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It Is Fiber Fest Again

It’s time for fiber artists to come together at the annual Fiber Arts Fest in Sauder Village on the 29th and 30th. It’s all about the love of transforming fibers into a myriad of finished products. A number of vendors will be there too.

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Archbold Employee Cited For Lack Of Safety

OSHA cites an Archbold company for willful and serious safety violations. It stems from an incident at garage door maker Napoleon Spring, where a temporary worker lost an arm in an industrial accident. Napoleon Spring Works faces possible penalties, totaling $284,540. OSHA investigators found the company failed to implement procedures …

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Man Badly Hurt In ATC Wreck

A Putnam County man is seriously injured in an ATV crash on Ohio 189, east of County Road 17 in Sugar Creek Township. John Fisher, a Columbus Grove man, is in critical condition at a Lima hospital. Investigators tell reporters Fisher was westbound on 189, when he swerved to avoid …

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Combs Trial Underway

The Brian Combs murder trial continues in a LaGrange County courtroom. Combs is accused of beating Clayton Rust to death after finding him in bed with his girlfriend when he came home unexpectedly. The defense continues to try and get the point across, Combs acted out of extreme shock, to …

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Ted B. Mercer, 59

Ted B. Mercer, 59, of Bryan, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Mercy Heart and Vascular Center at St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. He was born on September 12, 1959 to Ira M. and Virginia M. (Borton) Mercer in Montpelier. Ted attended North Central High School. …

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Kathleen M. “Kitty” Tritch, 85

Kathleen M. “Kitty” Tritch, age 85, of Montpelier, Ohio and formerly of Mineral Ridge, Ohio, passed away at 1:30 A.M. on Monday, September 17, 2018, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, Ohio, after an extended illness. Kitty was a devoted homemaker, wife and aunt and had been a …

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A Bryan Land Lease Is Done

The Bryan City School Board of Education okays a lease with Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers. The agreement refers to a piece of land in the area of the former high school campus, containing around 60 parking spots. The lease is for a period of two years, as the hospital …

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Fritsch Announces Retirement

Montpelier Village Fire Chief, Dail Fritsch will be stepping down from his post at the beginning of 2020. He is the only full-time fire chief the village has ever employed. Fritsch has been with the department since 1976. He was promoted to chief in 1995.

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Edon Looks At Charter Designation

The Edon Village Council is looking at becoming a charter village. They have put together a fact finding committee to take a look at the possibility. The title, charter village, entitles municipalities to take full advantage of home rule authority. Home rule powers include the power of self-government, the exercise …

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A Trio Of Fugitives Hauled In By Police

State troopers and local officers bring in three fugitives in one operation. Investigators say they worked on locating Edward Dalton of Defiance and Blaine Heisler of Bryan. They were picked up at Dalton’s residence. Also, officers arrive at a Fountain Grove Drive home in Bryan…warrants in hand…and bring in Christopher …

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