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OVI checkpoint in Williams County tonight.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has announced that an OVI checkpoint will be held in Williams County tonight. The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers. “Based on provisional data, there were 11,324 OVI-related crashes in which 725 people were killed last …

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State grants awarded to help improve water infrastructure.

State officials have announced the award of $122.7 million in grant awards to help improve water infrastructure in 59 counties, including improvements in five local counties. The funding is part of the sixth round of the Ohio BUILDS (Broadband, Utilities and Infrastructure for Local Development Success) in the state’s water …

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Pioneer’s 175th anniversary celebration Thursday through Saturday.

Pioneer’s 175th anniversary celebration is Thursday through Saturday where organizers say all ages can come and find something to enjoy.Garage sales will happen across the town on all three days while a blood drive will take place Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pioneer history will be displayed from …

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Park with the Police this Saturday.

Park with the Police is happening Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Imagination Station, 525 Newdale Drive, Bryan. There will be a variety of activities for children and adults. Bike safety will be taught and there will be an obstacle course to attempt. There will …

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Family Fun Friday in Defiance

The Defiance Development and Visitors Bureau (DDVB) has announced that “Family Fun Friday” events are set for the first Friday in June, July and August from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in downtown Defiance. These events – to kick off Friday – feature family-friendly activities, a free-will donation lunch option, and an …

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15th annual Green Carpet event at NSCC.

The Northwest State Community College Foundation recently hosted its 15th annual Green Carpet Event and raised more than $70,000 for student scholarships. A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the 2024 Making a Difference Awards, which were created by the NSCC Foundation as a way to recognize and …

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DeWine announces 2024 expanded sales tax holiday.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has announced the 2024 expanded sales tax holiday will take place from July 30 through Aug. 8. In conjunction with the Ohio General Assembly, DeWine expanded the length of Ohio’s sales tax holiday to 10 days and will allow tax-free purchases made in-person or online on …

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Exotic Zoo returning to Williams County Public Library this summer.

The Exotic Zoo is returning to Williams County Public Library for the summer reading program. The show creates a safe and educational way to learn about wild animals. Guest animals in years past have included a kangaroo, a Eurasian eagle owl, a Siberian lynx, a large python, monkeys and a …

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Grand opening of Inclusive Playground in Bryan.

The Bryan community will celebrate the grand opening of the Lincoln Park Inclusive Playground built on the former Lincoln Elementary School site. The short ceremony, at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 2nd will recognize and thank individual supporters, service groups, the Blizzard Auction, local corporate partners, and city and state grantees …

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Continental Police Chief retiring.

Continental Village Council met Tuesday evening to discuss the hiring and retirement of employees. Council approved the retirement and resignation letter of Police Chief Arnie Hardy. Hardy has served on the village’s police force for 23 years. Council approved a motion for Mayor Matt Miller to start the process of …

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