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Cause of Napoleon home fire Friday morning has been determined

The cause of a fire that heavily damaged a Napoleon home Friday morning has been determined. The Ohio Fire Marshal’s Office was called to a fire at 514 High St. in an unoccupied residence that was under construction. The state investigator determined that the fire started due to spontaneous combustion. …

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Effort underway to save Ohio’s nuclear plants

Local leaders are urging state lawmakers to save Ohio’s nuclear plants in fear of the impact those shutdowns would have on their communities. The Statehouse News Bureau reports the state’s two nuclear plants could be on the verge of closing without a bailout bill currently in the state legislature. Jamie …

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Richard L. Riegsecker, 86

Richard L. Riegsecker, age 86, of Archbold, passed away Monday afternoon, in his home, surrounded by his family. Visitation for Richard will be held from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Friday, June 16, 2017, in the Fireside Room at Archbold Evangelical Church. The funeral service will be held at …

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Esther K. Myers, 90

Esther K. Myers, age 90, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 2:30 A.M. on Monday, June 12, 2017, at Community Helath Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance. Mrs Myers was a homemaker, a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Bryan and their Friendship Circle. Esther was born on December 30, 1926, …

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Jerry G. Spencer, 78

Jerry G. Spencer, age 78, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 9:42 A.M. on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near defiance, Ohio surrounded by his family. Mr. Spencer was a graduate of Bryan High School and employed by Challenge-Cook Brothers in Bryan, retiring with twenty-five …

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Merle Oakley Koeppe, 97

Merle Oakley Koeppe, age 97, of Evansport, passed away Monday morning, June 12, 2017, at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. Prior to his retirement he had been a carpenter. Merle was born in Tiffin Township, Defiance County, Ohio on April 19, 1920, the son of Otto and Esther (Sines) Koeppe. …

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Clela L. Drum, 92

Clela L. Drum, 92 years, of Bryan passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017 in Community Health and Wellness Center, Bryan Hospital, with her family by her side. Clela was born December 6, 1924 in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of the late, Samuel O. and Estella (McKee) Overly. She was a …

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Two vehicle crash in Henry County injuries both drivers

A two-vehicle crash left both motorists injured Sunday afternoon. According to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, around 12:30 on U.S. 6 in Henry County’s Damascus Township, a vehicle driven by 19 year old Jordan Saam from Clyde, was eastbound and attempted to pass another eastbound vehicle. Saam drove into oncoming …

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