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Earl D. Fulk, 81

Earl D. Fulk, age 81, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 5:55 A.M. on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at the Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center near Defiance. Mr. Fulk was employed as a truck driver for Central Transport for 40 years. He was a US Navy veteran serving during the …

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Executive In Youngstown

President, Trump returns to the campaign stage, holding a rally in Youngstown, where he praised senators for moving ahead on health care. The rally comes as his administration remains steeped in turmoil over his criticism of Attorney General, Jeff Sessions and upheaval in his White House’s communications department. The President …

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SK Deal Update

Defiance County officials appear to have found a firm to assume control of the former SK Hand Tool property and at least clean up the dilapidated site. Michael Heitz of the firm Garrett, LLC, recently met with county officials to discuss last-minute details concerning the tax lien his company plans …

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Art Money

The Ohio Arts Council approves over 12-million dollars in grants…over 75 thousand of it will be distributed in Northwest Ohio to help arts initiatives. The OAC board approved 635 new grants, in all. The Defiance Community Cultural Council in Defiance received 2-thousand dollars. They were seeking funds to support the …

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Sprucing Up Downtown Bryan

County commissioners agreed to spend $13,500 to spruce up the landscaping around the county courthouse. Commissioners accepted a quote from Farrell’s Lawn & Garden Service, of Bryan, for the work around the courthouse square and the bandstand. Work includes removing much of the old landscaping, planting decorative plants and a …

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Pryslak Goes To Jail

A Montpelier man is sentenced over his son’s heroin overdose. Nicholas Pryslak pled guilty to drug trafficking and possession. He was sentenced to a total of 54 months in prison. In Feb., authorities were called to a drug overdose of an 18-year-old man. Investigators concluded the victim obtained the drugs …

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House Blaze In Sylvania

Crews were on the scene of a house fire in Sylvania, Tuesday on McCord Road, near McCord Junior High School. One person was inside the home at the time and was taken to the hospital. She suffered from smoke inhalation and second and third degree burns. Family members said she …

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Biker Hurt Near Here

A Michigan man is hurt in a motorcycle crash on County Road 13, near Napoleon. Steven Rusch, of Ida was taken by Napoleon Rescue to Henry County Hospital. He was then flown to Mercy St. Vincent’s in Toledo. Rusch was northbound on 13, north of County Road R, when he …

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Effinger Charged

Criminal charges are filed against Dominique Effinger for the Lake Gage boat crash back on July 15. Those charges include Operating a Motorboat While Intoxicated. Effinger and several of her passengers were ejected from the motorboat. Several of them suffered injuries, including one who suffered a fractured skull.

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Election Update

The Williams County Board of Elections certifies 33 candidates and three issues for the Nov. 7 ballot. The board also raised pay for poll workers and polling site managers by 9 percent.

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