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  1. Fire hits Swanton football bleachersRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Toledo Blade

    A fire late this afternoon destroyed foam mats being stored under football bleachers at Swanton High School - and melted a section of the grandstand. "It just burned that hot that fast that it melted the aluminum," said Deputy Chief Gary Roytek.


  2. Railroad aims to build yard for staging in Swanton areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 22 | Toledo Blade

    Norfolk Southern Corp. presented plans Monday night to Swanton Village Council for a seven-track "staging yard" along its main line through the village for parking, inspecting, and occasionally repairing trains. Railroad representatives said the facility would primarily be used for coal trains, but could not rule out trains hauling other commodities using it.


  3. Buskers burst into song at festivalRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 14 | Toledo Blade

    Susan Smith of Toledo puts a few bucks in the tip bucket for her niece Michaela Dodge, 17, of Palmyra Township, Michigan, while Michaela sings during the Whitehouse Arts Advisory Board's third annual BuskerFest in Whitehouse. Don DiBartolomeo from The Right Direction Youth Development Program and Shawna Hornsby miss connecting on a high-five on the bike trail on Sunday.


  4. Motorcycle crash closes Fulton Co. road near SwantonRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 14 | Toledo Blade

    Fulton County Road L is closed to traffic as authorities respond to a motorcycle crash that caused one person to be flown to a hospital. Authorities said a motorcycle collided with a dog about 11:20 a.m. today on County Road L, near County Road 4. The site is just west of State Rt.


  5. Business notebook: Patents, 8-14Read the original story

    Saturday Aug 13 | Toledo Blade

    The following U.S. Patents were granted to inventors in Lucas, Fulton, Wood, Lenawee, and Monroe counties in May, 2016, and published in the Official Gazette of the Patent and Trademark Office. #9,352,341: Methods and systems for delivering fluid through horns for applying multiple component material.


  6. Meetings slated to discuss Nexus pipelineRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 7 | Toledo Blade

    Swanton will host the first of six marathon-length public meetings to discuss a federal regulatory agency's finding that the proposed NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline can be built without significantly harming the environment. Other area public meetings include sessions Thursday at Tecumseh Center for the Arts, 400 N. Maumee St., Tecumseh, Mich., and on Aug. 15 at the Quality Inn Fremont, 3422 Port Clinton Rd., Fremont.


  7. Lawyer wants to check Worley's DNA, seeks connectionRead the original story

    Jul 26, 2016 | Toledo Blade

    As soon as news broke that a Fulton County man had been arrested for the abduction - and now the murder - of 20-year-old Sierah Joughin, Delta lawyer Amber VanGunten's thoughts immediately went to the unsolved murder of Lori Ann Hill. Miss Hill, a 14-year-old freshman at Swanton High School, disappeared the night of Oct. 25, 1985, after leaving a Halloween party in Swanton.


  8. Swanton man dead after Monclova Twp. crashRead the original story

    Jul 23, 2016 | Toledo Blade

    A Swanton man was killed late Friday night after his vehicle was struck by another that failed to stop for a sign in Monclova Township, the Ohio Highway Patrol said. Anthony French, 53, was traveling eastbound at 10:55 p.m. on State Rt.


  9. Youngsters, animals prepare for the fairRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2016 | Toledo Blade

    Mary Pat McCartney, 14, of Swanton, tries to catch one goat while holding on to another. Miss McCartney had been demonstrating to two nephews how to show a goat before a judge when one of the youngsters lost control of his animal.


  10. Group vows to keep Spencer Township fire departmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | Toledo Blade

    Opponents of a plan to close the Spencer Township Fire Department, led by a township trustee, vowed Thursday to block the move slated to happen at the end of the month. Township trustees voted 2-1 on May 2 to disband the township's fire department and contract with the Springfield Township Fire Department for service because the township could no longer afford to operate its own department.


  11. Boy Scout council honors volunteersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | Toledo Blade

    ADULT volunteers were recognized during the Erie Shores Council of the Boy Scouts of America 90th Annual Council Scouter Recognition Dinner at the Toledo Club. Roughly 2,500 adult volunteers help the council provide a values-based, character education program for youths including Cub Scouts , Boy Scouts and exploring and venturing co-ed programs for youths ages 14-20.


  12. Dogs for adoption: 6-14Read the original story

    Jun 14, 2016 | Toledo Blade

    If searching for a lost dog, the office is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. You must take a photo ID to walk through the holding areas.


  13. A short drive to the country for a great mealRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2016 | Toledo Blade

    Are you up for a road trip to a roadhouse out in the country, where the farm fields are as close as the patio and the smell of the barbecue cooking is undeniable? If the answer is yes, it's a good idea to have the GPS handy, because the Log Cabin Tavern is not in a mainstream location. The address is 1464 County Rd. 3, Liberty Center, Ohio.


  14. High-flying HawkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2016 | Toledo Blade

    Emma Daugherty of Maumee Valley clears the bar during her second-place showing in the Division III high jump competition at the state track and field tournament in Columbus on Friday. Slug: SPT STATETRACK03p THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH Caption: Julia Smith of Swanton places fourth in the Division III high jump during the State Track and Field Tournament at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.


  15. Swanton seeks new councilmanRead the original story

    Jun 1, 2016 | Toledo Blade

    Mr. Moore died unexpectedly May 25. Council has 30 days to appoint someone to fill the remainder of Mr. Moore's term, which expires Dec. 31, 2017. Village residents who are registered to vote and are at least 18 can send a letter of interest with their qualifications to village administrator Rosanna Hoelzle at 219 Chestnut St., Swanton, Ohio 43558, or they can send an email to [email protected] .


  16. Spencer Twp. fire deal raising ireRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2016 | Toledo Blade

    Carl Arnold was promoted to fire chief of the Spencer Township Fire Department in December, describing the position as the best job in the world. Four months later, his dream is unraveling.


  17. Holloway Road OVI checkpoint cut shortRead the original story

    May 13, 2016 | Toledo Blade

    The Lucas County OVI Task Force was to conduct the stops from 8 p.m. to 11:59 p.m., but the checkpoint was discontinued at 9:30 p.m. because of heavy rain, according to Lt. Vern E. Fisher of the patrol's Swanton post.


  18. Explosion rocks Delta steel plantRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2016 | Toledo Blade

    Firefighters from Delta, Wauseon, and Swanton were dispatched to a reported furnace explosion at the North Star BlueScope steel plant near Delta. The plant has about 370 employees, but there were no serious injuries, according to a plant official.


  19. Firefighters respond to furnace explosion west of DeltaRead the original story

    May 7, 2016 | Toledo Blade

    Firefighters from Delta, Wauseon, and Swanton all are being dispatched to a reported furnace explosion at the BHP North Star Steel mill west of Delta. Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil.


  20. John Syx (1931-2016): Administrator served Swanton schools, villageRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2016 | Toledo Blade

    John Syx, whose official duties in Swanton spanned five decades as superintendent of the school district and then as village administrator, died Wednesday in Swanton Health Care and Retirement Center. He was 84. Mr. Syx stepped aside as Swanton administrator at the end of February, 2003.


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