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BLOOD DRIVE TODAY IN DEFIANCE

The Amer­i­can Red Cross of Defi­ance County will hold a blood drive today from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Twin Rivers Care and Reha­bil­i­ta­tion on Hard­ing Street in Defi­ance. To sched­ule an appoint­ment, call 800-RED-CROSS.

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PLANS BEING MADE TO MOVE COUNTY OFFICES

Williams County wants to occupy the East Annex build­ing by the end of 2013, but the move won’t be all that easy. The actual move, accord­ing to county offi­cials who spoke with the Bryan Times, could take sev­eral days. County offi­cials said they are con­sid­er­ing the use of a com­mand …

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ANIMALS RESCUED

Almost three dozen ani­mals have been removed from Skinny Lit­tle Buddy’s Ani­mal Res­cue in Edon by law enforce­ment. The Williams County Sheriff’s Office, the county humane soci­ety and the county humane offi­cer seized the ani­mals which were said to be in “dirty liv­ing con­di­tions.“ The action by the county came …

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PUTNAM COUNTY INMATE WHO WALKED OFF RETURNS

He’s back. An inmate at the adult deten­tion cen­ter in Put­nam County that failed to return to the facil­ity after going to an AA meet­ing in Ottawa last Tues­day has turned him­self in. The Put­nam County Sheriff’s Office says 19 year old Joe Vera III returned on his own.

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DEFIANCE ENFORCING LAWN ORDINANCE

The grass has been grow­ing this year, not like last year when most of the area was in a drought. And green grow­ing grass means enforce­ment of the Defi­ance ordi­nances con­cern­ing high weeds and grass. An ordi­nance in Defi­ance requires grass and weeds to be below 10 inches. If you …

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WILLIAMS SHERIFF’S REPORT

The Williams County Sheriff’s Office reports a sin­gle vehi­cle acci­dent hap­pened on State Route 49 when the dri­ver hit a deer. Samuel Steffes of Edon was trav­el­ing north on the road when the deer jumped in front of his vehi­cle. There was no word of any injuries of dam­age. The …

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COLLEGE TRUSTEES MEET

The North­west State Com­mu­nity Col­lege Board of Trustees met in reg­u­lar ses­sion on Fri­day. Dr. Cindy Krueger, vice pres­i­dent for aca­d­e­mics, pre­sented data from her dis­ser­ta­tion on stu­dent suc­cess. The board also Pro­moted Lau­rie Stor­rer to full-time sec­re­tary for infor­ma­tion tech­nolo­gies; Employed John Shrader as full-time systems/network admin­is­tra­tor; Approved mis­cel­la­neous …

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BRYAN BLOTTER

Bryan police report a cou­ple of drug related arrests over the week­end. On Sat­ur­day night just before 9pm, Ger­ald Ross III of Bryan was picked up for pos­ses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia. Ross was released fol­low­ing pro­cess­ing. Also on Sat­ur­day night just before 9pm, Ricky Har­ring­ton of Mont­pe­lier was arrested for …

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MAN ACCUSED IN DEFIANCE SEX CASE

A pre­trial hear­ing in Defi­ance County Com­mon Pleas Court is now set for August 14th for a local man accused of two charges of sex­ual abuse. Thomas But­ler, who is serv­ing a prison sen­tence at the North Cen­tral Cor­rec­tional Insti­tu­tion in Mar­ion on unre­lated charges, pleaded not guilty to rape …

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BLOOD DRIVE IN DEFIANCE

The Amer­i­can Red Cross of Defi­ance County will hold a blood drive on Tues­day, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Twin Rivers Care and Reha­bil­i­ta­tion on Hard­ing Street in Defi­ance. To sched­ule an appoint­ment, call 800-RED-CROSS.

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