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Norma Jean Andres,

Norma Jean (Appel) Andres, of Bryan, Ohio passed away peacefully with her family by her side on November 8, 2023.  She was born June 16, 1931 to Lelan and Vanda Appel. Norma graduated from Farmer High School in 1949 and attended Bowling Green State University for a year. She worked …

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New police chief in New Haven.

The City of New Haven announces the appointment of a new police chief to take over duties from Jeff McCracken, who currently holds the position. Detective James Krueger will begin his duties on January 1st, officials confirm. Chief Krueger is certified as a generalist and firearm instructor…as well as a …

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More state and local election results.

State Issues 1 and 2 were both approved statewide Tuesday, despite being defeated in the 4-county region (Williams/Defiance/Fulton/Henry). State Issue 1, the amendment relating to abortion and other reproductive decisions passed statewide, with 56.62% voting in favor of the amendment. State Issue 2, relating to recreational marijuana, also passed statewide, …

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Ohio voters approve state Issue 1

Ohio voters approve a ballot measure to amend the state constitution to establish a right to abortion. It’s a crucial victory for abortion rights, while adding momentum behind efforts to protect abortion access through citizen-led initiatives in the wake of the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade. The projected …

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Bernard “Barney” L. Beavers, 94

Bernard “Barney” L. Beavers, age 94, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center near Defiance. Mr. Beavers was the owner of the former Beavers Construction and later worked as Building Supervisor of the Middle School for Bryan City Schools.  Barney …

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Patricia E. Appel, 65

Patricia E. Appel, 65, of Hicksville, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly Monday, November 6, 2023, in her residence.  Patricia was born June 28, 1958, at Community Memorial Hospital in Hicksville, Ohio, daughter of the late Thomas W. and Barbara J. (Wiedelman) Parrott. Patricia lived and raised her children on the family …

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Virgil F. Fry, 84

Virgil F. Fry, age 84, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2023 at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center near Defiance. Mr. Fry was a self-employed farmer and lithographer for the Ohio Art Company for 40 years. He was a member of the Edon Lions Club, Labor …

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