Archives for March 2013

STRYKER CRASH

Traffic was tied up on US 6 near Ohio 66 near Stryker in Williams County Thursday night following a serious crash. It happened around 7:40 p.m last night when a car crashed head-on into a semi truck. The driver of the car was taken away by air ambulance. Reports say no one else was injured. The investigation is continuing today.

WEST UNITY MAKES NEWS

Some notes from West Unity…
Administrator Ric Beals has completed a six month probationary period and council approved his annual salary of $38,000.
The Bryan Times reports that West Unity Village Council also approved the second reading of a resolution to oppose a bill now in the house which would reduce village income tax collections, and an abandoned home on South Defiance Street was demolished on Thursday.

WETS UNITY MAKES NEWS

Some notes from West Unity…
Administrator Ric Beals has completed a six month probationary period and council approved his annual salary of $38,000.
The Bryan Times reports that West Unity Village Council also approved the second reading of a resolution to oppose a bill now in the house which would reduce village income tax collections, and an abandoned home on South Defiance Street was demolished on Thursday.

2,500 SOWS TO ARRIVE IN HICKSVILLE

2,500 sows will soon arrive at their new home at Fox Tail Sow Farm near Hicksville.
The farm on Jericho Road, is owned by Cooper Farms, and is the company’s first in Defiance County.
It will employ at least 11 people full time, and use around 90,000 bushels of corn annually, which will be purchased from local farmers.
Cooper Farms, according to the Bryan Times, worked primarily with local businesses during construction of the farm. Over 40 contractors took part, doing anything from pouring concrete to electrical work.

BLOOD DRIVE AT WAUSEON

The Fulton County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Thursday, April 4 at the Wauseon Masonic Lodge on W. Elm St., Wauseon, from 3-8 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 800-RED-CROSS.

POLICE CAT KILLERS?

The Stryker Police Department is now under investigation for allegedly killing cats and dumping them in a river.
The case has been sent to the prosecutor’s office in Bryan, although as of yet, no criminal charges have been filed.
According to the complaint, Stryker officers trapped and shot cats and then threw their carcasses into a river.
The Williams County Humane Society and The Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, got the complaint from a Humane Officer.
The Fulton County Sheriff’s Department has reportedly completed its investigation and the case now is in the hands of the prosecutor in Bryan.

ASHLEY MAN CHARGED

A man from Ashley has been charged in Steuben County with felony battery to a child younger than 14.
27 year old Danny L. Squier Jr. was arrested Thursday afternoon and held without bond at the county jail pending a court appearance.
Squier’s arrest came following a six-week investigation by the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, St. Joseph County sheriff’s department and Division of Child Services, the Steuben County Division of Child Services and by Angola police.

SIDEWALKS COMING TO WILLIAMS COUNTY

The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced that they will be conducting a sidewalk construction project in Williams County. Officials say that through July, intermittent lane & shoulder restrictions are possible on Maplehurst Avenue between Southwest Drive and South Platt Street in the Village of Montpelier for that sidewalk construction project. The entire job is expected to be completed by July, weather permitting.

NORTHWEST STATE SPRING OPEN HOUSE

If you are interested in changing careers, updating your skills or earning a degree, you are invited to visit Northwest State Community College’s Spring Open House on Saturday, April 6. The event will take place in the Atrium from 9 a.m.-noon and will include information on certificate and degree programs available at NSCC. Anyone who applies for admission during the event will have the $20 application fee waived.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.northweststate.edu, call the Admissions Office at 419.267.1320 or email admissions@northweststate.edu.

LOCOMOTIVE SPOTTED!

A report in today’s Bryan Times says that Norfolk Southern Railroad’s one-of-a-kind Veterans Locomotive was spotted near the Ohio 107 overpass Wednesday morning.
Diesel No. 6920 was dedicated Nov. 12 at the railroad’s headquarters in Norfolk, Va., to honor employees that have served in the military.
Norfolk Southern employs 4,200 veterans and members of the National Guard and Reserves, which represents 14 percent of its total work force.
The Veterans Locomotive is part of Norfolk Southern’s “Heritage Fleet” created in 2012 to mark the company’s 30th anniversary. That fleet features 20 other locomotives, each painted to represent key predecessors of the Norfolk Southern line.
The Wabash Railroad, which used to be headquartered in Montpelier, is also represented in the fleet.
If you missed it in person, photos of the engines can be seen on the company’s website, www.nscorp.com.