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AUBURN MAY SEE MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM RISE FROM FORMER UTILITY BUILDING

A crum­bling util­ity build­ing in Auburn that’s been vacant for half a cen­tury find a new life… as a museum. A devel­oper wants to restore Auburn’s 80-year-old for­mer elec­tric util­ity build­ing and turn it into a museum dis­play­ing 200 motor­cy­cles. The devel­oper says he hopes to have the build­ing ren­o­vated …

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WIDESPREAD FLOODING

Some rivers have been flood­ing for nearly a week, and emer­gency offi­cials say the recent rain will pro­long the period of high water. Nearly an inch of rain fell in many areas from Tues­day night through Wednes­day after­noon. Flood Warn­ings are in effect for Ful­ton, Henry, Defi­ance, and Pauld­ing Coun­ties …

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Lyle Cram, 70

Lyle E. Cram, age 70, of Edon, Ohio, died at 11:50 A.M. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Park View Nursing Center in Edgerton, Ohio, where he was a patient. Mr. Cram was employed as a machinist by Mohawk Tools, Montpelier, Ohio, retiring in 1990 with twenty-four years of service. …

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Richard Dietrich, 79

Richard W. Dietrich, 79 years, of Ney, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in the emergency room of Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Bryan.  Richard was born June 12, 1933 in Bryan, Ohio the son of Harold W. and Christian (Grine) Dietrich.  He was a 1951 graduate of Ney High School.  Richard was …

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Claudette Snyder-Dion, 78

Claudette Snyder-Dion, age 78, of Archbold, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. Visitation will be held from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Grisier Funeral Home in Archbold. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, April 27, …

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QUADCO MEETS — EXTENDS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CONTRACT

Mem­bers of Quadco’s Admin­is­tra­tive and Non-Profit Boards, at their meet­ing on Tues­day, voted to renew the con­tract of the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor for 5 years, mak­ing it retroac­tive to Jan­u­ary 1 of this year. The con­tract does not, how­ever, call for an increase in salary. Board mem­bers heard from Chris Tom­lin­son …

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BROWNS BAKERY IN DEFIANCE UP FOR SEALED BID SALE

Brown’s Bak­ery on Downs Street in Defi­ance is up for a sealed bid sale. Bids will be accepted until June 12th on the 46,639-square-foot build­ing, which housed the 140-year-old bak­ery. It still has its bak­ing lines in place as well as bak­ery machin­ery and equip­ment. It’s a ready to go …

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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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