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Opioid Funding Trouble

Ohio has decided not to move forward with a proposed constitutional amendment, creating a fund to ensure future settlement money from government lawsuits over the opioid epidemic is used to address that problem. House Speaker, Larry Householder and Minority Leader, Emilia Sykes say the House will not sign off on …

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Luisa P Tijerina (Perez), 87

Luisa P Tijerina (Perez), passed away peacefully on Dec 11th, 2019 at Fairlawn Haven after a brief illness. She was 87 yrs old.  She was born on May 17, 1932 to Guadalupe (Salas) and Daniel Perez and was raised in Brownsville, Tx. Luisa married Guillermo Tijerina on May 20, 1954.  After moving from …

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Lauora “Faye” Swank, 93

Lauora “Faye”  Swank, 93, of Pioneer passed away Wednesday afternoon at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home in Montpelier.  She was born in Jefferson Township on May 10, 1926 to Arthur Vern and Maudie L. (Mercer) Harrington.  Faye married Elmer Swank in Pioneer and he preceded her in death in 1992. Faye …

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Corwin Heads To Prison

Craig Corwin of Bryan is sentenced in a Defiance County courtroom to eight years in prison on child sexual abuse charges. Rape charges were dismissed as part of the plea agreement. Prosecutors say Corwin had sexual contact with a female under the age of 13. He pled guilty to the …

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Foster Case Update

Jonathon Foster, accused of firing a gun during a robbery attempt on Power Dam Road, gets six to nine years in prison for his role in the incident. Officials say Foster and at least one co-defendant, Pablo Losoya, already sentenced in the case, were attempting to rob another party of …

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Towns’ Hearing Set

The Williams County Elections Board sets a preliminary date for a hearing on the candidacy of Sheriff, Steve Towns. As we reported, he was certified by the elections board in October for the March, 2020, primary ballot. Since then, his candidacy has been thrown into question after his conviction in …

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Land Buy In WC

Williams County Commissioners authorize $275,200 to buy two parcels of land to be used for the Kunkle sanitary sewer project. The parcels, totaling 26.5 acres, are located east of Kunkle, along County Road O, near County Road 18 in Madison Township. The county is under an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency …

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Alleen Fay McKnight, 84

Alleen Fay McKnight, age 84, of Wauseon, Ohio passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2019 in Fulton Manor, Wauseon, Ohio.  She was born March 14, 1935 in Wauseon, Ohio to the late Earl and Vera (Doriot) McKeever.  She married Roscoe McKnight, Jr. on November 27, 1953 and he preceded her in …

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Betty A. Suffel, 88

Betty A. Suffel, 88, of Montpelier, passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at Brookview Healthcare in Defiance. She was born on March 10, 1931 in Bridgewater Township, OH to Ralph and Sarah A. (Owen) Miller. Betty graduated from Kunkle High School in 1949. She went on to obtain her …

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Everett A. Moore, Jr., 81

Everett A. Moore, Jr. was born March 8, 1938 in Crummies, Harlan County, Kentucky to Evert A. Moore ( survivor of WW I gas attacks and Kentucky coal mines and mine wars) and Hazel Moore (nee King). He is survived by his wife, Beverly K. Moore (nee McGlenen), sons Michael …

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