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The 2022 Vote…In Progress

More than three times as many people in Williams County are voting early in this primary than in the last mid-term election, in 2018. The ballot for the May 3 primary started the first week of April at the county elections office, on E. High St. Roughly 340 people have …

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Jean Ann Guhl, 75

Jean Ann Guhl, age 75, passed away unexpectedly in her home on April 11, 2022. Prior to her retirement Jean had been a Registered Nurse, having served at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold and also at Northcrest Nursing Home in Napoleon as the Director of Nursing. Jean was born …

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James L. Gibson, Sr., 68

James L. Gibson, Sr., 68, of Pioneer, Ohio passed away Sunday, April 24, 2022, at Mercy Health- St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio. James was born January 25, 1954, in Logan, West Virginia, the son of the late James C. and Artie M. (Gilman) Gibson. He married Joyce M. Treadway …

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Richard Nelson Franks, 82

Richard Nelson Franks was born June 24, 1939, in Prescott, Arizona, and went home to the Lord on April 24, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Betty Barclay Franks. They were married April 19, 1963, at Grace Lutheran Church in Glendale, Arizona. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a …

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Sharon D. Mills, 78

Sharon D. Mills, 78, of Montpelier passed away Sunday evening, April 24, 2022 at The Inn at Fountain Park in Bryan.  She was born on April 10, 1944 in LaGrange, Indiana to Harold and Maude (Gabby) Mills.  Sharon graduated from Edon High School. She is survived by her children James …

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Mary Francis (Sis) Martinch, 86

Mary Francis (Sis) Martinch, age 86 of Montpelier, Ohio passed away Saturday morning, April 23 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne, Indiana after a brief illness. Mary was a stay-at-home wife and mother of two daughters and a son.  Once her children were grown, she went to work …

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Juan Manuel Beltran, 66

Juan Manuel Beltran, age 66, of Wauseon, passed away on April 23, 2022, at the University of Toledo Medical Center. Juan was a truck driver. Juan was born on February 21, 1956, in Eagle Pass, TX to Wilfredo and Ruperta (Martinez) Beltran. He later married Blanca Chapa, who preceded him …

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2021…A Different Year

In 2021, there were more deaths than births in Williams County, 40 septic system permits were issued and 15 doses of Narcan were administered by law enforcement…all this…according to the 2021 annual report from the Williams County Health Department. Those statistics and more are included in the recently released report. …

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Big Drug Bust

25 local residents are indicted…and up to 10 more may also face charges…in one of the largest drug rings in the area. Prosecutors say…the suspects are accused of distributing large quantities of methamphetamine and other drugs in northwest Ohio between September 2021 and February 2022. Another 12 suspects had not …

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MFD Gets Grant

The Montpelier Fire Department is one of 113 fire departments in 52 Ohio counties to receive 2022 equipment grants. Gov. DeWine’s office…and the Ohio Department of Commerce’s Division of State Fire Marshal’s Office…makes the announcement. Montpelier Fire gets $10,000 dollars for personal protective equipment…all part of the $1 million dollars …

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