Archives for September 2014

Career Center Cosmetology Salon To Open To The Public

According to information obtained from Four County Career Center, the Cosmetology Salon will open to the public on October 2.
Clinic hours this year are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. Walk-ins and appointments are accepted, however no appointments or customers will be accepted after 1 p.m. and no chemical service appointments after 12 noon.
A full service salon, the Career Center Cosmetology Salon offers perms, nails, which include the new gelish polish, manicures, pedicures, facials, hair color services, haircuts and hair styling.
All services are performed by Four County Career Center Senior Cosmetology students under the supervision of licensed cosmetologists using the newest procedures and equipment.
Clinic patrons are charged a minimal cost to cover materials and supplies.

Suicide Attempt Leads To Arrest

Police say a reported suicide attempt led to an arrest with felony charges on Tuesday.
It all began according to police, when 38 yea rold Duane Perez of Pleasant Street in Montpelier, threatened to swallow a whole bottle of unidentified medications.
Officers showed up, and that’s when Perez began kicking and throwing punches, causing minor injuries to one officer. He was finally taken into custody, treated at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Montpelier, then taken to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio on charges of disorderly conduct, intoxication, and felony assault on a police officer.
Perez was in Bryan Municipal Court yesterday, when he plead not guilty to disorderly conduct. His preliminary hearing for the other charges hasn’t been scheduled yet.
As of now, Perez is a free man. He was released on his own recognizance, but warned that he is not to have any contact with police.

Man Killed In Explosion While Welding – Two-Year-Old Injured

A man from Cecil is dead following an explosion and barn fire on Paulding County Road 8.
It happened on Sunday morning just before 11. Officials say 25 year old Mike Froelich was welding in the bed of a pickup truck near the fuel tank when the tank exploded.
Froelich’s two-year-old son, who was nearby, received minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
Froelich was taken by family members to ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Quadco Financial Picture A Bit Brighter

The Financial forecast looks a bit brighter at Quadco.
According to a press release we received from Quadco on Tuesday, while noting there was still a ways to go, Quadco executives say they have seen some better financial news in recent days.
While the statements still show a loss, the loss was less than in previous months.
In addition to an annual $90,000 contract that was awarded to Quadco at their meeting earlier this month, a $79,000 contract to provide more employment services through Quadco was awarded.
Also at the recent meeting, the board members approved the 2015 calendar. They also reviewed the sick leave policy and decided not to make any changes to it.

NSCC Terminates Staff

At a recent special meeting of The Northwest State Community College Board of Trustees, following an executive session, two resolutions were approved.
The board accepted the resignations of Wendy Scheurich, full-time custodian; Paula Fisher, full-time custodian; and Robin Diaz, full-time custodial supervisor. The board approved the terminations of full-time custodians Penny Perez and Mary Ann Winters, who were found to be in violation of NSCC Policy 3-03 Standards of Conduct.
An executive committee meeting was held following the special meeting. The board’s next regular meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 3 at 12 p.m. in the McDougle Center.

Bomb Threat At Dollar Tree

Not a lot of information is being released yet, but Defiance Police are saying that that they are investigating a bomb threat that was called in yesterday afternoon involving the Dollar Tree Store in the Northtowne Mall.
Police report that officers received word of the threat just after 2 Tuesday afternoon. The store and the surrounding areas were evacuated as a precaution. The store and area was swept, but nothing was found, and the store re-opened a short time later.
The investigation is continuing today. So far, no arrests have been made.

CCNO Concerned About Possible Pull-Away

Officials will look into the financial impact if one or more jurisdictions pull away from the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio regional jail although one Lucas County commissioner repeatedly said no final decisions have been made.
According to a press release from CCNO, during a special hour-long meeting of the Corrections Commission of Northwest Ohio held Monday, officials discussed the possibility of Lucas County or any other jurisdiction pulling out of the regional jail. Some officials are seeking a contingency plan to be put in place while officials from Lucas County repeatedly said no definite decisions to withdraw have been made.
The hour-long meeting began with board members going into executive session for 25 minutes to discuss personnel issues.
Upon reconvening in open session, CCNO Board Chair and Defiance County Sheriff Dave Westrick asked if Lucas County was planning to build a new jail that would result in Lucas County and the City of Toledo pulling out of CCNO.
Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken admitted that such a possibility is in the scope of a current feasibility study but that a rage of options are being looked into.
CCNO officials from Fulton, Henry, Defiance and Williams counties are concerned as Lucas County and the City of Toledo finance two-thirds of the operations at CCNO.

HIghway Patrol Investigating Fatal Crash

Troopers with the Ohio Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Monday morning around 8 on US-224 in Van Wert County. A vehicle driven by 18 year old Matthew Niemeyer was westbound on U.S. 224 when he missed a curve, ran off the road, and then hit a ditch and utility pole.
Niemeyer and a passenger, 17 year old Brandon Kimmet were both taken to Van Wert County Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Another passenger, 17 year old Christopher Mohr, who was riding in the back seat, was thrown from the vehicle. Mohr was taken by air ambulance to St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. Another rear seat passenger, 17 year old Jacob Guy, was also thrown from the vehicle. Guy was pronounced dead at the scene.
Troopers say none of them were wearing safety belts at the time of the crash, which remains under investigation today.

Drive Underway To Pay For Library Roof

The Williams County Public Library in Bryan has a leaky roof.
Following last winter, the library suffered numerous roof leaks in the Main Library building and the Local History Center, one of which caused a small fire in the ceiling that forced the library to close for a day.
However, due to state funding cuts, the replacement of the roof has been put on hold until now.
Faced with the possibility of another tough winter, the library determined that it is necessary to start a $150,000 fund drive to replace both roofs this fall before further damage is done.
The Bryan Times reports that the Bryan Area Foundation started the fund drive with a grant of $75,000. The Friends of the Bryan Library gave a donation of $15,000, and two anonymous donors each gave $10,000. The library now has 75 percent towards the goal amount, or $110,000 raised.
If you would like more information on how you can help, you can go on the library’s website at

NCC Meeting Today

A special meeting of the Northwest State Community College Board of Trustees will be held today at noon in the McDougle Center. The board will go into executive session to consider the dismissal of public employees and to review collective bargaining strategies. According to a news release from the college, action may be taken following executive session.
A board executive committee meeting will follow the special meeting, in preparation for the October 3 regular meeting.