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Bomb Threat On Campus

An investigation is underway, after a report of a bomb threat to Napoleon Area City Schools. The threat came through social media from an unknown source, which was then relayed to other students. The threat was shared with school personnel, who immediately enacted the district’s school emergency operations plan. Then, …

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Coronavirus Leads To Cancellations

Democratic presidential candidates, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden abruptly cancel election-night rallies in Cleveland, amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. The Democratic National Committee also announced that the party’s next debate, being held Sunday in Arizona, will not have a live audience, at the request of both campaigns …

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Norman E. Whitlock, 83

Norman E. Whitlock, age 83, of Stryker, Ohio passed away Thursday, March 05, 2020 in Community Hospitals and Wellness Center, Bryan, Ohio.  He was born April 25, 1936 in Springfield, Ohio to the late Raymond and Verile (Bloom) Whitlock.  He married Judith A. Stuckey on October 20, 1962 and she …

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Donald Waldfogel, 92

Donald Waldfogel, age 92, of Wauseon, Ohio, died Tuesday morning, March 10, 2020, at Genacross in Napoleon, Ohio. He was a Lifetime Farmer, former Milk Hauler, and an Independent Truck Driver. Donald was born in Fulton County on March 2, 1928, to the late John and Mary (Seiler) Waldfogel. Donald loved antique …

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It’s Here

Paulding County health officials confirm two people who recently traveled to Italy have been quarantined for possible exposure to the Coronavirus. The two are considered Persons Under Investigation, as designated by the Centers for Disease Control. Italy has been one of the countries hardest hit by the deadly illness…where thousands …

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Outage In Area

More than 1,600 Indiana Michigan Power customers in Northeast Allen County were left without power for several hours. The outage area followed several miles of State Road 1 through the Leo-Cedarville area and extended to the north and northeast. Almost all have their lights back on, now. Utility officials say …

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TU Adds To Project Funding

Trine University gets a $1 million pledge towards the expansion of its engineering facilities. It comes from an engineering alumnus and his wife, who asked to remain anonymous. So far, the university has now raised $4.5 million toward the estimated $10 million total cost of the project. The planned 39,800-square-foot …

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Thanks For Everything, Mr. Fritsch

Soon-to-retire Montpelier Fire Chief, Dail Fritsch is honored by state officials for decades of service, during the Village Council meeting. State Rep. Jim Hoops and State Sen. Rob McColley were in attendance…with an official resolution signed by the speaker of the house. His eventual retirement will round out a career …

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Thomas Willard Brinegar, 84

Thomas Willard Brinegar, age 84, of Montpelier, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Fulton Manor Nursing & Rehab in Wauseon, Ohio. Mr. Brinegar was a service technician with Ohio Gas Company, retiring with over forty years of service. Thomas was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving …

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Walter R. “Butch” Coy, Sr., 76

Walter R. “Butch” Coy, Sr., age 76, of Stryker, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2020, at SKLD in Bryan. Prior to his retirement he had been a lifelong area farmer. Butch was born in Bryan, Ohio, on August 11, 1943, the son of John and Pauline (Impton) Coy. On April …

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