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Covid Takes Toll On IN Schools

Dozens of Indiana schools are struggling to stay open…as growing numbers of coronavirus infections and related quarantines aggravate a preexisting statewide teacher and substitute shortage. Right now, 1,755 schools across the state have reported at least one positive case of COVID-19, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. That …

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Van Wert Is Beautiful

Several blocks in downtown Van Wert are named to the National Register of Historic Places. Mitch Price, Exec. Director of the project says the designation is the culmination of a years-long effort that could not only increase tourism to Van Wert, but also bring more businesses to the area…as prospective …

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William J. “Bill” Schooley, 76

William J. “Bill” Schooley, age 76, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away in the early morning of Thursday, November 26, 2020, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan. Bill was a self-employed plasterer since 1962. He was a member of First Brethren Church in Bryan and a life member of the National …

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Ronald Gene Reinhart, 63

Ronald Gene Reinhart, 63 years, of Hicksville was called home on Saturday, November 28, 2020 after an eleven-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Ron was born July 17, 1957 in Hicksville to the late James W. and Rosa M. (Bell) Reinhart. On September 10, 1977 he married Brenda Phillips, who survives. …

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Freda Mae Olmstead, 92

Freda Mae Olmstead, 92, of Bryan passed away Wednesday at her home.  She was born on January 1, 1928 in Logansport, Indiana to Carl W. and Norma J. (Haas) Summers.  Freda graduated from George Washington High School in Indianapolis, Indiana.  On July 27, 1946 she married Donald C. Olmstead and …

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Darrell Grant McKinney, 72

Darrell Grant McKinney, 72, of Pioneer, Ohio, passed away Tuesday November 24, 2020 at the VA Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  He was born on July 9, 1948 in Tecumseh, Michigan to Gilbert Dale and Norma Ellav (Black) McKinney.  He joined the Marine Corps April 21, 1966 and was …

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Dorothy Sheets, 90

Dorothy Sheets, 90 years, of Bryan, passed away Thursday, November 26, 2020, at the Laurels of DeKalb, Butler, Indiana.  Dorothy was born September 4, 1930, in Stryker, Ohio, the daughter of the late Roy and Alma (Brace) Stambaugh.  She was a 1948 graduate of Stryker High School. Surviving are her …

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Covid In WC…Now.

COVID-19 is continuing its surge in Williams County leading into the holiday season with another death reported just before Thanksgiving. As of Wednesday, there are a total of 1,079 confirmed cases in the county, including 142 probable cases. The state is still saying thousands of cases are still waiting to …

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FirstEnergy Flap Still Hot

Hopes of repealing an energy bailout law are in danger at the Ohio Statehouse, as Republican lawmakers argue sharply different positions…on how and whether to repeal the legislation…with only weeks before Ohioans begin to pay the price. In one corner stands veteran GOP lawmakers…who believe the Nov. 3 election results …

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John Blaine Segrist, 94

John Blaine Segrist, age 94, of Wauseon, OH, passed away November 25, 2020 at Ebeid Hospice Center in Toledo. Blaine was a life long farmer. Blaine was born on July 22, 1926 to the late Clarence and Grace Gertrude (Willims) Segrist. On October 1, 1967, Blaine married Betty Jane Keyes, …

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