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New Bed Rates At Lockup

It will cost each of the five member counties a little less to house their lawbreakers at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio in 2023. Each member county will pay $69.95 per day per inmate in 2023, officials say. The new rate follows a downward trend over the past five …

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New Building Is Tardy

The new hangar under construction at the Williams County Regional Airport is under budget but behind schedule, that’s what Airport Authority President, Brent Wilson tells county commissioners on Thursday. The building is envisioned as both an emergency staging facility by the county Emergency Management Agency…which currently does not have a …

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Edna M. Thourot, 86

Edna M. Thourot, age 86, of rural Wauseon, Ohio,  passed away  Wednesday, November 02, 2022 in Fairlawn Haven, Archbold, Ohio surrounded by her loving family.  She was born February 10, 1936 in Henry County, Ohio to the late Harold and Youvonne (Powers) Thomas.  She married Jack J. Thourot on August 08, …

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One Hurt In Crash

A Thursday morning crash in DeKalb County sends a passenger to the hospital on complaints of knee and neck pain. Officials say 52-year-old Cathy Brooks was westbound on County Road 68…approaching the intersection of County Road 35. Brooks said she stopped at the intersection and did not see the other …

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On The Stump

Ohio’s Republican option for U.S. Senate visited Defiance Wednesday afternoon as did the state’s treasurer and lieutenant governor, just a day after a number of other candidates came through and several days before election races are decided on Tuesday. The visit by first-term incumbent Treasurer, Robert Sprague…Lt. Gov. Jon Husted…and …

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Alice A. Vetter, 95

Alice A. Vetter, 95 years of Hicksville, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at Kingsbury Place, Defiance, where she has resided the past several months. Alice was born August 30, 1927, in Fort Jennings, Ohio, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Ida (Kaverman) Schimmoeller. She was a 1945 graduate …

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Nancy J. Speiser, 85

Nancy J. Speiser, 85, of Defiance, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at Vancrest of Hicksville.  Nancy was born January 6, 1937, in Rockford, Illinois, daughter of the late Arlo and Adalaid (Derby) Fisher.  She was a 1955 graduate of Sherwood High School.  Nancy married James E. Speiser, Sr., …

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Richard Walter “Dick” Johnson, 79

Richard Walter “Dick” Johnson, age 79, of Stryker, passed away on November 1, 2022, in his home surrounded by his family. Richard was the music director at the Stryker Area Schools for many years. Richard was born on April 11, 1943, in Bryan, Ohio to the late Wilfred Peter “W.P. …

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Over at NSCC

Northwest State Community College and the Support Staff bargaining unit of the Northwest State Community College Education Association have approved an amended agreement. At the Board of Trustees meeting, it was noted that negotiating teams for the College and the Support Staff entered into negotiations in August to review salary …

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The Vote Approaches

Ohio Republicans will seek to retain their hold on every branch of state government this Election Day as Democrats look to a competitive U.S. Senate race as a possible pickup. The top race has Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan facing Republican JD Vance for the chance to succeed the GOP’s …

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