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Dorothy Jones, 86

Dorothy A. Jones, age 86, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 6:55 A.M. on Sunday, February 16, 2014, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, Ohio, after an extended illness. Mrs. Jones was employed by Ohio Art Company in Bryan, where she worked on the Etch A Sketch line, retiring …

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Fred Walker, 81

Frederick M. “Fred” Walker, 81 years, of Bryan, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Saturday, February 15, 2014 in his residence with his family at his side.  Fred was born January 13, 1933 in Bryan, Ohio, the son of the late Millard C. and Marjorie …

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JoAnn Swirles, 66

JoAnn A. Swirles 66, of Montpelier passed away unexpectedly Friday at her home. She was born February 16, 1947 in Clarence, Pennsylvania to Gasper and Louvenia (Arrington) Panik.  She married Patrick Swirles on September 23, 1967 in Monroe, Michigan and he preceded her in death on January 15, 2001. JoAnn was …

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More On Bomb Threat

It’s now been learned that a bomb threat that was scrawled on the wall in the Edon North­west Local School build­ing was behind the shut-down of the school Wednes­day after­noon. The Bryan Times reports that police say the threat was dis­cov­ered by a stu­dent around 12:30 Wednes­day. Police were imme­di­ately …

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Defiance DAV Plans Auction

Accord­ing to the Crescent-News, the Defi­ance DAV Chap­ter plans to auc­tion off on its build­ings on March 8th as part of it’s con­tin­u­ing efforts to down­size. The 11 acres behind the build­ings have already been sold, and are planned for farm­land now. The DAV reports that they plan to con­tinue …

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Search On For New Chief

The search has begun for a new fire chief in Defi­ance. A meet­ing is set for Tues­day to dis­cuss replac­ing Dave Schmaltz, the for­mer fire chief who left at the end of Jan­u­ary to take a posi­tion in Bat­tle Creek, Michi­gan. Right now, Assis­tant Fire Chief Tim Bowl­ing is serv­ing …

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Fulton County Rail Project On-Track

The Ful­ton County Com­mis­sion­ers took care of paper­work that will guar­an­tee com­ple­tion of the rail spur improve­ment project in Delta. This project will help Ful­ton County pro­cess­ing make upgrades to their facil­ity, with com­ple­tion expected by the end of April. This paper­work also releases grant funds to pay Great Lakes …

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Veda Wilson

Veda Marie Wilson, infant daughter of Brittani Renae Wilson and Joshua Charles Smith, passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at the Fulton county Health Center in Wauseon. Surviving besides her parents is her grandmother, Rebecca Cummins of Wauseon, grandfather, Mike Wilson of Fremont, Ohio, grandmother, Michelle Estrada of Liberty …

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Doris Vollmer, 85

Doris Jean Vollmer, age 85, of Wauseon passed away Tuesday February 11, 2014 at Northcrest Nursing Home in Napoleon in the presence of her family. She was born on February 28, 1928 in Fulton County, Ohio the daughter of the late Vernon and the late Ila (Robinson) Rashley. On July …

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Bomb Threat At Local School

Very few offi­cial details are being released so far today, but accord­ing to a press release issued by the school dis­tirct, a bomb threat was declared just after noon yes­ter­day at the Edon North­west Local schools. The school reports that safety pro­to­cols were fol­lowed accord­ing to the pro­ce­dure man­ual, and …

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