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‘Seamless transition’ expected for fire/EMS 

A “seamless transition of services” is expected when East Wayne Fire District ceases to operate at noon Dec. 30 and the villages of Dalton and Marshallville each have their own fire departments taking over. Both villages have been working to take steps to form their own fire departments since Dalton decided to withdraw from East…

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Dalton Village Council meets Dec. 26

PUBLIC MEETING Dalton Village Council will have a special meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 26, at Village Hall for the purpose of discussing and approving an insurance policy for the Dalton Fire Department, approving the modification of dates on various contracts pertaining to the fire department, approving an ordinance waiving residency requirement for…

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ELECTIONS 2023: Close unofficial results show voters choosing some new faces in local government in eastern Wayne County

In final unofficial results, the Wayne County Board of Elections summary report showed that newcomer Blake Nussbaum barely edged out incumbent Dennis Finley in the Dalton mayoral race in the November election. Nussbaum received 341 or 50.22 percent of the votes and Finley received 338 or 49.78 percent of the votes.  DGKN staff report In…

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COUNTY NEWS Commissioners to take action on utility-scale solar projects for farmland

PHOTO FROM WAYNEOHIO.ORG The Wayne County Commissioners typically meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday mornings. Meetings are open to the public. People also can view meetings virtually and register for virtual meetings online at   WOOSTER   After one month of increasing public awareness of proposed utility-scale solar projects for farmland, Wayne County Commissioners decided June…

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State Route 226 designated a Gold Star Families Memorial Highway

PHOTOS BY DAN STARCHER | WAYNE COUNTY GOVERNMENT State Representative Scott Wiggam (center) poses with Gold Star Families (from left) Richard and Pat Winkleman, Chris Runkle, and Darin Lewis. The Winklemans lost their son Damon in 2009 while he was serving in Zabul province, Afghanistan, with the U.S. Army. Runkle lost her son, John Runkle,…

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Wayne County voters to weigh six levy issues

DGKN staff report Six local issues involving school districts, fire districts, township and local options are on the primary ballot for voters in Wayne County to consider when they head to the polls May 2. Taxpayers can find proposed levy information on the Wayne County Auditor’s website at According to Ohio law, property taxes…

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