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Resistance To Duke Increase In IN

An Indiana agency advises regulators to deny Duke Energy’s request to increase average monthly charges by as much as $23 per customer, countering that fees should instead be lowered. Indiana’s Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, Bill Fine has recommended the utility reduce its average charges by nearly $8 a month. …

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Hot Market In Fulton Co

It’s been a bullish housing market in Fulton County in 2019, and local realtors say sellers should jump into the fray while the getting remains good. In all, 286 homes have been sold in Fulton County in 2019, at an average of $153,574. The county currently has 82 active listings, …

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Loretta M. Schulz, 86

Loretta M. Schulz, 86 years, of Ney, passed away Wednesday evening, November 6, 2019, at Paulding County Hospital, Paulding, Ohio, with her family by her side.  Loretta was born November 8, 1932, in Grover Hill, Ohio, the daughter of the late Nathan and Alma (Wittmer) Ringger.  She was a 1950 …

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Election Nearly Went Off Without A Hitch

With the exception of an issue with ballots in 10 precincts in Bryan and Montpelier…quickly fixed, it didn’t affect results…Election Day in Williams County went smoothly, county election officials say. A total of 6,553 of the county’s 24,290 total registered voters cast ballots in the off-year election, a 27 percent …

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New Visions For Edgerton

Edgerton will be getting several capital improvement projects throughout the next several years. A draft budget presented during the village council’s meeting this week, shows spending outpacing revenue while still keeping close to a year’s worth of budget in the reserves for most departments. In 2020 the village is expected …

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This Is For Tyler

Gov., DeWine signs a measure, aimed at strengthening Ohio’s amusement ride safety program. The bill seeks to increase safety inspection standards, define qualifications for ride inspectors and outline ride owner responsibilities, among other things. It also will provide for a professional engineer on the state panel that makes recommendations to …

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STABLE Accounts Looking Good

Contributions to tax-advantaged savings and investment accounts that Ohio offers to eligible children and adults with disabilities have exceeded $100 million. Ohio Treasurer, Robert Sprague says the STABLE Account program his office administers hit the mark this week. Ohio was the first state to participate when it launched the program …

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Willard “Bill” E. Bartick, 76

Willard “Bill” E. Bartick, 76, of West Unity passed away early Wednesday morning at Community Health and Wellness Centers in Montpelier.  He was born on December 30, 1942 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Harold E. and Doris (Van Scoy) Bartick.  Bill graduated from Montpelier High School in 1961.  He served …

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Thomas R. Root, 73

Thomas R. Root, age 73, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 7:58 P.M. on Monday, November 4, 2019, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, Ohio, after an extended illness.  Mr. Root was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in Germany during the Vietnam Era.  Throughout the …

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Margaret “Elaine” Jaggers, 80

Margaret “Elaine” Jaggers, age 80, of Stryker, passed away at home on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Elaine was born in Springfield, Ohio on July 12, 1939, the daughter of Veryl and Raymond Whitlock. On November 3, 1959, she married Richard Jaggers, and he preceded her in death. She was a …

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