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DC Off Campus For Rest Of Semester

Defiance College suspends face-to-face instruction for the remainder of the spring semester…coronavirus the reason. Online learning at Defiance College has been going on since March 18 and faculty went through training to ensure their online teaching presents students with the same quality of education they would receive in-person. Students are …

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United Way Wants To Help

The United Way of Williams County starts a dedicated economic relief fund, to help county residents through the financial difficulties brought on by the coronavirus. Officials say 100% of all donations to the Williams County COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund will go directly to the organizations that are serving those …

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Local Company Is In Demand

Williams County Commissioners give the OK to purchase a machine, made here, that cleans and sterilizes protective facial masks. And…anyone who needs it…can use it. The machine is made by Daavlin, over on West Bement Street in Bryan. The device uses ultraviolet germicidal irradiation to sterilize personal protective equipment, such …

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Dangerfield Case Update

Ryan Dangerfield still faces five charges…all in connection to the murder of a Bryan man last summer, but one of the original six charges has now been dropped. Dangerfield faced the court in Williams County, via video from the lockup in Stryker. The charges all stem from the stabbing death …

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Betty L. Nowak, 87

Betty L. Nowak, 87 years, formerly of West Unity, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020, at Hillside Country Living, Bryan, where she was a resident.  Betty was born August 19, 1932, in Hillsdale, Michigan, the daughter of the late Walter and Velma (Wheeler) Smith.  She married Fred V. Nowak on …

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David Lee Miley, 75

David Lee Miley, age 75, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 9:30 P.M. on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at SKLD Healthcare Center in Bryan where he was a resident. David was a brakeman for the C & O and Norfolk & Southern railroads retiring with almost 20 years of service. …

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V. Edward Kimpel, 77

V. Edward Kimpel, age 77, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 7:18 P.M. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, after an extended illness. Mr. Kimpel was a 1960 graduate of Bryan High School and attended Northwest Tech Realtor Institute, becoming a real estate agent and auctioneer. Throughout the years he worked for …

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Harry Martin Sanders, 94

Harry Martin Sanders, age 94, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 3:20 P.M. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at his home in Bryan, surrounded by his family.  Mr. Sanders was a graduate of Butler High School in Butler, Indiana, and proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II with …

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Eloise M. Smith, 85

Eloise M. Smith, 85, of Pioneer passed away early Friday morning at her home.  She was born on February 4, 1935 in Pioneer to Layton and B. Elma (Hillard) Eidenier.  Eloise graduated from Pioneer High School in 1953.  On June 14, 1975 she married Dana D. Smith in rural Pioneer …

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Rena M. Trautman, 92

Rena M. Trautman, 92, of South Point, Ohio, and formerly of Montpelier, Ohio passed away peacefully on Friday, March 27, 2020, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, West Virginia. Rena was born on July 26, 1927 in Fostoria, Ohio to Lena and Elmer Goffinet. She received her …

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