Ottawa Avenue Neighborhood Update Meeting

Ottawa Avenue Neighborhood Update Meeting
Monday, November 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Hebron Ministries
1123 Ayersville Avenue
Defiance, Ohio

The City of Defiance will provide updates on project funding and timelines for the Ottawa Avenue area.
Defiance College Service Leader students will be present to kick-off a new heritage program for the area, as well.

Please help us to inform residents in that vicinity so they can learn more about this neighborhood meeting.

SURVEY: Housing Market Potential & Development Strategies

Defiance Community,

The City of Defiance is currently completing a plan for Housing Market Potential & Development Strategies. As part of the strategy, we would like to get input from area residents to gain insight on several factors including: rent vs. own; perceived housing affordability, types of housing needs and wants, potential development ideas for the downtown, and more. You do not need to be a resident of Defiance to take the survey.

The survey is not long, and the information we gather from the results will help us better understand the current picture in Defiance allowing us to plan for an improved future.

 Access the Survey here!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Thank you for your help! Together, we will continue to make DEFIANCE a “great place to live”!

Mike McCann
Mayor, City of Defiance

2018 Leaf Pick Up Schedule

Check the list below for your street’s leaf pick up day!

2018 Leaf schedule

INTRODUCING DECKED – A positive economic growth step for Defiance

Economic development is the process by which a nation improves the economic, political, and social well-being of its people. (Wikipedia)

Located at 25401 Elliott Road in Defiance Ohio, the addition of the business DECKED is just another positive step for Defiance’s growing economy.


Introducing DECKED Defiance, Ohio. We outgrew the double-wide, then we outgrew the barn, so we went out and built a plant. We are proud to announce this next phase: an investment in our customers and our ability to grow and serve them better with better products and better service. Our new, state-of-the-art shipping, receiving, assembly, quality control and warranty facility (yeah, we put it all in one massive man-cave) is now open and doing business.

DECKED offers multiple uses for truck bed tool boxes and storage for full-size trucks, mid-size trucks, cargo vans, and several accessories.

Check out more of what DECKED has to offer you.


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Early Voting Information


Week of October 29, 2018: Mon. – Fri. 8-7; Sat. 8-4; Sun. 1-5
Mon., November 5, 2018 from 8-2
at Defiance County Board of Elections
1300 E 2nd St, Suite 103
Defiance, Ohio

OR VOTE On ELECTION DAY, Tuesday, November 6, 2018:
At all the polling locations 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 pm


Clinton Street Bridge Raffle offers unique opportunity in Defiance
It’s an opportunity to close out an era or start a new one!

The Defiance Development and Visitors Bureau (DDVB) is raffling off chances to be the last person to drive across the Clinton Street Bridge or first person to go across the new bridge. Tickets are $10 each and are available at the DDVB and Defiance City Hall building. Organizers urge individuals to buy their tickets quickly to be part of the city’s history as there are only 1,000 tickets available.

The first ticket drawn, (that winner) will get the chance to decide if they want to be the last across the bridge or the first across the new bridge. The second ticket drawn will get the option the first winner did not pick. Though not yet finalized, officials have talked about lining up an older car for the winner to drive across the bridge when it closes, and a newer one when it opens. However, if the winners don’t want that or those plans can’t be finalized, winners can drive their own vehicles or anything they want across the bridge.

The Clinton Street Bridge will be replaced in 2019. There is not yet a set date for the bridge’s closure or when the new bridge will be reopened. However, the Ohio Department of Transportation has estimated the bridge construction to take approximately 8 ½ to 9 ½ months. The new bridge will have sidewalks and a bicycle path on each side along with four vehicle lanes.

The raffle was an idea first proposed by Dawn Ludwig and was going to do it as a fundraiser for the Chamber of Commerce. With Chamber President Darrell Handy retiring at the end of the year, she was too busy to organize the fundraiser, but Kirstie Mack, executive director of the DDVB, took over the organization of the raffle.

The proceeds from the raffle will go toward beatification efforts like the downtown streetscape, flowers in the pots, and the hanging baskets and also extend that across Clinton Street to North Clinton Street.

East River Drive Closure/CR 424 will begin October 15, 2018

The Shoulder Widening Project along East River Drive / CR 424 to Independence State Park has begun. Temporary traffic control is being utilized where needed.

The project will result in a closure of East River Drive between Pontiac Park and Carpenter Road beginning October 15. The closure will be in effect for 45 days.

Temporary traffic control will be utilized as needed for work being performed east of Carpenter Road for the same 45 day period.

If you should have any questions, please contact City Engineer, Melinda Sprow.

Oct. 15 ODOT work on Domersville Road at US 24 in Defiance County


U.S. 24 at Domersville Road (state Route 281) will be restricted through the work zone during installation of a new traffic signal.

Work is expected to begin Oct. 15 and will continue for approximately three weeks.

Work is being performed by Perram Electric, Wadsworth.



Thursday, October 25, 2018:
Trick-or-Treat Night in Defiance ~ 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 27, 2018:
Defiance Halloween Parade ~ 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

NEIL DIAMOND TRIBUTE 11-3-18 ~ 7:30 PM ~ Defiance Community Auditorium

Brian LaBlanc presents Simply Diamond – A Neil Diamond Tribute

Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Defiance Community Auditorium
629 Arabella Street, Defiance, Ohio


General Admission: $20.00
Limited Diamond Balcony: $25.00

Purchase tickets at the Stroede Center for the Arts, Defiance Development & Visitors Bureau (DDVB), Defiance Public Library, or by calling 419-784-3401.
For more information visit:

Sponsored by Baker-Shindler Company
Defiance Community Cultural Council

Click here to learn more about Simply Diamond

Following the advice of Paul Shaffer of The Late Show with David Letterman, Brian embarked on a new musical venture…a Neil Diamond tribute band, called “Simply Diamond”. As per Paul Shaffer, “Brian is the best Neil Diamond tribute act out there”. “His voice sounds like the real deal”. “I’ve seen four of the biggest Neil Diamond tribute acts and this guy blows them all away”. Brian made his first appearance on a new AOL internet show called “Latenet with Ray Ellin”. Paul Shaffer did the honors of introducing him on the show. He has also appeared at many clubs in the Tri State NY metro area. Recently he was a guest on the Joey Reynolds radio show, another music legend, who worked with Neil Diamond at Bang Records and who broke many of Neil’s hits on the radio back in the day. After Brian sang live , Joey said, “I can’t tell the difference between Brian and Neil…if I closed my eyes I’d swear that Neil is here with me in the room”.

FALL Water Main Flushing Schedule


The Defiance Water Division will be flushing water mains during the Weeks of October 14 and October 21, 2018. Water main flushing is done semi-annually to remove sediment and rust from waterlines, which may cause discoloration in the water. Low water pressure may occur. Any problems or concerns associated with the flushing should be directed to the Defiance Water Distribution Barn at 419-782-5687. The program schedule is as follows:

Week of October 14, 2018:

10:00 pm Sunday, October 14 to 1:00 pm Monday, October 15, 2018
All streets west of the Water Plant on Baltimore St.
All streets South of Deatrick St. including S. Jackson Ave., S. Clinton St., & side streets.

10:00 pm Monday, October 15 to 1:00 pm Tuesday, October 16, 2018
All streets south of the Clinton St. Bridge to Lincoln Dr. (South of Downs St.) & from Holgate Ave. to Riverside Ave.

10:00 pm Tuesday, October 16 to 1:00 pm, Wednesday, October 17, 2018
All streets from the E. Second St. Bridge to the Girl Scout Camp, all streets south of the Maumee River to the C S X Railroad.

10:00 pm Wednesday, October 17 to 1:00 pm, Thursday, October 18, 2018
All streets from Summit St. to Ayersville Ave., Barlow Ct., Defiance High School area, Ginter Rd. area & S. Jefferson Ave. area.

10:00 pm Thursday, October 18 to 1:00 pm, Friday, October 19, 2018
All streets from N. Clinton St. West to US Route 24 & State Route 15/18 Overpass
All streets from N. Clinton St. East to Carpenter Rd. & US Route 24.

Week of October 21, 2018:

3:00 am to 1:00 pm, Monday, October 22 and Tuesday October 23, 2018
All streets in Kettenring Hill Subdivision.
All streets north of the State Route 66 & the US Route 24 Overpass.