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Dick Lugar Passes

One of the great lawmakers passes. Former Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar, a Republican foreign policy sage known for leading efforts to help the former Soviet states dismantle and secure much of their nuclear arsenal, but whose reputation for working with Democrats cost him his final campaign, died Sunday from a …

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Eleanor M. Bowman, 100

Eleanor M. Bowman, 100 years, of Bryan passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019. Eleanor was born January 21, 1919 in Bryan, Ohio the daughter of the late Charles and Eva (Chaney) Elser. She was a 1939 graduate of Bryan High School. Eleanor married Wayne L. Bowman on April 20, 1946 …

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Rito G. Flores, Jr., 80

Rito G. Flores, Jr., age 80, of Wauseon, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee. Prior to his retirement he had been a welder. Rito was born in Poteet, Texas, on December 27, 1938, the so of Rito and Susan (Garcia) Flores, Sr. In 1961 he …

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Barn Fire Near Montpelier

Area crews tackle a barn fire. Fire teams from Montpelier, Pioneer, Bryan and Kunkle responded to the blaze on Ohio 576, north of Montpelier. A fast call to dispatch had crews at the scene of the blaze before it could gather strength…they had it out in ten minutes. Officials tell …

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Indiana Coffers Fatten

Indiana’s newly approved state budget anticipates the state keeping $2 billion in cash reserves, which Republican leaders maintain keeps the state protected in case of an economic recession. The plan, approved along party lines, projects that the reserves will amount to at least 11.5 percent of state spending. Democrats argue …

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Voter Registration Push In Columbus

Ohio could join 15 other states with opt-out voter registration, this under a proposal led by the state’s elections chief. It’s part of a package of election law changes Republican Secretary of State, Frank LaRose tapped a working group to hammer out within the next few months. He joined lawmakers …

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OH Air Experts Wanted

Ohio is looking for members of the public with expertise in aviation and aerospace technology to serve on a state panel. State Rep. Rick Perales, a Beavercreek Republican, chairs the Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee. He says applicants for the group could include military representatives, academic experts or industry …

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Suspected Robber Busted

A robbery suspect is in custody in West Unity. Investigators say Dakota Swirles, 20, of Fayette, committed the crime there, early Sunday morning. Williams County deputies put the details of the case onto social media. It wasn’t long after that, Swirles turned himself in to the authorities in Bryan. Charges …

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Aquifer Update

Here’s the latest on the aquifer story…representatives from seven area towns and Artesian of Pioneer officials met in a work group to discuss a draft report, detailing the costs to transport water from a proposed plant to those seven communities. To determine whether AOP and the aquifer can meet that …

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Employment Figures Shine In WC

New employment numbers are in. Williams County’s unemployment rate continued its rebound from a winter slide, from 4.3 percent in January, to 3.7 percent in February, down to 3.2 percent in March. The rate continues to come in well under both state and national numbers and is a full 1.5 …

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