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Roger Lee Wanner, 71

Roger Lee Wanner, 71, died peacefully on May 21, 2017, under hospice care in Defiance, Ohio, surrounded by his loving family, friends, and God’s grace. He was born on May 22, 1945, to Robert and Kathryn (Haas) Wanner. He grew up and worked on his parents’ large Fulton County farm …

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Carl “Bud” C. Creek, Jr., 96

Carl “Bud” C. Creek, Jr., 96 passed away early Saturday morning at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice in Defiance. He was born on April 6, 1921 in Superior Township to Carl C. and Maude (Altman) Creek, Sr. Bud graduated from Montpelier High School in 1939 and then attended the Ohio State …

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Norma J. Stoll, 89

Norma J. Stoll, age 89, of Edgerton, Ohio, died at 3:56 A.M. on Friday, May 19, 2017, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan, Ohio, where she was a patient. Mrs. Stoll was a 1945 graduate of Edgerton High School and was a devoted farm wife, mother and grandmother. …

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Donald L. Gruver, 71

Donald L. Gruver, age 71, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 3:12 P.M. on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family, after a brief illness. Mr. Gruver was a 1963 graduate of Edgerton High School and went on to graduate from International Business College. He began his …

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Ralph C. Ruffer, 68

Ralph C. Ruffer, 68 years, of Ney, passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Toledo Hospital, after suffering a medical emergency while umpiring a Division 2 Baseball Tournament game at Patrick Henry. Ralph was born January 8, 1949 in Wauseon, Ohio the son of the late Robert D. …

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Body of a man found along the Maumee River identified

Authorities have identified the body of a man found along the Maumee River in the Mary Jane Thurstin Park near the village of Grand Rapids. The Wood County Sheriff’s office says the body of 45 year- old Donovan Shane Bowden of Defiance was recovered on May 18th. Bowden was reported …

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Holiday City village council is exploring backup electrical systems

The Holiday City village council is exploring backup electrical systems to avoid power outages like the one that affected the Menards distribution center at the end of April. Holiday City Village Administrator Gary Baker said at Thursday’s village council meeting that the 48-hour outage was caused by an overnight wind …

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John Morrell and Co., of Cincinnati recalling packages of hot dogs

The company that makes Nathan’s and Curtis hot dogs is recalling more than 200,000 pounds of the products after getting complaints of metal found in the packages. John Morrell and Co., of Cincinnati, Ohio, said it had gotten three complaints and notified the federal government Friday. The recall applies to …

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June M. Shook, 80

June M. Shook, age 80, of Montpelier, Ohio, died at 3:21 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers- Bryan. June was a member of the Bryan First Church of Christ. She worked as a bank teller at Citizen’s Bank, National City and retired from PNC …

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