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The Henry County commissioners Thursday decided the Hahn Center will reopen to the public starting Monday.

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David B. Ward, 62, of Napoleon appeared Thursday for a full preliminary hearing on one count of possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

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Below is a list of meetings planned for this week. Location or access information is included if it was available as of Friday afternoon:

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The Henry County Senior Center is offering “drive-thru” meals for seniors.

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St. Augustine Catholic Church recently celebrated First Holy Communion. Those pictured are (front, from left) Laila Westhoven, Heriberto Sanchez, Gaia Patino, Luis Carrillo, Carmen Theisen, Jarid Jenkins, Ashlyne Minnick, (middle row) Parker Botjer, James Jenkins, Grant Stover, Collin Carl, …

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The following meetings are scheduled next week for the City of Napoleon. See the city’s website for links to virtually attend the meetings.

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State-wide guidance for K-12 schools was released by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Thursday, outlining guidelines as districts look to reopen their buildings this fall.

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COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Thursday unveiled an Ohio Public Health Advisory Alert System intended to give local officials and residents more information about the status of COVID-19 in their county.

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Numerous agreements and contracts for the 2020-21 school year were recently approved by the Napoleon Area City Schools Board of Education.

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Another week of hot weather has sped up dry down of the winter wheat crop across the state. It’s not too often that we have a July 4 holiday harvest in northern Ohio.

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Reaching the end of a job interview, the interviewer asked a young engineer, “What starting salary were you thinking about?”

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As of Wednesday afternoon, the Henry County Health Department reported 24 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county. Of the 24 confirmed cases, six are male and 18 are female with an age range from teens through 70s. There are also currently six probable cases in the county. To be counte…

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DOVER TOWNSHIP, Fulton County — The Toledo Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident involving a pedestrian that occurred early Wednesday morning.

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The Old Red Barn recently held a ribbon cutting for its location at N082 County Road 17-D in Okolona. The store offers hand-crafted furniture, decor and gifts. Pictured (from left) are Henry County Commissioner Glenn Miller, co-owner Judy Brown, Henry County Chamber of Commerce Director Joel…

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TOLEDO - Nominations for the 25th annual 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition event that salutes young, dynamic leaders under the age of 40 will be accepted through July 13.

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CAMDEN, N.J. - The board of directors of Campbell Soup Co. recently announced a regular quarterly dividend on Campbell’s capital stock of 35 cents per share.

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It was 79 years ago today that the first TV commercial in the U.S. aired before a baseball game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies. The 10-second ad for Bulova watches cost $9.

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While most fireworks displays and events have been canceled in the county due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still a few ways to celebrate available.

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HOLGATE — Contracts for principals and the superintendent were approved during the Holgate Local Schools Board of Education meeting Monday, and a district technology coordinator was also hired.

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With the Fourth of July holiday approaching at the same time as portions of the state are seeing increases in COVID-19 cases, it’s important to celebrate safely.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation designed to protect the nation’s research from being stolen by China.

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COLUMBUS - Previous studies have shown that low-dose, whole lung radiation in the form of X-rays can effectively treat severe pneumonia, with minimal side effects. Two clinical trials are applying a modern version of this concept to test patients who have acute respiratory distress syndrome …

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, a record number of Ohioans have lost their jobs and for a number of them that has resulted in loss of their health insurance, while other Ohioans that were uninsured may now want to sign up for health insurance. Obtaining insurance can be a stressful and co…

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There is no doubt that this 4th of July will look different from previous years. We empathize with many of our community members wanting to feel normal again. Many of us have the itch to get back to all of our summer activities and fun times with friends and family. While we can still do som…

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CLEVELAND — Safety is the number one priority for the American Red Cross, which is why the Red Cross of Northern Ohio is offering virtual disaster safety preparation courses. Each course is free to the public, lasts approximately an hour and covers a range of various disaster preparation topics.

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COLUMBUS — A new study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine finds even moderate exercise during pregnancy increases a compound in breast milk that reduces a baby’s lifelong risks of serious health issues such as diabetes, obesity and h…

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It was on this date in 1948 that Bell Laboratories announced its invention of the transistor, making miniaturized calculators and radios possible. I had the opportunity to work for Bell Labs in Whippany, New Jersey, for two years in the late 1960s, but the job I had was as a computer program…

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David B. Ward, 62, of Napoleon appeared Monday for an initial appearance on one count of possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

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COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Monday that current health orders set to expire today are extended through this week as plans are being finalized for moving into the next phase of the state’s COVID-19 response.

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The City of Napoleon’s weekly refuse route will be adjusted for Thursday and Friday for the Independence Day holiday.

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LIBERTY CENTER — The Liberty Center Local Schools Board of Education Monday approved the hiring of its next middle school principal.

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ARCHBOLD - The Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center (NwOESC) recently approved multiple 21st Century items for area school districts.

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Napoleon City Council met in special session Monday night to create a special fund allowing it to accept federal money for COVID-19 expenses.

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The following is an Ohio Department of Transportation update on a project which is constructing a new bridge over the Maumee River near Napoleon. The $10.3 million project began in February and will be completed in June 2022. Vernon Nagel Inc., Napoleon, is the general contractor.

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To keep its career and technical training programs up-to-date with state-of-the-art technology, Four County Career Center instructors are eligible to participate in a work experience program sponsored by the school. Instructors have the opportunity to participate with a local employer in an …