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WC Health Working Hard

The Williams County Health Department is stretched thin and staff members are working long hours as the coronavirus worsens. A meeting was held by teleconference, to avoid any possible spread of the disease, which has killed thousands, shuttered businesses and altered daily life around the world. In Ohio, there have …

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Police Get In On Coronavirus Work

Local police will be acting as the eyes of the health department in enforcing the state orders regarding public gatherings and other state mandates to fight the spread of coronavirus. Bryan City Prosecutor, Rhonda Fisher and Williams County Prosecutor, Katie Zartman, issued a joint news release, noting that all local …

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Smith Case Update

In Toledo…Thomas Smith enters a plea of not guilty in the early March killing of Montpelier resident, Danielle Swan. Smith is declared indigent. The court appointed counsel for his defense. Smith’s bond was previously set at $1 million dollars. He’s at the Lucas County Jail. His next court date is …

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OH Vote Shut Down

Ohio’s top health official orders the polls closed over coronavirus concerns, hours before voters were supposed begin casting ballots in the state’s presidential primary. Gov. DeWine announced the decision after a judge had ruled against his request that in-person voting be delayed because crowds at polling places…putting people at unacceptable …

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Coronavirus Concerns At Bryan Schools

Bryan City Schools and other districts across the state are not yet addressing makeup days in the coronavirus battle…should the closure of schools end at three weeks as planned, and barring further guidance from the state. Currently, students across the state are being marked as attending. Officials add in-need students’ …

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Closures In Delta

The Delta Municipal Building is closed to the public until further notice in the fight against the coronavirus. Municipal staff will still be available to assist residents by phone or email. Street, Water and Wastewater departments will continue operation but will limit access to the public.

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Virus Grows In IN

Indiana state officials announce four new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number statewide to at least 19. They involved residents of Hamilton and Marion counties. For most people, the coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing …

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OH Schools Close

Gov. DeWine orders schools to close for three weeks, starting today, and a ban on gatherings of more than 100 to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Last week, five confirmed cases have been reported in Ohio. At the conclusion of three weeks, further action will be considered. In a …

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OH Restaurants And Bars Close

All bars and restaurants in Ohio are closed until further notice. Gov. DeWine makes the call. He says if something to keep people apart isn’t done now…it will be too late. Takeout and delivery is still allowed. He added he knows its tough on small businesses…some steps may be taken …

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Sheriff Election Approaches

Voters in the primary election Tuesday will pick among three candidates for sheriff in the Republican primary. And with Sheriff, Steve Towns agreeing to resign after the primary as part of a plea deal to avoid felony charges, Williams County Commissioners say Tuesday’s winner almost certainly will be appointed as …

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