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Richard “Dick” William Stoepfel, 78

Richard “Dick” William Stoepfel, 78, of Montpelier, Ohio, passed away on the evening of October 4, 2022, at Swanton Valley Healthcare Center in Swanton, Ohio, following a recent illness. One of thirteen children, Dick was born on October 7, 1943, to Victor and Zelma Goedde Stoepfel of Deshler, Ohio. He …

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Crash Under Investigation

The Defiance Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a school bus crash on County Road 16, at U.S. Highway 20, in Madison Township. Officials say…Aaron Mullins, of Pioneer…was driving the bus southbound on County Road 16 when he approached the stop sign at 20. Mullins then entered …

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Kudos

The City of Bryan was honored for achievements throughout the past year during the 2022 American Municipal Power Annual Conference. Bryan Municipal Utilities received an AMP Safety Award…in recognition of no time lost due to reportable accidents…along with an AMP Safety Commendation…in recognition of less than one percent time lost …

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New Leadership

Dr. Kiersten Latham is the new President and Chief Executive Officer at Sauder Village in Archbold. She replaces Debbie Sauder David, who has retired after 22 years of service. Sauder Village bills itself as Ohio’s largest living history destination. Latham has spent her career working and teaching at all kinds …

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In Court

A Williams County woman…accused of running into two northeastern Indiana boys with her SUV, fatally injuring one of them, allegedly fled the scene and tried to conceal her involvement in the weekend accident, authorities say. Hope Richmond, 45, of Montpelier, is charged with three felonies, including leaving the scene of …

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In Holgate

Holgate Village Council members hired a zoning administrator during a regular meeting. Fred Weber was approved for a salary of $4,600 dollars a year. Weber is from Hamler. In other town news…a golf cart inspection will be conducted by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office in the west village parking lot. …

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In Court

Previously found guilty of two counts of felony rape, Christopher Sturtevant was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in prison in a Williams County courtroom. Sturtevant, 21, of Edgerton, gets seven years for each rape count of two women, to be served consecutively. Both victims were 19 years old when the …

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Changes Made

The Bryan Board of Public Affairs approved a change order and gave an update to an internet issue brought to their attention at last month’s meeting. The change order was for the substation rehabilitation project, which will update the substation out by the city’s power plant. This is the third …

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Kenneth L. Skiles, 60

Kenneth L. Skiles, age 60, of Goose Creek, South Carolina, and a summer resident of Lake Seneca, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2022, in Ashtabula County, Ohio, from injuries sustained in an auto accident. Kenny was a 1980 graduate of Edon High in Edon, Ohio, and received his …

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Martin T. “Marty” Spangler, 68

Martin T. “Marty” Spangler, 68 years of Bryan, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2022, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance after a short battle with cancer. Marty was born January 29, 1954, in Bryan, the son of the late Carl Edward and Thelma Irene (Missler) Spangler. He was …

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