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Marguerite B. “Peggy” McNamee, 88

Marguerite B. “Peggy” McNamee, 88, of Bryan passed away Monday morning at Genesis HealthCare Center in Bryan. She was born on March 11, 1930 in Montpelier to Glen V. and Helen (Haines) Shearer. Peggy graduated from Edon High School in 1948. She married Richard P. McNamee and he preceded her …

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Injury Crash In DKC

A solo crash in DeKalb County puts an area woman is in the hospital. Officials tell reporters Tara Woodard of Auburn, was westbound on County Road 36 when she missed a turn. Woodard’s vehicle veered off the roadway before crashing into a tree. Emergency crews had to cut out Woodard …

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Local Scam Alert

A new scam in the Bryan area is being reported. Officials say the Chamber Office has received notice from Bryan Police on a scam that has been discovered involving the direct deposit of employee payroll checks. An employee reported that their bank had not received the employee’s direct deposit of …

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Faster And Faster

BMU officials say the utility continues to upgrade its customers’ internet capabilities. They expect the work to be finished by the end of the year, with plans of updating different sections of the city every week. All of the customers in the area, who used to have slowdown and throttling …

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New Budget In Edgerton

The Edgerton Village Council passes the town’s 2019 budget. The motion was made in an emergency because some councilmembers would not be present at the next meeting. The ordinance containing the budget passed on a 5-0 vote.

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Norma J. Sidle, 79

Norma J. Sidle, 79, of Montpelier passed away early Friday, November 30th at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born on August 1st, 1939 in Montpelier Ohio to Julius CE and Arlene (Clark) VanStaen. Norma attended Montpelier High school. She married Robert W. Sidle and he preceded her …

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Fields Is Found Guilty

A jury finds James Fields Jr., the Maumee man who plowed into a crowd during the Unite the Right rally in August 2017, guilty of first-degree murder. Seven women and five men also found Fields guilty on a list of assault charges. In closing statements, Virginia prosecutors argued the case …

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Drug Arrest In Montpelier

An area woman heads to jail. Melissa Baughman was brought in back in June after Montpelier police stopped her vehicle, following a tip of a possible drug deal. In August, a Williams County grand jury indicted her for possession and trafficking of drugs. Authorities say she was in possession of …

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Fire In Montpelier

Montpelier Crews take on a house fire on County Road I, with mutual aid from Edgerton, Stryker and Florence Township, as well as Williams County. No injuries were reported. An investigation is under way.

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Another Drug Bust In Montpelier

With warrants in hand, Montpelier Police shows up at a South Monroe Street address and arrests Scott Laser for possession of weapons and drugs. During the same incident, a 17 year old male from Montpelier was arrested. The teen was charged with Possessing a Firearm Under Disability, also a felony. …

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