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Thomas G. Weber, 83

Thomas G. Weber, age 83, or rural Stryker, Ohio, passed away Tuesday evening, November 3, 2020, at CHP – Defiance Inpatient Hospice. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, November 7, 2020, at the Evansport Cemetery, with the Rev. Dale Kerna dn the Rev. Aaron Bueltmann, offciating. …

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A Busy Day

The global pandemic couldn’t stop 2020’s presidential election and in Williams County COVID-19 couldn’t even slow it down. Voting location managers throughout the region report incredible turnouts. There was a steady stream of voters in Bryan at the Nazarene Church on Townline Road. The Veterans Memorial Building on the county …

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Kochert Has Big Lead

Incumbent, Tom Kochert has a clear lead over write-in challenger Gary Mohre in the race for Williams County sheriff. Board of Election results show Kochert earned 82%…Mohre?…17%. The choice was not an easy one to make for county residents as the elections board recorded 6,881 undervotes…with 69% choosing not to …

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Hilkert Wins Again

Incumbent Williams County Commissioner, Lew Hilkert brushes aside a pair of challengers to win another four-year term as a Williams County Commissioner. Hilkert, a Republican from West Unity, totaled 8,480 votes, to beat Heather Freese, a Democrat from Montpelier, and independent candidate, Jennifer King, of Bryan. King totaled 3,924 votes…Freese …

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Hoops Race Update

The results for the 81st District seat in the Ohio House of Representatives are still coming in. Incumbent Republican, Jim Hoops faces off against Janet Breneman, a non-party-affiliated write-in candidate, for the seat. Hoops was appointed to the house in January 2018. Breneman faced an uphill battle, running independently in …

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Mary Kathryn “Katie” Burns, 87

Mary Kathryn “Katie” Burns, age 87, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 8:20 A.M. on Monday, November 2, 2020, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, Ohio, after an extended illness. A lifelong area resident, Mrs. Burns was a 1950 graduate of Edgerton High School. She was an active …

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Richard Lee McCance, 86

Richard Lee McCance, age 86, passed away November 1, 2020 at Indian Meadows Nursing Home in Wauseon. He will be dearly missed by his three children and extended family and many friends.  Richard was born on March 14, 1934 to Merrill and Esther (Rapp) McCance who preceded him in death. …

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Time To Vote

Today is Election Day…polls are open until 7:30 p.m. for in-person voting. Officials in Williams County confirm more than 11,100 ballots have already been cast during early voting. That’s almost 44% of the county’s registered voters. So far, they add…it has been smooth sailing. No problems reported. Voters today are …

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DC Tackles Covid

Defiance College announces it has officially contained the COVID-19 outbreak on campus that took place at the end of September. Containment of an outbreak is defined as 24 days without an attached positive case. The college’s academic calendar was altered before the fall semester began to allow students to stay …

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Farm Equipment Fire In Bryan

Crews in Bryan respond to a combine fire on Ohio 34 at Ohio 576. The engine compartment was fully involved when they arrived. They snuff out the flames in minutes. The cause remains unknown… but officials suspect…chaff from the beans got onto the exhaust manifold, sparking the fire. The combine …

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