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VACANT HOME BURNS IN DEFIANCE

Fire­fight­ers were called out Wednes­day morn­ing to a fire at a vacant home on Mil­wau­kee Avenue in Defi­ance. Defi­ance Fire Depart­ment arrived on the scene at about 3:30 a.m. yes­ter­day where they received mutual aid by High­land Town­ship and Noble Town­ship fire depart­ments. The house, which was destroyed, will be …

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Eleanor Chevillot, 87

Eleanor Jeanett Chevillot, 87 years, of Hamilton, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Eleanor was born January 29, 1926 in DeKalb County, Indiana, the daughter of the late Elmer and Margret (Noragon) Hagerty.  She was a 1944 graduate of Hamilton High School.  Eleanor married Robert …

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Bobbie Jo “Jojo” Smith, 43

Bobbie Jo “Jojo” Smith, age 43, of Wauseon, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee. Jojo had been a supervisor at International Automotive Components (IAC) in Wauseon. She was born in Wauseon on May 3, 1970 the daughter of Bob C. and Diane E. (Ehrsam) …

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Dorothy Thies, 86

Dorothy D. Thies, 86, of Montpelier and formerly of Houghton Lake, Michigan, died Wednesday morning at her home.  She was born on April 29, 1927 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Charles B. and Nora (Powell) Hurn.  Dorothy married Walter Thies on April 20, 1963 in Roseville, Michigan and he preceded her in …

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Highway Patrol News

The High­way Patrol reports that a rou­tine traf­fic stop evolved into a high speed chase on Mon­day evening. Troop­ers attempted to stop a pick-up truck on Ohio 576 near Mont­pe­lier after it was clocked at 77 miles per hour in a 55 zone. Rather than stop, the dri­ver sped south …

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Ohio Man Arraigned in Cleveland

An Ohio man will be arraigned today in Cleve­land on charges of killing three women whose bod­ies were found wrapped in trash bags. The arraign­ment is sched­uled today for 35-year-old Michael Madi­son. He is being held on $6 mil­lion bond. A Cuya­hoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County grand jury indicted Madi­son on six …

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Michigan Man Injured Monday

A man from Michi­gan was injured Mon­day after­noon in a motor­cy­cle crash near Napoleon. 65 year old Edward Sucharski lost con­trol of his bike around 2p.m. Mon­day at the inter­sec­tion of Ohio 108 and U.S. 24. Sucharski was thrown from the bike and flown to Mercy St. Vin­cent Med­ical Cen­ter …

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Bryan Police Report

Bryan Police report the arrest Tues­day of 21 year old Aaron Strauss of Mont­pe­lier on charges of fur­nish­ing alco­hol to minors. Strauss was also charged with pos­ses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia. Four under­age juve­niles were also charged with under­age con­sump­tion. Strauss was locked up in CCNO.

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Orchard Hills News

This Sun­day, local golfers will cel­e­brate a re-birth. Orchard Hills is reopen­ing Sun­day with lim­ited ser­vices. A grand pub­lic re-opening cel­e­bra­tion is now sched­uled for August 15th. The Bryan Times reports that the course will employ the same staff as when it was shut down due to crush­ing debt and …

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Doyle “Pete” Lanius, 81

Doyle “Pete” F. Lanius, age 81, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 2:05 P.M. on Monday, July 29, 2013, in Brookview Nursing Care, Defiance. Mr. Lanius retired from Northwest Electric working in facilities maintenance. He had worked at the former Pet Milk Company for 18 years and Bard Manufacturing for …

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