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DEFIANCE TO APPLY FOR WALKWAY GRANT

Defi­ance City Coun­cil approved an ordi­nance Tues­day night allow­ing appli­ca­tion for a grant that would pro­vide funds for an exten­sive pedes­trian walk­way. The appli­ca­tion seeks alter­na­tive trans­porta­tion pro­gram funds through the Ohio Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion, and would pro­vide money for a pedes­trian and bicy­cle route in the city if funds …

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DEFIANCE ADMINISTRATOR CALLS IT QUITS

Defi­ance County government’s admin­is­tra­tor has announced her res­ig­na­tion. Laura How­ell, the county admin­is­tra­tor since 2007, announced her deci­sion to step down, as she will be tak­ing a posi­tion as orga­ni­za­tional devel­op­ment coor­di­na­tor in Ful­ton County Audi­tor Brett Kolb’s office on May 28, and be paid an annual salary of $63,000. …

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CONTINENTAL COUNCIL MEETING RESULTS

Con­ti­nen­tal Vil­lage Coun­cil met on Tues­day night and agreed to pay for elec­tri­cal work and equip­ment at the addi­tion to the vil­lage main­te­nance build­ing. Coun­cil granted two build­ing per­mits to Ace Hard­ware and Leslie Bear. Coun­cil also talked over the avail­abil­ity of $92,000 in CDBG grants for all of Put­nam …

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Karen Costell, 54

Karen Jean Costell, age 54, of rural Wauseon passed away Wedneday, March 27, 2013 in University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was born February 04, 1959 in Toledo, Ohio to the late Leo and Emilie (Gedert) Fischbach. She married James E. Costell and he survives. She was …

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Gary Reamsnyder, 62

Gary A. Reamsnyder, 62, of Lake Panasoffkee, Florida passed away on March 14, 2013 in Leesburg, Florida. Gary was born on March 28, 1950 in Wauseon to Robert and Thelma (Strayer) Reamsnyder. He graduated from Montpelier High School in 1968. Gary honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during …

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Riley Hopper

Riley Stone Hopper touched our lives eternally for but a few short hours on Saturday, March 23, 2013. He was born in Bryan, Ohio to Bryan and Carolyn (Flores) Hopper, of Montpelier. He is survived by his parents; his sister, Madelyn Hopper; his brother, Braylon Hopper; Paternal Grandparents, Dave and …

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Sue Breier, 68

Sharon “Sue” Breier, age 68, of Archbold, passed away Tuesday morning, March 26, 2013, in her home. Prior to her retirement she had worked as a machinist for over 40 years for ITT Higbie in Archbold. Sue was born in Pekin, Illinois on January 12, 1945, the daughter of Edward …

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GOOD NEWS FOR STRYKER PIZZA RESTAURANT

Quadco Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­ter board mem­bers learned at their meet­ing on Tues­day that the Mama DeLuca’s® Pizza Now! store in Stryker led all of the franchise’s stores in net sales in 2012. The man­ager of the pizza store as well as the SUBWAY® Restau­rants oper­ated by Quadco, told the board mem­bers …

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AG DIRECTOR SPEAKS IN HICKSVILLE

Ohio Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture (ODA) Direc­tor David Daniels, who was raised in Green­field, was the guest speaker Tues­day at the Hicksville Rotary Club’s Farm and Ven­dor Day at Hicksville High School. Daniels told the group that there are about 73,500 farms in Ohio. He said he’s excited about Ohio becom­ing …

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HIT BY A TRAIN

A woman is dead after being hit by a train. The Ful­ton County Sher­iff says deputies found the body of 44 year old Lisa Sawyers of Michi­gan along the tracks. Sawyers report­edly had been lying on the train tracks just before she was hit and killed. No foul play is …

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