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ALLEGED PONZI SCHEME

State author­i­ties are con­nect­ing the dots and link­ing a Bryan woman to Prof­itable Sun­rise — an inter­na­tional busi­ness under inves­ti­ga­tion as a pos­si­ble Ponzi scheme, although Nanci Jo Frazer is not named in a larger fed­eral inves­ti­ga­tion. On April 4, an injunc­tion was filed against Prof­itable Sun­rise, to which Frazer’s …

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NO INTERCHANGE FOR WEST UNITY

West Unity appar­ently will not be get­ting an on/off ramp to the Ohio Turn­pike. At Thursday’s vil­lage coun­cil meet­ing, a rejec­tion let­ter from the Ohio Turn­pike Com­mis­sion was read in which the com­mis­sion responded to a requested inter­change. The Bryan Times reports that an engi­neer indi­cated that the dis­tance between …

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WILLIAMS COMMISSIONERS OPEN BIDS / BUY PRINTER FOR DOG WARDEN

Williams County Com­mis­sion­ers on Thurs­day opened bids for 2013 road-repair sup­plies, tak­ing all bids under advise­ment. The com­mis­sion­ers also on Thurs­day, autho­rized a $499 pur­chase request from the county dog war­den for a new printer, and met with a res­i­dent of Bona Vista who requested an imme­di­ate, county-wide bark­ing dog …

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HICKSVILLE MAN FOUND GUILTY OF SEX CRIMES

A Defi­ance County jury on Thurs­day after­noon, found a Hicksville man guilty of 10 child sex­ual abuse charges. 42 year old Jerry Stairhime was con­victed of six counts of rape, three counts of gross sex­ual impo­si­tion and one count of sex­ual impo­si­tion. Sen­tenc­ing is now set for 1:30 p.m. next …

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FORMER HENRY COUNTY COMMISSIONER PLEADS NOT GUILTY

For­mer Henry County Com­mis­sioner Rich Myers has pleaded not guilty to charges relat­ing to the deliv­ery of an eco­nomic loan. Myers appeared in Henry County Com­mon Pleas Court before Put­nam County Judge Ran­dall Basinger where he pleaded not guilty to two counts of hav­ing an unlaw­ful inter­est in a pub­lic …

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CCNO DEALING WITH OVERCROWDING

CCNO is over­crowded and deal­ing with over­crowd­ing was the main topic of con­ver­sa­tion at Wednesday’s meet­ing of the Cor­rec­tions Com­mis­sion of North­west Ohio. Wednesday’s inmate pop­u­la­tion stood at 582 or 91 per­cent. The pop­u­la­tion aver­aged 582 or 91 per­cent in Feb­ru­ary and stood at 585 or 92 per­cent in March. …

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DRUG TOSS WEEKEND

This week­end you can get rid of your unused and expired pre­scrip­tion drugs dur­ing the Drug Enforce­ment Administration’s national drug take-back event. Sev­eral local law enforce­ment agen­cies will be par­tic­i­pat­ing. The event is being held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat­ur­day. Med­ica­tions in pill form will be accepted, but liq­uids and …

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PAULDING WOMAN KILLED IN CRASH

A local woman is dead fol­low­ing a two-vehicle crash Wednes­day. 28 year old Julie Miler of Pauld­ing was north­bound on U.S. 127 when police say she pulled out to pass a car dri­ven by 28 year old Joshua Fin­frock of Pauld­ing. That’s when she nicked Finfrock’s car as she was …

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PUBLIC MEETING ABOUT A CHICKEN FARM DRAWS A CROWD

A pub­lic meet­ing was held Tues­day con­cern­ing the pro­posed Hil­lan­dale Egg Farms. More than 50 showed up at the Huber Opera House and Civic Cen­ter at Hicksville to voice their con­cerns and get answers. Hil­lan­dale Farms is gath­er­ing the nec­es­sary per­mits from the state. The $85 Mil­lion oper­a­tion will be …

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