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The Bryan Main Library Children’s Department will have a “Bath Bombs for Valentine’s Day,” a Make & Take program, on Friday, Feb. 7, from 4-5 p.m.

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• The Williams County Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 5 p.m. Monday in the Bell Room in the Local History Center Building in Bryan.

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It’s been a good week for farmers as President Donald Trump signed phase one of a U.S.-China trade deal on Wednesday and the Senate passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement on Thursday.

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Teen Miss Bryan Ella Vansteenkiste, right, recently made a donation to Cancer Assistance of Williams County. Receiving the check at left is Cheryl Renard of Cancer Assistance. Vansteenkiste donated $729, proceeds of a spaghetti dinner, garage and bake sale held Dec. 12 at the Bryan Eagles. C…

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Thanks to a donation from Parkview Physicians Group, the Bryan Parks and Recreation Department will install 13 new automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in various locations throughout the park system. Shown with one of the new AEDs are Sally Taylor, vice president of Parkview Physicians …

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MONTPELIER — A half-dozen law enforcement K-9s from three different counties descended upon the Williams County Fairgrounds’ Gillette Building on Thursday, though the only thing they were searching for was progress.

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Going into executive session for the purpose of discussion of union negotiations, Williams County Commissioners were back in open session about an hour later, Thursday afternoon, with a motion to reject an offered contract between the Williams County Sheriff’s Office and representatives for …

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Eastland Baptist Church Bible Quiz Team, “A Little Honey,” finished second for Week 2 of the Northwest Ohio Bible Quiz League. Pictured with their trophy are, from left, Faith Sheldon, Grace Sheldon, Trinity Snider and Lydia Sheldon. The next meet will take place on Jan. 26 at North Clinton …

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DEFIANCE — There will be a March For Life in Defiance on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at noon at the Defiance County Courthouse.

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The holidays have come and gone and we now look ahead to not only what the new year brings, but also the new decade.

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The family of Richard Apt would like to invite you to help celebrate his 90th birthday on Sunday, Jan. 19, from 2-4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Main St., in Montpelier. If unable to attend, you may send a card for him to 524 S. Pleasant St., Montpelier, OH 43543.

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Lil' Hoopsters began at Fairview Elementary for students in grades one through three on Jan. 4, 2020. The Panicos oversee the program and have done so for approximately eight years. Through the program, the children work on basic basketball skills and learn a new life goal/message at each se…

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On Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 Fairview Elementary held its spelling bee. Madison Adkins took first place while Samantha Mavis took second place. Both Fairview fifth grade students will take part in the Defiance County spelling bee scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Pictured from left: Samantha…

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North Central Elementary recently recognized its second quarter Good Citizen Award Recipients, in grades K-3. Pictured front, from left: Kayden Solano, Jayla Phlipot, Jayden Massey, Brodyn Sentel, Blakelyn Fidler. Back: Sidney King, Bailey Carpenter, Anakin Buendia, Zachary Schroeder. Photo …

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• The Williams County Commissioners will meet in regular session from 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m., or until adjournment, today at the fourth floor of the courthouse. Listed on the agenda are: 10 a.m. general session; 1:30 p.m. executive session to consider employment and negotiations.

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Last month, fourth grade students at Fairview Elementary decided to give back to the community by donating more than $266 to the Fairview Pride Committee. Through this activity, the students learned about ordering, scheduling, counting money and giving back to their community. Photo courtesy…

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North Central Elementary recently recognized students in grades four through six as subject area award recipients for the second semester, as well as “The Eagle Way Awards” recipients. Pictured front, from left: Amithyst Wilson (science), Airyonna McCabe (Eagle), Lincoln Vasko (social studie…

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With school-level spelling bees completed, the final roster of the upcoming Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center Williams County Spelling Bee is all set.

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Makenzie Cadwell was named Stryker’s student of the month for December. The core value for the month was integrity. Pictured left is Principal David Schultz. Photo courtesy of Stryker Local Schools

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• Aubrie Calvin of West Unity was recently named to the fall semester Dean’s List at Austin Peay State University. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or greater. We are proud to recognize this student who has shown a commitment to academic excellence and…

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President Donald Trump signed a trade agreement with China meant to help ease tensions and it could be a boon to Ohio farmers, according to local and state experts.

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The Williams County Mayors Association heard about the United Way of Williams County at its meeting Wednesday evening.

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A Williams County grand jury met Tuesday and returned indictments against 22 individuals.

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Recently, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I spent some time in St. Augustine for some vacation days. We don’t often get to have vacation days, but when we do, we try to enjoy it.