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Margaret E. Gordon, 96

Margaret E. Gordon, 96, of Montpelier passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice center.  She was born on January 23, 1924 in Pulaski to John A. and Dorothy Louella (Rausch) Osborn.  Margaret graduated from Montpelier High School in 1942.  She married Henry “Hank” Gordon and he …

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Stay At Home Hits Columbus…Again

The Ohio House of Representatives reinstates work-from-home status after a legislative aide tests positive this week for COVID-19. House Speaker, Larry Householder told his colleagues to not report to for work until further notice. The House is currently on summer recess but the staff has been working out of the …

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New Marijuana Guidelines In OH

The State Medical Board of Ohio has voted to add cachexia to the list of conditions that qualify for a doctor to recommend medical marijuana for patients. The condition involves weakness or wasting of the body, due to chronic illness. It includes symptoms such as loss of appetite. It sometimes …

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Golf And History Don’t Mix

The Ohio Supreme Court will hear a country club’s appeal of orders that it sell back a lease to the state historical agency to provide public access to ancient burial mounds. The court voted 5-2 to hear the case, with Chief Justice, Maureen O’Connor and Justice, R. Patrick DeWine dissenting. …

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Dale John Rupp, 84

Dale John Rupp passed from this life to see Jesus on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at the Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan after a brief illness. Dale was a devoted husband, wonderful father, as well as an adoring grandfather and great-grandfather. He taught his children devotion, kindness, responsibility, …

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Jo Ann Harman, 78

Jo Ann Harman, age 78, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 6:42 P.M. on Monday, July 6, 2020, at University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, where she was a patient, after an extended illness.  She was a 1960 graduate of Edgerton High School and had been and employee of …

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Melba I. Mercer, 79

Melba I. Mercer, age 79, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away at 9:50 P.M. at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, Ohio, after a brief illness.  Mrs. Mercer was a devoted mother and grand mother who did home care and cleaning for the elderly in the Edgerton area.  She was …

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Jerald “Jerry” J Mercer, 82

Jerald “Jerry” J Mercer, 82, of Montpelier, passed away on July 8, 2020 at Evergreen Healthcare Center in Montpelier. He was born on May 29, 1938 in West Jefferson, OH to Otis E. and Thelma (Wright) Mercer, Sr. He graduated from Montpelier High School in 1956. On June 24, 1961 …

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House Fire In Defiance

A blaze badly damages a Defiance home on Ayersville Ave. Crews arrived to find the front of the house fully engulfed in fire, which spread into the second story and attic. A male was taken into custody at the scene and later released. Officials say he admitted to lighting lint …

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Toll Plaza Must Clear Hurdles

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency says the Ohio Turnpike’s planned construction of a new toll plaza in Williams County would impact wetlands in the area. The Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission has applied for a water quality certification for the project, between County Road 4 and County Road 5, near Montpelier. …

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