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Sue Ann Gearhart Dewire, 87

Sue Ann Gearhart Dewire met the angels peacefully on Sunday, July 10, 2022. Sue was born in Edon, Ohio, to Fred and Mabel Fix Gearhart on June 8, 1935. She married her love, Willard Connie Dewire, on December 27, 1953. Together, in Hamilton, Indiana, they raised four children, Douglas, David, …

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Petit Faces Charges

A Bryan man is arrested after causing a disturbance at a children’s T-ball game at Montpelier’s Municipal Park. Officials say Joseph Pettit, 36…was behaving aggressively and vocally, threatening a coach and pushing another spectator. The town’s parks and rec director was notified and attempted to calm Pettit down, but he …

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Poynter Gets 10-13

A Bryan man is sentenced to 10-13 years in prison for sex crimes against a teenage girl. Britton Poynter pled guilty on June, 9th to two counts each of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and more. Another 11 counts were dismissed in exchange for the guilty plea. The court …

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Biker Hurt In Wreck

A motorcyclist is flown to a Fort Wayne hospital…after a solo crash in Steuben County on U.S. 20, just east of West Otter Lake. The rider suffered a broken elbow, broken leg, and several other injuries. He is listed in stable condition. State and local officials are handling the post-crash …

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Terrace L. “Terry” VonDeylen, 69

Terrace L. “Terry” VonDeylen, 69, of West Unity, Ohio, passed away Monday, July 11, 2022, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Center- Montpelier.  Terry was born June 7, 1953, in Napoleon, Ohio, son of the late Arnold and Velma (Rickenburg) VonDeylen.  He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter Lutheran Church …

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Vogelsong Case Update

A trial date has been set for a Ney man accused of murdering his grandfather, who lived in Bryan. A Defiance County judge scheduled the trial of Dustin Vogelsong to begin on Oct. 17. We reported…on the afternoon of May 1, 2020, deputies were dispatched to Vogelsong’s home, on Behnfeldt …

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Deadly Wreck Under Investigation

A teen dies after he falls from his motorcycle. Officials say… Joshua Schwartz was then run over by another motorcycle that was following behind him…on County Road 700 South in La Grange County. The second motorcyclist suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene. The investigation into the accident …

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Ballot Equipment Passes Musterv

The Williams County Board of Elections had a successful test of their voting equipment during their meeting, this week. It was one extra chance for people to observe the test of the machines that will be used on the upcoming Aug. 2 primary. Tabulation of the results came back correctly, …

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Howard W. “Butch” Blasing, 78

Howard W. “Butch” Blasing, 78, of Hamilton, Indiana passed away at his home on Friday, July 8, 2022. Butch was born June 7, 1944, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of the late Howard F. and Mildred I. (Blue) Blasing. He was a 1964 graduate of Hicksville High School. Howard served …

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Drivers Wanted

The nationwide labor shortage has had a particularly strong effect on bus driver staffing…and Bryan City Schools is among the many districts affected. Officials noted during Monday’s regular school board meeting that the district is down four drivers with the start of the school year a little over a month …

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