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Ruth R. Wirth, 61

Ruth R. Wirth, 61 years of Sherwood, passed away Monday, May 3, 2021 in the emergency room at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Bryan.  Ruth was born October 6, 1959, in Hicksville, Ohio, the daughter of the late Vernon and Irene (Polter) Etchen.  She was a 1977 graduate of Fairview …

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Trending In The Right Direction

week and a half ago, we reported Williams County had the second highest rate of COVID-19 cases in the state. Now…the county ranks 27th out of Ohio’s 88 counties. Several other northern Ohio counties are still seeing high case rates, though, with Lucas County having the most with a rate …

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NSCC Students Get Financial Help

The Northwest State Community College Foundation awards $843,000 in scholarships to 278 students from the region. The amount awarded shatters last year’s record totals. Due to COVID-19, the scholarship awards reception was held as a pre-recorded, virtual reception. Elements of the video were filmed at the NSCC Archbold campus, as …

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Road Work On The 69

Transportation officials say…construction is set to begin, in both the northbound and southbound lanes of I-69…from U.S. 20, to the Indiana Michigan State Line. During the project there will be alternating lane closures in each direction. Work is scheduled to start on or after May 10 and is expected to …

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New Cell Phone Legislation In Debate

Holding a cell phone, or other electronic device while driving in Ohio…would be illegal, under legislation introduced Monday…that takes aim at distracted driving…by targeting not just texting but scrolling through social media and other hands-on phone uses. Having an electronic device in your hand while behind the wheel would also …

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Onnaliesa Marie Douglass, 68

Onnaliesa Marie Douglass, 68, of Pioneer, passed away peacefully, joining her husband, Robert and son, Cody in heaven on Monday, May 3, 2021. She was born on July 17, 1952 in Hillsdale, MI to Vernon and Joanne (Brattin) Clark. Onnaliesa graduated from Waldron High School and went on to beautician …

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Ralph W. Merritt, 90

Ralph W. Merritt, 90, of Hicksville, Ohio passed away Friday, April 30, 2021. Ralph was born August 3, 1930 in Duluth, Minnesota, son of the late William and Margaret (Cody) Merritt. He was a 1949 graduate of Central High School in Duluth, Minnesota. Ralph married Leslie G. Sawyer on April 24, 1954 and she preceded …

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Phenix A. Mojica, 20

Phenix A. Mojica, 20, of Edgerton, Ohio passed away at his home on Sunday, May 2, 2021. Phenix was born February 26, 2001 in Hicksville, Ohio the son of Anthony and Angela (Chaffins) Mojica. He was a 2019 graduate of Edgerton High School. He worked for Mobile Home Estates. In …

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Warman Faces Charges

Authorities arrest a Toledo woman…in connection to a fatal drug overdose. Ashely Kutzly, 23, of Toledo, died on Jan. 24…a fentanyl overdose. Tiffany Warman is now charged with first-degree felony involuntary manslaughter. She was taken to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio where she remains in custody. Warman’s pretrial hearing …

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Motorcycle Crash In DKC

In DeKalb County…two dogs run in front of a motorcycle…causing a crash and injuries to the rider…all this, on the 600 block of S.R. 327. Officials tell reporters, Keith Reinig, 65, of LaGrange, was southbound…when the dogs ran into the roadway and were hit by the motorcycle. They say Reinig …

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