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Sandra Jo Segrist, 82

Sandra Jo Segrist, 82, of Howard, Ohio passed away Thursday, July 8, 2021, at Mount Vernon Health and Rehabilitation, Mount Vernon, Ohio.  She was born March 3, 1939, in Lafayette, Indiana, the daughter of the late John and Alberta (Baer) Randall.  Sandra was a 1957 graduate of Monticello High School, …

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Robert D. Johnsonbaugh (Cannon Man), 67

Robert D. Johnsonbaugh (Cannon Man), 67, of Hicksville, Ohio peacefully passed away Monday, July 12, 2021, at his residence with his family by his side.  Robert was born November 18, 1953, in Hartford City, Indiana to Richard and Patsy (Perdue) Johnsonbaugh.  He graduated from Eastside High School.  Robert married Noessa …

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Carol J. “Kit” Francis, 78

Carol J. “Kit” Francis, 78 years, of Van Wert, Ohio, and formally of Bryan, Ohio, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021, in her residence, with her family at her side.  Carol was born August 8, 1942, along with her twin sister Maryl Jean, in Adrian, Michigan to the late Howard …

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Barbara Kay Messmer (Stevens) Schoch, 81

Barbara Kay Messmer (Stevens) Schoch, 81, of Bryan Ohio (formerly of Archbold) entered into the arms of Jesus on July 8, 2021, in the care of the Community Hospital of Williams County in Bryan, Ohio. Barbara was known by many as an Independent Music Professional; teaching and performing throughout N.W. Ohio and abroad. …

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Leo C. Gustwiller, 96

Leo C. Gustwiller, age 96, of Wauseon, passed away Monday morning, July 12, 2021, at Fulton Manor in Wauseon. Arrangements are pending at the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon.

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Motorcycle v Van In Swanton

A Sylvania motorcyclist is hurt, following a crash in Swanton, on Airport Highway at Waterville Swanton Road. Officials tell reporters, Matthew O’Connell, rides eastbound on Airport…while a minivan, driven by Mary Kihslinger, 79, of Toledo, is going west. They say, Kihslinger took a left, onto Waterville-Swanton…that’s when O’Connell hit her …

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Two Big Rigs Collide

The 24 is closed for a time…after a crash between two semis in Emerald Township, between Cecil and Defiance. Officials say one of the big-rigs is on the shoulder…broke down. Then…another semi…with an oversized load comes at speed…hitting the trailer of the disabled rig. The mess is extensive…it takes some …

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Watch That Water

Over in the Village of Fayette…a water boil advisory is issued…it’s on until 2am, Tuesday. W. Main Street, west of Maple…and those living on S. Maple Street, College Street and Walnut Street…are affected, utility officials say. Why all this?…a loss of water pressure. Officials stress there is no evidence of …

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Hitting The Airwaves…For Public Safety

A new rig for first responders. The Multi-Agency Radio Communication System…or MARCS…is up and running in Williams County. We reported a few months back…it’s a radio and data network. It utilizes state-of-the-art trunked technology…providing the ability to communicate statewide…to other first responders throughout Ohio and a 10-mile radius outside of …

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Michael Atkins Arbuthnot, 82

The earthbound journey of Michael Atkins Arbuthnot, age 82, of Cooney, Ohio, ended on July 9, 2021, and he has transitioned to the status of memories. He will be remembered for his quick wit, ribald humor, respect for nature, disdain for politicians, appreciation of family and love of Vermont. He …

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