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POWER CREWS STRUGGLE TO GET THE LIGHTS BACK ON

Paulding-Putnam Elec­tric Coop­er­a­tive and Amer­i­can Elec­tric Power work­ers still out there on Mon­day try­ing to restore power to thou­sands of cus­tomers through­out the region. As of just before noon Mon­day, some 1,837 AEP cus­tomers were still with­out power in Pauld­ing County fol­low­ing the week­end storms. There were 1,430 cus­tomers with­out …

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EDGERTON TO CHURCH: “JUST PAY IT”

A sec­ond appeal by a local church to the Edger­ton Vil­lage Coun­cil request­ing relief from a fee, brought no results Mon­day evening. Rev. Rick Bar­nett, lead pas­tor of the Edger­ton United Methodist Church, along with sev­eral parish­ioners, appeared before coun­cil to request a waiver of a $50 per month fee …

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WILLAIMS DISPATCH CENTER KNOCKED OUT BY LIGHTNING STRIKE

A light­ning strike Sun­day after­noon knocked out the Williams County 911 Cen­tral dis­patch cen­ter, shut­ting down the county’s radio net­work and tak­ing all the com­put­ers there off line for about 45 min­utes. It hap­pened when the bolt hit just before 5:25 yes­ter­day after­noon. By about 6pm, the pri­mary line was …

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UNITED WAY GOAL ON THE WAY

The United Way of Williams County cam­paign is mov­ing for­ward. Local United Way offi­cials reported to the Bryan Times that as of Thurs­day, they had reached 24.4 per­cent of the goal, at $77,039. The 2013 cam­paign goal is $316,000. The money raised will help fund 26 local orga­ni­za­tions and agen­cies …

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STORM DAMAGE

Strong thun­der­storms with dam­ag­ing winds ripped through north­west Ohio late Sun­day after­noon. The pow­er­ful storms caused numer­ous power out­ages and resulted in dam­age to a num­ber of build­ings. The National Weather Ser­vice says winds of 60 to 70 miles per hour roared through the area, with some gusts hit­ting as …

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DEFIANCE FAIR FOUNDATION GETS SIZABLE DONATION

The Defi­ance County Fair Foun­da­tion received a $100,000 dona­tion from the Justin Cores­sel Foun­da­tion for phase 2 of the grand­stand project. It marked the sec­ond $100,000 dona­tion from the Cores­sel foun­da­tion. The fair foun­da­tion has been rais­ing funds for the grand­stand project for sev­eral years. The project is being com­pleted …

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FUGITIVE NABBED

A man accused of evad­ing child molest­ing charges for the past seven years was arrested Sat­ur­day in a motel room in Steuben County. Indi­ana State Police say 30 year old Terry Wayne Waugh Jr was charged there with four counts of child molest­ing. Waugh has been wanted for seven years, …

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Loraine Pasch, 58

Loraine Marie Pasch, age 58, of Wauseon, Ohio, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2013, in her home following a courageous battle to cancer. Loraine, affectionately known by many as “Aunt Rainey”, was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend to many. To her family and friends, she provided …

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Donna Bliss, 81

Donna Jean Burkholder Bliss, age 81, of Archbold, passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2013, at the Lutheran Nursing and Rehab Center after living with cancer for the past 2.5 years. Born November 16, 1932 at home in Ridgeville, she was the youngest child of Maurice and Alma (Bachman) Burkholder. …

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Ashley McCarley, 23

Ashley N. McCarley, 23, of Montpelier, passed away Friday evening in the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She was born on March 22, 1990 in Toledo to Keith Allen McCarly and Emily Lynn Berkebile.  Ashley graduated from Montpelier High School in 2009.  She then attended college for one year before becoming ill. …

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