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Susie Irene Phillips, 97

Susie Irene Phillips, 97 years, of Hicksville, passed away Friday, August 21, 2020 at Hickory Creek at Hicksville. Susie was born June 25, 1923 in Mark Center, Ohio, the youngest daughter of the late George Walter and Bessie (Ostrander) Rohn. She was a 1939 graduate of Mark Center High School …

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Tietje Goes To Jail

Ohio Attorney General, Dave Yost praises Bryan police for their efforts in the prison sentence for Leslie Tietje. The Napoleon man was indicted on sex crimes by a Williams County grand jury in April. He was arrested the next day in Indiana. Bryan police started their investigation after Tietje was …

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Heinze In Custody

Williams County deputies get their man. We reported officers were on the lookout for Timothy Heinze back in July. This, after he eluded officers in a car chase through Steuben County. The pursuit began when they tried to serve a felony warrant on Heinze in Nettle Lake. After the chase …

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Deadly Crash Near Pleasant Twp

A motorcyclist is killed in a crash on Bayview Road, north of County Road 275, in rural Pleasant Township. Anthony Strawser of Angola was found dead at the scene. Investigators say Strawser was northbound on Bayview, when he went off the right side of the roadway, near Lake James Lane. …

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Barnett Gets Two

Amber Barnett, 19, of Wauseon was in a Fulton County courtroom. As we reported, she previously pled guilty to permitting drug abuse and attempted reckless homicide. Prosecutors say she permitted her vehicle to be used during a felony drug abuse offense, and attempted to recklessly cause the death of another. …

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Jean Heisler, 88

Jean Heisler, age 88, of rural Edgerton, Ohio, was born on October 18, 1931, in Bryan, Ohio, and passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2020, at the family farm, surrounded by her husband and children. She was the youngest of five children born to Prather Rolland Hitt and Mildred Cora …

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Laurine (Jackie) Pfaffenberger, 71

Laurine (Jackie) Pfaffenberger, age 71, of Wauseon, passed away August 22, 2020, at Swanton Valley Health Care. Laurine was born on January 18, 1949, to the late Robert and Laurine (Geidhen) Orth. She worked as an admin clerk at the Toledo Hospital for over 25 years. Her biggest passion was her …

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Kathy Sue Porath, 58

Kathy Sue Porath, age 58 years young, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 17, at her home in Findlay, Ohio. Born on December 23, 1961 in Bryan, Ohio to Doris (Colon) and Robert “Bob” Porath, she used to joke that she was the best Christmas present her siblings ever received.  …

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Oaties Indicted

A Defiance man is indicted for attempted murder…this, after the alleged beating of another man in a school parking lot. Officials say Joshua Oaties hit the victim with an object several times in the Defiance High School parking lot on Palmer Drive, back on July 28th. They say it appears …

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Serious Bike Crash In DKC

A motorcyclist is hurt after running off a DeKalb County roadway in a curve on State Road One, outside Hamilton…police suspect alcohol and speed caused the crash. Investigators tell reporters Michael Richmond, of Angola was eastbound when he missed the turn and ran off the south side of the roadway. …

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