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David P. Fockler, 79

David P. Fockler, age 79, of Defiance, Ohio, passed away at 4:48 P.M. on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance. David worked at, and retired from, Fulton Tubing/ITT Higbie. He enjoyed farming for his family for over 45 years. David P. Fockler was born …

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Stewart Trial Postponed

The trial of a former North Central High School coach, accused of sex crimes has been postponed. Jared Stewart pled not guilty to three counts of sexual battery, in 2019. His trial was scheduled to begin this week. Stewart was indicted by a Williams County grand jury, following an investigation …

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New Digs For PCM

Pioneer Custom Molding is almost ready to break ground on an expansion to its facility after a special meeting of the Pioneer Village Council…approving an Enterprise Zone Agreement with the employer. Officials say PCM can break ground on a roughly 22,000-square-foot addition to the plant on 3 Kexon Drive, in …

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The Latest In The Householder Case

On the eve of a deadline, the Ohio House committee, set up to determine the fate of the law now tainted by a $60 million federal bribery investigation, adjourns for the coming weeks with no immediate plans for repeal in place…for repealing or replacing the bailout legislation that passed last …

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Ballot Battle Continues

Requesting an absentee ballot by fax or email remains off limits in Ohio, following a court decision that delivers a victory to President, Trump’s reelection campaign and fellow Republicans in the critical battleground state. A three-judge panel of Ohio’s 10th District Court of Appeals rules a trial judge’s order, requiring …

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Darline W. Babb, 96

Darline W. Babb, 96, of Montpelier and formerly of Reading, Michigan passed into her heavenly home Wednesday afternoon at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born on December 3, 1923 in Rochester, Michigan to Onna Eugene and Delia Maude (Ross) Glassford.  Darline graduated from Northern High School in …

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Pauline Echler, 91

Pauline Echler, 91, of Montpelier, passed away September 30, 2020, under the excellent care of Evergreen Healthcare and Elara Care Hospice of Toledo.  She was the third of four daughters born to Ruth and Clair Roush, and her sisters were Rosalie Trausch Sanders, Marjorie Michael, and Irene Reese Wilson.  For …

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Gay L. Varner, 83

Gay L. Varner, 83 years, of Sherwood, Ohio passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Fountain Park Assisted Living, Bryan, Ohio. Gay was born January 9, 1937 in Allen County, Indiana, daughter of the late Lewis and Lois (McDonald) Guiff. She was a 1955 graduate of Hicksville High School. Gay …

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Rene J. Carteyn, 89

Rene J. Carteyn, 89 years, of Lewisport, Kentucky and formerly of Grand Rapids, Ohio and Bryan, Ohio passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Mills Nursing and Rehabilitation, Mayfield, Kentucky. Rene was born April 1, 1931 in Bryan, Ohio the son of the late Rene and Lillian (Cooley) Carteyn. He …

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Culver Gets 10

David Culver…the former Bryan resident…is sentenced for trying to plot the murder of a Williams County Job & Family Services employee. He gets ten years in prison. Culver pled guilty in November 2019 to one count of use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder for hire. He …

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