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Local GOP Not Happy With DeWine

The Williams County Republican Party joins six others in western Ohio to sign a letter… expressing disappointment with the statewide method in which Gov. DeWine has handled COVID-19. Earlier in June, county party officials from Williams, Van Wert, Mercer, Darke, Shelby and Preble counties sent it directly to the governor. …

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Parade Cancelled In Kunkle

The Kunkle Fourth of July parade has been canceled…coronavirus. Annually, the parade is the biggest in the county and temporarily swells the little town’s population from 308 to around 1,000. With that, officials add no make-up event is in the works. Some 250 Port-a-Pit chicken dinners, already sold, will still …

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Mary J. Stevens, 87

Mary J. Stevens, age 87, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 5:10 P.M. on Monday, June 29, 2020, in her home after an extended illness. Mary had retired from Bryan Custom Plastics in 1999 with 25 years of service. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Bryan Fraternal …

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Chad Allen Reynolds, 36

Chad Allen Reynolds passed away unexpectedly on June 28th, 2020 at the young age of 36. Unfortunately, not from “slappin a grizzly bear” like he always claimed he would leave this world doing. Chad is preceded in death by his loving mother, Lori Coopman. He is survived by his son, Avery, …

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Injury Accident In DKC

A solo crash leaves a woman injured in DeKalb County. Deputies respond to a crash on County Road 63, five miles southwest of Butler. Officials tell reporters the victim was southbound when the vehicle went over a set of railroad tracks and lost control. The vehicle then goes into a …

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Hazmat On Scene In NH

A large chemical spill at a New Haven business. Crews are called to chemical wholesaler, Brenntag Great Lakes on Estella Ave, for a hazardous materials incident. Officials say a chemical truck, carrying hydrochloric acid, was emptying the material into a tank at the facility when something happens…and 45,000 pounds of …

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Visiting Changes In Place

Outdoor visits will be allowed again at Ohio nursing homes, beginning July 20. Governor, DeWine announced the relaxed restrictions, even as he continues to raise warnings about spikes in reported COVID-19 cases in two southwest Ohio counties. Total probable and confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ohio stands at 51,046…more than …

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Signature Efforts Lose

The U.S. Supreme Court denies an effort by Ohio ballot campaigns to win access to more flexible signature-gathering rules during coronavirus. The high court turned down the campaigns’ application without comment. That leaves in place a decision by the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals blocking relaxed restrictions on the …

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Marvin L. Palmerton, 84

Marvin L. Palmerton, age 84, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 5:31 P.M. on Sunday, June 28, 2020, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, Ohio, following a brief illness. Mr. Palmerton was a 1955 graduate of Edgerton High School and in 1957 started working at 50 Division in …

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BMU Bills Could Fluctuate

Bryan Municipal Utilities officials say bills can fluctuate during the hottest and the coldest months of the year, to reflect an increase in consumption…as customers crank up their air conditioning or heating and lawn irrigation systems. And with long-range forecasts calling for temperatures close to 90 for the next 10 …

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