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Norma Jean Ladd, 94

Norma Jean Ladd, 94, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Betz Nursing Home, Auburn, Indiana. Norma Jean was born March 4th 1928, in Hamilton, Indiana, the daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth Hortense (Crawford) Gessinger. She was a 1946 graduate of Hamilton High School. Norma Jean married Kenneth …

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Slattery Gets The Nod

Jeff Slattery, the principal of Hicksville High School…is named superintendent of the Four County Career Center. Slattery takes over for Tim Meister, Four County Superintendent since 2012, who announced his retirement earlier this year, effective Dec. 31. Slattery begins his new duties the next day. Slattery is a lifelong Hicksville …

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Still No Map

Partisan mapmakers in Ohio made distinctly emotional pleas to the Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday, as justices once again weigh whether to hold the state’s redistricting commission in contempt. The bipartisan commission has sent five different plans for state legislative districts to the high court. Four were invalidated and, on …

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Medicare Fraud Case

Federal attorneys announce…a federal grand jury returns a six-count indictment, charging Ankita Singh, 39, with fraudulently billing Medicare $8.4 million dollars. She was a state-licensed physician practicing in Maumee and Toledo. From June 2018 to May 2021, she is accused of her role in the scheme. Prosecutors say…telemarketers and call …

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Donald Lee Gearig, 76

Donald Lee Gearig, age 76, of Wauseon, passed away May 10, 2022, at the Lakes of Monclova in Maumee. Donald was born on January 28, 1946, in Wauseon to the late Veryl and Orpha (Lauber) Gearig. Donald later graduated from Chesterfield High School in 1964. Donald worked for ITT Industries …

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Douglass S. Maybee, 75

Douglass S. Maybee, 75 of Montpelier passed away on May 11, 2022 at his home in Montpelier.  He was born on October 21, 1946 in Bryan, Ohio to Oren E. and Wilma (Decker) Maybee, Jr.  Doug graduated from Montpelier High School in 1965 and then went on to serve his …

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Larry E. Miller, 73

Larry E. Miller aka Big Red, 73, of West Unity, Ohio passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Bryan Hospital. Larry was born December 23, 1948, in Toledo, Ohio, the son of the late Lawrence L. and Ruth I. (Ruple) Miller. He was a 1969 …

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Linda Kay (Stark) Stewart, 72

Linda Kay (Stark) Stewart, age 72, of Sarasota, Florida, passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Village on the Isle in Sarasota after an extended illness. Linda was a 1967 graduate of Edgerton High School and International Business College in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was a lifelong secretary and …

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Dennis Paul Stark, 66

Dennis Paul Stark, age 66, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away at 7:30 P.M. on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice, near Defiance, Ohio, after an extended illness. Dennis was a 1974 graduate of Edgerton High School and a graduate of The Ohio State University. Throughout the …

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Peggy Lou Belella, 94

Peggy Lou Belella passed from this life into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 at 1:11 in the afternoon at CHP Home Care & Hospice of Defiance, OH. She was 94 years old. Peggy was born to Zearl & Vivian McClure on June 26, 1927 in Van …

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