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Janet E. Ladd, 79

Janet E. Ladd, age 79, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2022, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers- Bryan. Janet was a homemaker most of her life. She enjoyed spending time with her cats, watching and caring for calves on their farm, cooking family dinners and especially, …

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Lloyd R. Bryant, “aka Candyman”, 76

Lloyd R. Bryant, “aka Candyman”, 76, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away Friday, July 15, 2022, at The Laurels of Dekalb, Butler, Indiana.  Lloyd was born June 27, 1946, in Gastonia, North Carolina, son of the late Frank and Bayne (Long) Bryant.  He attended John Burroughs High School in Burbank, California, …

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Norma A. Grond, 88

Norma A. Grond, age 88, of Defiance, Ohio, died at 9:50 A.M. on Sunday, July 17, 2022, at the Laurels of Defiance after a brief illness. Mrs. Grond attended the Ney United Methodist Church and was a seamstress for many years. She enjoyed sewing, crafts and spending time with her …

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Tommy R. Zobrosky, 41

Tommy R. Zobrosky, 41, of Pioneer, Ohio passed away on July 8, 2022. A time to receive friends will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2022 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Thompson Funeral Home in Pioneer, Ohio. A memorial service will take place at 1:00 pm at …

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Jason P. Surbey, 47

Jason P. Surbey, 47, of Edon passed away Thursday, July 14, 2022 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.  He was born May 11, 1975 in Bryan, Ohio to Philip L. and Vickey Lynn (Underwood) Surbey.  Jason graduated from Montpelier High School in 1993.  He then earned his Bachelor’s …

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Julie O. Rychener, 65

Julie O. Rychener, age 65, of Pettisville, Ohio, passed away on Friday July 15, 2022 at the Genacross Lutheran Services in Napoleon. Born December 2, 1956 in Great Falls, Montana, the daughter of Roy and Lucille Nottingham. She married Fred Rychener on October 8, 1977 in Great Falls, MT and …

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Sharon A. Nolin-Taylor, 74

Sharon A. Nolin-Taylor, 74, of Pioneer went home to be with the Lord Saturday June 11th at home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on March 2, 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri to William O. and Nancy L. (Koons) Clements Jr. On June 21, 1997 …

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Ronald L. Brown, 85

Ronald L. Brown, 85, of Montpelier passed away Thursday, July 14, 2022 at his home.  He was born on May 5, 1937 in Montpelier to Arthur and Lolabelle Brown.  After High School Ron proudly served his country in the United States Army.  He married Rebecca J Stantz. Ron worked on …

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Fatal Crash Near Montpelier

A Defiance man dies in a suspected alcohol-related crash near Montpelier, Saturday evening. Officials tell reporters…Benjamin Gurwell, 58, was heading south on U.S. 20A…when he drove off the left side of the roadway…hitting a pole at the intersection with Ohio 107. Gurwell was pronounced dead at the scene. State and …

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Smithson Faces Charges

A medical emergency turns into a police chase in Auburn. Officers see Joe Smithson, slumped over the wheel of a pickup truck at a parking lot on Touring Drive. They are pretty sure he is intoxicated on something. As officers ask him questions…Smithson puts his truck into gear and flees …

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