While there’s still work to be done, area commissioners expressed appreciation about the recently approved state budget, especially in the areas of indigent defense reimbursements to counties.
Typically, this time of year farmers are gearing up for harvest, instead this year we are playing a bit of a waiting game. One bit of evidence to support that thought is that we sold more tickets for Farm Science Review this year than in the last two combined. Other than some hay baling bein…
One company has submitted a bid for 2.6 acres of property belonging to the school district along Clairmont Avenue, although a term of the sale has been removed.
Holgate Implement Sales recently hosted St. John Lutheran Preschool of Holgate for its first “Farm Day.” Students learned about farm equipment and how it operates.
It was in February of 2018 that Mike Imbrock, coordinator of the Henry County Solid Waste program, made a request of the Napoleon Lions Club to expand its recycling efforts from accepting aluminum to include the collection of plastic and tin cans.
ARCHBOLD — The Four County ADAMhs Board will receive an additional $86,426 in state funding to pay for services that will help individuals and their families successfully live in the community following a mental health or substance use crisis.
First of all, let me make a correction from Monday’s column. Great-grandchildren Abel and Eloise did not get confirmed last Saturday, but they got baptized. You know, the busy weekend must have joggled my mind somewhat. Sorry, kids. I didn’t mean to advance your age by about 12 years all at once.
Vaping and e-cigarettes have been all over the news in the last several weeks. As of Sept. 6, over 450 possible cases of lung illness associated with the use of e-cigarette products have been reported in 33 states, including Ohio. Six deaths have been confirmed due to this illness. The Cente…
COLUMBUS — Local optometrist Dr. Elizabeth Bower, who works for Napoleon Family Vision in Napoleon, recently received the competitive Ohio Vision Project Student Loan Repayment Program Award from the Ohio Optometric Association (OOA).
A firm needed a researcher. Applicants were a scientist, an engineer and an economist. Each was given a stone, a piece of string and a stopwatch, and they were instructed to determine a certain building’s height.
John Swearingen, Jr. will present a program entitled “How Community Preserved History” at the Monday, Sept. 23 meeting of the Defiance County Genealogical Society at 7 p.m.
HOLGATE — An update on the Holgate Local Schools’ new one-to-one Chromebook initiative for middle and high school students was provided to the board of education Monday evening.
Patrick Henry Local Schools recently honored staff for their years of service. Those honored for five years of service include (from left) Taylor Ziegler, Roxane Gubernath, Chad Klinge, Celest Breece and Amy Kirkendall.
ARCHBOLD — The Black Swamp Area Council’s Exploring Division recently announced a collaboration that includes Northwest State Community College, Impact 419, Ohio Means Jobs, and the CCMEP Young Adult Program.
Four County Career Center recently accepted the donation of a 2016 Jeep Cherokee from North Star BlueScope in Delta. The vehicle was in need of repairs from an accident and students from the Auto Collision Repair program — under the direction of instructor Steve Hootman — were able to make a…
COLUMBUS — The esports industry is growing quickly and The Ohio State University is leading in its development by forming the most comprehensive esports program to date, according to the university.
Erik Belcher, the newly-hired Superintendent of Napoleon Area Schools, was the guest speaker at a recent Napoleon Lions Club meeting, and the West Unity native related some of his background and his early impressions of the Napoleon school and community.
Prayer or thought to start your week: I know it is just as important to care for myself as it is to care for other people. It is in taking care of myself that I will have the energy to give to others. Amen.
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Thursday issued the annual school report cards, which showed a mixture of Cs and one B for overall grades for local districts.