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Tax Break For JM

An area employer gets a tax abatement. Officials say Defiance County commissioners gave their consent to it to cover Johns Manville’s $50 million plant expansion. They approved a resolution authorizing a 90 percent abatement of new property taxes over 12 years on JM’s investment at its Carpenter Road plant. The …

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Latta’s List For The Academies Announced

Congressman, Bob Latta announces his nominations from Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District for consideration for acceptance into the military academies as part of the Class of 2023. For the Air Force Academy in Colorado…Devin Thiel from Edgerton High School…on to West Point could be…Brendon Johns, who attends Archbold High School.

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Vivian S. Schooley, 56

Vivian S. Schooley, age 56, of Hicksville, Ohio, passed away at 4:55 P.M. on Sunday, January 6, 2019, surrounded by her family at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, Ohio, after a courageous battle with cancer. Vivian had been employed by Matsu in Edgerton for twenty-seven years with twenty-five …

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Emma Grace Middleton, 82

Emma Grace Middleton, age 82, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2019 at Genesis Healthcare-Bryan Center. Emma was born on June 10, 1936, in Auglaize Township, Paulding County, Ohio, the daughter of William W. and Melva M. (Boutwell) Sobieck, she married William Earl Middleton, Sr. on September …

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Gene E. Day, 91

Gene E. Day, age 91, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 2:40 P.M. on Sunday, January 6, 2019, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan, where he was a patient. Gene was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving after World War II. He was a farmer and a school …

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Fire Truck Accident

A fire truck, responding to a blaze, crashes on the way. An Auglaize Township fire pumper, driven by Blake Dolt was headed to a Paulding County Road 171 location. At 171 and 156, the pumper went off the right side of the roadway. The driver overcorrects, causing the fire truck …

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New Committee Appointments In Bryan

Some changes at the Bryan City Council. Officials did some reorganization for 2019. Members approved a list of appointments to various committees and elected Lynn Wieland as council president for 2019. John Betts is now vice president. Several other committees, including Finance, Economic Developments and the Revolving Loan Fund, have …

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Beasley Appeal Nixed

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from an Ohio man, sentenced to death for killing three down-and-out men lured by fake Craigslist job offers. Richard Beasley was convicted of posting bogus job offers on Craigslist to rob and murder three men in 2011. The Ohio Supreme Court upheld …

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Borden Is Sentenced

An Ohio man is sentenced to just under four years in prison for his role in the beating of a black man the day of a white nationalist rally in Virginia. Daniel Borden was gets 20 years, but most of that sentence was suspended. His active sentence amounts to three …

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June B. Thiel, 86

June B. Thiel, age 86, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 5:35 P.M. on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, Ohio, surrounded by her family, after a brief illness. Mrs. Thiel was a 1950 graduate of Edgerton High School and was a member of St. …

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