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DEFIANCE RED CROSS IN DANGER OF CLOSING

The Amer­i­can Red Cross office in Defi­ance County may be clos­ing. It’s due to low local fundrais­ing. The county office at 1220 S. Clin­ton St. in Defi­ance is under the Toledo regional office, which cov­ers 16 coun­ties. County offices in Napoleon, Bryan, Wauseon and Ottawa are also affil­i­ates of the …

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Marilyn LaPlante, 74

Marilyn Alice LaPlante of Brenham, Texas, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2013 in Brenham. Marilyn was born on September 21, 1938 to Erma (Schwab) and Donald Titus Pile of Toledo, Ohio. She attended Sylvania High School and after attending Bowling Green State University in Ohio, went on to obtain …

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Kathryn Heisler, 94

M. Kathryn Heisler, age 94, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 9:45 A.M. on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Genesis Heath Care in Bryan, where she was a resident. She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church near Edgerton, Ohio, where she was active in the Ladies Aid Society and …

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BRYAN RELEASES PLANS FOR SCHOOLS

It’s all new… from the ground up. The Bryan City Schools’ new mas­ter facil­i­ties plan is call­ing for a totally dif­fer­ent approach to the district’s build­ing needs, includ­ing a new school for grades 6 to 12 at the cur­rent mid­dle school site, and ren­o­vat­ing the exist­ing mid­dle school. Accord­ing to …

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THIS LITTLE PIGGY HAS A NEW HOME

Macey has a new home. Macey is a 300-pound sow that was found on April 1 lying near the side of a house along U.S. 20 by Mont­pe­lier. A woman on the scene said the pig fell out of a trac­tor trailer that was trav­el­ing around 60 miles per hour. …

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THE SKEETERS ARE COMING!

Get ready… here it comes. Mos­quito sea­son is almost here. While the drought of 2012 meant fewer mos­qui­toes, the wet weather lately may have the oppo­site effect. That means stand­ing water in fields, yards and else­where. Stand­ing water and warm weather — the per­fect recipe for mos­qui­toes. Mos­qui­toes need stand­ing …

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FBI AGENT GUEST SPEAKER AT ROTARY LUNCHEON

An FBI agent was the fea­tured speaker at the Defiance’s Rotary meet­ing on Mon­day. Agent Dave Dustin — based in the FBI’s Toledo office — spoke for about 15 min­utes at the weekly lun­cheon. Dustin said agents locally focus pri­mar­ily on duties such as com­bat­ing child pros­ti­tu­tion, child pornog­ra­phy and …

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EDGERTON NOW IN NEW OFFICES

The old ele­men­tary school on Michi­gan Avenue in Edger­ton is now offi­cially the new vil­lage office, after vil­lage employ­ees moved in last week. The vil­lage offices were for­merly in the his­toric town hall, which was destroyed in a June 2010 storm, and then in the for­mer mid­dle school build­ing on …

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SCHOOLS ON PATH TO SHARE SERVICES

Two local school dis­tricts plan to share ser­vices in order to save money. On Mon­day, The Edon North­west Board of Edu­ca­tion approved a plan to share trea­surer and psy­chol­o­gist ser­vices with Edger­ton Local Schools. The change for will go into effect July 1st. Edon Trea­surer and Chief Finan­cial Offi­cer Kerry …

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CRASH INVESTIGATION COULD TAKE A YEAR OR MORE

What will most cer­tainly be a lengthy inves­ti­ga­tion is now under­way into that Sat­ur­day plane crash in Williams County that killed a Michi­gan pilot and injured his pas­sen­ger. The Defi­ance post of the Ohio High­way Patrol and inves­ti­ga­tors from the Fed­eral Avi­a­tion Admin­is­tra­tion were on the scene Mon­day fol­low­ing the …

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