Auburn Cord Due­sen­berg Fes­ti­val. The clo­sure of the state high­way, also known as 7th Street, is between Van Buren and Union streets and will last until 6 p.m. Sun­day. The detour uses Grand­staff …

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THEFT IN WILLIAMS COUNTY

The Williams County Sher­iffs Office is inveti­gat­ing a theft. Sheriff’s offi­cers say thou­sands of dol­lars worth of items were stolen from a prop­erty in the area of County Roads C and 16. Inves­ti­ga­tors say the break in and theft took place some time between August 16th and this Wednes­day and …

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CCNO DISCUSSES POLICYS AND PLANS

Enhanc­ing secu­rity and peak pop­u­la­tion num­bers high­lighted Wednesday’s meet­ing of the Cor­rec­tions Com­mis­sion of North­west Ohio. Board mem­bers were pre­sented a new pro­posal in regards to installing addi­tional fenc­ing and con­crete between the main facil­ity and the sep­a­rate two-story work release build­ing. Under the pro­posal, the build­ing which cur­rently houses …

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HUSTED REMOVES 2 PUTNAM BOARD OF ELECTIONS MEMBERS

Sec­re­tary of State Jon Husted, fol­low­ing a hear­ing a cou­ple of weeks ago in Colum­bus, removed two mem­bers of the Put­nam County Board of Elec­tions Tues­day for vio­la­tions of the state’s open meet­ings laws. Husted and a hear­ing offi­cer lis­tened to argu­ments from Ann Dillinger and Mar­tin Kuhlman that they …

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THE COON DOGS ARE COMING!

Look out! The coon dogs are com­ing!! The Williams County Senior Fair Board met for a spe­cial meet­ing Tues­day to dis­cuss the coon dog show. The board decided to approve the Walker Days with the DeKalb County Coon Dog Asso­ci­a­tion as long as they sign the reg­u­lar build­ing rental con­tracts. …

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SEARCH WARRANT IN DEFIANCE

A search war­rant was exe­cuted Tues­day at a Defi­ance busi­ness in con­junc­tion with an inves­ti­ga­tion being con­ducted by the Multi-Area Nar­cotics Unit in con­junc­tion with the Ohio Bureau of Crim­i­nal Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and Inves­ti­ga­tion agents and the Drug Enforce­ment Administration’s Toledo office. The oper­a­tion also involved the the Secret Ser­vice, the …

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FIRE IN BRYAN

The Bryan Fire Depart­ment responded to a call for help at a house fire just after 3 o’clock Wednes­day after­noon. The fire was reported at a home at 221 N. Cherry St. in Bryan. No word on injuries or dam­age esti­mates. The inves­ti­ga­tion is con­tin­u­ing today.

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NAPOLEON MAN CHARGED WITH RAPE

A Napoleon man has been arrested in con­nec­tion with an inves­ti­ga­tion into sex­ual assaults on chil­dren. Napoleon Police say 57 year old Daniel Gon­za­les has been charged with one count of Rape, and two counts of Gross Sex­ual Impo­si­tion. The vic­tims are a 10 year old, an 11 year old, …

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