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Barbara J. Dietsch, 83

Barbara J. Dietsch, 83, of Montpelier passed away Sunday morning at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home.  She was born on September 25, 1937 in Montpelier to Doran W. and Arvilla L. (Whitney) Bavin.  Barb graduated from Montpelier High School in 1955.  She married Frank Dietsch on October 30, 1955 at St. …

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Household Still Runs For Office

The race in the rural Ohio district of disgraced ex-Ohio House Speaker, Larry Householder now includes four write-in candidates…attempting to unseat the once-powerful politician, who has refused to step aside from his reelection bid despite facing charges in a $60 million bribery scheme. He is the only candidate listed on …

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Absentee Ballot Woes Continue

Delays in the mailing of hundreds of thousands of absentee ballots across Ohio by a private vendor…rocked by equipment challenges and overwhelmed by unparalleled volume…should be addressed in the coming days, officials say. Midwest Direct CEO, Richard Gebbie tells the media his firm’s business model for this election anticipated double …

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New Sentences In Gun Cases Mulled

An undetermined number of Ohio inmates…serving additional time on firearms charges…could see their sentences reduced after a court ruling. Three staffers have been assigned full-time to the job of getting the first letters, laying out affected inmates’ recalculated sentences, to judges starting this week. The judges will be asked to …

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Esther Anna (Bock) Rice, 100

Esther Anna (Bock) Rice of Archbold passed away peacefully on June 20, 2020 at the age of 100 at Fairlawn Retirement Community, after spending the day sharing favorite memories with her beloved children. She was born March 26, 1920, the daughter of Reverend Albert and Lydia (Buehrer) Bock in Beulah, …

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Michael Douglas Draper, 66

Michael Douglas Draper passed on October 17, 2020, after a year-long battle with kidney cancer.  He was surrounded by his loving family including his wife Linda Draper and four children:  Chad (Maryann) Elliott, Justin (Nicole) Sexton, Jennifer Draper (Crockett) Butler, and Michael (Cassandra) Draper Jr.  He had four grandchildren:  Haylee …

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Monty Shane Stiltner, 30

Monty Shane Stiltner, 30 years, of Ney, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020, in the emergency room of Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Bryan.  Shane was born July 15, 1990, in Bryan, Ohio, the son of Monty D. and Cheryl A. (Shafer) Stiltner.  He was a 2009 graduate of Fairview …

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Kenneth Jones, 78

Kenneth Jones passed away October 15, 2020 at his home surrounded by family. Kenneth was born on September 5 ,1942 to Kenneth Jones Sr. and Frances May Jones (Burger) in Wayne, MI. He was the oldest out of 4 children. He studied at Sylvania High until the 10th grade. On …

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Kelley Sobieck, 58

Kelley Sobieck, age 58, of Sherwood, Ohio, passed away on October 14, 2020 at The Laurels in Defiance. Kelley worked in maintenance for many companies. He was also an engine mechanic. Kelley was born on August 15, 1962 in Paulding County to William and Helen (Goodenough) Sobieck. Kelley loved building …

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Otis Lavon Wiles, 84

Otis Lavon Wiles, 84 years, of Hicksville passed away Friday, October 16, 2020 at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance. Lavon was born September 7, 1936 in Pulaski, Ohio, the son of the late Daniel Otis and Zena (Dauber) Wiles. He was a 1955 graduate of Bryan High School. …

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