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DeWine Makes Moves

Gov., DeWine extends the Ohio schools’ shutdown order until May 1, to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Meanwhile, the governor tells reporters he expects federal regulators to soon clear the way for wide use of a Columbus-based company’s services to sterilize N95 masks. Officials say it involves the …

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New Election Info

Ohio has set a new, almost exclusively mail-in primary election for April 28, due to the coronavirus, ignoring the timing recommendations of the state elections chief and some voting-rights groups. Gov. DeWine signed a sweeping relief bill, containing the change. Under the new scenario, the standard in-person primary is off…and …

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IN Finances Under Pressure

Indiana’s finances are taking a major hit from the coronavirus. Officials say it remains to be seen how big it will be. The virus continues to spread, with the state’s tally of cases rising by 273, to over 17 hundred, including 35 people who have died. Unemployment claims have skyrocketed …

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Sandra Fitzpatrick, 59

On Sunday, March 29th, 2020, Sandra Fitzpatrick, loving wife and mother of four children, passed away at the age of 59. Sandra was born in Houston, Texas to Charles and Josephine (Perez) James.  She graduated from Northbrook High school in 1978.  On December 23rd, 1981 she married Timothy Fitzpatrick. Together they …

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Ruth J. Phillips, 86

Ruth J. Phillips, age 86, of Bryan, Ohio, Ohio, died on Sunday, March 29, 2020, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Ruth was born on August 9, 1933, in Rollin, Michigan, the daughter of Lawrence R. and Sarah B. (Riddle) Stubli, Sr. Survivors include two daughters, Janice …

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DC Off Campus For Rest Of Semester

Defiance College suspends face-to-face instruction for the remainder of the spring semester…coronavirus the reason. Online learning at Defiance College has been going on since March 18 and faculty went through training to ensure their online teaching presents students with the same quality of education they would receive in-person. Students are …

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United Way Wants To Help

The United Way of Williams County starts a dedicated economic relief fund, to help county residents through the financial difficulties brought on by the coronavirus. Officials say 100% of all donations to the Williams County COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund will go directly to the organizations that are serving those …

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Local Company Is In Demand

Williams County Commissioners give the OK to purchase a machine, made here, that cleans and sterilizes protective facial masks. And…anyone who needs it…can use it. The machine is made by Daavlin, over on West Bement Street in Bryan. The device uses ultraviolet germicidal irradiation to sterilize personal protective equipment, such …

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Dangerfield Case Update

Ryan Dangerfield still faces five charges…all in connection to the murder of a Bryan man last summer, but one of the original six charges has now been dropped. Dangerfield faced the court in Williams County, via video from the lockup in Stryker. The charges all stem from the stabbing death …

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Betty L. Nowak, 87

Betty L. Nowak, 87 years, formerly of West Unity, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020, at Hillside Country Living, Bryan, where she was a resident.  Betty was born August 19, 1932, in Hillsdale, Michigan, the daughter of the late Walter and Velma (Wheeler) Smith.  She married Fred V. Nowak on …

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