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Roger L. Pawlikowski, 70

Roger L. Pawlikowski, 70 years, of Hicksville, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 16, 2020, in his residence after a short but courageous battle with cancer.  Roger was born on November 10, 1949, in Cook County, Illinois, the son of the late Eleanor (Schulte) and Leonard Pawlikowski.  He was a …

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George C. Renz, 57

George C. Renz, 57 years, of Bryan, passed away Monday, October 19, 2020, at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home, Montpelier.  George was born February 6, 1963, in Hicksville, Ohio, the son of the late Milo and Mabel (Denison) Renz.  He was a 1981 graduate of Fairview High School.  George worked in …

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Guadalupe Martinez, 79

Guadalupe Martinez, age 79, passed away on October 17, 2020 at the Indian Meadows Nursing Home in Wauseon. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. Guadalupe was born in San Antonio, TX on February 26, 1941 to Juan and Maria (Rangel) Gonzalez. She later married Norberto Martinez, …

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Still Trying To Get It Right

Williams County senior centers remain closed…as a COVID-19 testing requirement is currently proving difficult to meet. Officials previously intended to open the centers to reduced capacity and for lunch only on Oct. 5. This date was a couple weeks after they were allowed to open, which was Sept. 21. They …

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New Roads To Take

Officials with the Ohio Department of Transportation and Henry County announce the opening of that county’s first roundabout in Napoleon. All involved were present at the event, held at the new piece of roadway on Ohio 110. The route was closed back on Aug. 31 for construction on the south …

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Tech Upgrades On The Way

Williams County Commissioners authorize $396 thousand dollars for a major upgrade to the county’s digital infrastructure…a sum they hope they can get reimbursed later through the CARES Act. The upgrades will be performed by New Era Technology, based out of Maumee. The contract calls for workstations and servers, to effectively …

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Four Accused Of Thievery

Four are indicted by a Fulton County Grand Jury following a rash of thefts in the eastern part of the county this summer…Michael Starbird…Alan Shelor…Shelby Smith…and Zachary Neal…all from the Toledo area…face breaking and entering charges and more. The busts come as the result of some teamwork between several police …

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William Edward “Ed” Gipple, 79

William Edward “Ed” Gipple, age 79, of Montpelier, Ohio, passed away at 12:27 P.M. on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan after an extended illness. Mr. Gipple began working at White Motors in Montpelier, then was a foundry worker for Allied Products in Hillsdale, …

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Edward F. Oberheim, 83

Edward F. Oberheim, age 83, of Archbold, and formerly of New York, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Indian Meadows in Wauseon. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 19, 1937, the son of Joseph E. and Mary (Hesselbach) Oberheim. There are no immediate survivors. Due …

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Barbara J. Dietsch, 83

Barbara J. Dietsch, 83, of Montpelier passed away Sunday morning at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home.  She was born on September 25, 1937 in Montpelier to Doran W. and Arvilla L. (Whitney) Bavin.  Barb graduated from Montpelier High School in 1955.  She married Frank Dietsch on October 30, 1955 at St. …

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