Area foreclosures on the increase

By JEFF ORTEGA Dix Capital Bureau Published:

The number of foreclosure filings in Defiance County rose by 53 percent between 2001 and 2003, according to a new study released Thursday. The study, by Policy Matters Ohio, a Cleveland-based think tank, also stated that foreclosures in neighboring Henry County rose 11 percent while Paulding County rose by 29 percent over the same time period..