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Fetzer Will Pay

A former Paulding County Soil and Water Conservation District business administrator is ordered to pay an additional $10,000 in restitution to the office after being found guilty of attempted theft. Coral Fetzer was placed under the general control of adult parole authority for two years. An audit by the state …

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ATV Grab Fails

Putnam County first responders tried but couldn’t retrieve an ATV, spotted floating downstream in the Auglaize River, in the vicinity of Ohio 634. A drone was used to assist in the operation. Officials tell reporters no riders have been reported missing.

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Catherine Irene Prehauser, 70

Catherine Irene Prehauser, age 70, of Defiance, Ohio, passed away at 11:33 P.M. on Monday, April 22, 2019, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, surrounded by her family. Catherine was a graduate of Wright Business School and received her degree in Accounting. Catherine was a devoted wife and …

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Clara J. Hall, 88

Clara J. Hall, 88 years, of Sherwood passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in her home with her family by her side. Clara was born December 1, 1930 in Stickleyville, Virginia the daughter of the late Robert and Corda (Robinette) Rasnic. She was a 1948 graduate of Pennington Gap High …

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It Is That Time Again

Coming up on Thursday in Bryan…fire hydrants in the city will be flushed and serviced. The annual process continues through the end of May. While all this is going on, BMU asks residents to avoid washing laundry between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, when crews are in …

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Swanton Hits Pause On Project 10

Major work on the next sewer separation project in Swanton is pushed back to next year. The Project 10 plan will include Woodside and Parkside drives…as well as part of Brookside Drive. Some preliminary work, such as testing and surveying, began in 2018 and major work was originally slated for …

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New Winter Road Numbers

Officials with the Ohio Department of Transportation spent a little more to deal with this winter than last year in Williams County. ODOT used more salt but less liquid de-icer this winter and drove fewer miles. ODOT is responsible for 372 miles of roadway in Williams County.

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Major Injury Crash On 249

Seven people are hurt following a crash on Ohio 249. Officials tell reporters Ronald Flower of Edgerton was westbound on 249 with three passengers…when he failed to stop at the State Route 49 intersection. There, he hit Kayla Harvey’s, minivan with two occupants. Flower and Harvey were taken to Community …

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Gary W. Stantz, 69

Gary W. Stantz, 69 years, of Hamilton passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Gary was born August 28, 1949 in Defiance, Ohio, the son of the late Glennis and Yvonne (Chase) Stantz. He was a 1968 graduate of Tinora High School, Defiance, Ohio. …

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Charlene Marie (Froelich) Donley, 85

Charlene Marie (Froelich) Donley, age 85, of Defiance, Ohio, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019 at Gardens of Paulding, surrounded by her family, after a sudden failure of health. Charlene was delivered by her grandmother, Lucinda Berryman on August 17, 1933 in Bryan, the daughter of Ed and Agnes …

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