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Christopher M. Smith, 46

Christopher M. Smith, 46, of Bryan, suddenly passed away, Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Chris was born June 13, 1976, in Petoskey, Michigan, the son of James M. and Ruth M. (Bidlack) Smith. He was a 1995 graduate of Bryan High School. Along …

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Steve (Mayo) Meyer, 73

Steve (Mayo) Meyer, 73, of Archbold passed away on July 1, 2022, at Fairlawn Haven. Steve was born on February 8, 1949, in Wauseon, to the late Robert and Doris (Buzzy) Meyer. He was a 1967 graduate of Ridgeville High School, where he played basketball and was Valedictorian of his class. He attended …

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Train v. Truck

The Defiance Post of Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a minor injury train crash on County Road 15 north of County Road M in Jefferson Township, in Williams County. Thomas Traxler, of Pioneer, was southbound…when he was struck by a Norfolk Southern railcar. Traxler was treated on scene with …

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Pay Issue In Debate

Concerns about Four County Juvenile Detention Center wages and operational procedures were aired during Defiance County commissioners’ meeting Thursday. The discussion was initiated by Defiance County Juvenile Judge, Jeff Strausbaugh…who noted that the JDC board has hired a consultant to examine finances at the facility in Williams County,; next to …

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Kenneth LaMar Beck, 83

Kenneth LaMar Beck, age 83, of Montpelier, Ohio, passed away at 6:36 P.M. on Monday, July 18, 2022, in his home. Mr. Beck attended elementary school in Edgerton, Ohio, and after moving to Bryan, Ohio, with his family attended junior high there and later graduated from Bryan High School in …

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Barbara L. Cleland, 93

Barbara L. Cleland, 93, of Hicksville, Ohio peacefully passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at Vancrest of Hicksville, with her family by her side. She was a beloved mother, wife, sister, aunt, grandma, great-grandma, great-great-grandma, and friend to many.  Barb was born June 12, 1929, in Antwerp, Ohio, the daughter …

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Elva Villarreal, 77

Elva Villarreal, age 77, of Wauseon, passed away July 18, 2022, at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. Elva spent her life caring for her home and her family. Elva was born on May 30, 1945, in McAllen, Texas to the late Luis and Maria (Hernandez) Chapa. On December …

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New Rates In Debate

The Wauseon City Council approves the first readings of ordinances to increase water and sewer rates. The first was an ordinance, modifying the rate schedule for sewer rates for the City of Wauseon. It proposes an 11% increase in sewer rates effective Sept. 1, 2022, a 9% increase for 2023, …

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Vinson Case Update

A Fulton County grand jury indicts Ballerd Vinson, 21, Pettisville. He is charged with attempted murder and more. Prosecutors say…on July 9th, he tried to cause the death of a female adult household member who was pregnant at the time. A warrant was issued for Vinson’s arrest. A court document …

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Teems Gets 15 Morev

An Indiana man…already serving time for a federal conviction…has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison in a Defiance County courtroom…on eight charges concerning drug trafficking and stolen property. Michael Teems, 60, of Fort Wayne, will now do the time…concurrent with his other conviction.

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