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Infant Alexander Michael Jondreau, 2 months

Infant Alexander Michael Jondreau, 2 months, peacefully passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital, Toledo, Ohio. Alexander was born July 7, 2020 at Community Hospitals and Wellness Center, Bryan Hospital. Despite his short time on earth, he was deeply loved and brought great joy to his …

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Albert R. Noel, Jr., 85

Albert R. Noel, Jr., 85 years, of Bryan, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance.  Albert was born April 16, 1935, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of the late Albert R. and Annalise (Heine) Noel Sr.  He was a 1952 graduate of McKenzie …

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Kathryn I. Miller, 83

Kathryn I. Miller, age 83, of Edon, Ohio, died at 5:31 P.M. on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers- Bryan. Mrs. Miller worked at Ohio Art for 17 years and Vistron for 18 years before retiring. She had been a member of the Hicksville Church of …

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Gary “Grandpa” W. Cooksey, 67

Gary “Grandpa” W. Cooksey, 67, of Montpelier passed away early Wednesday morning at Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center.  He was born March 12, 1953 in Brazil, Indiana to Roy P. and Mae Elizabeth (Sutherland) Cooksey.  On March 18, 2005 he married Rose M. Cherkas in Sevierville, Tennessee and she survives. Gary …

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Anna E. Lukey, 90

Anna E. Lukey, 90, passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon at her daughter’s home.  She was born February 14, 1930 in Hamtramck, Michigan to Michael and Bessie M. (Wares) Husak.  Anna married Rudolph Lukey and he preceded her in death. Anna loved to be around her children and grandchildren and being …

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Sandra Oxender, 75

Sandra Oxender, 75 years, of West Unity, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at the University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo.  Sandra was born August 27, 1945, in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of the late Gordon and Dorothy (D’Lamater) Gorringe.  She was a 1963 graduate of West Unity High School …

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Covid Spikes In WC

Due to an upsurge in COVID-19 cases in the past two weeks, Williams County is on the verge of being elevated to a higher threat level in the state’s color-coded coronavirus warning system. The County Health Department is reporting 17 new cases in the current two-week reporting period. Two more …

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Skelton Case Update

There will be no parole for John Skelton. The Morenci man was convicted on three counts of unlawful imprisonment…in connection with the November 2010 disappearance of his sons, Andrew, Alexander and Tanner. He was sentenced to a maximum 15 years imprisonment at the Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility in Michigan. Skelton …

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Solo Crash Near Pulaski

One person is hurt after a solo crash on County Road F.75, east of Pulaski. Officials say Brian Grazinai, of Bryan, fell asleep, behind the wheel. His pickup truck goes off the north side of the road, hitting a utility pole, satellite dish and tree. The vehicle was on fire …

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New Adult Day Care Rules In OH

The Ohio Department of Aging reemphasizes its plans to authorize reopening adult day care and senior centers on Sept. 21, though county senior centers will begin opening Oct. 5. Officials say frequent testing in congregate settings is important to control the spread of COVID-19. Adult day cares, nursing facilities and …

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