Archives for February 2015

Bryan Woman Charged Following Crash In Defiance County

A crash Wednesday evening in Defiance County resulted in charges against a woman from Bryan.
24 year old Amy Good of Bryan was driving her SUV on Ohio 15 around 7:15 Wednesday evening, when she hit a parked vehicle owned by Christopher Ross of Bryan.
Good’s SUV flipped over onto it’s roof and was heavily damaged. Good was cited. No damage estimate was given regarding Ross’ vehicle, and no information was released regarding any possible injuries.

Shooting In Defiance

The Defiance Police Department continues to investigate a shooting.
It was at 2:07 a.m. Thursday, when officers were called to an apartment building in Defiance on Jefferson Ave. for a reported shooting.
Three men were involved. One man was taken to Mercy Defiance Hospital where he was treated and released. The other two took off before officers arrived.
If you have any information, contact Detective Steve Delaney of the Defiance Police Department at 419-784-5050.

Montpelier Water A “Winner”

The old saying goes something like this… “it’s in the water.” In Montpelier, that seems to be the truth.
Once again, Montpelier’s water has been deemed award winning. It placed fourth at this year’s Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting event in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.
It’s not the first time that Montpelier’s water has been so honored. The Bryan Times reports that the water also came in first in 2003, 2006 and 2007. In addition to that, it has also placed second, third, and fourth a number of times.
It’s a real credit to the excellent groundwater in Williams County according to Montpelier Water Treatment Plant employees, who say the only thing they do that many other are municipalities don’t, is a lime softening process, in which excess calcium and magnesium and iron are all removed in one process, giving the water a kind of sweet taste.
Hamilton, Ohio’s water came in first.

Quadco Reports

Quadco Rehabilitation Center board members spent most of their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday conducting their annual planning session.
They largely focused on how to create community integrated opportunities for the people being served at QRC over the next four years.
New Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services waiver requirements for people whose programming is supported by Medicaid, as well as the information being shared by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities on the work they have been doing to craft a transition plan that will be submitted to CMS by next month, were all reviewed.
The board members discussed the development of more sites that could provide opportunities for integrated work, and since the art program has proven to be so popular, perhaps look at developing a community art center.
In the program reports, marketing director Bill Priest reported that GenFed Financial Federal Credit Union in Bryan presented a donation of $440 to QRC. The staff and patrons at the credit union raised the money during the recent holiday season.
The next regular meeting of the joint QRC Administrative and Non-Profit boards will be March 24.

Defiance School Board Meets

At Monday’s Defiance City Board of Education meeting, discussion centered around the construction project that is planned, along with an eminent domain resolution which was approved.
The district plans to soon submit documents to the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission for the schematic design phase at the grade 6-12 site. A 12,000-square-foot addition is also planned for the elementary school. Groundbreaking could begin this fall, with a completion date of approximately December 2017.
The board also exercised eminent domain by approving a resolution declaring the necessity to appropriate land for construction of new school building, related facilities and improvements. That resolution will affect 4.2 acres owned by Talmer and Sandra Hillman on Palmer Drive with an appraised fair market value of $115,000.

Fulton Shooting Under Investigation

The Monday night shooting of a Fulton County man remains under investigation today.
The victim, Con Wyse, was shot in the left leg in Archbold along South Defiance Street. Wyse was first taken to the Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon, then transferred to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo.
Police have a suspect, but have declined to release that person’s name, only to say that the suspect is a Henry County resident, and they have been arrested and takent to CCNO. No other details have been released.

Blood Drive Thursday In Antwerp

An American Red Cross blood drive is scheduled for this Thursday, from 3-7 p.m. at Antwerp Community Church of the Nazarene on South Erie Street in Antwerp.
Walk ins are welcome, but if you would like to schedule an appointment, you can do that too by calling 800-733-2767.

Former Sturgis Resident Killed In Tennessee Crash

A former resident of Sturgis, along with her son, are dead after trying to help other people in Tennessee.
34 year old Kristi Clark and her 10 year old son Carter Oakley, stopped on Interstate 65 to help the passengers of an SUV that had flipped over after hitting some black ice. As they were standing outside of their vehicle, Kristi and Carter were run down by a semi.
Carter was pronounced dead at the scene. Kristi was taken to a nearby hospital, where she later died.
Kristi was a graduate of the Sturgis High School Class of 1999. In addition to her husband and daughter, she leaves behind a stepson and a stepdaughter, ages 11 and 7.

Defiance YMCA To Host Heart Health Clinic

A free program for those who are watching their weight and want to exercise heart health is being held on Thursday at the Defiance Area YMCA.
Between 6:30 and 8 p.m Thursday, the annual Heart Health program, will include an address by Doctor Mohammed S. Alo, a cardiologist at Mercy Defiance Clinic, who will talk about ways to manage weight and other risk factors for a healthy heart.
Kaitlin Switzer, the wellness director at the YMCA, will also speak about exercise.
If you show up, you will get some complimentary handouts, some snacks, and you’ll have a chance to win a door prize.
Pre-registration is requested. Call 419-783-3303 or 800-925-4642, ext. 3303 or email

Nobody Hurt In West Unity Fire

No damage estimates have yet been released following a fire in West Unity Sunday night that damaged a home on County Road 21-N.
According to investigators, it started as a chimney fire, then broke through into an upstairs bedroom.
Firefighters fought the flames and the cold weather for several hours before the fire was said to be extinguished.
Nobody was hurt.