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FCCS Closes

A school closes in Bryan. Fountain City Christian School on Beech St made the announcement in a letter sent to families of enrolled students, ending 35 years of education. Right now, remote learning will continue for current pupils through the end of the school year…but no students would be enrolled …

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ECOT Still Not Done

The Ohio Supreme Court will review whether an entity that was once the state’s largest online charter school can appeal an order by state education officials to refund tens of millions of dollars. The justices issued their 4-2 decision without comment regarding the defunct Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow. It’s challenging …

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Barbara E Daft, 86

Barbara E Daft, 86, of Montpelier passed away Tuesday evening at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.  She was born on November 27, 1933 in Auburn, Indiana to Carrol and Lenna (Zolman) Kreischer.  Barb graduated from Montpelier High School in 1951.  On June 7, 1951 she married Jack Daft in Montpelier …

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Gladys M. Moog, 88

Gladys M. Moog, 88 of Montpelier passed away Tuesday evening at Evergreen Health Center in Montpelier.  She was born on March 29, 1932 in Morenci, Michigan to Lloyd F. and Corretta (Turner) Wilcox.  At one time Gladys worked at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home, prior to that she worked at Rice’s …

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Pauleen G. Biggs, 97

Pauleen G. Biggs, of Defiance, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at Defiance Hospice Center. Pauleen was born September 2, 1922, in McCutchenville, Ohio, to Elmer and Myrtle (Bare) Gibson. She married Robert Biggs on October 26, 1947. He preceded her in death in 1975. Pauleen graduated from Heidleberg …

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Marilyn June Palmer French, 89

Marilyn June Palmer French, 89, died April 11, 2020 at her home in Chandler, Arizona. She was born April 3, 1931 in Beadle county, South Dakota to Bertha Hurst Palmer and Otis Clyde Palmer. Marilyn lived and attended school both in Beadle County South Dakota and Renville County Minnesota. She …

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Arthur (Art) Spletzer, Jr., 98

Lifelong Bryan resident Art Spletzer died peacefully at the home he built and lived in for 69 years on Monday, April 13, 2020, surrounded by family.  Art was born January 20, 1922, in Bryan, Ohio, on Center Street, in a house that is still standing to the late Arthur and …

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Romes On Leave

A Williams County sheriff’s lieutenant is on administrative leave, pending a criminal and internal investigation. Lt. Jeff Romes is a sheriff’s office employee who is also assigned as the county’s weight enforcement motor carrier officer through the Williams County Engineer’s Office, which pays part of his salary. Officials are mum …

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The Voting Goes On

With two weeks until votes are tabulated officially, the total ballots already cast in Williams County total over 41 hundred. Counting both in-person and mail-in voting in the initial run-up to the March 17 primary, and mail-in-only ballots…cast after the primary was rescheduled to April 28…more than 3,000 have been …

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Some Want To Get Back Open

Three weeks into Ohio’s stay-at-home order, Gov., DeWine is facing increased pressure to restart some nonessential work around the state, especially in areas with few confirmed cases of the coronavirus. Republicans from rural Ohio, worried about an economic collapse, and owners of small businesses who fear losing their life investments…are …

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