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New Store Coming To Bryan

Demolition crews are in the process of tearing down the former ServiceMaster By Custom Cleaners building, on W. High St., in Bryan. Work should continue to demolish the structure and dig up the foundation. Dangler Excavating, of Paulding, is doing the work. City officials say the site will be occupied …

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Juneteenth In Debate

Racism would be declared a public health crisis in Ohio…and the day celebrating the official end of slavery would become a paid state holiday under racial justice measures reintroduced in Columbus. The effort passed through the Senate unanimously in the last General Assembly but didn’t make it to the House. …

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Bridge Work Approaches

A bridge replacement project will close a stretch of Ohio 2 in Defiance County for roughly the next four months, starting next Monday. ODOT says workers will be replacing the bridge over Lost Creek, between Blosser and Ensign roads, two miles south of Farmer. The suggested detour is Ohio 249…to …

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DeWine Gets Second Shot

Gov., DeWine and his wife get the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Currently, Ohio residents, 65 and older, can get the shot, along with residents and employees of long-term care facilities. Frontline medical responders, school employees, and people with severe congenital conditions can get in line, too. The 7-day …

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Claude S. Taylor, 88

Claude S. Taylor, 88, of Avondale, Arizona and formerly of the Edgerton area, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021 in Avondale.   He was born on March 12, 1932 to Elmer and Fannie (Williams) Taylor. Claude now joins his wife of  61 years, Margaret in Heaven, where they are rejoicing …

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FirstEnergy Case Update

A political dark money group that authorities say was used as part of a $60 million dollar bribery scheme to pass nuclear bailout legislation in Ohio…pleads guilty to a federal racketeering charge. Generation Now Inc. also agreed in federal court in Cincinnati to forfeit $1.5 million dollars from two bank …

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Big Sports Announcement Approaches

Ohio’s major league sports teams, beginning their seasons this spring, could be allowed up to 30% of fan capacity under approved pandemic plans. Gov. DeWine makes the call. It’s all contingent on social distancing and continued mask wearing, the governor adds. A formal announcement is set for Thursday. The expanded …

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Two Major OH Companies Join Forces

Two of the biggest remaining American tire companies are joining forces. Goodyear Tire & Rubber is acquiring Cooper…in a deal with an equity value of $2.8 billion dollars that will combine the two century-old Ohio manufacturers. Cooper, founded in 1914, is the 5th largest tire maker in North America, based …

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Brooke Marie Lillard, 27

Brooke Marie Lillard, 27 years, of Bryan, passed away Friday, February 19, 2021, in her residence.  Brooke was born, February 16, 1994, in Bryan, Ohio, the daughter of Carl and Leann (Pool) Lillard.  She was a twin to her sister, Brie Lillard.  Brooke graduated from Bryan High School in 2012.  …

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Jack Arthur McCormick, 77

Jack Arthur McCormick, passed away peacefully on February 21, 2021 in Archbold, Ohio, after a short hospital stay. He was 77. He was born July 11, 1943 to Vera (Gibson) and Bernard McCormick, and was raised in Wapakoneta, Ohio. During his high school career, he was the manager of the …

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