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Anna Lea Grider, 56

Anna Lea Grider, age 56, of Montpelier, Ohio, passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019, at Community Hospitals & Wellness Centers in Montpelier. Anna took great pride in writing Google reviews for various places. Anna Lea Grider was born on November 13, 1963, the daughter of Emery Weldon and Ruth Margaret …

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Smith Gets 54 Months

Jeffery Smith, the area man who stole a CSX vehicle that he left on a Defiance railroad crossing, where it was struck by a train, is sentenced to prison in Defiance County. Smith was given a 54-month prison term on charges of intimidation, vandalism and interference with the operation of …

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EPA Grant Application Agreed Upon

Work to clean up the former SK Hand Tool property in Richland Township will soon rest with the EPA. County officials agreed to submit an application for EPA grant funds to help clean up the site on Hickory St., just outside Defiance. The application deadline is Dec. 4. The thought …

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Funds For Trine

The English-Bonter-Mitchell Foundation pledges a half million dollars to support the planned expansion at Trine University’s Allen School of Engineering and Computing. The $10 million expansion, announced last year, will provide added space and resources for Trine’s growing engineering and computer science and information technology programs. The new area is …

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FirstEnergy Changes Name

FirstEnergy Solutions, the Ohio-based coal and nuclear power generating agency, says it will change its name once it restructures amid filing bankruptcy. The new name? Energy Harbor. The company was founded in 1997 as a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. and runs nuclear power and coal plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania, …

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Ramirez Busted Somewhere Else

A new warrant is issued for Edward Ramirez. Officials say while out on bond and awaiting trial in Williams County, Ramirez was booked at the Shelby County Jail. The bust caused him to miss a Williams County pretrial date, leading to a new bench for failure to appear. After leading …

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Hausch Now Leads WEDCO

Megan Hausch officially has the interim tag removed from her title as executive director of Williams County Economic Development Corporation. Hausch was selected as the interim director in September, after Matt Davis stepped down to take a new role. The appointment, also approved unanimously by commissioners, officially takes effect on …

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Time For The HOF

The state is calling for nominations, honoring older Ohioans for their contributions to communities, their fields of work or other ways they’ve made a difference in their later years. The deadline is Friday to suggest candidates for the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. Nominees must be at least age …

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Vape Position Walked Back In IN

Indiana lawmakers are voicing support for raising the state’s legal age to buy tobacco and vaping products. Republican House Speaker, Brian Bosma supports raising the age from 18 to 21, along with the majority of the House Republican caucus. Bosma and others who previously blocked the move said that people …

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Nora J. (Hose) Altman, 88

Nora J. (Hose) Altman, age 88, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 1:30 P.M. on Sunday, November 24, 2019, at Park View Nursing Center in Edgerton, Ohio, after a brief illness.  Mrs. Altman was a 1949 graduate of Edgerton High School, where she was a majorette and cheerleader and was …

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