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WC Health Working Hard

The Williams County Health Department is stretched thin and staff members are working long hours as the coronavirus worsens. A meeting was held by teleconference, to avoid any possible spread of the disease, which has killed thousands, shuttered businesses and altered daily life around the world. In Ohio, there have …

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Police Get In On Coronavirus Work

Local police will be acting as the eyes of the health department in enforcing the state orders regarding public gatherings and other state mandates to fight the spread of coronavirus. Bryan City Prosecutor, Rhonda Fisher and Williams County Prosecutor, Katie Zartman, issued a joint news release, noting that all local …

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Smith Case Update

In Toledo…Thomas Smith enters a plea of not guilty in the early March killing of Montpelier resident, Danielle Swan. Smith is declared indigent. The court appointed counsel for his defense. Smith’s bond was previously set at $1 million dollars. He’s at the Lucas County Jail. His next court date is …

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Eldo G. Burkholder, 92

Eldo G. Burkholder, 92 years, of Archbold, Ohio and formerly of West Unity passed away Monday, March 16, 2020 at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home, Archbold. He was born September 27, 1927 in West Unity, Ohio, the son of the late Roy A. and Belva A. (Shultz) Burkholder. He was a …

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Keith F. Michael, 63

Keith F. Michael, 63 years, of Pioneer, Ohio passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in his residence with his family by his side. Keith was born April 24, 1956 in Montpelier, Ohio, the son of Keith and Patricia (King) Michael. He graduated from a Trade School. He was a self-employed …

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Robert F. Wiebeck, 80

Robert F. Wiebeck, age 80, of Wauseon, Ohio, died Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at the Promedica Hospital in Toledo. Prior to his retirement, Robert was a factory worker at Fulton Industries. Robert was born in Fulton County on April 13, 1939, to the late Fred and Geneva (Buehrer) Wiebeck. On …

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Richard W. “Cookie” Cook, 83

Richard W. “Cookie” Cook, 83, of Montpelier, passed away on March 17, 2020 at his home. Cookie was born on July 16, 1936 in Wauseon to Wayne B. and Lillian B. (Julliard) Cook. He graduated from Montpelier High School in 1954 where he was a member of the golf team …

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John VanHorn, 61

John VanHorn, 61, passed away Friday, March 13, 2020 in an automobile accident. John was born on May 22, 1958 in VanWert, Ohio, the son of the late James Sr and Dorothy (Owens) VanHorn. On July 16, 1998, he was united in marriage to Leigh Ann Kortokrax and she survives. …

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OH Vote Shut Down

Ohio’s top health official orders the polls closed over coronavirus concerns, hours before voters were supposed begin casting ballots in the state’s presidential primary. Gov. DeWine announced the decision after a judge had ruled against his request that in-person voting be delayed because crowds at polling places…putting people at unacceptable …

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Coronavirus Concerns At Bryan Schools

Bryan City Schools and other districts across the state are not yet addressing makeup days in the coronavirus battle…should the closure of schools end at three weeks as planned, and barring further guidance from the state. Currently, students across the state are being marked as attending. Officials add in-need students’ …

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