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Joshua J. Scalf, 32

Joshua J. Scalf, 32 years, of Bryan passed away Monday, November 11, 2019 in his residence after a battle with Muscular Dystrophy. Josh was born December 9, 1986 the son of Terry and Melissa (Hurst) Scalf. He graduated from Bryan High School. Josh had a passion for life and cherished …

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Ruth Z. De La Cruz, 85

Ruth Z. De La Cruz, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her loving family at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center on November 11, 2019 and went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus at the age of 85. Born in San Antonio, Texas on April 25, 1934 to her parents Reymundo …

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Snow And Driving Do Not Mix

The snow makes it annual arrival. It was noticeable on the roads. A woman driving an SUV on County Road M, east of Ohio 15 hits a mailbox and pole after losing control of her vehicle. It’s snow related. The woman was okay. Officials say at least two tractor-trailers crashed …

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More Crashes In DKC

Over in DeKalb County, two teenagers and two children under 10 suffer minor injuries after their car crashes on County Road 60, near County Road 31. Wet, slippery conditions, the cause. They say the 16-year-old behind the wheel, heading east, lost control and went off the road. The SUV hits …

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Baxter Faces Accusations

Van Wert County’s auditor and two deputies in his office are indicted after officials say they broke into the county treasurer’s office, hacked into a computer and tampered with records. Auditor, Philip Baxter is charged with felony breaking and entering and unauthorized use of property. Julienne Rolsten, a deputy county …

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BMU Hike Update

Bryan Municipal Utilities appears to be readying an expected increase in water rates…part of a multi-year rate plan adjustment, suggested in 2018. A study showed BMU should raise $750,000 per year to fund necessary capital improvements for the Water Department and that the then-current rate plan was not sufficient. In …

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Defiance Span Set To Open

Transportation officials don’t see anything standing in the way of opening Defiance’s new Clinton Street bridge during the first week of December. ODOT is confident nothing can derail the expected opening…set for the second.

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Roberta M. Cook, 82

Roberta M. Cook, 82 years, of Arcadia, Florida, went home to her Lord and Savior, Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home, Montpelier, Ohio.  Roberta was born July 27, 1937, in Mishawaka, Indiana, the daughter of Samuel Smith and Thelma Eldean (Emmert) Platner.  She was a 1955 graduate …

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Albert J. “Jim” Coolman, 87

Albert J. “Jim” Coolman, age 87, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 9:20 A.M. on Monday, November 11, 2019, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan. Albert was an Engineer at General Motors in Defiance and retired in 1994 after 25 years of service. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran …

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Sue Ellen Speiser, 70

Sue Ellen Speiser, age 70, of Evansport, Ohio, passed away early Sunday morning, November 10, 2019 in her home following a lengthy illness.  She was born in Defiance, Ohio to the late Merle Oakley and Orma Lee (Schlosser) Koeppe.  Sue was a 1967 graduate of Tinora High School.  She married …

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