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First Energy Accused Fire Back

An energy company that gave the money…in an alleged $60 million bribery scheme in Ohio…and a man, accused of spending a large chunk of it…are now arguing in separate proceedings that their actions were legal. FirstEnergyCorp. argues that political donations are protected by the First Amendment…and a federal criminal complaint …

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Thelma L. (Dickey) Nearing, 85

Thelma L. (Dickey) Nearing, 85 years, of Sherwood, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance, with her family by her side.  Thelma was born April 6, 1936, in Defiance County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Adrian and Marie …

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Animals Force Crash On 20

In LaGrange County…two people are in the hospital, after their vehicle hits two loose horses…on U.S. 20, near C.R. 1200 W. They tell officers they ran into the path of the oncoming car. In the end, two vehicles get involved. One of the victims is cut from the wreckage…then flown …

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Census Battle Update

The state of Ohio and the U.S. Census Bureau asks a judge to place on hold…their court fight over when data, used for redrawing congressional and legislative districts, will be released. As part of a settlement agreement, the Census Bureau promises to release the redistricting data…no later than Aug., 16th…which …

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Ah…Memorial Day Is Back.

Annual Memorial Day programs around Williams County will return to a degree of normalcy this year…after 2020’s events were canceled, or altered…coronavirus. In Bryan, the annual observance, hosted by the Bryan and Pulaski Veterans Memorial Association, will get underway… in the parking lot the Goodwill on S. Main St. Special …

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Donald Eugene Rigelman, 88

Donald Eugene Rigelman, age 88, of Montpelier, Ohio, passed away at 1:38 P.M. on Sunday, May 23, 2021, at Evergreen Health Care Facility, Montpelier, Ohio. Mr. Rigelman was a veteran of the United States Army and received a Purple Heart from being injured during the Korean War. He was an …

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Shirley Eleanor Clark, 85

Shirley Eleanor Clark, 85, of Waldron, Michigan passed away on Monday, May 24, 2021 at Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility in Hillsdale, MI. She was born on May 25, 1935 in Montpelier to Harold and Naomi Pearl (Farlee) Andrews. Shirley graduated from Waldron High School. On December 10, 1955 she …

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Deadly ATV Crash In PC

A 31-year-old Henry County man dies after losing control of his all-terrain vehicle in Putnam County. Officials say Zachary Cassidy, of New Bavaria, was on Putnam County Road 19…when he veers off the right side of the roadway, south of County Road L. He over-corrects…going off off the left side …

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Recount…The Same Result

The Williams County Board of Elections completes the recount of the North Central Local School levy issue on the May 4 special election ballot…confirming the final results…310 votes against…308 for. The proposed five-year, 3.8-mill levy would have raised $420,000 annually to prevent the district from operating at a deficit, school …

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F This And F That Bothers Some In Montpelier

A Montpelier councilman is upset with a resident putting signs in his yard that he deems too vulgar. Councilman, Dan Willis asked if there was anything the council could do about the house on Henry Street…and asked his fellow council members and village officials to drive by the house, after …

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