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DeWine signs bill limiting cellphone use by students in Ohio schools.

Gov. Mike DeWine has signed a bill limiting cellphone use by students in Ohio schools. The Senate and House passed the bill within the last month. The policy was added to an unrelated House bill in a Senate committee and the Senate later passed it. The bill requires public schools …

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Williams County commissioners meet Tuesday.

The Williams County commissioners Tuesday approved a transfer of money to fund a position for a year and ok’d three agreements for Williams County Job and Family Services (JFS). The commissioners approved transferring $10,000 to the grant-OSU Extension Funding line item to cover the full-year salary for the family and …

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YWCA preparing for its sixth annual social justice conference.

The YWCA is preparing for its sixth annual social justice conference – Stand Against Racism – which kicks off in just a week. The YWCA said this event isn’t like typical conferences: it’s a chance for the community to build bridges to equality. During the event, the community will come …

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NSCC celebrates 2024 graduating class.

Northwest State Community College celebrated its 2024 graduating class at a spring commencement ceremony Saturday at Founder’s Hall. The ceremony recognized 226 graduates who completed an associate degree or certificate program with the college during fall, spring or summer term, comprising a total of 231 awards (192 associate degrees and …

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Montpelier Village Council awarded bids for two projects.

The Montpelier Village Council awarded bids for two projects and approved purchasing a new sewer camera during its meeting Monday evening. The first project was the Cranberry Run storm sewer project. The project will line the 54-inch sewer pipe with plastic in the 200 and 300 blocks of West Washington …

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54th annual Four County Career Center Building Trades Open House.

You’re invited to attend the 54th annual Four County Career Center’s Building Trades Open House on May 19 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  During this past year, 100 high school students at the Career Center have assisted with the construction of the 84th new home as part of their career …

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New ride at Cedar Point closed for an ‘extended’ time.

Rollercoaster fans waiting for a chance to experience Cedar Point’s brand-new Top Thrill 2 coaster will have to wait a little longer after a mechanical issue forced the park to close the ride for an “extended” time. Cedar Point made the announcement on social media Sunday morning. The park said …

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Ohio bill aims to protect lives, property and those who serve alcohol.

A new bill at the Ohio Statehouse aims to protect lives, property and those who serve alcohol. The bill would make it mandatory for liquor permit holders and their employees to complete training approved by the Superintendent of Liquor Control. It has the support of bar owners. Ohio Bar Owners …

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NSCC graduation over the weekend.

Northwest State Community College honored 226 graduates with 231 awards during its annual spring commencement ceremony over the weekend at Founder’s Hall. The list included 192 associate degrees and 39 certificates according to NSCC’s manager of marketing and communications, Jim Bellamy. Henry County Hospital’s Kristi Barnd chief executive officer for …

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Williams County Commissioners and EMS discuss levy at public forum.

Williams County commissioners and Williams County EMS hosted a public forum Tuesday to discuss putting an operational levy on the general election ballot after a 3.5 mil levy was defeated last year 55% to 45%. The Bryan Times reports after months of discussing options moving forward, commissioners, alongside EMS Director …

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