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

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A grain bin fire was reported at 12-719 County Road L at 3:45 p.m. Sunday. The Monroe Township Fire Department was dispatched, and personnel from the Holgate/Pleasant Township, Florida-Flatrock Township and Napoleon fire departments were paged for mutual aid. The Henry County South Joint Amb…

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The Henry County commissioners Thursday approved the issuance of a bond for the construction of a new river bridge and roadway in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Transportation.

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Members of the Napoleon Lions club were recently entertained by club member Ron Meyers, who spoke about his latest, and 17th, mission trip for VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity).

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By recommendation of the city law director, council will soon begin the process to repeal many of its ordinances dealing with firearms.

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was recently held for the Hamler Village Recycling Center. The Henry County Solid Waste Management District reported the sort-and-separate recycling facility recently opened at the site of the wastewater treatment plant on the southeast corner of Hamler. Materials f…

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Following the filing of petitions in Henry County and Wood County common pleas courts, public hearing dates have been set regarding the proposed merger of the Henry County Regional Water and Sewer District and the Northwestern Water and Sewer District.

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The annual and regular meeting of the Henry County Agricultural Society, Inc. (Henry County Fair) will be held Wednesday following the election of fair board directors.

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Bryan Post of Holgate, Adam Eis of Holgate, and Gregory Thomas of New Bavaria were elected to three seats on the Holgate Local Schools Board of Education Tuesday, according to unofficial results from the Henry County Board of Elections.

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Voters decided on township trustees and township fiscal officer races during Tuesday’s election, according to unofficial election results from the Henry County Board of Elections.

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PUTNAM COUNTY (WTOL) — A man suspected of a Saturday armed robbery reportedly turned himself in at Lucas County Jail Tuesday afternoon and was transported back to Putnam County.

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LIBERTY CENTER — The Village of Liberty Center will see its first new face behind the mayor’s desk in more than 20 years with unofficial results indicating that will be Gerald Jay Branson II.

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Six entities in Henry County were on Tuesday’s ballot for renewal or replacement issues and all were approved, according to unofficial results from the Henry County Board of Education.

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MALINTA — Unofficial Henry County Board of Elections results place Curt Badgley as a new mayor for 2020.

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The City of Napoleon had uncontested races Tuesday. Jason Maassel was the lone candidate for mayor, and Daniel Baer, Jeff Mires and John Ross Durham filed for the three open seats.

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The City of Wauseon had uncontested races for mayor and council. Kathy Huner was the lone mayoral candidate on the ballot and Shane Chamberlin, Jeff Stiriz and Scott Stiriz petitioned for the three council seats.

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According to the Henry County Board of Education, Tuesday’s general election had 18.23% voter turnout.

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Henry County Board of Elections unofficial results for contested council and trustee races in Tuesday’s election included:

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STRYKER – National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and community integration were among the topics discussed at Quadco Rehabilitation Center’s regular monthly meeting.

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HAMLER — The Patrick Henry School District is inviting citizens of the school district age 60 and older to eat lunch in the high school cafeteria on the first Thursday of the month during the school year.

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WAUSEON — Unofficial results reported by the Fulton County Board of Elections show the county’s voters approved each issue on Tuesday’s ballot.

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A book penned by a Henry County woman chronicles the life of a Defiance man through fleeing South Vietnam when he was only 6 years old to later joining a gang and experimenting with drugs before changing his life.

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Thanks to his grandson — and his metal detector — a Napoleon man was recently able to recover his lost wedding ring.

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LIBERTY CENTER — The Liberty Center Local Schools district faces a five-year forecast of deficit spending, but it was reported actual figures have continued to come in more positive than forecast.

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The Henry County commissioners Thursday appointed Caleb Shanks to the Henry County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

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DESHLER — The Oak Grove Healthcare Center is in the process of shutting down and relocating patients.

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Parker, 5, and Oliver, 2, Harmon stopped by the trunk or treat Wednesday evening at the Henry County Senior Center. While the rain moved the event indoors, the trick or treaters had plenty of stations to visit.

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The annual Taste of Henry County was held Wednesday at the Napoleon American Legion. The event, which is also the Henry County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting, offers food samples from a variety of chamber members. Pictured is Angel Robinson (left), nutrition manager at Henry County Hospi…