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Around 48,000 Ohioans have been notified they received an overpayment of unemployment benefits during the coronavirus pandemic. State Human Services Agency officials confirms this to reporters. That’s about 6% of the nearly 800,000 people in Ohio who have been paid regular unemployment benefits since the start of the pandemic in …

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Gilbert Stevenson “Gil” Champion, II, 52

Gilbert Stevenson “Gil” Champion, II, age 52, of Morenci, Michigan died on Monday, September 7, 2020 at University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was born on November 1, 1967 to Gilbert S. “Steve” Champion, Sr. and Shirley J. (Willeman) Champion in San Francisco, California. Gil lead …

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James F. Wheeler, Sr., 86

James F. Wheeler, Sr., age 86, of Edgerton, Ohio, died at 2:12 A.M. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at his home after a brief illness. Mr. Wheeler was a graduate of Bryan High School and served in the United States Army. He was employed by Bryan Custom Plastics, retiring with …

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Phyllis “Jean” Brillhart, 89

Phyllis “Jean” Brillhart, age 89, of Edon, Ohio, passed away at 5:30 A. M. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at SKLD Health Care Center in Bryan, where she was a resident. Mrs. Brillhart was a 1948 graduate of Roundhead High School. She enjoyed reading, sewing, and cooking. Jean was born …

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Donald F. Shumaker, 79

Donald F. Shumaker, age 79, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 9:57 A.M. on Monday, September 7, 2020, at his home. Mr. Shumaker has been affiliated with the Bryan City Schools for nearly 50 years, serving as a teacher and Athletic Director for Bryan City Schools for 25 years and …

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Andrea Renee Roerig, 57

Andrea Renee Roerig, 57, of Montpelier, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020, at her home. She was born on July 9, 1963, in Coldwater, Michigan, to Jack and Sylvia (Duckett) Wages. Andrea graduated from Coldwater High School and went on to attend Ferris State University. On August 18, 1984, she …

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Dennis “Denny” F. Goebel, 76

Dennis “Denny” F. Goebel, 76, of Alvordton, passed away Saturday, September 6, 2020 at Promedica Toledo Hospital.  He was born on October 28, 1943 in Edgerton to Bernard and Henrietta (Miller) Goebel.  Denny spent his career working in construction as a general laborer. He is survived by his wife JoAnn …

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Taylor Goes To Jail

A Bryan woman, found guilty in July for abusing pet dogs, is sentenced in Fulton County. Theresa Taylor, gets 35 days at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, with credit for two days, previously served. The court also ordered Taylor to spend five years on community control, pay court costs …

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Deadly Crash Near Angola

A Wolcottville man dies in a motorcycle crash on West Fox Lake Road, west of Angola. Officials tell reporters James Dameron missed a turn…veered off the roadway, smashing into a pole. Dameron was pronounced dead at the scene. Excessive speed is not believed to be a factor, however alcohol use …

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Lawmakers pass Senate Bill 357, giving an additional $650 million dollars of federal Coronavirus Aid funding to local communities across Ohio for pandemic-related expenses. The funding excludes Ohio’s six jurisdictions with populations over 500,000, because they already qualify for direct payments. The legislation includes an emergency clause, making the bill …

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