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Darwin E. Krill, 74

Darwin E. Krill, age 74, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away at 2:29 A.M. on Friday, November 12, 2021, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana, after a brief illness. Mr. Krill was a 1964 graduate of Edgerton High School and graduated from Cincinnati Bible Seminary with a degree in Christian …

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Michael S. Wright, 60

Michael S. Wright, age 60, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away at 9:08 P.M. on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan after a brief illness. Mr. Wright was employed as a forklift operator at Plas-Tec in Edon, Ohio, for eleven years. He was an avid woodworker and …

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Dr. Allen R. Hilbert, 102

Dr. Allen R. Hilbert, 102 years, of Hicksville, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2021, in his residence, with his family by his side. Allen was born June 4, 1919, in Hicksville, Ohio, the son of the late Claron and Ruth (Griest) Hilbert. He was a 1937 graduate of Hicksville High …

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Fatal Crash Claims One

A man dies in a crash in Grabill, on Antwerp Road. Officials say Benjamin Brandenberger was killed instantly in the solo rollover accident. The ensuing autopsy finds Brandenberger died of blunt force injuries in the accident. State and local officials continue their post-crash investigation.

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A Bad Area For Deer

Deer collisions can happen virtually anywhere at any time, but new data from the Safe Communities Coalition reveals the most dangerous areas…are in Williams County. The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports 410 deer-related accidents in 2020 and 1,994 over the past five years. The worst road segments are Ohio 34…between …

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New Weed Debate Arises

Eligibility for medical marijuana in Ohio would be expanded to include any condition determined by a licensed physician to need treatment…this, under a new bill that would further expand the state’s medicinal marijuana program. The measure would also place regulation of the program solely under the Department of Commerce, removing …

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Marjorie J. Beverly, 94

Marjorie J. Beverly, 94, of Sherwood, Ohio, peacefully passed away Thursday, November 11, 2021, at her daughter’s residence in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Marjorie was born August 10, 1927, in Defiance, Ohio, daughter of the late Albert and Rilla (Boterf) Sohn.  She was a 1944 graduate of Delaware High School, Sherwood.  …

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It Cost More Than Thought

An expensive change order for a delayed downtown improvement project receives Defiance City Council’s approval…but officials say the cost should be covered by grant funds. The order will amend a contract with All Excavating and Demolition, increasing the cost of the removal of buildings in Clinton Street’s 100 block…by $116 …

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Gun Training Bill In Debate

School districts could set their own training requirements for armed employees, under Republican legislation, arising from a court battle…over one district’s reaction to a school shooting. The legislation pending in the GOP-controlled House Criminal Justice Committee would set a minimum of 20 hours of training…on top of what’s needed to …

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Towns Back In The News

Former Williams County Sheriff, Steven Towns asks the Ohio Supreme Court to throw out his 2019 misdemeanor conviction…for posting confidential information, online. Towns, through his Toledo-based attorney, Henry Schaefer, is arguing that the Ohio Ethics Commission needed to…but had not ruled on…the issue before the prosecutor pursued charges. The charges …

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