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Guns In NWOH

Sheriffs around Ohio issued slightly fewer concealed carry licenses in 2021 compared to 2020, although numbers were up in Williams County. Ohio Attorney General, Dave Yost released his department’s annual concealed carry licensing report, which shows that sheriffs issued 94,298 new licenses in 2021, a slight dip from the 98,892 …

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Sims On Board

The Williams County Board of Elections has selected Grant Sims as the new elections director. Sims, a Democrat, was unanimously voted into the position after a short executive session during the board’s monthly meeting Tuesday afternoon. He will start on March 18. He replaces Evan Raub, who stepped down in …

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Standoff Ends Peacefully

An standoff near the Williams-Fulton county line ends with an arrest on Tuesday. Deputies are dispatched to the US 20 location…it’s a domestic call. The cops get to the scene…to find…James Mireles…locked inside the home. He’s not coming out. After several hours…a dog bites a deputy. Mireles comes out of …

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Richard W. “Dick” Wann, 78

Richard W. “Dick” Wann, 78, of Hicksville, Ohio passed away Sunday, March 6, 2022, at Community Memorial Hospital, Hicksville. Dick was born August 21, 1943, in Hicksville, Ohio, son of the late Herman and Carolyn (Singleton) Wann. He was a 1960 graduate of Harlan High School. He served in the …

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It’s Those Chips

Supply chain issues are forcing an area manufacturer to lay off some of their workforce. Powers and Sons…a Williams County company that makes car parts for Ford and others…says it will be temporarily trimming close to a third of its workforce. Roughly 90 are affected in the move. The hope …

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Crews Put Out Bryan Fire

A Bryan home is badly damaged in a Sunday evening fire on E. Mulberry St. When the fire team rolls up on the scene…they see flames and smoke coming from inside the place. Montpelier and Edgerton crews were called in to help out. The one person living in the home…was …

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Primary Starts To Materialize

Four Republicans file petitions to run in Ohio’s newly redistricted 9th Congressional District, which now includes Williams County. They four are State Sen. Theresa Gavarone…State Rep. Craig Riedel… Air Force veteran, J.R. Majewski…and Beth Deck. A fifth Republican, Madison Gilbert, who had indicated she would run in the 9th District, …

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Barbara A. Stafford, 72

Barbara A. Stafford, age 72, of Hicksville, Ohio, passed away at 3:29 A.M. on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, after a brief illness. Mrs. Stafford was a 1968 graduate of Edgerton High School. She was a devoted homemaker and family was her …

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Carole A. (King) Malko, 75

Carole A. (King) Malko, age 75, of Wauseon, passed away on March 4, 2022, in Defiance, Ohio. Prior to retirement, Carole worked as a registered nurse. Carole was born on March 15, 1946, in Britton, South Dakota to the late Donald and Shirley (Parker) King. On July 8, 1983, Carole …

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Annette Jane (Tormohlen) Kahle, 94

Annette Jane (Tormohlen) Kahle passed away peacefully with her family by her side on March 3, 2022 in Defiance, Ohio, just shy of her 95th birthday. Annette was born March 7, 1927 to Louise and Albert Tormohlen in the southern Indiana town of Holland. Though she grew up poor during …

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