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Jo Ann Harman, 78

Jo Ann Harman, age 78, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 6:42 P.M. on Monday, July 6, 2020, at University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, where she was a patient, after an extended illness.  She was a 1960 graduate of Edgerton High School and had been and employee of …

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Melba I. Mercer, 79

Melba I. Mercer, age 79, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away at 9:50 P.M. at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, Ohio, after a brief illness.  Mrs. Mercer was a devoted mother and grand mother who did home care and cleaning for the elderly in the Edgerton area.  She was …

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Jerald “Jerry” J Mercer, 82

Jerald “Jerry” J Mercer, 82, of Montpelier, passed away on July 8, 2020 at Evergreen Healthcare Center in Montpelier. He was born on May 29, 1938 in West Jefferson, OH to Otis E. and Thelma (Wright) Mercer, Sr. He graduated from Montpelier High School in 1956. On June 24, 1961 …

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House Fire In Defiance

A blaze badly damages a Defiance home on Ayersville Ave. Crews arrived to find the front of the house fully engulfed in fire, which spread into the second story and attic. A male was taken into custody at the scene and later released. Officials say he admitted to lighting lint …

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Toll Plaza Must Clear Hurdles

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency says the Ohio Turnpike’s planned construction of a new toll plaza in Williams County would impact wetlands in the area. The Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission has applied for a water quality certification for the project, between County Road 4 and County Road 5, near Montpelier. …

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School Plan In Fulton Co

Fulton County’s seven school districts have unveiled a collaborative plan to bring students back into the classroom in August. Called the Fulton County Schools’ Common Reopening Agreement, the comprehensive plan relies on practical safety measures and common sense practices to keep students and staff members safe as the coronavirus pandemic …

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Lyle F. Storrer, 89

Lyle F. Storrer, 89, of Traverse City, MI and formerly of Montpelier, passed away on July 6, 2020. He was born on September 19, 1930 in Montpelier to Adolph and Mildred M. (Wueger) Storrer. Lyle graduated from Montpelier High School in 1949 and spent two years at the U.S. Naval …

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Billie L. Wolfe, 91

Billie L. Wolfe, 91 years, of Bryan, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance.  Billie was born May 14, 1929 in Kansas City, Kansas, the daughter of the late James and Bernice (Green) Langley.  She was a 1949 graduate of Edgerton High School.  …

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Mary Gail Smith, 68

Mary Gail Smith, 68 years, of Hicksville, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Brookview Healthcare Center in Defiance, Ohio. She was born July 7, 1952 in Hicksville, Ohio, the daughter of the late Budd and Kathleen (Elder) Smith. Mary was a 1970 graduate of Hicksville High School and …

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Shawn Steven Asher, 41

Shawn Steven Asher, 41 years, of Hicksville, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2020 in his home surrounded by his family. Shawn was born July 28, 1978 in Rome City, Indiana to Steven Asher and Cindy (Minniear) Bell. He was a 1997 graduate of East Noble High School. On February 24, …

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