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James Lewis Davis, 85

James Lewis Davis, 85, of Bryan, passed-away Thursday, February 25, 2021 at his home. Born in Scott, Ohio, to Lewis Alfred and Susie Ellen (Mohr) Davis, he was a resident of Williams County since, 1935. A graduate of Farmer High School, he married Mary L. Huffman in William Center, Ohio …

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Rodney Keith JoHantgen, 68

Rodney Keith JoHantgen, 68 years, of Waldron, Michigan passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance. Rodney was born January 3, 1953 in Williams County, Ohio, the son of the late Maynard and Mary Lou (Beatty) JoHantgen. He was a graduate of Hilltop High …

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Covid In WC…Now.

COVID-19 cases and deaths are seeing a downward trend in Williams County, thanks mostly to masking and social distancing efforts. As of Wednesday, there have been 2,997 total cases of COVID-19 in the county with 2,826 recoveries. 151 hospitalizations are reported…along with 77 deaths. The county hasn’t reported a coronavirus …

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GOP Continues Efforts To Slow DeWine

The ability of the Ohio governor to issue public health orders during a pandemic would be restricted under a bill in the Ohio House…that is the GOP’s latest effort to rein in the state’s authority. The effort is similar to a bill that passed in the Senate last week that …

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Wolfrum Gets CCNO Kudos

Employees at CCNO name Dan Wolfrum…Employee of the Year for 2020. Back in December…with staffing levels strained…COVID-19…the jail implemented emergency staffing measures where they use other staff…such as Command, Maintenance, and Administration…to help with security posts. Wolfrum was able to help an inmate, suffering from a serious medical condition.

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OH Arrest List Grows

Two Ohio men are among the latest, charged in connection with the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S Capitol…after being identified by family and acquaintances to the FBI…that’s according to U.S. District Court documents. Derek Jancart and Alexander Sheppard join the eight other Ohioans accused of accompanying a mob …

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Robert A. Nichols, Sr., 83

Robert A. Nichols, Sr., age 83, of Wauseon passed away February 21, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Toledo. Robert worked as a plant manager at Cargotec in Perrysburg for many years. Robert was born January 9, 1938 in Swanton to the late Chester and Otha (Mohre) Nichols. On August …

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James R. Trausch, age 74

James R. Trausch, age 74, of Edon, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at his home. James retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation as a transportation manager and proudly served as the Mayor of Edon for 8 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, …

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Layel J. Rice, age 85

Layel J. Rice, age 85, of Farmer, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at Community Memorial Hospital in Hicksville, following a sudden illness. Layel worked for 16 years at the Aro Corporation in Bryan, was the owner of the River Run Plaza south of Sherwood and was a …

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Louis J. Herzog, Sr., 88

Louis J. Herzog, Sr., 88, of Fayette, passed away February 23, 2021. He was born on August 13, 1932 in Lincoln Park, MI to William and Elizabeth (Stevens) Herzog, Sr. Louie honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Louie worked on the railroad in Montpelier …

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