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Householder Gets More Time

The former speaker of the Ohio House can take more time to find a permanent lawyer to defend him in that $60 million dollar bribery scheme case. Larry Householder and four others are accused of shepherding millions in energy company money for personal and political use, in exchange for passing …

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Jails Blew The Call

Correctional facilities…that resisted mass coronavirus testing for inmates…erred in their decision to only test inmates with symptoms, leading to large initial undercounts. This, in a recent study by the CDC. It examined 13 prisons and jails in California, Colorado, Ohio and Texas, and three federal prisons in states that weren’t …

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Pamela Lynne Underwood, 70

Pamela Lynne Underwood, 70 years, of Montpelier, Ohio passed away Thursday, August 20, 2020 in her residence. Pamela was born December 3, 1949 in Bryan, Ohio, the daughter of the late Dennis and Betty (Pearson) Ruhl. She graduated from Bryan High School and obtained an associate degree in automotive. Pamela …

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Gayland C. “Butch” Moehrman, 80

Gayland C. “Butch” Moehrman, 80 years, of Defiance passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at SKLD-Defiance. Butch was born September 28, 1938, the son of the late Cecil and Geraldine (Cooley) Moehrman. He served in the United States Army from November 28, 1961 to November 27, 1963. Butch married Lois …

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Covid In Defiance

County health officials report three outbreaks of coronavirus in Defiance. Two outbreaks involve long-term care facilities. The third outbreak is from a small party. At this time, contact tracing has been completed. All close contacts have been identified and are being monitored. Long-term care facilities are at a higher risk …

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Williams Faces Charges

A Bryan woman, accused of using a Molotov cocktail in an effort to harm a man. now faces a charge of aggravated attempted murder. Hope Williams was indicted by a Williams County grand jury. She is said to have purposefully set fire to a mobile home on S. Union St., …

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Plenty Of Masks On The Way

An Ohio company announces a partnership with the Ohio secretary of state, to donate 463,500 surgical masks to the state’s county boards of elections…to help keep voters and poll workers safe. RB Sigma, of Mentor, produces the masks and announced the partnership…with the masks delivered to every county board of …

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Tractor Accident In Woodburn

In Woodburn…a man is taken to the hospital in critical condition after his tractor flips into a pond, trapping him underwater on Edgerton Road. Officials say the victim was mowing around a pond when his tractor overturned, into the water. After the rescue, he is taken to an area hospital …

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Nancy Ann Cliffton, 83

Nancy Ann Cliffton, 83 years, of Montpelier, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at Mercy Health St. Anne’s Hospital, Toledo.  Nancy was born December 21, 1936, in Montpelier, Ohio, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Mary (Bishop) Clark.  She was a 1954 graduate of Montpelier High School.  Nancy married …

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William R. Smith, 79

William R. Smith, age 79, of Camden, Michigan and formerly of Wauseon, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He died as the result of injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident. William was born in Wauseon on March 8, 1941, the son of …

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