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Raymond C. Figley, 76

Raymond C. Figley, age 76, of Stryker, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2020, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Center in Bryan. He had worked for many years at Fifty Plus Five in West Unity and then retired from the Dana Corporation in Archbold. Ray was born in Defiance, Ohio, on …

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Terry Lee Smith, Jr., 51

Terry Lee Smith, Jr., age 51, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 21, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. Terry enjoyed racing, and computers, and had a strong passion for music. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and grandchildren. He attended Grace …

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Thelma Gambrell, 97

Thelma Gambrell, 97 years, of Hicksville, passed away Friday, February 21, 2020, at Hickory Creek of Hicksville, where she was a resident.  Thelma was born May 4, 1922, in Wayne County, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Clyde and Grace (Luker) Hollis.  She married Buford H. Gambrell on June 24, …

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Mary “Mimi” Spangler, 74

Mary “Mimi” Spangler, 74 years, of Bryan, Ohio passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance, Ohio with her family by her side. Mimi was born February 27, 1945 in Xenia, Ohio, the daughter of the late Marcus W. and Dorothy M. (Clemmer) Shoup. …

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Injury Crash On 10

Crews respond to an injury crash on County Road 10. Officials say the driver of a pickup blew a stop sign at the Ohio 34 intersection. There, another car plows into the side of the truck…sending both vehicles off the roadway. The driver of the car is hurt and was …

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Jordan Gets Sentenced

Dylan Jordan, of Bryan…accused of drug sales and weapons possession charges in a 2019 arrest…was in a Williams County courtroom. With the plea deal completed, the weapons charges are dropped. He gets 2 to 3 years at CCNO…to go along with up to an additional 7 more years he got …

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Clean Water Projects Wanted

Towns in the region, planning water quality improvement projects, may be eligible for grants from Ohio EPA, covering 100 percent of a project’s costs. The agency has issued a request for proposals, with applications due March 16. The funding comes from the federal Clean Water Act, which addresses pollution affecting …

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An Area Politico Passes

Former Republican Representative, Richard Dodge, of Pleasant Lake has died. Dodge was a longtime Steuben County politician who served in numerous capacities, most recently as a state representative in House District 51, covering Steuben and DeKalb counties. Dodge served in the statehouse from 2004-2010. He was caucused in, to fill …

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Marcella E. St. John, 95

Marcella E. St. John, age 95, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at her home. Marcella was a homemaker and an avid gardener. She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Dunkard Brethren Church near West Unity. Marcella was born on December 5, 1924 in Girard, Illinois, …

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Cynthia Ann (Kinney) Kerr, 70

Cynthia Ann (Kinney) Kerr was born on April 11, 1949, the daughter of Edward and Barbara (Bonkoski) Kinney. She had two younger siblings, Randy Kinney and Deborah (Kinney) Follett. Growing up, Cynthia lived in multiple towns in both Ohio and Indiana. She graduated from Bryan High School with honors in …

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