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Stolen vehicle recovered, police looking for suspects

Montpelier Police are looking for tips after a vehicle was stolen Wednesday. According to police, at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado was stolen from a parking lot “near the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on Broad Street” in Montpelier. While the vehicle has since been recovered by authorities, …

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More money for the new goat barn at the Williams County Fairgrounds

The Williams County Fair Board at their meeting Thursday received $7,000 in contributions for the new goat barn on the fairgrounds. The Kidding Around 4-H goat club presented the board with a $2,000 check Thursday, representing the proceeds the members and advisors raised from a dozen fundraisers recently, club president …

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Gerald L. Japs, 75

Gerald L. Japs, 75 years, of Bryan, Ohio, and a former longtime resident of Duluth, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday evening in the emergency room of Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Bryan, Ohio. Gerald was born March 19, 1942 in San Diego, California, the son of the late Charles and Betty …

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Juvenile arrested and charged with attempted robbery

Bryan police arrested a juvenile and charged him with attempted robbery Tuesday evening. Bryan Police report they got a tip at 6:51 p.m. and found him outside the Circle K (923 S. Main St.) with an edged weapon. Further reports are that it was called in as a robbery but …

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Relay for Life of Williams County will be held Friday and Saturday

Relay for Life of Williams County will be held Friday and Saturday at the Williams County Fairgrounds in Montpelier. This year’s theme is Heroes of Hope, with many superhero events planned. This year’s goal is to raise $220,000. Last year’s Relay for Life of Williams County raised more than $238,000 …

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Bryan city swimming pools now open

The Bryan city pools opened June 9 and the warm weather this past week means attendance has been good so far, said longtime pool manager Tom Dominique. As it was last year, the two city pools are open on an alternating-day schedule. The East End Pool on E. High St., …

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Three-year agreement reached with DCEA and Defiance BOE

A three-year agreement with the Defiance City Education Association (DCEA) was approved by Defiance City Board of Education on Wednesday. Superintendent Mike Struble recommended the approval of an agreement beginning with the 2017-18 school year. The agreement calls for a 3.5 percent raise for year two and a 3 percent …

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Ardis Y. Martin, 93

Ardis Y. Martin, 93, of Pioneer passed away early Tuesday morning at Hillside Country Living in rural Bryan. She was born on June 30, 1923 in Amboy Township, Michigan to Lindon and Hazel R. (Olmstead) Drake. Ardis graduated from Pioneer High School in 1940. She married Ray K. Martin and …

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