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Utilities Committee hacks through old utilities bill adjustment policy
Monday, August 04, 2014 8:00 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, August 05, 2014 8:17 PM )

BY NANCY SPENCER

DHI Media Editor

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DELPHOS — A request for an adjustment to a city utilities bill prompted a committee meeting held Monday evening prior to the regular council session.

Utilities Committee head Joe Martz led the discussion that focused on the city’s current policy instated in 2002 for residents seeking an adjustment to their water, sewer or both accounts for usage that exceeds the norm.

 
City seeking grants
Monday, August 04, 2014 8:00 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, August 05, 2014 8:26 PM )

BY NANCY SPENCER

DHI Media Editor

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DELPHOS — The City of Delphos is seeking two grants, one from the Bureau of Workman’s Comp. to cover 75 percent of the cost for two new EMS cots; and a second from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to install a stone walking path at the top of the reservoir.

The current EMS cots are more than 20 years old and need updated, according to Fire and Rescue Chief Kevin Streets, who said the city is eligible for $40,000 toward the cost in a 3-1 grant.

 
Spencerville police warns residents of scams
Monday, August 04, 2014 8:00 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, August 05, 2014 8:19 PM )

BY STEPHANIE GROVES

DHI Media Staff Writer

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SPENCERVILLE — Spencerville Police Chief Darin Cook reported the department handled two separate email and/or phone scams in July during the Village Council meeting Monday night.

Cook said the first scam was a man asking for money for Publisher’s Clearinghouse over the phone. He said the money would be used to pay fees associated with the winnings and then the check would be mailed to the winner.

 
From the Archives — Aug. 4, 2014
Sunday, August 03, 2014 8:00 PM

One Year Ago

In 1948, groups of like-minded people gathered in public meeting places to form clubs like the Optimists, the Jaycees and The Green Thumb Garden Club, who stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening. Trailblazer Esther Powell used her “can-do” spirit and past experience as a garden club member to unify her friends. Jean Best joined the group in 1949 and is an invaluable “walking history book.”

 

 
Ohio State band director's firing sets off clash
Sunday, August 03, 2014 8:00 PM

COLUMBUS (AP) — The new president of Ohio State University and supporters of the school’s storied marching band are clashing over the unexpected firing of a band director with deep roots in the organization.

President Michael Drake dismissed Jonathan Waters on July 24 after a two-month investigation determined he knew about, but failed to stop, a “sexualized” culture of pranks, tricks and rituals that included students marching half-clad, feigning sex acts on buses and giving each other sometimes sexually explicit nicknames. The university says it had to move swiftly on a complaint against Waters under federal sexual discrimination laws.

 
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