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Margaret Helen Bates, 77

Margaret Helen Bates, age 77, of Wauseon, passed away March 24, 2020, at CHP-Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. Prior to her retirement she had worked at Sauder Woodworking in Archbold. Margaret was born in Pikeville, Kentucky, on July 31, 1942, the daughter of James Hassell and Lassie (Charles) Reynolds. On May …

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One Killed In ATV Crash

A Defiance man is killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident, in a wooded area on a County Road 424 property in Defiance. Michael Keber was pronounced dead at the scene by the Defiance County coroner. Officials say the victim and a passenger had been riding along trails in the woods …

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Closures In Montpelier

The Village of Montpelier has taken several precautions to fight the coronavirus. The first was closing down the village office, including the utilities department. Officials say it’s all done to keep with social distancing practices. Starting with the April 15th bill, the village is allowing people to go on payment …

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WC Commission Has New Schedule

The Williams County Commissioners will meet once per week, rather than twice, as a precaution to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Meetings will take place on Thursdays. Commissioners met in a special, executive session on Monday at the Williams County Court, to discuss the details of security arrangements and …

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Trine Locks It Down

To comply with Gov. Holcomb’s Stay-At-Home order, Trine University will close its Angola main campus, Fort Wayne Center for Health Sciences and all TrineOnline offices. Trine University President, Earl Brooks, also has declared a university-wide Pandemic Emergency in accordance with university policy. Students have been asked, with few exceptions, to …

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David M. Bostic, 74

David M. Bostic, age 74, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 6:47 P.M. on Sunday, March 22, 2020, at SKLD Healthcare Center in Bryan where he was a resident. Mr. Bostic was a graduate of Powhatan Point High School and had worked at North Vernon Forge in Edgerton for twenty years. …

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Herbert L. Retcher, 75

Herbert L. Retcher, 75 years, of Ney, passed away suddenly, Sunday, March 22, 2020, in his residence.  Herb was born August 21, 1944, in Malinta, Ohio, the son of the late Harold W.  and Virginia J. (Cramer) Retcher.  He was a 1962 graduate of Fairview High School.  He married Alice …

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Coronavirus Scare In WC

Initial reports by the Williams County Health Department early Saturday of the first positive test result for coronavirus in Williams County are incorrect. Officials say it is someone from Defiance County. At one time, this person had been a Williams County resident. The Ohio Department of Health reports over 200 …

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BMU Helps Out

Bryan Municipal Utilities suspends all utility disconnections for non-payment to customers. The utility says it’s in order to give those experiencing financial hardship extra time to make their payments during coronavirus. The suspension applies to home and business accounts alike. BMU directed anyone experience difficulty with making their utility payments, …

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Fees Waived In Pioneer

In a special meeting, the Pioneer Village Council declares an emergency and waives all utility fees through June in response to the coronavirus. Officials say village utilities, water, sewer and electric, have surpluses in their budget that will allow them to temporarily waive fees for water and sewer in April, …

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