Henry County, OH

Napoleon, OHNorthwest Signal

Napoleon city, schools approved for safety grant

Napoleon Area City Schools and the City of Napoleon have been approved for a grant to improve the safety of students walking or biking to school. The two collaborated to apply for a Safe Routes to School grant through the Ohio Department of Transportation and learned recently they were awarded $207,000.
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Several injured in crash

The vehicle pictured here struck the back of an anhydrous ammonia tank on Ohio 18, between Henry County roads 17 and 18, around 5:23 p.m. Wednesday. The car went off the north side of Ohio 18 and into a ditch. Four persons were transported by Holgate EMS and Henry County South Joint Ambulance District units to Mercy Hospital Defiance, although the severity of their injuries was not available Wednesday. The Holgate/Pleasant Township and Florida/Flatrock Township fire departments responded to the scene while the Henry County Sheriff’s Office investigated the mishap and is handling the crash report.
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Man enters plea to four first-degree felony drug charges

NAPOLEON — The case of a man charged with selling large amounts of methamphetamine and heroin in Henry County has been resolved here. Tyler Abston, 32, Bryan, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Henry County Common Pleas Court to engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, trafficking in heroin and two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, all first-degree felonies. (Abston previously listed a Jackson, Mich. address.)
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ODOT focusing on safety as fatalities rise

An increased focus on transportation safety in Ohio has benefited Henry County with a few upcoming projects. Ohio Department of Transportation District Two officials met with the Henry County commissioners Thursday for the annual update. However, the update was missed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ODOT District Two...
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Henry commissioners updated on traffic facts, projects

NAPOLEON — Traffic is down on Ohio’s highways, but fatalities have risen over the past two years, according to an Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) official who addressed Henry County commissioners Thursday. ODOT District 2 Director Pat McColley and other agency officials met with commissioners for an update on that...
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Open house set for Napoleon Carnegie library building

Built in 1912 and dedicated in 1913, the Napoleon Carnegie Library building could see new life and better serve the public under a proposed renovation project. The Napoleon Public Library Foundation, formed as a 503©3 in 2016 to provide support for library programs and long-range building plans, has selected the building as its first project.
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Most area senior centers opening back up

With many state health orders concerning the coronavirus situation being lifted earlier this month, the area’s senior centers have been reopening, or are planning to do so soon. Henry and Paulding counties have opened their centers (see below) while Defiance County’s two senior centers — in Defiance and Hicksville —...
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Service contract approved

The Henry County commissioners Thursday approved a service contract on behalf of Henry County Job and Family Services. The contract is with Adriel Schools, Inc., for family preservation programming services ranging from $47-$50 per hour, effective July 1, 2021-June 6, 2022. The commissioners also approved Stacy Williams as the new...
Grelton, OHCrescent-News

Heritage Center in Grelton opens Sunday

GRELTON — The Four Corners Historical Cooperative Inc. (FCHC) invites area history buffs to celebrate the opening of the Heritage Center in this Henry County community from 1-4 p.m. Sunday. The Heritage Center is located on Henry County Road M, just west of County Road 7. The building was built...
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Napoleon Municipal Court

Alexandria R. Ricker, 22, of Defiance appeared by video Thursday for a full preliminary hearing on one count of theft, a felony of the fifth degree. It was reported Ricker waived her right to a preliminary hearing and the matter was bound over to the Court of Common Pleas of Henry County for further proceedings.
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Tycho Roger Brosneck

Corbin and Haley Brosneck of Napoleon are proud to announce the birth of their son, Tycho Roger Brosneck, May 31, 2021, at Henry County Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds. He was welcomed home by 4-year-old Jonah, 2-year-old Kay and 1-year-old Tulip. Maternal grandparents are Bruce and Karen Schwiebert of Holgate. Paternal grandparent is Candace Brosneck of Napoleon. Great-grandparents are Roger and Peg Schwiebert of Hamler and Joe and Elizabeth Martinez of Defiance.
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Henry co courthouse 6-10-21

Joshua Golden, 28, Liberty Center, Maintenance and Ellen Davenport, 27, Liberty Center, RN. Gregory Hahn, 27, Napoleon, Electrician and Ashley Mack, 23, Napoleon, RN. Samuel Sanchez, 21, Napoleon, production technician and Nicole Miller, 21, Napoleon, industrial painter. Common pleas. On the docket. Gabriel Garza, Napoleon vs. Dezer Rae Patterson, Boise,...
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Band concert planned for Sunday

WHAT: The Napoleon Community Band presents A Concert on the Green. WHEN: 4 p.m. Sunday, June 13. WHERE: Front of the Cultural Center of Henry County (former Napoleon Middle School/Central Elementary School), 303 W. Main St., Napoleon. DETAILS: The band, under the direction of Pam Kazmierczak, will perform classic concert...
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Area Police Reports

Saturday, 11:20 p.m., on Ohio 34 in Henry County's Ridgeville Township, a vehicle driven by Zachary Reecer, 25, Wauseon, struck a deer. Damage to the vehicle was light. Sunday, midnight, on County Road F.70 in Williams County's Springfield Township, a vehicle driven by Patricia Beebe, 63, Bryan, failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway and struck a ditch. Damage reported to the vehicle was heavy, and Beebe was cited with failure to control the vehicle. Beebe had suspected minor injury from the accident.
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Henry County student recognized for academic achievement and service

Simon Born of McClure was among the 74 Ohio Connections Academy (OCA) students to be recognized for their outstanding academic achievement and service to the community. During a virtual ceremony on Ohio Connections Academy’s LiveLesson virtual classroom, Simon, a sophomore, was among the 46 OCA students in grades 10 through 12 who were inducted into the National Honor Society.
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COVID vaccinations continue to slowly rise in county

COVID-19 vaccinations continue to slowly rise in Henry County, with 44% of the county at least starting the vaccine. According to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), 44.2% people in the county — totaling 11,938 people — have started receiving the vaccine. Individuals who are 12 years and older are now eligible to receive a vaccine, and Henry County Health Commissioner Joy Ermie said approval could soon be coming for younger children.
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For Your Information - June 8, 2021

•A two-vehicle, non-injury crash was reported at West Main Street at North Perry Street at 9:29 p.m. Sunday, citation issued for assured clear distance ahead, report pending. Arrested:. •Jeremy Distel, 37, of Maumee, misdemeanor assault, 325 E. Washington St., 12:59 a.m. Sunday. Served:. •Robert Wolff Jr., 47, of Napoleon, warrant...
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Fintel 2nd in shot put

WESTERVILLE — Patrick Henry senior standout Trista Fintel capped off her career with a second-place finish in the shot put with a 40-9.5 at the OHSAA Division III state track and field meet at Westerville North High School. But she was well below her personal record Saturday and finished just...
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Napoleon Municipal Court

Nicholas A. Buell, 29, of Napoleon appeared Tuesday by video for an initial appearance on one count of attempted burglary, a fifth-degree felony. Buell requested court-appointed counsel, and the court determined he qualified. A full preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. Thursday. Bond was set at $15,000 under the...