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SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT TO BE HELD THIS WEEK IN DEFIANCE AREA

As always, if you drink… don’t drive. Not only is it dan­ger­ous, but this week it could also be more costly. The Defi­ance post of the Ohio High­way Patrol has announced that it is con­duct­ing an OVI check­point to deter and inter­cept impaired dri­vers this week. Just where the check­point …

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DISTRACTED DRIVING IS MORE THAN JUST ABOUT CELL PHONES

April is Dis­tracted Dri­ving Aware­ness Month and offi­cials are remind­ing motorists that it includes more than just cell­phone use. Accord­ing to the Ohio High­way Patrol, dis­tracted dri­ving includes any­thing that takes a motorist’s atten­tion away from the pri­mary task of dri­ving. Dis­trac­tions can be visual — tak­ing your eyes off …

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LOCAL AND STATEWIDE UNEMPLOYMENT RATES RELEASED

Unem­ploy­ment rates were down in our region in March. The Ohio Depart­ment of Job and Fam­ily Ser­vices reports the largest drop was in Henry County, which went from 9.6 per­cent in Feb­ru­ary to 8.9 per­cent in March. Put­nam County had the low­est over­all unem­ploy­ment rate in the area at 6.6 …

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NEW OFFICE SPACE FOR WILLIAMS COUNTY

Williams County is get­ting some new office space. The County Com­mis­sion­ers on Mon­day morn­ing, awarded a con­tract for almost $4.4 Mil­lion to Mosser Con­struc­tion of Fre­mont to ren­o­vate the for­mer Miller’s New Mar­ket gro­cery store on East High Street in Bryan. The Bryan Times reports that the county will bor­row …

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DEFIANCE CRIME REPORT

The Defi­ance Sheriff’s Office has been kept busy. Early Sat­ur­day morn­ing around 3:24 a.m., on Sny­der Road in Rich­land Town­ship, a north­bound vehi­cle dri­ven by 49 year old Tracy Whet­stone ran off the road and into a ditch, then flipped over. Whet­stone was cited for fail­ure to con­trol. Sat­ur­day morn­ing …

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HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE BUSY

The Henry County Sheriff’s Depart­ment says that on Sat­ur­day morn­ing around 7:25 a.m., on US.6. in Har­ri­son Town­ship, a north­bound vehi­cle dri­ven by 22 year old Chelsea Smith of Napoleon, lost con­trol on an icy bridge and struck a median bar­rier. Dam­age to the vehi­cle was heavy. Also on Sat­ur­day …

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FULTON CONSIDERING OPTIONS TO ADDRESS LANDFILL LEAKS

Ful­ton county com­mis­sion­ers are con­sid­er­ing devel­op­ment of their own waste­water treat­ment plant. The pro­posed new facil­ity would treat 600,000 gal­lons of waste­water a day. Although the plant would treat other liq­uids, it would also tar­get leachate from the old Ful­ton County Land­fill. The land­fill has been closed since 1981, yet …

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DON’T MISS THIS QUILT SHOW

From Tues­day, April 30 through Sun­day, May 5, guests from across the coun­try will gather in Arch­bold for the 37th annual Quilt Show at Sauder Vil­lage. Again this year, the tal­ents of quil­ters from through­out the Mid­west will be cel­e­brated with a dis­play of more than 400 quilts, unique quilt­ing …

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WILLIAMS COUNTY SHERIFF HAS BEEN BUSY

Williams County Sher­iff Steve Towns has released a pre­lim­i­nary sum­mary of activ­ity for the Sheriff’s Office for the first quar­ter of 2013. So far this year, his office has han­dled 862 calls for ser­vice includ­ing: 87 crashes, 42 Domes­tics, 36 Fraud cases, 22 Tele­phone Harass­ments, 29 Traf­fic Com­plaints, 20 Thefts, …

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WILLIAMS COUNTY ISSUES METH BOTTLE WARNING TO DITCH CLEANERS

The Williams County Sheriff’s Depart­ment is warn­ing peo­ple clean­ing up ditches and other areas this spring to be very care­ful to not come in con­tact with any plas­tic bot­tles that may be part of a meth lab. They Sher­iff says these bot­tles could pos­si­bly have a pow­der residue inside, have …

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