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Losoya Brought In

Police capture a Defiance shooting suspect. Officials say Wood County deputies brought in Pablo Losoya…after a warrant had been issued for his arrest. The shooting occurred on Power Dam Road in Defiance on April 28. A shots fired call resulted in George Mack’s arrest, we reported…officers say a car was …

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Tax Vote Approaches

Two issues affecting voters in Montpelier, West Unity and Millcreek are on the ballot in Tuesday’s special election. Voters in Montpelier precincts A and B will cast ballots for or against a renewal of a 0.3 percent income tax levy for improvements and debt service on the village’s sewage and …

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Medicaid Fixes In OH

Federal regulators direct the state to work on resolving its backlog of more than 70,000 applications from poor and disabled Ohioans seeking Medicaid benefits. Regulators have indicated Ohio isn’t where it needs to be regarding Medicaid applications and remain concerned, even though the number of pending applications has dropped about …

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Kent St. Remembered

Nearly 500 people gather at Kent State to remember the students killed and injured there in May 1970, when Ohio National Guard members opened fire during Vietnam War protests. Events included a candlelight vigil at the sites where the four slain students fell. Nine other students were injured that day.

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Marilyn J. Riggenbach, 77

Marilyn J. Riggenbach, age 77, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away early on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Evergreen Healthcare Center, in Montpelier, Ohio, where she was resident. Ms. Riggenbach was a graduate of Bryan High School and Bowling Green State University and had been employed as a secretary at Chase …

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Sharon Kaye Gearhart, 77

Sharon Kaye Gearhart, age 77, of Ashley, Indiana, passed away at 5:47 P.M. on Thursday, May 2, 2019, in her home in Ashley, Indiana, surrounded by her family, after an extended illness. Ms. Gearhart was a graduate of Angola High School and had previously been employed at New Horizon Bakery …

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Sharon Kay Miller Jackson, 72

Sharon Kay Miller Jackson, age 72, of rural Montpelier, Ohio, passed away at 8:30 A.M. on Saturday, May 4, 2019, in her home, surrounded by her loving family, after an extended illness. Ms. Jackson was employed as a machinist by Edon Machine, retiring with thirty-eight years of service and many …

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Helen Marie (Potts) Grisier, 81

Helen Marie (Potts) Grisier, age 81, of Stryker, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at CHP – Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. Along with her husband, Fred, they owned and operated the Grisier Funeral Homes for nearly 50 years. Helen was born in Defiance, Ohio, on April 20, 1938, the …

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Jason Stuart Throne, 30

Jason Stuart Throne, 30 years, of Fremont, Indiana, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on May 2, 2019, after a tragic accident that occurred at work.  Jason was born August 30, 1988, in Bryan, Ohio, to Stuart Throne and Rhonda (Beatty) Throne.  He grew up in West …

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Shelby J. Allgire, 80

Shelby J. Allgire, 80, of Montpelier passed away Thursday evening at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.  She was born on August 5, 1938 in Jackson County, Michigan to Orville and Vivian King.  She lived in Jerome, Michigan until she married Leo Allgire in 1956.  She moved to Montpelier in 1960 …

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