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Multi Sport Stars

In a move considered for several months, the Bryan Board of Education approves a one year trial of a dual-sport participation policy, starting this fall. Bryan students will, for the first time in quite awhile, be able to participate in multiple sports, so long as they meet certain conditions. First, …

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Kressbach Goes To Prison

A former church school teacher was sentenced to 22 years in prison for having sex with underage girls. Brian Kressbach, of Napoleon, pled guilty last month to nine counts of sexual battery and unlawful sexual conduct. In January he was charged with 13 counts following an investigation at St. Paul …

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Get Ready To Travel

The Bryan Chamber of Commerce announces they will be hosting a trip to Germany. The trip will depart on March 24th, 2018. Participants will visit Berlin, Dresden, and Munich. The cost is 3-thousand-3-hundred-49 dollars, if the deposit is submitted by September 30th.

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Ohio Energy Firm Disagrees With Court

A federal appeals court rules the EPA is not required to estimate the number of mining job losses that may be caused by air pollution regulations. The ruling issued Thursday by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reverses a West Virginia judge’s ruling that sided with coal companies. Ohio-based, …

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Rutledge Gets Life

A jury in Columbus recommends life in prison without parole for a man convicted of fatally shooting an Ohio SWAT officer during a standoff last year. The jury could have recommended the death penalty for Lincoln Rutledge. The jury earlier this month found the 45-year-old guilty of aggravated murder and …

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Medicaid Battle Brews

Republican legislators in Ohio are bracing for a veto fight with Gov Kasich. Conservatives have called on the outspoken Kasich to set a national example, by leaving in place a state budget provision calling for freezing new enrollment under Medicaid expansion starting July 1, 2018. Kasich must decide by midnight, …

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Mohamud Makes Plea

An Ohio man, charged with plotting to kill military members in the U.S. after receiving training in Syria, pled guilty two years ago to terrorism charges, according to court documents unsealed Thursday. Ab-dir-ah-man Sheik Mohamud, a Somali-born naturalized citizen was accused of supporting terrorism. Federal prosecutors say Mohamud received training …

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John W. Whitinger, Jr., 74

John W. Whitinger, Jr., age 74, of rural Wauseon, passed away Thursday morning, June 29, 2017, at Swanton Health Care Center. Arrangements are pending at the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon.

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Roy Duane Coolman, 95

Roy Duane Coolman, age 95, a long time resident of Ohio, passed away at 12:50 P.M. on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home in Montpelier, where had been a resident. Duane was a farmer and a talented welder, retiring from Challenge-Cook. He served our country in the …

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Funding Sags In Napoleon

While not official yet, Napoleon Area Schools anticipate losing funds in the state biennial budget. During the board of education meeting, Treasurer, Michael Bostelman reported the district is anticipated to lose approximately $200,000 each year of the proposed two-year budget, which includes the loss of property.

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