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CHRISTMAS TREE DISPOSAL SITED

The city of Defi­ance plans to have its waste removal dri­vers watch for Christ­mas trees next week. A truck will then be sent out to pick them up. Each year, the trees are col­lected and taken out to the Ottawa River Bea­gle Club on Christy Road, where they are used …

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3 FATALITIES LISTED OVER HOLIDAY PERIOD

The Ohio State High­way Patrol reports that three peo­ple were killed on Ohio’s road­ways dur­ing this New Year’s Hol­i­day report­ing period of Mid­night, Tues­day, Decem­ber 31, 2013 through 11:59 p.m., Wednes­day, Jan­u­ary 1, 2013. Last year six peo­ple were killed dur­ing the same two-day hol­i­day report­ing period. Dur­ing the report­ing …

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SNOW SUPPLIES FLYING OFF THE SHELVES LOCALLY

The lat­est win­ter weather wal­lop in our area sent many res­i­dents to the clos­est stores to get sup­plies. Some area stores said they already had to reorder salt and snow blow­ers because of the grow­ing demand. Many folks say the last two rel­a­tively mild win­ters have left them unpre­pared for …

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Janet Petarra, 61

Janet Bostelman Petarra 61, of Pioneer passed away unexpectedly at her home Friday afternoon. She was born August 20, 1952 in Napoleon, Ohio to Albert and Esther M. (Rathge) Bostelman. She graduated from Tinora High School in 1970. Janet married Frank W. Petarra and for 30 years they lived in …

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Mary Lou JoHantgen, 88

Mary Lou JoHantgen, 88 years, of West Unity, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home, Montpelier, where she was a resident.  Mary was born October 28, 1925 on the Beatty farm east of West Unity, the daughter of the late George Glenn and Nettie Mae (Kring) Beatty.  She …

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Delbert Bok, 86

Delbert E. Bok, age 86, of Sherwood, Ohio, passed away at 7:40 A.M. on Monday, December 30, 2013, at the Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, after an extended illness. Delbert was a graduate of Farmer High School. He was a life long farmer, self employed in Heating, Plumbing …

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David Strouse, 54

David P. Strouse, age 54, of Cordova, Tennessee, died Wednesday, January 1, 2014, at his residence. Among David’s survivors is his mother, Betty Edwards, of Bryan. Funeral services have been entrusted to Krill Funeral Service, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan where arrangements are pending at this time.

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Deborah “Sunshine” Johnson, 57

Deborah Mae “Sunshine” Johnson, age 57, of Wauseon passed away unexpectedly Monday, December 30,2013 at the Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. Mrs. Johnson was born in Toledo, OH on July 22, 1956. Mrs. Johnson was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her loving husband, …

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Gene Dean, 84

Gene L. Dean, 84 years, of Bryan, and formerly of Columbus, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at Genesis HealthCare-Bryan Center, Bryan.  Gene was born March 12, 1929 in Bryan, the son of the late Howard F. and Virginia R. (Graham) Dean.  Gene served our country in the Air Force.  He was …

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Jake Phillips, 21

Jacob Lee “Jake” Phillips, 21 years, passed away suddenly Monday, December 23, 2013 in the emergency room of Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Bryan.  Jake was born May 21, 1992 in Bryan, the son of Jim and Suzanne (Thiede) Phillips.  He was a 2011 graduate of Bryan High School where he played …

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