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Standish Case Update

A Montpelier man faces 45 criminal counts…accused of rape and other sex crimes against two young girls, over a period of ten years. Jonathon Standish was among 20 individuals indicted this week by a Williams County grand jury. Prosecutors say…Standish raped one girl on numerous occasions, starting when she was …

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A Drug Scare

About three months after a dangerous drug was released into the air system at the juvenile detention center in Stryker, the facility had a scarily similar incident on Tuesday evening, although officials say this one appears to have been a false alarm. First responders were dispatched to the Northwest Ohio …

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Fun Times

Expect the annual Fly-In Breakfast at the Williams County Regional Airport to be bigger and better this year. The event has added a classic car cruise-in to its lineup. The event is set from 7-11 a.m. on Monday, July 4, in the main hangar at the airport on County Road …

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Elsie L. North, 91

Elsie L. North, age 91, of Bryan, Ohio, and formerly of Edon, Ohio, passed away late Sunday evening June 12, 2022, in her home after an extended illness. Mrs. North was a graduate of Camden-Frontier High School and had worked at Dimension Veneers in Edon where she was affectionately known …

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Wayne Alvin Patten, 88

Wayne Alvin Patten, 88, of West Unity, Ohio passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in his home surrounded by his family. Wayne was born May 31, 1934, in Pulaski Township, Ohio, son of the late Ward E. and Mary V. (Gore) Patten. He was a 1953 graduate of West Unity …

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Paul I. Clark, 81

Paul I. Clark, 81, of Bryan, passed away on June 13, 2022 at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan. He was born on April 4, 1941 in Montpelier to Raymond F. and Rosella E. (Radabaugh) Clark. On November 18, 1976 he married Lois P. Stantz and she preceded him …

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Luella E. Weller, 92

Luella E. Weller, 92, of Ney, Ohio, peacefully passed away Monday, June 13, 2022, at Defiance Care & Rehabilitation Center, Defiance, Ohio. Luella was born July 21, 1929, in Bryan, Ohio, daughter of the late Harold and Christean (Grine) Dietrich. She was a 1947 graduate of Ney High School. Luella …

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Changes Coming

Change could be coming that would revamp the Williams County Regional Planning Commission and its processes. The Commission is tasked with reviewing certain land use issues, such as lot splits, zoning variances and new subdivisions in the unincorporated areas of the county. Officials suggested changing the planning commission from one …

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Election Scramble

Williams County elections officials had to scramble to fix a problem in the May 3 primary caused by a ballot printing issue by the county’s print vendor, Integrated Voting Systems. Now, with personal assurances from IVS representatives of new and improved safeguards, and with the lowest price, the Williams County …

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Congrats

Eight graduates from the Northwest State Community College Law Enforcement Academy were recently honored during a special ceremony. The class successfully completed both the state certification exam and the physical fitness requirements of the program. The graduates will now take the 200-question Ohio Peace Officer Training Association Certification examination, the …

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