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AquaBounty…The Latest

The Pioneer Village Council has awarded bids for work on a new substation for the planned AquaBounty salmon farm. During a meeting in December, John Courtney of Courtney & Associates, in Findlay, said the substation is being built primarily to serve the new load coming in from AquaBounty, which is …

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Dorothy Ellen Ray, 95

Dorothy Ellen Ray, age 95, of West Unity, Ohio, died at 5:26 A.M. on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, Ohio, after an extended illness. Mrs. Ray was a 1945 graduate of Montpelier High School and was employed by A & A Poultry Farms …

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A Change In The Play Bill

Country music artist Zach Diemer will be performing at the Fountain City Amphitheater from 8-10 p.m. on Saturday during Day in the Park in Bryan. The event planning committee and the Bryan Area Foundation is presenting Diemer, who takes the place of a Girl Named Tom, the Pettisville trio who …

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Smith Found Competent

A Toledo court has reversed its decision a second time, with a judge ruling…the suspect in the 2020 murder of a Montpelier woman is now competent to stand trial. We have reported…Thomas Smith…has been getting treatment for the past year…in a locked ward at the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital. Smith …

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A New Charge

The Village of Stryker will be absorbing an additional surcharge from Archbold Refuse Service to cover fuel. During the regular village council meeting…Stryker mayor, Joey Beck said ARS was tacking on an additional surcharge for its trash collection due to high gas prices. While the village had the option to …

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Michael D. Kannel, 70

Michael D. Kannel, 70, of Montpelier died unexpectedly on June 21, 2022. Mike was born in Toledo, Ohio, on January 12, 1952, to Ira “Smitty” and Marilyn (Schafer) Kannel. He graduated from Montpelier High School in 1970 and was a proud lifelong resident of Montpelier, serving as one of three …

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A New Plan

The Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio Board agrees to redirect available funding to develop its own inmate programming and services. Director, Dennis Sullivan made the proposal in the wake of a 90-day notification by Toledo-based Midwest Recovery Center to quit providing services, such as those for substance use disorder. Sullivan …

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Meanwhile…

AquaBounty officials sat down Wednesday with around 40 members of the community for a town hall meeting…to discuss its planned fish farm in Pioneer. AquaBounty is in the process of building and getting the applications for a planned 479,000-square-foot facility…to raise 10,000 metric tons of genetically modified salmon, a year. …

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Smith Found Competent

A Toledo court has reversed its decision a second time, with a judge ruling…the suspect in the 2020 murder of a Montpelier woman is now competent to stand trial. We have reported…Thomas Smith…has been getting treatment for the past year…in a locked ward at the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital. Smith …

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Barbara A. Cupps, 71

Barbara A. Cupps, 71, of Mark Center, Ohio passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Barb was born April 2, 1951, in Troy, Ohio, daughter of the late, John T. and Alice M. (Rupert) Meiring. She married the love of her life, Marvin …

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