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Martha Lusk, 86

Martha Marie (Hollstein) Lusk, age 86, of Montpelier and formerly of Northwood, Ohio, passed away peacefully Friday, May 17, 2013. Martha was born on January 11, 1927, in Kunkle, Ohio, the daughter of Guy and Luella (Lambright) Hollstein. She married Richard Lusk and he preceded her in death in 1983. …

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OLD SCHOOL TO BE DEMOLISHED

One of the most his­toric land­marks in Adams Town­ship in Defi­ance County will soon be noth­ing more than a mem­ory. Repair and main­te­nance just got to be too much for St. Michael’s Catholic School, which first opened back in 1921. The build­ing closed as a Catholic school in 1978 but …

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STUDENT FEES TO BE COLLECTED DIFFERENTLY

Uncol­lected stu­dent fees in one area dis­trict reached $45,000, so school offi­cials have come up with what they hope is a way to get the money rolling in. Offi­cials at Patrick Henry Local Schools have decided not to just wait until the stu­dent grad­u­ates and with­hold their diploma. Instead, they …

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ARRAIGNMENT SET FOR TUESDAY IN DEATH OF TWO TEENS

An arraign­ment is sched­uled Tues­day for a 17-year-old Ottawa boy charged in the deaths of two teenage broth­ers. The aggra­vated mur­der charges announced Fri­day against Michael Fay came just over a week after he and the teens were named in an Amber Alert on May 9th after the brother’ mother …

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POLICE ON THE HUNT FOR A KILLER

Police are on the look­out for the killers of James “Jimmy” Safadi in his Water­ville home early Sat­ur­day morn­ing. Inves­ti­ga­tors say three men dressed all in black, entered the home and held Safadi and his girl­friend at gun­point. Although it’s uncer­tain at this time, police think Safadi might have been …

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OHIO MAN DROWNS IN NORTH CAROLINA

North Car­olina author­i­ties say they’ve recov­ered the body of an Ohio man who dis­ap­peared while swim­ming off the coast in that state. Holden Beach Police reporte that the body of 21-year-old Kwesi Sam­ple of Colum­bus was found early Sun­day about a half mile from where he was last seen. He …

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CRIMINAL CHECKS FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS PLANNED

Ohio offi­cials plan to bol­ster crim­i­nal back­ground checks for those home health-care work­ers who pro­vide direct care to the dis­abled and elderly. The state has received a $2.1 mil­lion fed­eral grant to pro­vide increased reviews for more than 100,000 work­ers who serve patients in Med­ic­aid– and Medicare-funded set­tings. Ohio also …

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Alfred West, Sr., 83

Alfred West, Sr., 83 years, of Defiance, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the Laurels of Defiance, where he had been a resident.  Alfred was born November 28, 1929 in Monroe, Michigan, the son of the late Monty C. and Clara (Partin) West.  He was a 1947 graduate of Wauseon High …

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BRYAN TEACHER HONORED AS OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR

The Out­stand­ing Edu­ca­tor Award by The Bryan Area Foun­da­tion went to one of Bryan’s edu­ca­tors, Mike Tip­pin last night dur­ing the Bryan High School Aca­d­e­mic Booster Club awards night. Nom­i­na­tions for the award were accepted by the ABC club from the pub­lic, and the col­lec­tion com­mit­tee con­sisted of edu­ca­tors and …

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