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Robert C. “Bob” Leatherman, 86

Robert C. “Bob” Leatherman, 86 years, of Edon, passed away Friday evening, January 31, 2020, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance, with those he loved at his side.  Bob was born February 7, 1933, in Spencerville, Ohio, the son of the late Eunice Rempfer.  Bob was a 1951 …

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Carol A. Feehan, 72

Carol A. Feehan, age 72, of Stryker, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 30, 2020, in her home. Carol had worked as a home health aide and hairdresser. She had served on Stryker Village Council for 16 years. Carol was born in Henry County, Ohio on February 1, 1947, the …

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Fatal Crash ID

The woman killed in a two vehicle crash in New Haven Sunday morning has been identified. It is Joyce Eckelbarger, 80 of Fort Wayne. Police and medics were called to a Minnich Road location after an accident with a person pinned inside a vehicle. New Haven Police says witnesses reported …

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Swancreek Twp Prepares For Taxes

Swancreek Township trustees hold the second of two public hearings on possibly adopting two permissive license taxes, but only one person showed up. Now, the township will decide whether to adopt the taxes, one available since 1987, the other authorized by Ohio legislators in 2019. They’re two of 11 permissive …

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Child Care Incentives Touted

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is offering $3 million in incentives to help current publicly funded child care providers become rated or improve their rating. It’s all a part of the Step Up To Quality program…Ohio’s quality rating system for child care providers. Qualifying child care centers …

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NAACP Backs Ballot Initiative

The state NAACP endorses an Ohio ballot initiative, aimed at streamlining the state’s voting process. The organization announced its backing for the Ohioans for Secure and Fair Elections measure. If voters approve it, Ohioans would be automatically registered to vote when conducting business at state Bureau of Motor Vehicles offices. …

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Todd M. Feltz, 60

Todd M. Feltz, age 60, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 5:30 A.M. on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, in his home after an illness of one year. Mr. Feltz was a 1977 graduate of Lima Central Catholic High School and was a veteran of the United States Navy, where he …

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Hog Farm Gets Pushback

Some area residents say they plan to appeal a ruling, approving the permits to operate a 4,800-head hog farm in Pulaski Township. The Ohio Department of Agriculture, issued the approval for the Brown Swine Farm. The applicants, Robert and Sarell Brown, plan to build a new facility on Defiance-Williams County …

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School Voucher Debate Grows

Just days before the next application window opens for Ohio’s biggest school voucher program, state lawmakers are considering changing the eligibility guidelines to avoid a sharp increase in qualifying locations. EdChoice, is supposed to help fund private school tuition for students from poor-performing districts and schools. That list of places …

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Hands Free Law Passes IN House

The Indiana House endorses a proposal, banning motorists from using handheld cellphones, a step that supporters say is aimed at combating distracted driving. House members voted 86-10 in favor of the bill that only permits cellphone use with hands-free or voice-operated technology, except in emergencies. The bill would broaden the …

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