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New Leadership In WC

The Williams County Commission elects a new president and vice president for the board. Serving as president of the board for 2020 will be Lewis Hilkert. Brian Davis is now vice president for 2020. Along with the new postings, commissioners set dates and times for meetings, identified holidays when county …

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OH Wells Program Introduced

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources unveils plans to plug a backlog of orphan and idle wells. The wells have been plugged improperly and do not have an owner to pay to have them done correctly. The wells are health hazards and have been found under a school, next to …

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Holcomb To Address Teacher Pay Issue

Indiana’s governor opens the door to potentially boosting school funding and teacher pay after weeks of refuting any plans on such action until next year. Gov. Eric Holcomb didn’t give any details of what he would propose during his annual State of the State speech next week, while a top …

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Joseph S. Huebner, 75

Joseph S. Huebner, 75 years of age, of Sherwood, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020, at Hickory Creek of Hicksville, where he was a resident.  Joseph was born August 14, 1944, in Paulding County, Ohio, the son of the late William M. and Sylvia (Hallard) Huebner.  He was a 1963 …

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Jane Louisa Starbody, 94

Jane Louisa Starbody, age 94, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020, at SKLD Nursing Care in Bryan, where she had resided for 3 years. Jane was born on July 2, 1925, in Decatur, Illinois, the daughter of George Earl and June Marie (Hill) Willard. She married …

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Doral Jean Rutledge, 94

Doral Jean Rutledge, 94, of Pioneer, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Hillside Country Living in Bryan. She was born on October 30, 1925 in Stryker to Ira L. and Ruth L. (Allison) Haughn. Jean graduated from Stryker High School in 1944. On January 25, 1948 she married …

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Yoh Improving

A former Bryan police officer has left the hospital for the first time since being shot in the head while responding to an incident in Alabama. Samuel Yoh was transported on Friday from the Southeast Health facility in Dothan, Alabama, to a facility in Jacksonville, Florida, for rehab and therapy. …

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New IN Inmate Law

A new Indiana rule, requiring booked inmates be assessed to determine risks or benefits of releasing them before trial, is expected to eventually reduce overcrowding at the state’s county jails, criminal justice officials say. Criminal Rule 26, which set Indiana’s new pretrial release protocols, was adopted by the Indiana Supreme …

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School Funding Flap In IN

Top Indiana Republicans are inclined to wait another year before further boosting school funding, despite a Statehouse rally by several thousand teachers and state tax revenues growing faster than expected. Members of the Republican General Assembly will return to the Statehouse in Indianapolis, during which they will face continued calls …

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Good Ed Numbers In IN

Over half of Indiana schools met or exceeded federal academic expectations, based on their 2018 performance, state education officials say. Data released by the Indiana Department of Education show that over 56 percent of Indiana high schools and 53 percent of elementary and middle schools received a rating of Meets …

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