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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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Heads Up, Motorists

Construction of the third of three roundabouts planned on U.S. 20A, east of Swanton this summer, begins today. Construction is already underway at 20A intersections with State Route 295 and Whitehouse-Spencer Road. 20A will close at Weckerly Road and the other two intersections through October. It was also announced by …

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Deadly Crash On 20A

A Wauseon man dies in a crash on U.S. 20A. Officials tell reporters Bradly Funchion was eastbound on a motorcycle, in Brady Township. Brian Chamberlain, in a semi, was northbound on County Road 21.N. They say Chamberlain didn’t stop at the intersection with 20A…and hits Function on the bike. Funchion …

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Executions Put On Hold

Gov., DeWine delays three death row inmates’ 2021 executions…as the state’s unofficial death penalty moratorium continues. The announcement comes as Ohio struggles to find an adequate supply of drugs for lethal injection. The governor’s warrants of reprieve were issued for condemned prisoners Melvin Bonnell, Cleveland Jackson and James O’Neal. All …

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