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DeWine Pushes Back Against Mask Shamers

Gov., DeWine says wearing masks in public during coronavirus should not be a political issue…it’s about people acting to protect others. The Ohio governor was on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday…in response to North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum’s call for residents to avoid mask shaming people wearing protective gear. Burgum, …

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New Levy In Wauseon?

Wauseon schools will ask voters in November to replace an expiring emergency levy with a continuing substitute levy the district’s administrators hope won’t require much new money. The Board of Education approved a resolution for the levy during a meeting held by teleconference. The levy would take the place of …

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State Fair Is Out

There will be no State Fair this year. The Ohio Expositions Commission announces it has canceled the 2020 event, originally scheduled for July 29 through August 9, in Columbus. The Commission cited concerns for public health, as well as the financial feasibility of hosting a fair that would adhere to …

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Nursing Homes Bear The Brunt

Nursing home residents continue to make up the vast majority of coronavirus-related deaths in Ohio, that’s according to new Department of Health statistics. At least 1,246 residents of Ohio’s long-term care facilities have died from the virus, or nearly 70% of the total COVID-19 deaths statewide. As nursing home fatalities …

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Mark S. Nofziger, 66

Mark S. Nofziger, 66, of West Unity passed away Wednesday at the University of Toledo Medical Center.  He was born on May 15, 1954 to James Edward and Ruth Ann (Siebenaler) Nofziger in Bryan. Mark is survived by his mother Ruth Ann Nofziger of West Unity, two daughters Karen (Nolan) …

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Jennifer Lynn Gambler, 45

Jennifer Lynn Gambler, 45, of Montpelier passed away Wednesday morning at her home in Montpelier.  She was born April 24, 1975 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Joseph A. and Nancy (McComb) Buettner. She is survived by her mother Nancy McComb of Ft. Wayne, father Joseph (Sherry) Buettner of Sarasota, Florida, …

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Local Flooding Reported

A big storm hits Williams County and dumps more than three inches of rain in less than 24 hours on West Unity and Stryker. The area ends up getting flooded in some areas there. Meteorologists say over three inches of rain fell along the Williams-Fulton county line. Officials had to …

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No Changes At BMU

Since November, Bryan Municipal Utilities has been operating without a director of utilities. Former director, Kevin Maynard resigned in December 2019 after being put on paid administrative leave in Nov. 13. Since then, BMU Operations Manager Dawn Fitzcharles and Human Resources Director Jackie Perry have picked up much of the …

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Business Ends Operations

An old friend is leaving us. One of the oldest retail businesses in Kendallville is closing its doors. Atz Furniture has been in business since 1922. For three generations and more than 98 years in business, the store was family-owned and operated. The store is liquidating, now. Atz believes it …

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Time For Pomp And Circumstance In Bryan

We have more details on Bryan’s upcoming drive-in graduation and parade this weekend. Officials say it will take place this Sunday, at 2 p.m. in the high school events parking lot, rain or shine….broadcast live. The number of vehicles on the lot will be held to the number of graduates …

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