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A New Ride

Williams County Commissioners agree to buy a third replacement ambulance for the county Emergency Medical Services. They had previously agreed to a pair of them for the EMS fleet, which currently includes two ambulances…with close to 400,000 miles on them.

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A Welcome Change

Williams County residents can say goodbye to repeated Alert86 calls at 2 a.m. once the county transfers to a new provider in June. Officials say…the mass notification system will be under a new provider in a few weeks, switching from Hyper-Reach to a company called Regroup. The new system will …

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Jeffery Lynn Pease, Sr., 68

Jeffery Lynn Pease, Sr., 68, of Blakeslee, OH, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan.  He was born on April 1, 1954 in Paulding to Levi and Lula (Carwile) Pease.  Jeff graduated from Bryan High School. On May 26, 1979 he married Connie …

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Dale H. Osmun, 59

Dale H. Osmun of Bryan, Ohio and formerly of Hicksville, passed away Monday, May 16, 2022, at his residence. Dale was born November 8, 1962, in Bryan, Ohio, the son of the late Richard Dale and Donna Marie (Madden) Osmun. He was a 1982 graduate of Woodlan High School. Dale …

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Crash Kills One

A Kendallville man dies in a crash with a semi early, outside Garrett, on S.R. 8, near the Walmart Distribution Center. Officers arrived to find the victim unconscious and trapped in his car. 24-year-old, Mark Sloan was freed and taken to a local hospital, where he died a short time …

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Fatal Bike V Semi

A motorcycle crash claims the life of an Orland man. Officials tell reporters…Kenneth Steele, 74, and his passenger 75-year-old Janice Steele were on the motorcycle, eastbound on State Road 120. In the other direction…someone is trying to make a left turn…into the path of the motorcycle. Both riders are ejected …

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Another Delay

Gov., DeWine…delays…by three years…the September execution of a death row inmate…sentenced to die for killing two men in a robbery that netted $40. The governor’s action was one of several reprieves he’s issued in recent years as the state struggles to find an adequate supply of drugs for lethal injection. …

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Diane K. Gilbert, 69

Diane K. Gilbert, 69 years of Montpelier, entered the arms of her Lord and Savior on Friday, May 13, 2022, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, with her family at her side. Diane was born November 14, 1952, in Montpelier, to the late LaMar C. and Marjorie I. (Watson) …

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Randy J. Hawkey, 63

Randy J. Hawkey, 63, of Hicksville, Ohio, peacefully passed away Monday, May 16, 2022, in his residence with his family by his side.  He was born September 16, 1958, in Lima, Ohio, the son of Tommie J. and Phyllis “Perky” (Elliot) Hawkey.  Randy was a 1977 graduate of Paulding High …

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To The Heroes

In Bryan…a handful of local law enforcement officials and dignitaries gathered Monday to honor officers who died in the line of service. The event comes during National Police Week, which is observed each year. Local officers marched from the Bryan police station to the law enforcement memorial on the Williams …

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