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Gerald W. “Jerry” Caryer, Jr., 63

Gerald W. “Jerry” Caryer, Jr., 63 years, of Ney, Ohio passed away Saturday, August 15, 2020 in his residence. Jerry was born June 25, 1957 in Defiance, Ohio, the son of the late Gerald W. “Jack” and Mildred A. “Millie” (Brown) Caryer. He was a 1975 graduate of Fairview High …

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Robert A. Storrer, 95

Robert A. Storrer, 95, of Montpelier passed away Sunday evening at Hillside Country Living in rural Bryan. He was born on March 28, 1925 in Montpelier to Adolph Conrad and Mildred May (Weuger) Storrer. On June 23, 1946 he married Jane L. Grimes in Montpelier and she preceded him in …

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Elowene Finzer, 94

Elowene Finzer, 94 years, of Hicksville, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Hickory Creek at Hicksville. Elowene was born March 24, 1926 in Hicksville, the oldest daughter of the late Leland and Vanda (Hinsch) Appel. In Elowene’s youth, she attended a one room schoolhouse in Farmer, Ohio and was …

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Progress In Covid Battle

Williams and its surrounding counties appear to have improved in their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Health officials say Williams County’s standing in the Ohio Public Health Advisory System was downgraded from Level 2, Orange, to Level 1, Yellow. Defiance, Fulton and Henry counties were all also downgraded to Yellow …

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Water Plant Plans Bankrolled

The Pioneer Village Council approves the costs for the design phase of a project to improve the water plant, over there. Council separately approved a resolution, seeking state approval to transfer money from the electric fund to the water and sewer fund. to help cover higher costs in the job.

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Well…It Is Election Time

A box of riot control munitions, found in an arms storage room in the sheriff’s office, sparks some pre-election rhetoric between current Sheriff Tom Kochert and former interim Sheriff Gary Mohre. The two face each other in the Nov. 3 general election. Kochert says the box lacked proper documentation, and …

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Face Shields Not The Answer

Ohio health officials say school districts will not be allowed to use face shields, rather than facial coverings or masks in most cases, as a means of curbing coronavirus transmission. They cited guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which says there is currently not enough evidence …

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Doyle E. Bender, 84

Doyle E. Bender, age 84, passed away surrounded by his family at his daughters residence on Saturday, August 15, 2020 where he had lived for the past 3 years. He was born on September 1, 1935 in Chesterfield Township to Edwin T. and Hazel (Croninger) Bender. Doyle was a graduate …

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Guy William “Bill” Edwards, 78

Guy William “Bill” Edwards, 78, of Bryan, passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 14, 2020 at SKLD in Bryan. He was born on May 28, 1942 in Bryan to Warren Hendrix and Iris Lucile (Mercer) Edwards. Bill attended North Central High School. Bill worked for Isaac’s in Bryan …

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Patricia A. VanAuken, 88

Patricia A. VanAuken, age 88, passed away on Friday, August 14, 2020, at her home. She had worked at Strydel in Stryker, Ohio, for 31 ½ years before her retirement. Patricia loved to travel, go to garage sales, work puzzle books and collect teddy bears and cardinals.  But time with …

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