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WEST UNITY — Erica Krause discussed the various things she can do as Sen. Sherrod Brown’s (D-OH) representative to help local communities during Wednesday evening’s Williams County Mayors Association meeting.

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Summer means classic vehicles on display at the Bryan and Montpelier cruise-ins.

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As COVID numbers in Williams County, the state and the nation went up, the number of local kids in 4-H went down. But with COVID abating, that trend appears to be reversing, Jeff Dick, educator for Williams County OSU Extension, told county commissioners during an update Monday.

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Justify — It’s a word that rightly points to the salvific work of Christ on the cross and alludes to one’s transformation of status from unrighteous to righteous in the eyes of God. However, in our daily use, this word is often associated with our own mental pursuit to declare something righ…

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Pioneer Lion Richard Barnhart, right, was presented his Lions 20-year membership chevron from club President Barry Brown during the club's meeting May 9. The club offered its congratulations to Barnhart on his 20 years of service.

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As Ohio negotiates almost a $2 billion incentive package with electronic chip maker Intel, Gov. Mike DeWine owns stock in the company, according to ethics disclosures that were due on Monday. However, the governor declined to say much about the investment beyond the very general information …

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Northwest State Community College celebrated the 2022 graduating class at its spring commencement this past weekend, with an open-air celebration on the Archbold campus. The ceremony recognized 226 graduates who completed an associate degree or certificate program with the college during fal…

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There were approximately 488 vehicles checked during the the Ohio State Highway Patrol OVI checkpoint that was held at State Routes 15 and 127 in Williams County May 13.

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On May 12 Preceptor Sigma Chapter traveled to Hickory Acres Campground for its meeting. Reenie Purk served as hostess for the evening and shared her newly purchased camper with her sorority sisters.

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A handful of local law enforcement officials and dignitaries gathered Monday to honor officers who died in the line of service.

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In the past, North Central’s FFA Ag Day has been bedeviled by cold temperatures or rain. Sometimes it’s been like a combination of all four seasons in one day, according to Jess Tracey, North Central Local Schools FFA coordinator and vocational agriculture teacher.

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Defiance County home badly damaged in fire

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The Four County ADAMhs Board approved a $75,000 contract with the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center at its meeting on Thursday. The money will be used to fund a school navigator position at the Independence Education Center.

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Earlier this month — about 27 months after the country confirmed its first case of COVID-19 — the U.S. surpassed 1 million COVID-19 deaths, according to data compiled by NBC News.

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When it came time last year for Leah Pitman to choreograph her piece for “Fall into Dance” — the annual, student-choreographed dance show at Anderson University — she wanted to try something different.

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Celebrating the last meeting of the 90th year of Literary Forum, members of the club had a “Girls Day Out” highlighting the theme of “Revisiting Bryan and Ohio History.”

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Taine Club recently concluded another year of reading and learning with a salad luncheon at Wesley United Methodist Church. Hostesses were the officers, Jodi LaMantia, Jackie Boyd, Vicki Rathbun and Helene Moog. For dessert, a special cheesecake was prepared by Amy Brock, Boyd’s daughter.

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As gravestones are getting older, they’re deteriorating and becoming harder to see, meaning it can be difficult to give some veterans the recognition they deserve.

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WEST UNITY— The Kissel Building used to be the only rental hall in the county where personal cleanup was an option, not a requirement, but that changed on Thursday.

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Jeff Slattery, currently principal of Hicksville High School, was named superintendent of Four County Career Center at a special Four County board meeting Tuesday.

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Suicide is one of the leading causes of death for law enforcement, but Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is working to help them and other first responders get the mental health resources they need.

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The Montpelier Village Council heard of several properties that are in line for donation to the Williams County Land Reutilization Corporation (Land Bank) and another one the village helped clean up.

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County commissioners on Monday gave the go-ahead on a project to paint Williams County Community Offices at the East Annex building on East High Street in Bryan.

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On May 9, the American Legion Post 284 in Bryan recognized members of their post who have been members for 25 or more years. Due to sickness and some not living in the Bryan area, only one member was available to be presented with their certificate.

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NAMI Four County is offering a free community program, “Healthy You: The Mind and Body Connection,” Tuesday, May 17, starting at 6 p.m. at the Montpelier Public Library, 216 E. Main St., for Mental Health Awareness Month. This two-hour program will be helpful to those who struggle with menta…