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Thurman L.J. Middaugh, 90

Thurman L.J. Middaugh, 90, of Hicksville, Ohio, passed away Thursday, December 16, 2021, at Vancrest of Hicksville.  Thurman was born March 16, 1931 in Hicksville, Ohio, son of the late Ray and Bertha (Sprow) Middaugh.  He attended Hicksville High School, and then enlisted in the United States Army, serving during …

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COVID Explodes In OH

More than 1,000 members of the Ohio National Guard have been ordered into hospitals…overwhelmed by patients being treated for COVID-19…and yes…the vast majority of people who are sick?…unvaccinated. The state is also hiring a staffing agency to help recruit nurses from out of state to assist with patient care. Of …

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Fatality In VW

Van Wert Police is investigating a death, stemming from an incident involving a gun. Officers were called the 600 block of South Tyler Street on the shots fired call. The victim is found dead at the scene. State and local investigators are on the case at this hour.

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Newauna “Wanie” Janell (Harvey) Echler, 60

Newauna “Wanie” Janell (Harvey) Echler was born on December 23, 1960, to Rev. Walter Olan and Janice (Montgomery) Harvey. December 15, 2021, Newauna went home to be with her Lord in Heaven and was greeted by Jesus, her Dad and many family members.   Newauna’s faith was an essential part …

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John Lee Douglass, 74

John Lee Douglass, 74, of Montpelier passed away Wednesday night at Parkview Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  He was born on August 14, 1947 in Peru, Indiana to John and Marciel (McKinley) Douglass.  John graduated from Peru High School.  John honorably served his country in the United States Marines during …

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Timothy A. Thompson, 65

Timothy A. Thompson, 65, of Hicksville passed away Wednesday night at Brookview Health Care Center in Defiance.  He was born on March 20, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan to Charles Wayne and Joyce Elaine (Oliverson) Thompson.  Timothy married Debbra Schooley in Antwerp, Ohio and she preceded him in death in 2019.  …

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Vickie I. Shaffer, 70

Vickie I. Shaffer, 70, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at Community Hospitals & Wellness Centers, Bryan.  She was born November 21, 1951 in Bryan, Ohio, the daughter of the late William H. and Lena I. (Rupp) Shaffer.  After high school, she worked in housekeeping at Bryan …

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Earl E. Snyder, 63

Earl E. Snyder, 63, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.  He was born January 17, 1958, in Middlesex County, England, son of the late Ronald E. Snyder and Patricia Dunn.  Earl was a 1976 graduate of Bryan High School and …

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School Bus Crash In DKC

Eight students and two adults are inside an East Allen County School bus…when it crashes into another car in DeKalb County, Thursday night. Officials say…Steven Hathaway of Woodburn was driving the bus southbound, near the intersection of S.R. 1 and S.R. 8. Hathaway fails to yield the right of way …

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Restemayer Charged

Steuben County deputies arrest 30-year-old Steven Restemayer…in connection to a July murder. Prosecutors say Daniel Sheets’ body was found in the basement of a burned out home on North C.R. 675 E in Fremont Township. Officers found Restemayer hiding in a camper, nearby. He was taken into custody on an …

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