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Barn In Kunkle Burns

Fire destroys a storage barn on Maple St. in Kunkle. Officials tell reporters the building is a total loss. No injuries were reported in the blaze. Smoke could be seen for miles as crews arrived. They coordinate their efforts and the flames are out in a few minutes. Another building …

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Music And Fun, 1…Covid 0.

The Bryan City Band is gearing up to start up for the summer. Local leaders say it’s just too valuable to the local community to skip…so coronavirus does not win on the stage. The first of the band’s open rehearsals will be held on Wednesday at the MacDonald-Ruff Ice Arena …

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Kids Need Shots?

Drive-through immunization clinics, put on by the Williams County Health Department have been scheduled for each of the County’s school districts in July and August. All school-age children, needing immunizations, are eligible. The department asks that, in order decrease traffic and maintain safety, parents should call the Health Department to …

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Sharon A. Hull, 68

Sharon A. Hull, age 68, of Napoleon, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020, at CHP-Defiance Inpatient Hospice. Sharon was born in San Diego, California on February 1, 1952, the daughter of Ernest and Shirley (Grime) Fowler. On May 14, 1971 she married Lamar Hull, and he survives. Sharon was deeply …

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Alan L. Boyers, 91

Alan L. Boyers, age 91, of Wauseon, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at CHP-Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. Alan had worked for A & P Tea Company in Morenci, Michigan from 1953 – 1964 and then in Wauseon from 1964 – 1974. After that, Alan had worked for Lincoln Life …

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New Jobs Numbers

In April, about 21% were out of work in Williams County…but that percentage drops to 14.9% in May. People are returning to work. May’s numbers show the second full month since the state enacted widespread COVID-19 precautionary measures that either closed or shrank operations for many of businesses. Ohio’s state …

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CCNO Gets Funds

CCNO officials outline the jail’s ongoing adaptation to COVID-19, as well as its use-of-force protocols. CCNO is one of the first 65 criminal justice agencies in Ohio to receive funding from the congressional Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. 43 thousand dollars go for personal protective equipment and additional …

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Need Shots?

Drive-through immunization clinics put on by the Williams County Health Department are now scheduled for each of the school districts in July and August. All school-age children needing shots are eligible. The department asks to decrease traffic and maintain safety, parents should call the Health Department to preregister and schedule …

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Man Drowns In Steuben County

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a drowning on Lake James in Steuben County. Officials tell reporters they got a call a swimmer had gone under in the area of the Lake James sandbar. They say a bystander jumped in and recovered the victim. Rocky Rutledge, 61, of Romeoville, Illinois, was …

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Foreclosure Decision In Columbus

The Ohio Supreme Court rules that a foreclosure process that sells homes without compensating owners for their equity is legal. At issue before the court was a process known as administrative foreclosures. The process sends abandoned properties to the county board of revisions…who can send the properties to the local …

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