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Child Neglect Up In IN

The Indiana Department of Child Services says child neglect and abuse deaths increased during fiscal year 2017. A report released Friday details 65 deaths that resulted directly from abuse or neglect. That’s up from 59 child deaths in fiscal year 2016…44 were due to neglect and 21 were caused by …

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Ira S. “Smitty” Kannel, 95

Ira S. “Smitty” Kannel, 95, of Montpelier, passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at his home in Montpelier. He was born on July 11, 1924 in Montpelier to Ira J. and Phyllis M. (Williams) Kannel. Smitty graduated from Montpelier High School in 1942 and attended The University of Toledo. …

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Russell J. Pickering, 94

Russell J. Pickering, age 94, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 4:10 A.M. on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Hillside Country Living near Bryan, Ohio. Mr. Pickering was a 1943 graduate of Bryan High School and earned his degree in mechanical engineering from Tri-State College in Angola, Indiana. He was …

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Susan J. Daniells, 54

Susan J. Daniells, age 54, of Bryan, Ohio, died on Friday, July 26, 2019, at her home. She was a manager and photographer. She enjoyed nature and bird watching and loved pugs. Susan was born on December 13, 1964, in Hammersmith, England, the daughter of Kieth and Pamela (Law) Daniells. …

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Gerald Dennis Coressel, 79

Gerald Dennis Coressel, 79 years, of rural Defiance, passed away Friday afternoon, July 26, 2019 in his home under the care of Hospice.  Denny was born May 21, 1940, the son of the late Leonard Henry “L.H” and Mary (Brenner) Coressel.  He was a 1958 graduate of Jewell High School.  …

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Susan J. (Moreland) Howe, 58

Susan J. (Moreland) Howe, 58, of West Unity passed away early Saturday morning at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.  She was born on October 1, 1960 in Montpelier to LaMar F and Jean A. (Lindholm) Moreland.  Susan graduated from North Central High School in 1979. Susan was employed at Starbucks Coffee at …

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Deadly Crash Involves IN Trooper

A crash, involving an Indiana State Trooper, leaves two people dead on the Indiana Toll Road in LaGrange County. Troopers, Jacob Bill and Osbaldo Regalado are traveling west on the Toll Road, near Fremont when Regalado swerves to the right lane to avoid slowing traffic…crashing into the back of an …

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Memories Of 2017 Remain

The state disqualifies one ride at the Ohio State Fair…after inspectors find visible corrosion. It is reviewing four others. None of the five operated at the fair, which opened Wednesday. Dorothy Pelanda, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, which oversees the fair, says the four other rides could be …

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Hill Case Update

Indiana’s legislative leaders hire an outside attorney to represent the General Assembly in a federal lawsuit…alleging state Attorney General, Curtis Hill drunkenly groped four women during a party marking the end of last year’s legislative session. A state lawmaker and three legislative staffers sued Hill and the state of Indiana …

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Good Jobs Numbers In FC

The unemployment rate in Fulton County was up during the month of June, but remained low, according to data released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The unemployment rate for the county in June was 3.9 percent, compared to 3.4 in May. Last June, the jobless rate …

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