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Nursing Homes Bear The Brunt

Nursing home residents continue to make up the vast majority of coronavirus-related deaths in Ohio, that’s according to new Department of Health statistics. At least 1,246 residents of Ohio’s long-term care facilities have died from the virus, or nearly 70% of the total COVID-19 deaths statewide. As nursing home fatalities …

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Mark S. Nofziger, 66

Mark S. Nofziger, 66, of West Unity passed away Wednesday at the University of Toledo Medical Center.  He was born on May 15, 1954 to James Edward and Ruth Ann (Siebenaler) Nofziger in Bryan. Mark is survived by his mother Ruth Ann Nofziger of West Unity, two daughters Karen (Nolan) …

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Jennifer Lynn Gambler, 45

Jennifer Lynn Gambler, 45, of Montpelier passed away Wednesday morning at her home in Montpelier.  She was born April 24, 1975 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Joseph A. and Nancy (McComb) Buettner. She is survived by her mother Nancy McComb of Ft. Wayne, father Joseph (Sherry) Buettner of Sarasota, Florida, …

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Local Flooding Reported

A big storm hits Williams County and dumps more than three inches of rain in less than 24 hours on West Unity and Stryker. The area ends up getting flooded in some areas there. Meteorologists say over three inches of rain fell along the Williams-Fulton county line. Officials had to …

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No Changes At BMU

Since November, Bryan Municipal Utilities has been operating without a director of utilities. Former director, Kevin Maynard resigned in December 2019 after being put on paid administrative leave in Nov. 13. Since then, BMU Operations Manager Dawn Fitzcharles and Human Resources Director Jackie Perry have picked up much of the …

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Business Ends Operations

An old friend is leaving us. One of the oldest retail businesses in Kendallville is closing its doors. Atz Furniture has been in business since 1922. For three generations and more than 98 years in business, the store was family-owned and operated. The store is liquidating, now. Atz believes it …

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Time For Pomp And Circumstance In Bryan

We have more details on Bryan’s upcoming drive-in graduation and parade this weekend. Officials say it will take place this Sunday, at 2 p.m. in the high school events parking lot, rain or shine….broadcast live. The number of vehicles on the lot will be held to the number of graduates …

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Robert George Smith, 73

Robert George Smith, 73, of Edon, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020 at Community Hospital and Wellness Center in Montpelier. He was born on January 20, 1947 in Wauseon to Kenneth and Margaret (Toker) Smith. Robert graduated from Bryan High School in 1968. He honorably served his country in …

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Gun Accident In WC

A man suffers a gunshot wound to his neck near Williams Center, on County Road A. Officials say the man was carrying a .22-caliber rifle, while riding on his lawn mower, when it went off. The bullet hit the left side of his neck. He was taken to the hospital …

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Bike Crash Leads To Charges

A Bryan man is arrested after a high-speed motorcycle crash on Trevitt at Union streets. Officials tell reporters the rider, Andrew Peters was flown to Parkview Regional. He was later discharged. Witnesses told officers Peters was riding erratically without a head light. That’s when he passed one of police cruisers …

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