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Esther Anna (Bock) Rice, 100

Esther Anna (Bock) Rice of Archbold passed away peacefully on June 20, 2020 at the age of 100 at Fairlawn Retirement Community, after spending the day sharing favorite memories with her beloved children. She was born March 26, 1920, the daughter of Reverend Albert and Lydia (Buehrer) Bock in Beulah, …

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Janet K. Huffman, 76

Janet K. Huffman, age 76, of Wauseon, Ohio passed away Friday, June 19, 2020 in her home.  She was born February 16, 1944 in Wauseon, Ohio to the late Wilford O. and Wanda Mavis (Turpening) Falor.  Janet married Butch Huffman on October 07, 1967 and he survives.  She was employed …

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Kyler Harold Huffman, infant

Kyler Harold Huffman, infant son of Jacob and Shayla (Sleesman) Huffman of Hicksville, Ohio, was stillborn at 10:11 A.M. on Monday, June 15, 2020, at Commuity Memorial Hospital in Hicksville. Survivors include his parents, grandparents, Kary (Tim) Ordway, of Bryan, Ohio, Jeff (Melissa) Sleesman, of Edgerton, Ohio, Michelle (Rob) Wieland, …

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Eloy A. Perez, 76

Eloy A. Perez, age 76, of rural Wauseon, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2020, in McAllen, Texas. Prior to his retirement he had worked at the former Beatrice Foods in Archbold for many years. Eloy was born in McAllen, Texas on June 16, 1944, the son of Antonio and Eloisa (Acevedo) …

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Leo “Skip” P. Lukaszek, Jr., 56

Leo “Skip” P. Lukaszek, Jr., 56, of Pioneer passed away Thursday night at Community Health and Wellness Centers in Bryan.  He was born on July 15, 1963 in Toledo to Leo P. and Caroline E. (Veale) Lukaszek, Sr.   Leo graduated in 1982 from Rogers High School in Toledo.  On September …

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Local Agency Moves

After nearly 50 years in The Enrichment Center, the Williams County Board of Developmental Disabilities is moving to a location closer to Bryan. The department had been seeking to relocate for the past three years. They will be moving to a State Route 15 location, just north of Bryan. Official …

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Algae Alert

The Steuben County Health Department is reminding residents and visitors to be watchful for the presence of blue-green algae during recreational activities such as swimming, wading, and water-skiing. All pet owners should be cautious around recreational waters when they allow pets to drink, swim or play in the water. Exposure …

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Statues Come Down

A statue of Christopher Columbus will be removed by the largest city that bears the explorer’s name, the Ohio city’s mayor announced. The statue, located in front of City Hall in Columbus, will be removed immediately and placed in storage, as monuments to Confederates and other historical figures are being …

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Voters Group Slows Action

Backers of a ballot proposal, aimed at changing Ohio’s election laws to make it easier to vote, suspended their campaign, citing their inability to collect signatures during the coronavirus pandemic. The state has until Monday to respond to the group’s appeal, which was joined by other ballot campaigns to raise …

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Tim E. Betts Sr., 74

Tim E. Betts Sr., 74, of Hicksville, a 33rd Degree AASR Mason, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at his home. Tim was born July 14, 1945 in Hicksville, the son of the late Robert and Norabelle (Donnell) Betts. He was a 1963 graduate of Hicksville High School. Tim …

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