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A Change In The Play Bill

Country music artist Zach Diemer will be performing at the Fountain City Amphitheater from 8-10 p.m. on Saturday during Day in the Park in Bryan. The event planning committee and the Bryan Area Foundation is presenting Diemer, who takes the place of a Girl Named Tom, the Pettisville trio who …

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Smith Found Competent

A Toledo court has reversed its decision a second time, with a judge ruling…the suspect in the 2020 murder of a Montpelier woman is now competent to stand trial. We have reported…Thomas Smith…has been getting treatment for the past year…in a locked ward at the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital. Smith …

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A New Charge

The Village of Stryker will be absorbing an additional surcharge from Archbold Refuse Service to cover fuel. During the regular village council meeting…Stryker mayor, Joey Beck said ARS was tacking on an additional surcharge for its trash collection due to high gas prices. While the village had the option to …

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Michael D. Kannel, 70

Michael D. Kannel, 70, of Montpelier died unexpectedly on June 21, 2022. Mike was born in Toledo, Ohio, on January 12, 1952, to Ira “Smitty” and Marilyn (Schafer) Kannel. He graduated from Montpelier High School in 1970 and was a proud lifelong resident of Montpelier, serving as one of three …

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A New Plan

The Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio Board agrees to redirect available funding to develop its own inmate programming and services. Director, Dennis Sullivan made the proposal in the wake of a 90-day notification by Toledo-based Midwest Recovery Center to quit providing services, such as those for substance use disorder. Sullivan …

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Meanwhile…

AquaBounty officials sat down Wednesday with around 40 members of the community for a town hall meeting…to discuss its planned fish farm in Pioneer. AquaBounty is in the process of building and getting the applications for a planned 479,000-square-foot facility…to raise 10,000 metric tons of genetically modified salmon, a year. …

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Smith Found Competent

A Toledo court has reversed its decision a second time, with a judge ruling…the suspect in the 2020 murder of a Montpelier woman is now competent to stand trial. We have reported…Thomas Smith…has been getting treatment for the past year…in a locked ward at the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital. Smith …

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Barbara A. Cupps, 71

Barbara A. Cupps, 71, of Mark Center, Ohio passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Barb was born April 2, 1951, in Troy, Ohio, daughter of the late, John T. and Alice M. (Rupert) Meiring. She married the love of her life, Marvin …

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Both Make The Grade

Bryan’s police and fire chief were both promoted to regular full-time status during city council’s regular meeting on Tuesday. Greg Ruskey and Doug Pool were hired at the end of December 2021 to lead the city’s police and fire departments, respectively. With their six-month probationary period over, council unanimously approved …

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When Tech Is Wrong

A driver…who drove his car onto the train tracks in DeKalb County…tells police…that was what his GPS directed him to do. Officials tell reporters…the 18-year-old Fort Wayne man got out of his car after it got stuck on the tracks along County Road 59…and called 911. Shortly after, the car …

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