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BPA Issue Update

Bryan City Council’s effort to put the dissolution of the Board of Public Affairs governing body to a public vote, moves forward with the first reading to put the issue on the ballot. At a meeting last month, council directed City Attorney, Rhonda Fisher to draft legislation to submit to …

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Reese Is The Winner

A bid by Logan Reese, of Bryan, is chosen as the winner to lease 162 acres of county-owned farmland near the Hillside Country Living facility, north of town. Reese’s bid of $257 per acre was accepted over 10 other bidders by Williams County Commissioners. As we reported, the group had …

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Christmas Time In Bryan

It’s that time of year again. Northwest Ohio’s Christmas for Kids campaign is underway. It runs for six weeks, through Dec. 13. A partnership with Kiwanis Club of Bryan and the Marine Corps League, the program collects donations and toys to provide to children in six northwest Ohio counties. This …

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Ramirez Picked Up

Edward Ramirez is arrested by Bryan Police. Officials tell reporters he was found at a North Cherry Street home, after officers get a tip. Ramirez, wanted on misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest, parole and community control violations is now in CCNO. As we reported, he had eluded law enforcement over …

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Two Arrested In Burglary Case

A Sherwood woman and Defiance man are accused of theft. Officers respond to a complaint on Gipe Road in Washington Township. They say a generator, picnic table, burn barrels and other items were stolen. Officers get tips on a suspicious car in the area while all that was going on. …

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Weed Bust In LaGrange

A drug investigation in LaGrange leads to marijuana cultivation charges at a State Road 9 location. Officers say they smelled it coming from within the residence. Police get a search warrant and find around 7 pounds of marijuana, 50 plants, tools and more. Steven Brewer, of LaGrange, was arrested. A …

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Child Support Numbers Improve

Ohio has joined a select group of states that collect at least 70% of current child support owed, well above the national average of 65 %. That’s according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The agency collects and distributes nearly $2 billion annually to more than one …

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Sharon A. Taylor, 76

Sharon A. Taylor, 76 years, of Lake Seneca, Montpelier, passed away Friday evening, in her home, with her family at her side.  Sharon was born December 26, 1942, in Waldron, Michigan, the daughter of the late Forrest and Mable C. (Fulks) Stafford.  Sharon married Herbert James Taylor on October 26, …

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Early Voting Update

So far, more than 500 Williams County voters have already cast ballots for the Nov. 5 general election. That includes those mailed or hand-delivered to the board office, along with ballots cast at voting machines in the elections office in Bryan. Early voting began Oct. 8. The elections office is …

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Smith Case Comes To A Close

An Edon man is sentenced to six years in prison in the traffic death of an Edgerton couple last year. Prosecutors accused John Smith of being under the influence at the time. Smith pled guilty in a Williams County courtroom to vehicular homicide, DUI and more. Back in May, 2018, …

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