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Lee Bayliss, 76

Lee H. Bayliss, 76, of Sherwood, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014 at his residence.  Lee was born August 2, 1937 in Sherwood, Ohio, the son of the late J.V. “Vern” and Ruth R. (Renz) Bayliss.  He was a 1955 graduate of Sherwood-Delaware High School.  He studied mechanical engineering at General Motors Institute …

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David Armstrong, 52

David G. Armstrong, 52, of Montpelier passed away Friday night at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan.  He was born on November 2, 1961 in Bowling Green to Gerald G. And Linda L. (Wade) Armstrong.  David graduated from Napoleon High School in 1981.  He served his country in the United States Army.  David …

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Sauder Sets Naturalization Ceremony

Dur­ing a spe­cial Nat­u­ral­iza­tion Cer­e­mony at Sauder Vil­lage on July 4, guests will have the oppor­tu­nity to cel­e­brate as 47 peo­ple become new U.S. cit­i­zens. The U.S. Dis­trict Court Nat­u­ral­iza­tion Cer­e­mony will be held on Fri­day, July 4 at 11:00 a.m. on the Vil­lage Green, weather per­mit­ting. Forty-seven peo­ple from …

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House Of Filth

Two peo­ple near Defi­ance have been arrested after author­i­ties had to remove nearly four dozen cats and dogs from their home. The Defi­ance County Sheriff’s Office says 33 year old Ralph Rupp and his wife, 31 year old Tamara Rupp, were charged with two counts of child endan­ger­ing, and 10 …

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Henry Gets Cooled

A new chill­ing unit is on the way to the Henry County Cour­t­house. County Com­mis­sion­ers approved the replace­ment unit at a total cost of $283,620, which includes equip­ment and instal­la­tion, say­ing it will make a sig­nif­i­cant improve­ment to the air con­di­tion­ing in the 130 year old build­ing. That’s the good …

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Bryan PD Have Busy Weekend

Bryan Police had a busy week­end. On Fri­day, they arrested 22 year old Joshua Sanders of Bryan for Open Con­tainer. He was released. On Sat­ur­day at 1:40 AM, 30 year old Brett Arm­strong of Bryan was arrested for OVI and Open Con­tainer. He was released. On Sat­ur­day at 11:26 PM, …

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Tornado Sirens Set Off

Well, at least peo­ple know they work. Reports of a fun­nel cloud Wednes­day night set off Steuben County tor­nado sirens around 9:45pm. No watches or warn­ings had been issued by the National Weather Ser­vice though. Offi­cials say it was a case of bet­ter safe than sorry. The N.W.S. did indi­cate …

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Stolen Van With Dangerous Chemicals Recovered

A van which was stolen Tues­day in Swan­ton, was recov­ered by Toledo Police. In it, police found poten­tially fatal chem­i­cals, which were, accord­ing to police, mostly still intact. The white 1998 Ford E350 had a 14-foot black, home­made trailer attached to it, and inside the trailer was a Polaris all-terrain …

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Cemetery Rate Increase May Be Headed For Voter Approval

We recently told you about some pend­ing rate increases at a Defi­ance ceme­tery. Well now, it seems that a group of Defi­ance res­i­dents plan to place that issue on the bal­lot. Ear­lier this month, Defi­ance coun­cil passed an ordi­nance that would have sig­nif­i­cantly raised the rates at River­side Ceme­tery, dou­bling …

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Phyllis Pattison, 92

Phyllis M. Pattison, age 92, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 4:40 P.M. on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Genesis Healthcare in Bryan where she had been a resident. She was a “5 Star” homemaker and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bryan. Phyllis was born on June …

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