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Walter D. Schelling, 77

Walter D. Schelling, age 77, of rural Montpelier, Ohio, passed away at 6:10 A.M. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, shortly after admittance to Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan, Ohio. Mr. Schelling was a 1959 graduate of Bryan High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and …

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Responders Looking For Wyse

The search is on for a missing man in Williams County. State officials searched McKarns Lake, looking for Anthony Wyse, last seen leaving work on Monday. Late that night, someone called 911 to report finding his truck in the small, upper parking lot that overlooks the lake. Crews have been …

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Explosive Charges In Court

Two men, charged for having a stick of dynamite in their vehicle at the Big Sandy campground near Swanton, were in court. Joshua Orner and Andrew Leininger are charged with inducing panic and unlawful possession of a dangerous ordinance. Authorities were alerted to a bomb threat at the campgrounds…the suspected …

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Frisbie In Court

Williams County deputy, Mick Frisbie was in a Williams County courtroom, charged with perjury. Prosecutors say during proceedings from Nov. 2, 2016, to Nov. 14, 2017, Frisbie made a false statement while under oath. The charge stems from conflicting comments Frisbie made in regard to an officer-involved shooting death in …

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Seeman Takes FD Post

Napoleon has a new finance director. Kent Seemann was chosen to fill the position. Seemann was formerly treasurer of Holgate Local Schools. He is replacing long-time city finance director Greg Heath, who resigned in December.

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New Contract For Holgate Teachers

A new collective bargaining agreement is ratified between the Holgate Teachers’ Association and the school board, following nearly a year of negotiations. The contract includes a 3-percent wage increase this year and a 2-percent raise in each of the next two school years. Employees also will be contributing a higher …

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Larry D. Wright, 76

Larry D. Wright, age 76, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 11:41 A.M. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, Ohio, after a brief illness. Mr. Wright was a 1961 graduate of Bryan High School, where he excelled in football, receiving many honors. He …

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Two Arrested After Chase

Two Bryan residents are brought in after a car chase with police. Cory Caulkins was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and driving under suspension. He was taken to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, pending an appearance in Bryan Municipal Court. His passenger, Anna Garver, was arrested …

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House Fire In Defiance

A Defiance home is badly damaged in a fire on Sherwood Drive. Crews found the home fully engulfed, with the fire starting in the back of the residence. Damage is estimated at $220,000 to the home, which was under renovation. The residence was unoccupied. Crews were on the scene for …

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Latta In Town

Congressman, Bob Latta will be available for one-on-one meetings with constituents at the Williams County Courthouse on Wednesday, from 9-11 a.m. Residents can meet individually with him and discuss the issues. Staff will also be available to assist with casework or help residents with any issues they may have with …

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