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Dorothy Shugrue, 90

Dorothy Shugrue, 90 years, of Defiance, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance, with her family at her side. Dorothy was born May 20, 1926 in Iving, Kentucky, the daughter of the late James and Ocie (Cole) Marshall. She married John Shugrue and …

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Bernard F. Batt, 88

Bernard F. Batt, age 88, of Montpelier, Ohio, passed away Tuesday morning, May 24, 2016 at Community Hospitals of Williams County in Montpelier. He retired from Bil-Jax in Archbold after 25 years, where he had been a welder and jig builder. He had also been a farmer. He enjoyed woodworking …

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Bryan Police are hiring

Bryan Police are hiring By Newsroom The city of Bryan is looking to hire a new police officer. Applicants must be between 21 and 36 years of age and possess a high school diploma or GED. To get started, physical fitness testing will be done at the Bryan City Schools …

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Man sentenced in drug trafficking case

A third person implicated in cocaine trafficking with four other persons was sentenced to prison Tuesday in Defiance County Common Pleas Court. Rolando Valle was sentenced to prison for four years and 11 months by the Judge on charges of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and three counts …

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Barton sentenced in social media sex assault

A Defiance man was sentenced to 9 years in prison after he was convicted of sexual battery and aggravated burglary. 21-year-old Rian Barton is classified as a tier 3 sexual offender and ordered to make $500 restitution to the victim’s family. Two counts of rape were dismissed as part of …

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Brandon’s Law is on Governor’s desk

The Ohio House and Senate have passed “Brandon’s Law” which allows for increased criminal penalties for people who flee accident scenes that cause death or serious injury. The law is in memory of a Guernsey County teenager who was killed by a hit-and-run driver three years ago. The driver in …

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Niles man’s semi hit in interstate truck crash

The Steuben County Sheriffs Department says driver fatigue is the blame for the crash of a semi driver that hit a parked semi on I-69 on Tuesday. The Michigan driver drifted off the right side of the interstate and hit the truck of Brian Nolan of Niles, Ohio, who was …

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Eden Rain Boothman, new born

Eden Rain Boothman was stillborn and entered the Arms of Jesus, on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Bryan. She was the daughter of Nathan and Colette (Benner) Boothman. Surviving in addition to her parents are her two sisters, Annika and Ainsley Boothman; grandparents, Duane & …

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Joseph Charlie Barrow, (Joe Cool), 77

Joseph Charlie Barrow, (Joe Cool), passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016, surrounded by his family at Lakeland Nursing Home in Angola, Indiana. He was 77. Joseph was born to Richard and Virginia (Ort) Barrow on November 8, 1938 in Woodburn, Indiana. Joe graduated from Central High School in Fort …

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Joseph A. “Joe” Shankster, 78

Joseph A. “Joe” Shankster, 78, of Edon, passed away Sunday evening at Genesis Healthcare, Bryan Center in Bryan. He was born January 3, 1938 in Montpelier to Clarence E. and Elma O. (Deisler) Shankster. On February 7, 1959 Joe married Barbara S. Steffes at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Blakeslee, …

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