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Margie D. Brenner, 82

Margie D. Brenner, 82, of Montpelier, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at North Collier Hospital in Naples, FL. She was born on January 21, 1936 in Ottoville, OH to Joseph and Estella (Gasser) Miller. Margie graduated from Ottoville High School in 1953. On July 25, 1953 she married …

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Johnny L. Guillaume, 48

Johnny L. Guillaume, age 48, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on February 15, 2018, at his home. He was born on December 12, 1969, the son of Jimmie D. and Chong O. (Pak) Guillaume in Hicksville, Ohio. After graduating from Edgerton High School in 1988, Johnny went directly into …

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Clifford E. Link, 79

Clifford E. Link, age 79, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2018, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center near Defiance. Mr. Link had his own Pepsi route for 21 years. He was a member of Hillcrest Country Club for many years and enjoyed traveling, riding his …

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Betty Kathryn “Katie” Thorp, 91

Betty Kathryn “Katie” Thorp, age 91, of Bryan, Ohio, quietly passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday morning, February 18, 2018 at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance. Katie was born March 24, 1926, the daughter of Ora and Fern (Wheeler) Shinabarger. Katie attended Pioneer High School, graduating …

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Area Flood Warning

The St. Joseph and Tiffin rivers are both expected to crest above flood stage by Friday afternoon. Meteorologists forecast a 17-foot crest for the Tiffin River in Stryker, closing parts of Ohio 191, 34 and County Road F, along with Ohio 66, north of Archbold. The St. Joseph River in …

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DeKalb Crash Injures Two

Two teens are hurt after rolling a car into a ditch. Dekalb County deputies say Alejandro Davis, of Butler, was driving south on County Road 47 when he saw an animal in the roadway. Davis told police he swerved to miss it and went off the road. The car went …

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HC Water Tower Update

Repairs to the Holiday City water tower are on hold by the project contractor. The main standpipe to be replaced has frozen water in it. This made it very heavy and created a safety issue. In January, the un-insulated pipe burst. Water then filled the chlorine unit and heater. The …

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Bad Meter In Edgerton

An $11,000 meter glitch, discovered in December, has caused one Edgerton Village Councilman to question the village’s protocols on such matters. Dawn Fitzcharles, outgoing village administrator, said a problem with Edgerton Local Schools’ electric meter resulted in the district underpaying thousands of dollars for their electricity consumption over a 10-month …

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Alice M. Simper, 87

Alice M. Simper, 87 years, of Hamilton, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Alice was born August 16, 1930 in Hamilton, Indiana, the daughter of the late L. Quentin and Columbia (Wing) Myers. She was a 1948 graduate of Hamilton High School. …

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Ralph “Johnny” F. Beavers, Jr., 53

Ralph “Johnny” F. Beavers, Jr., 53 of Edon passed away at his home Friday morning. He was born on October 25, 1964 in Montpelier to Ralph F. Beavers, Sr. and Vivian (Zuver) Reed. Ralph was a machine operator and fork lift operator at ARO Tru Line in Bryan. He is …

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