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House Fire In Defiance

A blaze badly damages a Defiance home on Ayersville Ave. Crews arrived to find the front of the house fully engulfed in fire, which spread into the second story and attic. A male was taken into custody at the scene and later released. Officials say he admitted to lighting lint …

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Toll Plaza Must Clear Hurdles

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency says the Ohio Turnpike’s planned construction of a new toll plaza in Williams County would impact wetlands in the area. The Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission has applied for a water quality certification for the project, between County Road 4 and County Road 5, near Montpelier. …

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School Plan In Fulton Co

Fulton County’s seven school districts have unveiled a collaborative plan to bring students back into the classroom in August. Called the Fulton County Schools’ Common Reopening Agreement, the comprehensive plan relies on practical safety measures and common sense practices to keep students and staff members safe as the coronavirus pandemic …

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Lyle F. Storrer, 89

Lyle F. Storrer, 89, of Traverse City, MI and formerly of Montpelier, passed away on July 6, 2020. He was born on September 19, 1930 in Montpelier to Adolph and Mildred M. (Wueger) Storrer. Lyle graduated from Montpelier High School in 1949 and spent two years at the U.S. Naval …

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Billie L. Wolfe, 91

Billie L. Wolfe, 91 years, of Bryan, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance.  Billie was born May 14, 1929 in Kansas City, Kansas, the daughter of the late James and Bernice (Green) Langley.  She was a 1949 graduate of Edgerton High School.  …

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Mary Gail Smith, 68

Mary Gail Smith, 68 years, of Hicksville, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Brookview Healthcare Center in Defiance, Ohio. She was born July 7, 1952 in Hicksville, Ohio, the daughter of the late Budd and Kathleen (Elder) Smith. Mary was a 1970 graduate of Hicksville High School and …

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Shawn Steven Asher, 41

Shawn Steven Asher, 41 years, of Hicksville, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2020 in his home surrounded by his family. Shawn was born July 28, 1978 in Rome City, Indiana to Steven Asher and Cindy (Minniear) Bell. He was a 1997 graduate of East Noble High School. On February 24, …

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Pact Met In Swanton

Both sides approve a new Swanton Local Schools teachers’ contract…it’s a two-year agreement. The union and the district ratified the deal. Salary increases on the base pay rate will be 1% for the next two years. Base salary in year one will be $34,776, and in year two $35,124.

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Gold Gets The Word

A Vermont man is sentenced in a Fulton County courtroom. Joshua Gold, of Putney, Vermont, pled guilty to trafficking marijuana. He was sentenced to one year of community control, and ordered to pay prosecution costs, report to the Probation Department before leaving the county…and serve eight days in the Corrections …

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DeWine Cracks Down On Some Counties

Residents of several Ohio counties will be mandated to wear a mask when out in public. Gov. DeWine makes the announcement during a briefing…as the number of hospitalizations from COVID-19 reaches the highest count in over three weeks. The counties?…Butler…Franklin…Hamilton…Huron…and more. Ohio saw 948 reported cases Tuesday, pushing the total …

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