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Anti Mask Group Protests

A small group of protesters gather in front of the Defiance County Courthouse in downtown Defiance for a second straight evening Thursday…to voice displeasure about school mask mandates. Around 20, some of them carrying signs and American flags, were gathered on the sidewalk at the corner of Clinton and Second …

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Gonzales Is Out

One of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol announces he will not seek reelection in Ohio next year. Congressman, Anthony Gonzalez, a former NFL player with a once-bright political future…says the political …

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Jody L. Glaser, 60

Jody L. Glaser, age 60, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 6:03 A.M. on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at her home after an extended illness. She was employed in food sersvice at Northwest State Community College for 13 years. Jody loved gardening, spending time outside in the sun, and being …

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Nancy Lee Riddle, 84

Nancy Lee Riddle, 84, of Bryan, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance. Nancy was born April 18, 1937, the daughter of the late Henry Quinn and Zelda Sophia (Dauber) Thiel. She was a 1955 graduate of Bryan High School. Nancy married Arthur …

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John R. Porath, 69

John R. Porath, age 69, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 3:30 A.M. on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. John was a 1970 graduate of Hilltop High School. He was a longtime truck driver and was later a machinist at Chase Brass. …

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Pieracini Enters Plea

A former Henry County Sheriff’s Office deputy pleads guilty to several felony charges. Nicholas Pieracini of Liberty Center, is accused of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor, and more. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered and he was released on a personal-recognizance bond. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 20.

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Two Face Charges

In Montpelier…officers arrest two people during a domestic dispute at a Lafayette Street address. Valeria Hernandez and Bobby Taylor are charged with disorderly conduct and taken to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio. Investigators say the pair refused to stop yelling and cursing at the other during an argument, over …

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Old School Site Sells

Bryan City Schools has agreed to sell the site of the former high school on South Portland Street to Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers. The BCS board unanimously approved the recommendation to sell the 5.9-acre site for $500,000. The site‚ immediately south of the health facility, has sat vacant since …

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Dr. Robert D. Hilbert, 96

Dr. Robert D. Hilbert, 96 years young, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, following a short illness. Bob was born on April 24, 1925, in Hicksville, Ohio, the middle son of Claron and Ruth Griest Hilbert. On August 10, 1972, he married Patricia Liedke and she …

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Jeanne A. (Grisier) Robinson, 95

Jeanne A. (Grisier) Robinson, age 95, of Stryker, passed away Tuesday evening, September 14, 2021, at CHP – Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. Visitation for Jeanne will be held from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. on Monday, September 20, 2021, at the First Lutheran Church in Stryker. Funeral services will immediately follow …

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