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Election Night In The Region

Incumbent Pioneer Mayor, Ed Kidston gets re-elected in a tight race. By a 15-vote margin, Kidston earned another term 243 to 228. He has served as Pioneer mayor for the past 20 years. As president of Artesian of Pioneer, Kidston last summer announced a plan to drill into the aquifer …

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Bad Crash In DKC

A man is in critical condition, after a crash west of Waterloo. Jason Walden, of Auburn, was traveling south on County Road 27…they say he failed to yield to a semi heading east on U.S. 6. The semi hit the passenger side of Walden’s vehicle, causing heavy damage. He was …

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Lawrence “Duane” Sumner, 82

Lawrence “Duane” Sumner, age 82, of Pioneer, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at his home under the care of his family and Community Health Professionals Hospice. He was born in Bridgewater Township, Williams County, Ohio on December 17, 1936, the son of Lawrence D. and Veryl “Tootie” …

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Robert E. Rochefort, 79

Robert E. Rochefort, age 79, of Wauseon, Ohio passed away Sunday, November 03, 2019 in OSU Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio surrounded by family members. Robert, who most knew by “Bob”, was born December 02, 1939 in Milton Center, Ohio to the late Robert H. and Myrtle (Woody) Rosenberger.   Robert legally …

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Towns Trial Begins

A few dozen people arrive in Bryan Municipal Court as a jury gets picked in the Steve Towns trial. After about two hours, eight jurors and one alternate juror were selected. This, as Sheriff Towns is accused of two misdemeanor charges…all stemming from his online release, in October 2018, of …

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BPA Issue Update

Bryan City Council’s effort to put the dissolution of the Board of Public Affairs governing body to a public vote, moves forward with the first reading to put the issue on the ballot. At a meeting last month, council directed City Attorney, Rhonda Fisher to draft legislation to submit to …

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Reese Is The Winner

A bid by Logan Reese, of Bryan, is chosen as the winner to lease 162 acres of county-owned farmland near the Hillside Country Living facility, north of town. Reese’s bid of $257 per acre was accepted over 10 other bidders by Williams County Commissioners. As we reported, the group had …

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Christmas Time In Bryan

It’s that time of year again. Northwest Ohio’s Christmas for Kids campaign is underway. It runs for six weeks, through Dec. 13. A partnership with Kiwanis Club of Bryan and the Marine Corps League, the program collects donations and toys to provide to children in six northwest Ohio counties. This …

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Betty Lou Preston, 88

Betty Lou Preston, 88, of Hillsdale, Michigan passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility. She was born on January 7, 1931 in Gibson, IL to Alfred and Manola (Donner) Suntken. Betty graduated from Pioneer High School. On June 18, 1955 she married Herbert L. …

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Richard W. McCullough, 61

Richard W. McCullough, age 61, of Montpelier, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019, following an accident at his home near Montpelier. Richard W. McCullough was born on August 27, 1958, in Bryan, Ohio, the son of Richard A. and Consuelo B. (Moog) McCullough. Survivors include two brothers, Mike …

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