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VP In Cincy

Vice President, Kamala Harris promotes a range of benefits…from public transportation, Friday, in an Ohio visit. The VP…along with Senator, Sherrod Brown, met with transportation and business leaders…in a roundtable discussion, hosted by the University of Cincinnati. Harris said easily accessible public transportation helps connect workers with businesses, improves the …

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David L. Cool, 77

David L. Cool, 77 years of Auburn, passed away Saturday, May 1, 2021, in Auburn, Indiana with his family at his side.  Dave was born September 17, 1943, in Angola, Indiana, the son of the late Don and Maxine (Sanders) Cool.  He was a 1961 graduate of Hamilton High School.  …

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Larry D. Baird, 79

Larry D. Baird, 79, of Hicksville, Ohio passed away Friday, April 30, 2021 at his home.  Larry was born on January 2, 1942 in his childhood home in LaGrange County, Indiana to Ray Wilber and Hilda Mae (Sherwood) Baird.  Larry was united in marriage to Kay (Weaver) Baird on May …

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Virginia Elnora (Headley) Swift, 99

Virginia Elnora (Headley) Swift, 99, of Montpelier, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Hillside Country Living in Bryan. She was born on October 11, 1921 in rural Edgerton to Alva Wayne and Florence Valetta (Henney) Headley. Virginia graduated from Edgerton High School in 1939. On February 28, 1940 …

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Beverly “Bev” B. Miller, 89

Beverly “Bev” B. Miller, 89, of Montpelier passed away Saturday morning, May 1, 2021 at Defiance Area Regional Hospice Center.  She was born on June 14, 1931 in Archbold to Edward G. and Mattie M. (Miller) Shellenberger.  Bev graduated from Bryan High School in 1949.  She earned her RN degree …

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Pauline Marie Brillhart, 94

Pauline Marie Brillhart, 94, of Archbold, Ohio passed away Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home, Archbold, with her family by her side. Pauline was born May 15, 1926 in Defiance County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Clarence and Henrietta (Schug) Stratton. She was a 1944 graduate …

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Ronald D. Swank, 74

Ronald D. Swank, age 74, of Edon, Ohio, passed away at 5:56 P.M. on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana, after a brief illness. Mr. Swank was a 1964 graduate of Edon High School and served in the United States Army, serving in Viet Nam …

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Jeanie B. McCarty, 63

Jeanie B. McCarty, age 63, of Oakwood, Ohio, passed away peacefully at 10:00 P.M. on Friday, April 30, 2021, at ProMedica Hospital in Defiance, Ohio, after a brave fight against cancer. Mrs. McCarty attended Bryan High School and had been employed by Comfort Inn in Defiance for a number of …

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James Dale Holbrook, 52

On Friday, April 30, 2021, James Dale Holbrook, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 52. James (Jimmy) was born on November 27, 1968, in Zanesville, Ohio, to Rev. W.J. (Jake) and Betty Lou (Prater) Holbrook. He met the love of his life, Shawn Kohlbeck, in the …

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Sonda Marie Manley, 73

Sonda Marie Manley, 73, of Pioneer passed away Friday evening, April 30, 2021 at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.  She was born on October 27, 1947 in Bryan to Charles W. and Rose M. (Pignataro) Miller.  Sonda graduated from Montpelier High School in 1965.  On July 27, 1968 she married …

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