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Effie W. Elliott, 96

Effie W. Elliott, age 96, of Edgerton, Ohio, died at 2:17 P.M. on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at Park View Nursing Center in Edgerton where she was a resident. Mrs. Elliott was a homemaker and a carrier of the Journal Gazette Newspaper for ten years. She was also a former …

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James R. Van Curen, Sr., 79

James R. Van Curen, Sr. has left this world, but his memories remain. Jim could fix any electrical appliance and grow a garden like no other. Most of all, he was a very proud grandparent. He leaves behind his loving wife of 58 years, Julie; a son, James R. (Rose) …

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Vivian Hall, 92

Vivian Hall, age 92 of rural Stryker and Evansport, Ohio passed away Thursday, January 04, 2018 in Genesis Health Care Center, Bryan, Ohio. She married to Edwin E. Hall on February 19, 1948 and he preceded her in death on April 27, 2004. She was a lifelong member of Evansport …

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A New Edgerton Leader Sought

The search is on for a new Edgerton village administrator. Dawn Fitzcharles, the village’s current administrator, was hired as the new Bryan Municipal Utilities’ operations manager in December. With her moving on, Edgerton has officially posted the job listing, which states resumes should be turned in by 4 p.m. on …

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All Set On CR 20 Bridge Fix

The bridge over Beaver Creek on County Road 20, just north of CR C, is getting a $611,000 make-over this year. County commissioners authorized the project with the county and the Ohio Department of Transportation to put a new deck on the span. The project will be done this year. …

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PRC Clears Hurdle

County commissioners OK the Prevention, Retention and Contingency Plan. The proposal was brought forward by Williams County Job & Family Services Director, Fred Lord. He says the PRC Plan provides work supports and other services to help low-income parents overcome immediate barriers to employment.

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Drug Bust On Toll Road

A trooper from the Indiana State Police Toll Road Post, while conducting a welfare check of a broken down vehicle and two people inside, arrests one of those occupants on numerous drug related charges. Methamphetamine, ecstasy, heroin and prescription pills were found. The driver of the vehicle, Erin Kaiser and …

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Luebrecht Trial Starts

A Fort Jennings man, accused of drowning his 13-month-old son, tells the court his medications made him kill. The new trial for Michael Luebrecht began in Putnam County. It comes after Luebrecht withdrew his guilty plea for aggravated murder relating to the death of his son in 2005. In 2006, …

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Christopher A. Jinkins, 39

Christopher A. Jinkins, 39 years, of Bryan, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 as the result of an automobile accident near Edgerton. Chris was born July 13, 1978, in Bryan, the son of Duane Darrow and Denise Jinkins. He was a 1997 graduate of Bryan High School, and went on …

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Walter J. Bowser, 91

Walter J. Bowser, age 91, of Wauseon, passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018, at Heartland of Wauseon. Prior to his retirement he had been a carpet salesman. Walter was born in Arlington, Massachusetts, on October 7, 1926, the son of Walter and Harriett (Parkhill) Bowser. On June 12, 1948, …

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