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New Leadership In Swanton

Swanton officials announce the appointment of a new Deputy Fire Chief who will assume the role of Fire Chief later this year. Mayor Ann Roth picked Anthony Schaffer as the new Deputy Chief, effective Aug. 11. Schaffer will assume the role of Fire Chief effective Dec. 1

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DeWine Wants Results

Governor, DeWine bucks his party to call for expanded gun laws. A racist screed remained the focus of police investigating the massacre at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, while the FBI opened an investigation into the mass shooting in Dayton, citing the gunman’s interest in violent ideology. The …

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New Traffic Funds For IN Cops

Dozens of Indiana police departments are getting a combined $380,000 to boost traffic enforcement at school bus stops and help impose new penalties for motorists who put children in danger by driving past them when stopped. The funding from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute comes as children are heading back …

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PFC Brandon Jay Kreischer, 20

PFC Brandon Jay Kreischer died on Monday, July 29, 2019, during combat operations conducted in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.  Brandon was a 2018 graduate of Bryan High School, Bryan, Ohio, where he participated in choir, Light Shine Singers, wrestling, football and track.  He was an avid weight lifter and enjoyed working …

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Burke Trial Underway

Randy Burke…the former Napoleon High School coach and teacher charged with sexual imposition…has his case begin this week Jury selection in the trial is now finished. It consists of 10 women and four men. Two of the 14 are alternates. Three witnesses, two former athletics directors at Napoleon High School …

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Barn Consumed In Blaze

A barn is destroyed in a County Road 19 fire, near Millcreek Township. One firefighter was treated at the scene by medics for heat exhaustion, but was not transported. No other injuries were reported. They later determined the fire appears to have started when the wind shifted direction and blew …

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Counterfeit Bills Reported

Phony money reported in Bryan. Police officials are warning businesses and consumers to be aware of counterfeit bills in the area. Investigators tell reporters a number of businesses received counterfeit $100 bills in Williams County…all over the weekend. If you know anything about this, give Bryan PD a call.

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Another Setback For Alliance

The Williams County Board of Elections turns down a request by the Williams County Alliance to forward a letter to the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office, protesting the board’s decision to reject the Alliance’s proposed county charter initiative. The elections board ruled July 8 that though the Alliance had submitted …

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Cherie Elaine Schenck, 77

Cherie Elaine Schenck, of Wauseon, Ohio, died Sunday, August 4, 2019. She was 77. Committal will be private. Cherie was born and raised in Wauseon, later attending West Suburban Hospital School of Nursing, near Chicago, graduating in 1963. She then moved to New York City, where she worked at Columbia …

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Joseph “Joe” C. Bohner, 34

Joseph “Joe” C. Bohner, 34, of Montpelier passed away Friday at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Montpelier.  He was born on October 16, 1984 in Bryan to Joseph R. and Debra “Deb” E. (Lockhart) Bohner.  Joe graduated from Montpelier High School in 2003.  On May 5, 2010 he married …

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