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Donna M. (Cogan) Goehler, 87

Donna M. (Cogan) Goehler, 87 years, of Tucson, Arizona, and formerly of Bryan, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Carlton Village Senior Care Community in Tucson, after suffering a recent hip fracture.  Donna was born October 6, 1932 in Canton, Ohio, the daughter of the late …

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Susan May Simmet, 61

Susan May Simmet, 61, of Montpelier, passed away on March 18, 2020 at her home. She was born on May 14, 1958 in Montpelier to Lyndon and Margaret (Newton) Hari. Susan attended Pioneer High School. On September 18, 1977 she married Ezra L. Simmet, Jr., and he survives. Susan worked …

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Bryan In An Emergency

The City of Bryan declares a state of emergency. In addition to potentially allowing the city to apply for FEMA dollars, should it need assistance in the coronavirus fight, the declaration also closes all city government buildings to the public, with the exception of Bryan Municipal Court. It also suspends …

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Mohre The New Sheriff

Gary Mohre is the interim Williams County Sheriff. He was appointed by the Williams County Commissioners in a special meeting. He takes over for Steve Towns, who resigned as part of a plea deal to avoid three felony charges. Commissioners initially had indicated they would appoint the winner of the …

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Kurtz Gets Four Plus

Jarrett Kurtz of Montpelier is sentenced to four and a half years in jail in a Williams County courtroom. Kurtz was accused of stealing historic weaponry from a local collector’s residence. The guns taken were worth over 100,000 thousand dollars. Since the theft, some of the guns have been recovered, …

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OH Turns To The SBA

Ohio’s leadership is looking to the federal government to help out small businesses feeling the pain from the coronavirus. Gov., DeWine and Lt. Gov., Jon Husted have appealed to the Small Business Administration to qualify the state for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. If approved, the program would enable …

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Coronavirus Fears Leads To Suit

Politicians express frustration after Ohio’s primary was postponed until June in response to the coronavirus. The Ohio Democratic Party now has filed a lawsuit over Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s decision to set a new date, saying that power rests only with the Legislature.

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Kerry Lee Allgire, 76

To honor Kerry’s wishes there will be no visitation or services held. Arrangements by Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 206 North Lynn Street, Bryan.

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Brian “Joshua” Michel, 29

Brian “Joshua” Michel, age 29, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020. He graduated from Hilltop High School in 2009 and attended Owens Community College. Brian was a very talented self taught tattoo artist and was previous employed as a commercial roofer at Advanced Roofing. He had …

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Coronavirus And The Primary

In the aftermath of the primary postponement…all votes already cast in Williams County’s 2020 primary election are still valid and are being securely stored. A total of 1,089 votes had been cast in the Williams County Board of Elections office in Bryan, with it having received 1,406 total leading up …

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