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Jeanette Eileen (Balzer) Rupp, 97

Jeanette Eileen (Balzer) Rupp, age 97, of Archbold, Ohio, passed away on April 30, 2020, at the Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold.  Jeanette was born in Detroit, Michigan, on July 27, 1922, the daughter of Bernhard and Lydia Balzer. A graduate of Eastern High School in Detroit, Jeanette enrolled …

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Ruth M. Davis, 97

Ruth M. Davis, age 97, of Williams Center passed away on Friday, May 1, 2020, at her home with her family at her side. Ruth was a homemaker. She was a member of the Country Cousins and loved to cook. Ruth was born on November 17, 1922, in Stryker, Ohio, …

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Cutbacks On The Way

Williams County Commissioners approve a countywide reduction of expected revenues and have instructed departments to seek 20 percent cuts…coronavirus. The move reflects an anticipated $1,372,500 shortfall in revenue for the county through the end of the year, based off information from the state. Minimum hours required by the county for …

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Tietje Is Indicted

A Williams County grand jury indicts a Napoleon man on sex charges involving a minor. Leslie Tietje is the accused…the victim, between 13 and 16 years old when the crimes took place in February, prosecutors say. Tietje was arrested in Indiana in April. Each count carries a maximum sentence of …

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OH Unemployment Numbers Grow

More than 1 million people filed unemployment claims in the past six weeks, as Ohio’s stay-at-home order depressed the economy and led to widespread layoffs. For the week ending April 25th, 92,920 people filed jobless claims…down from the 109,369 claims filed the previous week. The state says it has now …

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IN Local Governments Retain Power In Covid Battle

Any easing of Indiana’s statewide stay-at-home order won’t limit the authority of city or county officials from imposing tighter restrictions…in their attempts to slow the coronavirus that is blamed in the deaths of at least 1,000 people across the state. About 57,000 more people applied for unemployment benefits in Indiana …

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Semi Wreck In WC

Two semis crash in Williams County. Investigators tell reporters Samuel Blackburn, of Edgerton was driving his big rig north on County Road 6, when he ran a stop sign at Route 6. Mathew Myers, of Hamilton, Indiana was driving a semi west on 6 and was hit by Blackburn’s. Blackburn …

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Area Coronavirus Numbers

At last check, Fulton County has 20 cases of COVID-19. The patients ages range from 20-79 years old. Ten men and 10 women. There are five county patients hospitalized…no fatalities reported. At this hour…Lucas County has 1,166 cases and 66 deaths. Defiance County…20 cases, one person has died. Williams County …

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A New Way To Graduate

Gov. DeWine clarifies that high school graduations can’t be permitted if they amount to mass gatherings in Ohio. The governor says the most preferred option is a virtual ceremony conducted online, followed by a drive-in ceremony allowing students to arrive at designated locations to pick up a diploma, followed by …

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Covid In SC

The Steuben County Health Department is notified of two positive COVID-19 test results for residents from April 28th-29th. One patient is under the age of 60 years old and the second patient is over. Officials have been in communications with them and the Indiana State Department of Health epidemiologist to …

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