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Fatality In Edon

An Edon man dies after a lawn tractor accident at a County Road I location. Officials tell reporters the victim was underneath the tractor and was not transported from the scene. The man was reportedly found by a family member, who made the call to emergency personnel.

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FBI Wants Simpkins

A suspect is named in the Monday bank robbery in Lyons. The FBI says they would like to find Shawn Simpkins…this, after the heist at the State Bank on E. Morenci Street. Simpkins is a white male, 50 years old…5 feet, 7 inches tall…185 pounds…brown hair and brown eyes. He …

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UAW Strike Continues

In Defiance…nearly 500 GM employees, all United Auto Workers members, continue picketing at the GM Powertrain Foundry…insiders say no sign of a resolution is in sight. The nationwide strike is for higher pay and benefits, as well as the reopening or re-purposing several plants shuttered by GM in recent years, …

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New Election Checklist Complete

Staff at the Williams County Elections Office has created a candidate nominating guide and checklist that can be used by prospective candidates to ensure they are following all the correct requirements to qualify for the ballot. Past confusion, due to staff inexperience and lack of guidelines, prompted work on the …

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More Money For Trees

The Bryan Board of Public Affairs approves spending more on tree replacement efforts, following an aggressive line clearing and tree removal project this year. Bryan Municipal Utilities has donated money for the city Parks and Recreation Department’s tree replacement program for more than 25 years. The parks department requested $4,000.

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OH Lawmakers Want To See Social Media Impact

A panel of state senators is hitting the road, to gather input on how the broad reach of Facebook and Google impacts average Ohioans. It comes as scrutiny of big tech companies deepens and widens across the federal government and abroad.

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Edwin L. “Eddie” Wehrle, 63

Edwin L. “Eddie” Wehrle, age 63, of rural Edon, Ohio, passed away late Tuesday afternoon, September 17, 2019, following an accident at his home. Mr. Wehrle was a 1975 graduate of Edon High School and was a self-employed trucker, working many years for Edon Co-op. He was a member of …

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Abraham E. Miller, 69

Abraham E. Miller, age 69, of Edon, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at his home following a brief illness. Mr. Miller was a farmer who raised goats and cattle. Abraham was born on October 22, 1949 in Holmes County, Ohio, the son of Eli and Lydiann (Hershberger) Miller. …

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Edward J. Froelich, Jr., 83

Edward J. Froelich, Jr., 83 years, of Defiance passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2019 in his home with his family by his side. Ed was born January 14, 1936, the son of the late Edward J. and Agnes T. (Berryman) Froelich, Sr. He was a 1954 graduate of Defiance High …

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Thomas R. Niswander, 68

Thomas R. Niswander, age 68, of Metamora, Ohio passed away September 15, 2019 in the Toledo Hospital, Toledo, Ohio.  Thomas was born December 02, 1950 in Bluffton, Ohio to the late Lysle E. and Leona E. (Schroer) Niswander.  He was an IT System Analyst for Toledo Hospital for many years. …

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