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Guilford Enters Plea

A Hicksville businessman enters pleas to two criminal charges in a Defiance County courtroom. Bruce Guilford, 66, of Hicksville, pleads guilty to what is called a bill of information…charging him with extortionate extension of credit…and unlawful restraint. He is placed on community control while two grand jury indictments for far …

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Lakes Awaits Court Date

Sheriff’s deputies arrest a Montpelier woman Monday…accused of breaking into a home, north of Pulaski…and then attacking a family babysitter. Linda Lakes faces burglary charges. She was taken to CCNO…since released on her own recognizance…provided she stay away from the victim, or that location. Apparently, Lakes had been told in …

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Covid Wins Again

Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, an annual event…that promotes health among local senior citizens…has been canceled. The Rainbow of Wellness health care conference, which has typically taken place each October at the Veterans Memorial Building…on the Williams County Fairgrounds in Montpelier…gave seniors a chance to learn about …

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Michael “Mike” D. Stecher, 65

Michael “Mike” D. Stecher, 65, of Mark Center, Ohio passed away Monday, August 30, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. Mike was born July 15, 1956, in Bryan, Ohio to Roy and Barbara Ann (Smith) Stecher. He was a 1974 graduate of Fairview High School and continued his …

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Covid In WC…Now.

The Williams County Health Department reports there were 87 new cases of covid between Aug. 17 and Aug. 24…and one new hospitalization. Officials expect both those numbers to increase…due to the delta variant, which has become the dominant strain of the virus found in Ohio. Williams County had 455 cases …

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Schikora Faces Charges

Carl Schikora is arrested…accused of breaking windows at the United Brethren Church on County Road 5.75. Investigators say he threw a rock through the window to get inside…entered the building and pulled a fire alarm. He was taken to CCNO. Schikora was arrested after a similar incident in the same …

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Busted.

Bryan Police…search warrant in hand…rolls up on the Bryan Inn on East High Street…and apprehends a fugitive from Indiana. Robert Stouder, 41, of Warsaw…was wanted for failing to appear in court after being charged with domestic battery. Stouder remains in custody at CCNO, awaiting extradition.

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Nice Effort, Scott

He looks great. A Bryan man is recognized as one of the top weight loss successes of 2020 by an international weight loss organization. TOPS Club Inc., or Take Off Pounds Sensibly, has begun announcing its royalty, the women and men who, at the end of the year, have officially …

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Beverly Eileen Gerken, 87

Beverly Eileen Gerken was born April 11, 1934 in Mt. Carmel, Ohio to Walter “Sid” Reece and Anna Margaret Reece. After graduating from high school, she became a flight attendant for TWA and spent many years traveling the world in that position. She retired in 1998 and settled in Wauseon, Ohio, …

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Mary “Sue” Susan Bruns, 76

Mary “Sue” Susan Bruns, age 76, passed away on August 27, 2021, in Fort Wayne, IN. Sue was born on October 12, 1944 in Toledo, OH to Paul E. and Dorothy J. (Heyman) Tester, who both preceded her in death. She is survived by her stepmother, Lois Tester. Sue is …

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