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David Oberlin, 57

David P. Oberlin, age 57, of Bryan, Ohio, died Saturday, January 18, 2014, at his home in Bryan. David was a 1974 graduate of Bryan High School and a lifelong resident of Williams County. David Perry Oberlin was born on May 25, 1956, at Montpelier Hospital, the son of Perry …

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Lyle Manges, 72

Lyle E. “Shorty” Manges, age 72, of rural Edon, Ohio, died at 11:15 P.M. on Monday, January 20, 2014, in his home, surrounded by his family after a brief illness. Shorty was a 1959 graduate of Edon High School and operated Manges Insurance in Edon for thirteen years, was employed …

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Frank Walter, 84

Frank E. Walter, 84 years, of Hamilton, passed away Monday, January 20, 2014 at DeKalb Memorial Hospital, Auburn, Indiana.  Frank was born January 5, 1930 in Butler, Indiana, the son of the late Grover and Ruth Delight (Houghton) Walter.  He married Donna R. Jones on March 24, 1950 in Butler, Indiana, and …

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B-Rock Blizzard Auction This Saturday

B Rock is hav­ing its 35th annual Bliz­zard auc­tion this Sat­ur­day start­ing at 8am. We’ve held the auc­tion every year at this time to com­mem­o­rate the Bliz­zard of 1978, and each year an orga­ni­za­tion in NW Ohio is a recip­i­ent of the pro­ceeds of the auc­tion. This year, it’s the …

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Bryan Salt Supplies Hit Hard

Bryan Mayor Doug John­son told City Coun­cil on Tues­day that the city has already used the 500 tons of rock salt it had stored for the win­ter. The Bryan Times reports that John­son said the city then ordered another 194 tons, which was fol­lowed by another order for another 73 …

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High Speed Internet Finally To Be A Local Reality

The 21st Cen­tury is clos­ing in fast on Bryan.. Accord­ing to the Bryan Times, cus­tomers of Bryan Munic­i­pal Util­i­ties’ Inter­net ser­vice soon should notice some faster speeds and bet­ter con­nec­tions. A recent upgrade to the util­i­ties’ cur­rent 45 Mbps ded­i­cated cir­cuit to a 500 Mbps eth­er­net cir­cuit sup­plied by Sprint …

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Cold Weather Proclamation Issued By Governor

The cold win­ter weather is back with a vengeance, and it appears as though it’s going to stick around for at least a few more weeks. On Sun­day, in response to the unusu­ally cold tem­per­a­tures, the Gov­er­nor issued a “propane emer­gency” for all of Ohio’s 88 coun­ties. The governor’s dec­la­ra­tion …

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Count The Homeless

A point-in-time home­less count is held locally as well as across Ohio each year. Statewide, there were 12,325 home­less found dur­ing the count, accord­ing to the 2013 Ohio Home­less Report from the Coali­tion on Home­less­ness and hous­ing in Ohio. This year’s point-in-time count here in our region will take place …

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William Van Dyke, 86

William S. Van Dyke, 86 years, of Fayette, passed away Monday, January 20, 2014 at Heartland of Wauseon, Wauseon, Ohio.  Bill was born July 1, 1927 in Delta, Ohio, the son of the late Klintworth and Mae (Peters) Van Dyke.  He married Betty Lou Ankney on September 14, 1944 in Adrian, Michigan, …

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Rex Smith, 86

Rex J. Smith, age 86, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 8:50 P.M. on Saturday, January 18, 2014, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice, Defiance, Ohio, where he was a patient. Mr. Smith was a 1945 graduate of Farmer High School and served in the United States Air Force during the …

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