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LIBERTY CENTER — Village council recently approved a couple of annual renewals.

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DESHLER — Village council approved a resolution authorizing the mayor to sign an application for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) NatureWorks grant program.

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FLORIDA — Mayor Jeff Nulton reported the village council unanimously approved a new water distribution contract with the City of Napoleon during its Monday meeting.

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LIBERTY CENTER — Village council Tuesday continued discussions on the sidewalks ordinance.

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LIBERTY CENTER — Roadway maintenance work was approved by village council Tuesday.

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Henry County communities participating in the electrical aggregation program will keep the same supplier, but it’s anticipated more savings could be seen due to locked-in rate.

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CHICAGO — Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to City of Napoleon for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2019.

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A joint meeting of the city’s Electric Committee and Board of Public Affairs included an update on the process of transferring ownership of one and half substations to AMP, Ohio.

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Local residents continue work toward repurposing a section of the former Central Elementary/Napoleon Middle schools, and those efforts have led to a change in name and logo: the Cultural Center of Henry County.

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The following is an update provided by the Ohio Department of Transportation on the construction of a new bridge over the Maumee River near Napoleon. The $10.3 million project began Feb. 13, 2020 and will be completed in June 2022. Vernon Nagel Inc., Napoleon, is the general contractor.

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Narcotics continue to be a major problem in the area as witnessed by the 2020 annual report from the Napoleon Police Department.

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Those who have paid for funeral services for a loved one who passed away from COVID-related causes after Jan. 20, 2020, may be eligible for reimbursement through a new federal program.

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Napoleon High School Drama Department is performing its spring musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” April 15-17 at 7 p.m. and April 18 at 2 p.m. in the Napoleon Gymatorium. The show follows a group of sixth graders competing in the spelling championship of a lifetime while s…

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LIBERTY CENTER — Liberty Center Local Schools was recently able to provide more updates on year-end activities for students.

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MALINTA — Village council discussed the possibility of seeking grinding services for the brush pile.

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BOWLING GREEN — In response to safety guidance issued by the Ohio Department of Health, the Northwestern Water and Sewer District’s Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for Thursday at 7:30 a.m. will take place via teleconference call.

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The annual Battle of the Badges American Red Cross blood drive was held Monday at the Bert G. Taylor Napoleon American Legion Post #300. Donors at the annual drive could cast a vote for either law enforcement or fire and rescue. Pictured is Joe Aschemeier of Napoleon donating blood. Karen Ri…

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DESHLER — The Edwin Wood Deshler Memorial Library has seen a series of updates to improve accessibility and allow residents to continue enjoying its services.

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COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Monday announced the Ohio Department of Health has issued a simplified health order that streamlines previous COVID-19 health orders into a single order and that includes removing a capacity limit on outdoor events, but leaves in place orders on face masking …

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Thomas J. Lubinski Jr., 47, of Liberty Center appeared Monday by video for an initial appearance on one count of felonious assault, a second-degree felony, and one count of disrupting public services, a third-degree felony.

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ARCHBOLD — The Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center (NwOESC) Board’s superintendent’s report included news that Ayersville Local Schools has selected its district superintendent.

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ARCHBOLD — The Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center Board recently learned about how multiple state actions will impact schools.

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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:

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Nixon Agler, 8, of Napoleon was one of the winners of the Northwest Signal’s Easter egg hunt contest. He is pictured with prizes provided by sponsors of the contest.

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Zoe Altman, 10, of Napoleon was one of the winners of the Northwest Signal’s Easter egg hunt contest. She is pictured with prizes provided by sponsors of the contest.

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Patrick Henry students recently performed the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” The Patrick Henry High School theatre group recently received a $1,500 grant from the Ohio Arts Council, which Superintendent Josh Biederstedt said is a grant not often awarded to schools in northwest O…

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Members of the Napoleon Lions Club hold the 61 new coats that were donated to Christ United Methodist Church and its Coats for Kids and Adults program that got its start in 1994. Each fall, the church makes winter coats available to all in need. Those coats can be either new, or freshly wash…