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Garcia Faces Charges

A Defiance man is charged with a sex offense, following an incident at Defiance High School. Officials say Solomon Garcia, faces sexual battery, a third-degree felony. Garcia was arrested and taken to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio. He was employed by T.A.C.K.L.E., a non-profit social service agency, and assigned …

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Water Battle In HC

The City of Napoleon files two court actions in Henry County to stop the merger of the County Regional Water and Sewer District with the Northwestern Water and Sewer District. Earlier this year, the county district initiated a merger process with Northwestern, due to financial concerns, as well as long-term …

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New Budget Numbers For Pioneer

In Pioneer, appropriations for the village will decrease by nearly half a million dollars in 2020. With that, some village employees’ salaries will increase in that time. While the mayor and council positions’ pay will stay the same, many others will have at least a slight increase, including the village …

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Say Goodbye To An Old Sight

The old West Unity village water tower is knocked down to make way for a new one. Officials say the new tower will be painted red and white and located at the site of the current tank, near the southeast corner of Church and Madison streets. To help pay for …

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Howard W. Skiles, 97

Howard W. Skiles, age 97, of Montpelier, Ohio, died at 7:20 P.M. on Sunday, December 8, 2019, at Hillside Country Living near Bryan, Ohio, where he was a resident.  Mr. Skiles was a 1940 graduate of Edon High School and was a lifelong farmer.  He was a veteran of World …

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Wanda I. Hilton, 78

Wanda I. Hilton, age 78, of Bryan, Ohio passed away peacefully on Friday, December 6, 2019, at her home. Wanda retired from the Ohio Art Company after 39 years of service heading the International Transportation department. She also worked at Bryan Truck Line for 6 years. Wanda was a member …

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Norma E. Sanders, 93

Norma E. Sanders, age 93, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 9:12 A.M. on Monday, December 9, 2019, at SKLD Healthcare, Bryan, where she was a patient.  Mrs. Sanders was a 1944 graduate of Edon High School and was a receiving clerk at The Aro Corporation in Bryan for eighteen years.  …

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Virginia “Sue” Darby Flesher, 89

Virginia “Sue” Darby Flesher, age 89, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 2:23 A.M. on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Country Acres Adult Care in Eaton Rapids, Michigan where she was a resident. Mrs. Flesher had attended business school following graduation from high school in West Virginia and later worked as …

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Marjorie Jo Cox, 84

Marjorie Jo Cox of Montpelier passed away Friday, November 29, 2019 at the age of 84. Marjorie was born on December 3, 1934 to Reba Houck in Gallipolis, Ohio where she would live until moving to Northwest Ohio in the 1950’s. In 1957, she married Lyle Cox, a life-long member …

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Laurel A. Gridham, 68

Laurel A. Gridham, age 68, of Archbold, and formerly of Tedrow, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2019, at the University of Toledo medical Center. Laurel had been a nurses’ aide and worked in child care for many years. Laurel was born in Fulton County, Ohio on October 19, 1951, the …

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