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The winner of the pet division in the Northwest Signal Halloween costume contest was Finn the Pug dressed as a TV show character, submitted by Jennifer Kaiser (left). Finn won a prize featuring a one-year supply of Pet Food, sponsored by J&B Feed Co. of Napoleon. Also in the photo are Da…

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Every day we receive signals as to how we should act or react in specific situations. When signals are clear there is little doubt about how to progress; allowing us to move forward confidently, without hesitation. However, there are times when we’re given mixed or unclear messages by our su…

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March is recognized nationally as “Women’s History Month” and a new collaboration project locally would honor and celebrate the achievements of women in Henry County. The county-wide collaboration project is being organized for a birthday celebration of the county, which was founded April 1, 1820.

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The following meetings have been scheduled next week for the City of Napoleon. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings take place at the city building.

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NOCAC Head Start programs recently celebrated RIF Week (Reading Is Fundamental). Napoleon Area City Schools Superintendent Erik Belcher was a guest reader at the Napoleon Head Start. Pictured is Belcher reading to Mrs. Bre and Ms. Jenn’s a.m. preschool class. NOCAC Head Start is funded by th…

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FAYETTE — Taylor Moyer will present at the Bean Creek Valley History Center’s second presentation in a series of talks titled “Let’s Look Back,” Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Fayette Opera House in the recently-updated Ginnivan–Spiess Theater.

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LIBERTY CENTER — A local youth was recently an ambassador on a large stage helping promote the gifts those with Down syndrome bring to their community.

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Wednesday kicked off the 19th Annual Symphony of Trees in Napoleon, a fundraiser where proceeds are donated to local agencies that help children in need, including the Center for Child and Family Advocacy, Northwest Ohio CASA and Henry County Hospital. At top, at the public viewing of the tr…

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The Four County Career Center FFA Chapter recently attended the 92nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. During the convention, FFA attendees attended several leadership and team building workshops, general sessions with motivational speakers, toured Reynolds Farm Equipment, visited the…

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A Christmas De-light crafts for kids was part of Wednesday’s activities for the Symphony of Trees, a fundraiser where proceeds are donated to local agencies that help children in need, including the Center for Child and Family Advocacy, Northwest Ohio CASA and Henry County Hospital. Pictured…

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SWANTON – Col. Michael J. DiDio will assume command of the 180th Fighter Wing from Col. Kevin V. Doyle at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio National Guard.

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Nicolas Miller of Baltimore, Ohio, is a member of this fall’s The Ohio State University Marching Band. His family notes this continues a lineage of family being involved with music activities.

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It is hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us. Thanksgiving is only two weeks away and Christmas will come fast. I hope you had a good Veterans Day and had a chance to reflect upon the many blessings we have due to the efforts of our veterans. Thank you to all that have served.

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Automatic Feed Co. (AFCO) recently promoted Jon Knepley to the position of customer relations manager to support AFCO’s goal of achieving outstanding customer satisfaction.

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The Henry County commissioners Tuesday approved an agreement on behalf of Henry County Job and Family Services and approved a position description.

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Monday, Nov. 18 — Oven-fried chicken, scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables and tropical fruit.

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Happy 71st birthday, Prince Charles (and my late sister Terri, as well). I think I have mentioned before that my younger sister was born on the exact same day as England’s Prince Charles. I think I have mentioned before that she once sent the Prince a birthday card, noting that she was born …

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“Have the courage to act instead of react.” (Earlene Larson Jenks)

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TOLEDO — U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio (Toledo) records state a man accused of hiring a hitman to kill a Williams County Department of Job and Family Services (JFS) social worker has pleaded guilty to his crime, with no plea deal in place.

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William Roth, 57, of McClure was arraigned on one count of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer with specification, a third-degree felony.

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County residents will see a break on their property tax bill next year after officials decided Tuesday to lower the millage on the levy used to fund the new Henry County Senior Center.

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Napoleon police responded Monday to an incident at a residence initially believed to be a possible crime scene, but later determined to be a medical issue.

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The season’s first snow storm in the area caused some havoc for motorists and utility workers Monday.

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On behalf of Four County Career Center, a big thank you again this year to the Northwest Signal for offering the opportunity to share some of the many wonderful things happening at Four County.

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One in three American adults has prediabetes, and only 10% of them know they have it. And if one in three American adults has prediabetes that means it could be you, your favorite sibling or your other sibling. Or you, your barber or your barber’s barber. Or you, your boss, your boss’s boss.…

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Members of Liberty Center’s National Honor Society and Junior National Honor Society recently visited The University of Toledo’s College of Engineering. The students learned about career opportunities in engineering and related STEM fields, toured the facility, and listened to a presentation…

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The Patrick Henry Robotics team recently received an award for the “Most Robust Machine” and took second place at the BEST robotics “Off the Grid” competition at Bowling Green State University’s Stroh Center. The PH Robotics class designed and built a robot to clear debris and repair electri…

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Liberty Center Local Schools (above) hosted a Veterans Day assembly Monday to recognize veterans in the community.

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Four County Career Center’s student ambassadors are seniors chosen each year based on their teacher’s recommendations and leadership abilities. They represent the school in a variety of capacities including hosting future students and parents, as well as area elected officials and members of…

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Four County Career Center students recently donated blood during the HOSA future health professionals sponsored Red Cross Blood Drive. HOSA members planned and coordinated the drive and assisted with donor registration, testing and blood donations. Ninety-four units of blood were collected. …

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COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Education together with the Ohio Department of Higher Education recently announced the release of $3 million in grant funding to help high school teachers obtain qualifications to teach college courses in high school as part of the College Credit Plus Progra…

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Kellie Sharpe, who is currently the school nurse at Patrick Henry High School and is a veteran of the Marine Corps (left), was the guest speaker at the high school’s Veterans Day program. She provided a powerful and inspirational message to all in attendance.

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Napoleon Elementary School held a program Monday morning to honor veterans. Below, those in attendance who served stand to be recognized.