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Jacob “Jaker” Grine, 73

Jacob “Jaker” Grine, age 73, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away on his father’s birthday, Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, Ohio, surrounded by his loving family. Jake was an entrepreneur. He was a distributor for Pepsi Cola and was the owner of the Ney …

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Area Woman Dies In Stabbing

A Montpelier woman dies in Toledo. Officials say Danialle Swan was stabbed at a gas station on Monroe St. Swan later succumbed at an area hospital. Thomas Smith is charged with murder in the incident. He was booked into the Lucas County Jail…bond was set at $1 million dollars. They …

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Fatal Crash Claims One

An Indiana man dies in a solo crash north of Defiance. Investigators say Jeffrey Miller of South Whitley was northbound on Christy Road, north of Banner School Road, when his car left the roadway, hitting a tree. Miller was pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation is underway at this …

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Gearhart Enters Plea

Susan Gearhart, the former Montpelier Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, pleads not guilty to a felony charge of theft dating back to her time, when she led the organization. Prosecutors say Gearhart stole $6,054.96 from the chamber between 2014 and 2019. The investigation is concluded and no further charges are …

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Jordan Gets 7 To 10

A Bryan man is sentenced to a long prison term for an armed burglary in Defiance County. Dylan Jordan gets 7 to 10 years. Jordan, who had pleaded guilty to the charge, also was ordered to make restitution and given credit for 24 days served in jail. Several others are …

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Overdose Arrests In Hicksville

Two Hicksville residents are arrested in connection with a drug overdose. Alex and Elizabeth Farley face a list of charges. Responders were dispatched to a W. High St. address for an unresponsive male…suffering from an apparent drug overdose of fentanyl. That person was taken to an area hospital, where he …

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Danialle “Dani” J. Swan, 28

Danialle “Dani” J. Swan, 28, of Montpelier passed away Saturday night at Promedica Toledo Hospital.  She was born on July 12,1991 in Bowling Green, Ohio to Ronald L. and Renee S. (Bible) Swan.  Dani graduated from Montpelier High School in 2009, before attending Northwest State Community College in Archbold.  At …

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James L. Fetters, 60

James L. Fetters, 60 years, of Hicksville, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Community Memorial Hospital, Hicksville, Ohio. Jim was born May 21, 1959 in Hicksville, the son of Arnold and Phyllis (Zimmerman) Fetters. Jim was a 1977 graduate of East Side High School, Butler, Indiana. He also graduated …

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Ernest Oliver Jordan, 76

Ernest Oliver Jordan, 76 years, of Hicksville, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2020, at SKLD-Bryan Center, Bryan, Ohio.  Ernie was born October 5, 1943 in Morenci, Michigan, the son of the late Wilbur and Marie (Basteen) Jordan. Ernie worked as a maintenance man at Hillsdale Travel Center, Hillsdale, Michigan. Ernie …

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Gerald A. “Morrie” Mansfield, 77

Gerald A. “Morrie” Mansfield, age 77, of rural Defiance, Ohio, passed away Monday, March 2, 2020, at the Fulton County Health Center. Prior to his retirement he been a truck driver for York Casket Company in California for many years. Morrie was born in Payne, Ohio, on May 7, 1942, …

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