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Deadly Crash In Toledo

In Toledo…a car crashes into a drawbridge…while it’s being raised…killing an 8-year-old girl…all this, early Saturday on the Craig Memorial Bridge, spanning the Maumee River. Officials tell reporters the vehicle was heading west on the span…when the car crashed through the drawbridge’s lowered warning gates and then hit the west …

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More Executions Put On Hold

Gov., DeWine postpones four more executions…in keeping with his contention that lethal injection is no longer an option in Ohio…because of the ongoing lack of drugs to put inmates to death. The governor said last year that lawmakers must choose a different method of capital punishment before any inmates can …

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Judith A. Willis, 81

Judith A. Willis, 81, of Port St. Lucie, Florida and formerly of Montpelier passed away Sunday August 29th 2021 at Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart, Florida.  She was born on February 25, 1940 in Edgerton, Ohio to Paul and Dolores (Green) Maple, Jr.  In 1958 Judy graduated from Edgerton High …

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Larry J. Hammersmith, 72

Larry J. Hammersmith, 72, of Defiance, Ohio passed away unexpectedly Friday, September 10, 2021 at his residence.  Larry was born July 14, 1949 in Defiance, Ohio, son of the late Clarence J. and LaVerne V. (Buyer) Hammersmith.  He attended Tinora Schools, and married Kandace Ruth on June 6, 1974 in …

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James “Jim” Lawrence, 63

James “Jim” Lawrence, age 63, of Wauseon passed away September 10, 2021 in Wauseon. Jim worked for 45 years at Lugbill Supply Center in Archbold. Jim was born on July 8, 1958 in Wauseon to the late Fredrick and Winifred (Haller) Lawrence. Jim graduated from Wauseon High School. He loved …

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Myrl Daniel Sauder, 82

Myrl Daniel Sauder, 82, passed away September 10, 2021, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo of pancreatic cancer after a long and fruitful life. He was born in Archbold, Ohio, on January 10, 1939, to Erie J. and Leona (Short) Sauder. Myrl’s love of learning began in childhood exploring …

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Thomas J. Hurd, 74

Thomas J. Hurd, age 74, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 2:38 A.M. on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Promedica Flower Hospital in Sylvania, Ohio, after a brief Illness. Mr. Hurd was a 1965 graduate of Edon High School and graduated from Miami University, where he was active in the …

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Savanna Lee Bostater, 24

Savanna Lee Bostater, age 24, passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at her home. She was a 2015 graduate of Montpelier High School. Savanna was the manager at the Bryan Dairy Queen. Savanna was born on January 31, 1997 in Bryan, Ohio, the daughter of Christina H. Harding and …

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Alice G. Vazsonyi, 73

Alice G. Vazsonyi, age 73, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center near Defiance, Ohio. Alice was a cook and dishwasher at Lester’s Diner for over 20 years until its closing. She was a member of New Life Worship Center in Bryan, Ohio. …

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Deadly Crash On Turnpike

The Swanton post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that a 2015 Kenworth semi-tractor trailer driven by Amadou Diarra, 52, of Laramie, Wyo., was traveling westbound on the turnpike in the right lane at approximately 10:50 p.m. when it was struck from behind by a 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van …

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