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Infant Jovie Ann Fisher, 7 days

Infant Jovie Ann Fisher, 7 days, passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at her home with her family by her side. Jovie was born August 25, 2021, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Bryan Hospital. Despite her short time on earth, she was deeply loved and brought great joy to …

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Kenneth W. Brown, 79

Kenneth W. Brown, age 79, of Stryker, passed away September 1, 2021 in Bryan, Ohio. Kenny worked at Frank’s Sawmill for many years, and then at the Bryan Schools. Kenny was born on February 15, 1942 to the late Drexell and Iona (Penrod) Brown. On September 16, 1961, Kenny married …

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Morton Says Wear A Mask

Superintendent, Bob Morton of Defiance City Schools says…students, staff and visitors on campus…will be required to wear masks indoors, beginning now. He tells the public…during the first nine days of school, the district had 20 student cases and two staff cases of covid…resulting in 77 student quarantines.

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Guilford Enters Plea

A Hicksville businessman enters pleas to two criminal charges in a Defiance County courtroom. Bruce Guilford, 66, of Hicksville, pleads guilty to what is called a bill of information…charging him with extortionate extension of credit…and unlawful restraint. He is placed on community control while two grand jury indictments for far …

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Lakes Awaits Court Date

Sheriff’s deputies arrest a Montpelier woman Monday…accused of breaking into a home, north of Pulaski…and then attacking a family babysitter. Linda Lakes faces burglary charges. She was taken to CCNO…since released on her own recognizance…provided she stay away from the victim, or that location. Apparently, Lakes had been told in …

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Covid Wins Again

Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, an annual event…that promotes health among local senior citizens…has been canceled. The Rainbow of Wellness health care conference, which has typically taken place each October at the Veterans Memorial Building…on the Williams County Fairgrounds in Montpelier…gave seniors a chance to learn about …

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Michael “Mike” D. Stecher, 65

Michael “Mike” D. Stecher, 65, of Mark Center, Ohio passed away Monday, August 30, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. Mike was born July 15, 1956, in Bryan, Ohio to Roy and Barbara Ann (Smith) Stecher. He was a 1974 graduate of Fairview High School and continued his …

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Covid In WC…Now.

The Williams County Health Department reports there were 87 new cases of covid between Aug. 17 and Aug. 24…and one new hospitalization. Officials expect both those numbers to increase…due to the delta variant, which has become the dominant strain of the virus found in Ohio. Williams County had 455 cases …

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Schikora Faces Charges

Carl Schikora is arrested…accused of breaking windows at the United Brethren Church on County Road 5.75. Investigators say he threw a rock through the window to get inside…entered the building and pulled a fire alarm. He was taken to CCNO. Schikora was arrested after a similar incident in the same …

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Busted.

Bryan Police…search warrant in hand…rolls up on the Bryan Inn on East High Street…and apprehends a fugitive from Indiana. Robert Stouder, 41, of Warsaw…was wanted for failing to appear in court after being charged with domestic battery. Stouder remains in custody at CCNO, awaiting extradition.

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