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Charles Lavon Hissong Sr., 90

Charles Lavon Hissong Sr., 90 of Leo, passed away on May 19, 2022.  Charlie was born on November 8, 1931, to the late Ray and Mina (Rumbaugh) Hissong.  Charlie graduated from Antwerp High School in 1949, and was joined in marriage to Catherine Rohrs on October 5, 1951, at St. …

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HC Will Dig

Holiday City is looking to save some money by running power lines to 20/20 Custom Molded Plastics underground. Officials say…the project will allow the village to get a stronger power line to 20/20, which is bringing in new equipment that will take its electric consumption right up to the limits …

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Mohr Is The Frontrunner

The former director of the Ohio state prison system has emerged as a leading contender to run the crisis-plagued federal Bureau of Prisons. Officials say…Gary Mohr, who has also worked in the private prison industry, is at the top of the list of candidates to replace Bureau of Prisons Director, …

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Brown Resigns

The Central Local Board of Education accepts the resignation of a popular elementary school principal during their meeting. Sheryl Brown has served as Fairview Elementary School principal since 2017, and her resignation takes effect on July 31. Her resignation comes a month after Roger Zeedyk, a former school board member, …

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Harold “Dean” Cogswell, 78

Harold “Dean” Cogswell, 78, of Montpelier passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  He was born on October 9, 1943 in Bridgewater Township to Lenard J. and Virginia (Stoy) Cogswell, Sr.  Dean married Colleen “Connie” M. Mulligan on March 16, 1996 in Montpelier and …

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Gwendolyn N. McCord, 93

Gwendolyn N. McCord, 93, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022, at Hillside Country Living, Bryan.  Gwen was born February 5, 1929, in Camden, Michigan, daughter of the late Franklin G. and Cyna (Miller) Kaiser Snyder.  She was a 1946 graduate of Edon High School.  Gwen married Alpheus …

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Traffic Cameras Gain Support

Reducing state funding to local municipalities by the amount those communities collected through the use of traffic cameras doesn’t violate the state Constitution, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The court also upheld the constitutionality of a law requiring that municipalities must pay an advance deposit to cover court costs …

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New Bail Amounts In Debate

Judges in Ohio would be required to consider criminal suspects’ threat to public safety when setting bail amounts under both legislation and a proposal for a state constitutional amendment being advanced by House Republicans. The GOP proposals followed a ruling by a divided Ohio Supreme Court earlier this year that …

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Trying To Get The Hardware Back

The 2010 season of the Ohio State University football team, vacated after a memorabilia-for-cash scandal, should be restored because of recent changes allowing college athletes to be compensated, under a symbolic resolution approved by House lawmakers. The vacating of the season followed revelations that players in 2009 and 2010 accepted …

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Smallwood In Court

A Pioneer area resident is accused of attempted murder by a Williams County grand jury. Joshua Smallwood is said to have grabbed a woman by her neck, strangling her and throwing her to the ground on May 4. Smallwood was previously convicted of felonious assault, abduction and domestic violence in …

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