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Bryan Police Arrest Two For Theft

Bryan Police report the arrest Tues­day of 18 year old James R. Black of Farmer Mark Road, Bryan. Black was charged with Theft. He was processed and then released. He’ll be in court soon to face that charge. Also on Tues­day after­noon, Bryan Police nabbed 30 year old Kristina M. …

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Pit Bulls Questioned In Fulton County

In Wauseon, local offi­cials are try­ing to come to terms over an ordi­nance con­cern­ing dan­ger­ous dogs. All pit bulls were, until 2012, con­sid­ered vicious under Ohio Law. How­ever, the gov­er­nor signed a law that year that dropped pit bulls from that list. Some local laws though, still con­sider pit bulls …

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Death Penalty Not An Option For Noffsinger

If Steven Noff­singer is found guilty, he won’t be fac­ing the death penalty. That option was taken off the table Mon­day dur­ing a pre­trial hear­ing for the 58 year old Defi­ance res­i­dent who is accused of mur­der­ing his then 29 year old ex-wife, Alma Noff­singer back in 1981. Also dur­ing …

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Two Injured In McDonald’s Fire In Defiance

Flames at a Defi­ance fast food restau­rant on Mon­day morn­ing sent two peo­ple to the hos­pi­tal. The blaze broke out early yes­ter­day morn­ing, just before 4:30, at McDonald’s on E. Sec­ond St., in Defi­ance. Accord­ing to the Cres­cent News, one Defi­ance fire­fighter was taken to Mercy Defi­ance Hos­pi­tal after cut­ting …

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Edgerton Addressing Flood Concerns

In Edger­ton, fol­low­ing about six years of dis­agree­ments, it now looks like a hand­ful of prop­erty own­ers have finally agreed to a solu­tion to their flood­ing issues. The Williams County Board of Com­mis­sion­ers on Mon­day unan­i­mously backed a plan by the county engineer’s office to spend about $60,000 for drainage …

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Betty Kyser, 95

Mary E. “Betty” Kyser, age 95, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 9:32 A.M. on Monday, September 15, 2014, at Hillside Country Living near Bryan, where she had been a resident. For many years in the 1950s and 1960s, she managed the Williams Variety Store in Stryker. She and her …

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M. Thomas Sechler, 75

M. Thomas Sechler, age 75, of Edgerton, Ohio, died at 10:52 P.M. on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, Ohio. Mr. Sechler was a 1957 graduate of Edgerton High School and served in the United States Army from 1961-1963. He was a self-employed carpenter, …

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Sandra Fitzenrider, 70

Sandra J. Fitzenrider, age 70, of Edgerton, Ohio, died at 9:35 A.M. on Saturday, September 13, 2014, in her home, surrounded by family, after an extended illness. Sandra was a 1961 graduate of Edgerton High School and worked for The Aro Corporation for many years and later retired from Air-way …

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PETA Charges Abuse In Connection With Fair Elephant

An attrac­tion at the Williams County fair attracted some atten­tion from ani­mal rights activists. For the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year, an ele­phant ride was offered at the fair last week. And once again, PETA… The Peo­ple For The Eth­i­cal Treat­ment Of Ani­mals, has com­plained. The group sent report­edly sent an email …

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Defiance Native Now A Wanted Fugitive

A Defi­ance native, once known for find­ing a vast trea­sure of gold that had sat on the bot­tom of the ocean for more than 131 years, is now a wanted man. Tommy Thomp­son has been wanted for the past two years by the U.S. Mar­shals Ser­vice, who has hunted Thomp­son …

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