Archives for November 2015

Important mailing dates for holiday packages

Our friends at the United States Postal Service remind us of those important deadlines to get cards and packages in the mail in time for Christmas delivery.

First class mail should be at the post office by December 19th. If you’re paying a lesser rate, get it there sooner, by December 15th. Sending care packages to military family members should be postmarked by the 10th. If they are priority, you have another week, until December 17th.

For folks who don’t want to wait in line, postage can be purchased online and printed at home. And the postal service will even pick up your package if you’d like. Get info at

Auburn, IN man charged with OVI

An Auburn, Indiana man was arrested by the Ohio State Patrol for OVI and drug charges. Michael William Miles was taken into custody on Saturday about 2:50 a.m. He’s facing four misdemeanor charges in Brian Municipal Court.

Napoleon man arrested for domestic violence

A Napoleon man was arrested by the Henry County Sheriff’s Department for Domestic Violence. Jerry Adam Love was arrested Saturday evening. His case will be handled in the Napoleon Municipal Court.

Remembering lost children with holiday ceremony

For families who’ve lost a child, this is a difficult time of year. A non-denominational support group, Healing Hearts, is holding a special tree-decorating ceremony on Dec. 13 at their memorial garden at Pontiac Park in Defiance. The organization of residents from area counties encourage healing by remembering their children and placing ornaments on the tree together. The commemoration begins at 1 p.m. on the 13th. The group meets monthly on the first Monday in the Defiance County Senior Center.

Plain City man cited in crash

A 20-year-old Plain City man was cited for a crash where his vehicle hit a mailbox, a fence and utility pole on Saturday afternoon. Josef Brobst crashed on Ohio 613, north of Washington Township Road 107.

Defiance man arrested for disorderly conduct

A Defiance man was arrested after an alleged incident at Stefano’s on Hopkins St. Friday morning. Police arrested 46-year-old Daniel Farris for disorderly conduct. He was reportedly intoxicated.

Gas prices remain under $2 per gallon

Gas prices on this Monday are well-below $2 a gallon. At last check, the lowest was at the Sunoco at County Rd. 15 at U.S. 6. It’s selling for $1.79 for a gallon of regular unleaded. Triple A says prices have continually dropped and are expected to remain under $2 a gallon until Christmas. The reason for the drop in prices is due to midwest refineries at capacity and lower demand.

Bryan man arrested for domestic violence

Bryan police say that a local man was arrested for domestic violence. 20-year-old Zachari Hall of Pierce St. was taken into custody Saturday evening. He’s now at the CCNO.

Deer-gun hunting season begins

Ohio’s deer-gun hunting season begins today and ends Sunday. Weather this week is looking at daytime highs in the 40s and the only day we may get rain is Tuesday.

2016 Budget ready for consideration in Defiance

In news that affects your wallet, the 2016 budget is ready in Defiance. Spending this year is budgeted at 1.7 percent higher than this year. Some of the changes include two new full-time employees to work in engineering and three permanent part-time positions in the parks, cemetery, and building and lands department.

The City Council will have it’s first reading on December 8th, and approval will come on or before December 22nd.