Leading A Great Place To Live

Leading A Great Place To Live

Hear from the people helping to keep our area a great place to live. Host Garett Mansfield talks to local leaders about news, events, ongoing projects and other initiatives in and around Defiance.

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June 21, 2022 38 min
Defiance County Commissioner David Kern talks about the county's broadband coverage and how the commissioners are attempting to combat our local digital divide.

Defiance County broadband survey is available here: https://defiancefiber.servicezones.net/DefianceCounty

To connect with the Defiance County Commissioners, click here: https://www.defiance-county.com/board-of-commissioners/index.php

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Severe storms and heat hit Defiance and Mayor McCann encourages citizens to practice patience and informs us about locations to help beat the heat. The Mayor also discusses the potential for a downtown facade project and provides street paving updates. He also details city administrator Jeff Leonard's retirement.

Defiance Cooling Station information: https://defiancecohealth.org/extreme-heat/

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Tinora eighth-grader Dryden White stopped by the station to talk about his experience winning the school's Amazing Shake competition. Mayor McCann details the Memorial Day event at Riverside Cemetary, city council's urgency on maintenance, the Fifth Stitch building renovation and parking closure, and OmniFiber's commitment to close the digital divide in Defiance. Also, be sure to download the My Defiance app on your app...
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Defiance County Commissioner Mick Pocratsky and Tim Frederick of the Defiance County Historical Society visit with Garett Mansfield to kick off a new season of events at AuGlaize Village. Visit their Faceboook page (https://www.facebook.com/defiancecountyhistoricalsociety/) or their contact page (https://ohiolha.org/member_organization/defiance-county-historical-society/) to learn more or get involved.

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The City of Defiance is undergoing numerous spring cleaning efforts from the parks, drinking water, and much more. This month's update also includes a preview of construction projects on the Hopkins Street and Harding Road bridges plus street repavings.

Each month, Mayor McCann and Garett Mansfield talk about economic development, housing, city projects, events and much more. For more information about the City of Defiance and e...
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In this visit with Defiance County Commissioner Dana Phipps details his first months of service following his recent appointment. County Enginner Warren Schlatter also visits to talk about springtime construction efforts that are about to kick off.

To connect with the Defiance County Commissioners, click here: https://www.defiance-county.com/board-of-commissioners/index.php

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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Commissioner Pocratsky and Deb Guilford of the Defiance Board of DD teamed up to discuss initiatives at the local level. For more information about the Defiance Board of Developmental Disabilities and Good Samaritan School, visit https://www.defiancedd.org/ and like their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DefianceCountyBoardofDD. To contact the Commissioners' office, ...
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Defiance Mayor Mike McCann visits to deliver his March update. Spring cleanup at the city's parks will take place on April 9 and Werlor will provide a free pickup of large items at four area parks. Mayor McCann touches on last month's shutdown of Mammoth Tech and how other companies view Defiance as an opportunity. Housing is another main topic of conversation with the Wooded Acres apartment proposal and a new single-family...
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Deficance Mayor Mike McCann visits to deliver his February update. He outlines what it takes to clean up a major winter weather event like Northwest Ohio experienced with Winter Storm Landon at the start of the month. Mayor McCann also touched on several spring events that are coming up on the calendar, provided a report on the GAC project at the water treatment plant, and a new communication tool for the city and citizens on the w...
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Commissioners Corner is back as a part of Leading A Great Place to Live! Defiance County Commissioner David Kern visits to discuss the county's spending in regards to the American Rescue Plan Act, solar projects, broadband enhancements, and more.
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January 19, 2022 25 min
Garett Mansfield and Mayor of Defiance Mike McCann discuss solutions to the city's housing demand. A new fertilizer plant is announced and improvements for West High Street are laid out.
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January 11, 2022 25 min
Mayor of Defiance Mike McCann visits with Garett Mansfield to discuss developments of the city's parks and downtown. Mayor McCann also provides updates on housing and the project at the water treatment plant. They also briefly preview statewide elections to be held later this year.
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December 20, 2021 1 min
From 1280 WONW and iHeartRadio Defiance, Leading A Great Place To Live is a new podcast that will bring you interviews with local leaders. Be on the lookout for new episodes coming your way soon!
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