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All Hail The Spellers

Victory!!! We have the results of the Williams County Spelling Bee for 2019…the runner-up is Sabineh Krukowski-Ortiz…she’s in the seventh grade over at St. Patrick Catholic School…and this year’s champion…Alexis Vermillion, a seventh grader from Edgerton. To the young ladies and all the contestants…well done.

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Cameo Jean Fisher, 71

Cameo Jean Fisher, age 71, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 6:10 A.M. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center near Defiance, Ohio. Cameo ran her own day care center for several years. She enjoyed going to garage sales and throwing large holiday parties for her day …

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Forest Franklin Bodiker, 72

Forest Franklin Bodiker, 72 years, of Hamilton passed away Monday, February 4, 2019 in Hamilton.  Forest was born August 1, 1946 in Lima, Ohio, the son of the late Charles Jacob and Mary Elaine (Pohlable) Bodiker.  He was a 1964 graduate of Angola High School.  He married Marilyn Lou Baker …

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Search For Shooting Suspects Underway

Police in Kendallville are searching for two people after a shooting leaves a person critically injured in the area of North Main and Wayne streets. As officers responded, the victim had been dropped off at Parkview Noble Hospital by two people, who then left without providing any information. An arrest …

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Oaties In Court

Joshua Oaties of Defiance enters a no contest plea to two sexual abuse charges in a Defiance County courtroom. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered and his bond was continued. Oaties is back in court on March, 14th. Two counts of rape will be dismissed at sentencing as part of the …

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Improving News On OH Highways

There was a 9 percent drop in traffic deaths in Ohio last year, according to officials. They say in 2018, 1,071 people lost their lives on Ohio’s roads, compared to 1,179 in 2017. Four fatal traffic crashes were logged in Defiance County last year, versus nine the year prior. In …

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DeWine Fills PUC Post

Gov. DeWine has named an attorney to the state commission that regulates public utilities. Samuel Randazzo’s term is to begin on April, 11th, subject to confirmation by the Ohio Senate. Heather Taylor-Miesle, president of the Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund, says they are disappointed in the selection as Randazzo…adding he …

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Rouann Garling, 84

Rouann Garling, 84 years, of Bryan, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance.  Rouann was born December 17, 1934, in Lisbon, Ohio, the daughter of the late Clyde G. and Gertrude (Blair) Lewis.  She was a graduate of David Anderson High School, Lisbon, …

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Bad Accident On 281

A Williams County man is badly hurt after a crash north of Hamler. Officials say Dustin Currence, of Pioneer was flown to Mercy St. Vincent’s in Toledo. The accident happened on Ohio 281, near County Road 14. Currence’s vehicle went off the right side of the highway and hit a …

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Suspect Pickup Found

Officers find the vehicle used in an attempted kidnapping in Hillsdale County. Officials say the suspect remains at large. The foiled abduction took place along Blackbridge and Hudson roads in Jefferson Township. A woman was walking home when a truck stopped and a white male subject got out, grabbed her …

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