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Mary Ellen Garley, 74

Mary Ellen Garley, 74 years, of Sherwood, passed away Saturday, November 9, 2019, while visiting her friend in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Mary Ellen was born March 24, 1945 in Mark Center, Ohio, the daughter of the late Louis and Ann (Nagy) Bryan.  She attended Mark Center and Sherwood Elementary School …

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Educators Concerned In Montpelier

Some Montpelier residents express concern at the school board meeting about recent charges leveled by teachers of bullying, bias, a lack of trust and a fear of retribution by school administration and Superintendent, Jamison Grime. In question?… they say an atmosphere of bullying of MEA members…a fear of retaliation or …

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Major Health Study In OH

Ten Ohio counties will be among the first wave of communities participating in the National Institutes of Health’s HEALing Communities Study. About $66 million dollars will be channeled for the study through Ohio State University. The study will also look at communities in Kentucky, New York and Massachusetts, as well. …

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GM Sells Lordstown

General Motors is selling the assembly plant it shut down earlier this year in Lordstown…a closing that drew threats and some scolding from President, Trump, to a newly formed company that intends to begin making electric trucks by late 2020. Lordstown Motors Corp. plans to hire 400 production workers at …

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New Econ Numbers For IN

The Kelley School of Business’ annual economic forecast for 2020 expects Indiana to see about 1.25% growth, trailing the 2% national rate. The economists say that’s because Indiana remains the state with the highest percentage of jobs in manufacturing and those companies are having trouble hiring more workers. Finance professor, …

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William Andrew “Bill” Johnson, 85

William Andrew “Bill” Johnson, age 85, of rural Delta, passed away Friday, November 8, 2019, in his home. Prior to his retirement in 1983 he had worked for Jeep and the Chrysler Corporation for over 30 years. William was born in Toledo, Ohio, on October 1, 1934, the son of Lewis …

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Carol Jean Nixon, 81

Carol Jean Nixon, 81, of Pioneer, passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019. She was born on February 20, 1938 in Montpelier to Harvey and Helen (Eidenier) Miller. Carol graduated from Pioneer High School and went on to attend Defiance College. On May 15, 1959 she married Andrew “Andy” Nixon in …

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Richard Morgan “Smitty” Smith, 80

Richard Morgan “Smitty” Smith, age 80, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away at 5:57 A.M. on Saturday, November 9, 2019.  Mr. Smith was a 1957 graduate of Auburn High School in Auburn, Indiana.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University and a Master’s Degree from St. Francis College in Fort …

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Towns Found Guilty

Williams County Sheriff, Steve Towns is found guilty on a misdemeanor charge of public dissemination of confidential information. Prosecutors say he posted confidential child abuse reports to the Sheriff’s department’s website and Facebook page. Special prosecutor, Mark Weaver told the court Towns recklessly posted confidential reports about suspected child abuse …

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New Rules For Voters In Jail

A federal judge rules inmates awaiting trial must be given the same voting rights as other Ohio citizens…this, in a 2018 lawsuit filed against Ohio’s secretary of state by two Montgomery County inmates. The lawsuit argues state law violates the U.S. Constitution by treating pre-trial inmates differently than other voters. …

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