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LIBERTY CENTER — The Liberty Center Local Schools Board of Education Monday learned the district’s five-year forecast shows deficit spending, but the fiscal year 2019 number is getting closer to black as numbers are realized.

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ARCHBOLD — Starting in 2010, the Northwest State Community College Foundation has honored individuals, organizations and businesses for making a positive impact on the six-county area and that tradition continued Thursday at the 10th annual Green Carpet Event.

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A Filling Homes Fun Day will be held Friday, May 24 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Filling Homes base facility in Napoleon.

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Two facilities projects were awarded Wednesday evening by the Napoleon Area City Schools Board of Education, which also briefly reviewed a memorandum of understanding with the City of Napoleon for a school resource officer.

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The Henry County commissioners Thursday awarded bids for street improvements and a new restroom/concession stand building in the Village of Holgate.

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Putting on a seat belt takes three seconds, but those three seconds can mean the difference between life or death.

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The public is invited to attend the 49th annual Four County Career Center’s Building Trades open house Sunday from 1-4 p.m. During this past year, 110 high school students at the career center assisted with the construction of the 82nd new home as part of their career training. Curtis Miller…

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The Henry County Safe Communities Coalition organized an assembly at Napoleon High School Wednesday in preparation for the Click It Or Ticket campaign, which is May 20-June 2.

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MALINTA — A report of an assault and burglary early Wednesday morning led Henry County Sheriff’s deputies on a chase that ended in Holgate with the arrest of a Napoleon man and damage to a deputy’s cruiser.

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A benefit for Dr. George Cochran will be held Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Crossroads Church of Napoleon.

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FLORIDA — Local residents gathered at the Florida Public Library Tuesday to reminisce about Girty’s Island — a popular gathering spot in the early 1900s easily accessible to those from Florida, Napoleon and Holgate.

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St. Augustine Catholic School will present its spring performance “Where’s Art?” Thursday at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Pictured are participants of the performance during a rehearsal.

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ARCHBOLD – Northwest State Community College celebrated the 2019 graduating class at its 49th Commencement Ceremony this past weekend.

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DESHLER — Village council Monday approved its portion of legislation to create a residential tax increment financing (TIF) district for phase one of a residential development.

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DEFIANCE — The Defiance Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a Sunday single-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a Defiance woman.

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DEFIANCE — Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission’s (NOCAC) free tax preparation program through the Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB) was able to serve more than 1,000 people. Even as changes in funding facilitated programmatic adaptation, the tax program, coordinated by Ashley Dobbelaere, end…

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Rachel Bostelman, a member of the Napoleon Lions and a representative of the Napoleon Pool Levy Committee, spoke to her club recently about the present condition of the pool which was created in 1978.

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The Henry County Hospital celebrated 100 years Wednesday evening by taking a look back at its origin and how far health care has come in that time.

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WAUSEON — The nationally-traveling “Eyes of Freedom” military tribute will be displayed in Fulton County from May 11-18.

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HOLGATE — Life for Native Americans along the Maumee River in the late 1700s to very early 1800s was the subject of a presentation Tuesday evening at the Holgate Community Library.

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Claire Atkinson and Derrick Angiletta pose with a sign at the recent Liberty Center prom event.

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Liberty Center High School juniors (from left) Mikhaela Vela, Kalen Rauch, Ashlyn Dulle and Malia Murrey pose with a “PROM” sign at the school’s recent prom event.

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The Hamler Men’s Club recently participated in the 2019 Litter Roundup. Thirty-five bags of trash were picked up along eight miles of county roads. For more information on the Litter Roundup program, contact the Henry County Solid Waste office at 419-256-7343 or solidwaste@henrycountyohio.com.

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A retirement open house for Barbara Dawson was held Thursday evening at the McClure Community Library. Dawson is retiring after working 30 years at the library. Dawson is the branch manager of the McClure location, which is part of the Napoleon Public Library. Dawson noted when she started w…