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Bryan In An Emergency

The City of Bryan declares a state of emergency. In addition to potentially allowing the city to apply for FEMA dollars, should it need assistance in the coronavirus fight, the declaration also closes all city government buildings to the public, with the exception of Bryan Municipal Court. It also suspends …

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Mohre The New Sheriff

Gary Mohre is the interim Williams County Sheriff. He was appointed by the Williams County Commissioners in a special meeting. He takes over for Steve Towns, who resigned as part of a plea deal to avoid three felony charges. Commissioners initially had indicated they would appoint the winner of the …

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Kurtz Gets Four Plus

Jarrett Kurtz of Montpelier is sentenced to four and a half years in jail in a Williams County courtroom. Kurtz was accused of stealing historic weaponry from a local collector’s residence. The guns taken were worth over 100,000 thousand dollars. Since the theft, some of the guns have been recovered, …

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OH Turns To The SBA

Ohio’s leadership is looking to the federal government to help out small businesses feeling the pain from the coronavirus. Gov., DeWine and Lt. Gov., Jon Husted have appealed to the Small Business Administration to qualify the state for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. If approved, the program would enable …

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Coronavirus Fears Leads To Suit

Politicians express frustration after Ohio’s primary was postponed until June in response to the coronavirus. The Ohio Democratic Party now has filed a lawsuit over Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s decision to set a new date, saying that power rests only with the Legislature.

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Coronavirus And The Primary

In the aftermath of the primary postponement…all votes already cast in Williams County’s 2020 primary election are still valid and are being securely stored. A total of 1,089 votes had been cast in the Williams County Board of Elections office in Bryan, with it having received 1,406 total leading up …

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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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