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George F. Sims, 61

George F. Sims, age 61, of Montpelier, passed away on June 25, 2016 at Community Hospitals & Wellness Center in Montpelier. He was born on September 15, 1954 in Butler, Indiana to Tom A. and Norma J. (Grunden) Sims. George graduated from Montpelier High School in 1972. He was a …

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Brian Municipal Utilities director to take another job

Bryan Municipal Utilities Director Brian Carlin informed the Board of Public Affairs at special meeting on Monday that he is resigning in August. Carlin, who has been director since 2013, said that he has accepted another position in private industry. He told the board it was not easy to leave …

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Gas prices lower than last year approaching 4th of July holiday

As you get ready for the upcoming holiday weekend, we’re checking Ohio gas prices, as they continue to fall, while remaining slightly higher than the national average. A gallon of regular gas in Ohio was averaging $2.34 in yesterday’s survey from auto club AAA, and it’s partners. That’s down six …

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Truck found with occupants deceased inside

Police in DeKalb County aren’t sure when a pickup truck crashed, killing two people near Butler. The GMC Sonoma left County Road 71 near County Road 12 off the east side and overturned in a drainage ditch. The truck was on its top and submerged in eight to ten inches …

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Fireworks a concern this weekend

This Monday is the Fourth of July, a day for cookouts and fireworks. Local law enforcement and health officials are concerned about unintended consequences from illegal fireworks set off at home. That includes trauma to veterans, grass fires, injuries and even blindness. Defiance Assistant Fire Chief Tim Bowling said the …

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Tractor driver killed in weekend crash with motorcyclist

A Defiance man was killed on Saturday afternoon when his lawn tractor was hit by a man on a motorcycle. The victim on the tractor, 68-year-old Lynn Wickerhan, was ejected from the tractor after pulling into the roadway on County Road 209 from the shoulder. He was hit by 34-year-old …

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Edgerton boy scout wins National Pinewood Derby Championship

An Edgerton, Ohio boy won the overall and Webelos First ever World Pinewood Derby Championship in New York City on Saturday. Taylor Dietsch won several qualifying events leading up to the world championships held in Times Square. Dietsch took first place in his Edgerton Boy Scout Troop Pack 20, District, …

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Free admission for Williams County residents coming to Sauder Village

All residents of Williams County will receive free admission to Historic Sauder Village for Williams County Community Appreciation Day coming up on Saturday July 9th. Ohio’s largest living-history destination will be open for Williams County residents with a valid ID free as a way to say thank you for supporting …

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Freida Wallace Boyers, 105

Freida Wallace Boyers died on June 25, 2016, at age 105, in Ocean Ridge, Florida. Freida was born October 27, 1910 to Clara Marzolf and Albert Wallace in Fulton Co. Ohio. She was one of 5 children. She was united in marriage to Leo D. Boyers on April 3, 1929 …

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Debra I. Lyons, 61

Debra I. Lyons, age 61, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 1:15 P.M. on Friday, June 24, 2016, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana after an extended illness. Mrs. Lyons was a 1972 graduate of Bryan High School and was a longtime employee of Spangler Candy Company retiring …

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