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Brett A. Long, 41

Brett A. Long, 41 years, of West Unity, passed away suddenly, Saturday, October 14, 2017 after suffering a medical emergency, near West Unity. Brett was born August 25, 1976, in Toledo, the son of Darrell and Sandra (Sumner) Long. He was a 1995 graduate of Bryan High School and received …

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Lawyer Fees The Subject

County commissioners agree to review and consider raising the hourly rate for court-appointed counsel after hearing a request from Williams County Court Judge, JT Stelzer. Court-appointed counsel are attorneys provided to defendants who cannot afford to hire an attorney. Stelzer said at one time the county had as many as …

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Workers Comp Money

Forty Ohio employers will share $993,094 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses. BWC approved the Safety Intervention Grants in August and September. The recipient employers operate in 24 counties around the state, including Williams …

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Four Hurt In Perrysburg

A landscaper and three of his co-workers are in the hospital after an accident in Perrysburg on East River Road. 55-year-old Christopher Bigelow was returning from a unspecified trip and hit four of his co-workers with the vehicle while they were on break. First responders transported them hospital with non-life …

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Defiance County Crash

A crash between a car and a semi in Defiance County leaves a teen in the hospital. The crash occurred on US 127, at the intersection of State Route 249 in Washington Township. 16-year-old Victoria Harbourt was headed southbound on US 127. A semi driven by James Lee of Auburn …

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Whitley County Lockdown

Schools in Whitley County enact security measures after police receive a report of a person with a gun in a neighborhood. Columbia City Police received a report about a man walking along Line Street carrying what appeared to be an AR-15 rifle. Eagle Tech Academy, Mary Raber Elementary, and Columbia …

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Vivian L. Brown, 92

Vivian L. Brown, 92, of Montpelier passed away early Sunday morning at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home in Montpelier. She was born on September 2, 1925 in Peru, Indiana to Frank W. and Lillian (Schulte) Cheadle. Vivian graduated from Montpelier High School in 1943. On February 26, 1943, she married James …

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Carol J. Reliford, 70

Carol J. Reliford, 70, of Montpelier and formerly of Kentucky passed away at her home on Saturday, October 14th. She was born on October 30, 1946 in Concord, Michigan to Clair W. and Elizabeth Ella (DeWitt) Shaffer. Carol worked at several factories in Williams County and in Kentucky. She also …

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Howard N. Moore, 82

Howard N. Moore, 82, of Montpelier passed away Saturday morning at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born on December 13, 1934 in Montpelier to Verl and Eva (Gregg) Moore. Howard graduated from Montpelier High School in 1954. He proudly served his country in the United States Army, …

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Reo D. Geren, 75

Reo D. Geren, 75, of Bryan passed away early Saturday morning at Genesis Health Care in Bryan. He was born in Montpelier on June 1, 1942 to Wilbur and Lina J. (Shaffer) Geren. He was preceded in death by his father, and his wife Shirley in 1999.

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