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An annual service learning project is the recycled toy drive at St. Mary School. Students take time to go through toys that they have outgrown and donate them to the local Free Store. Through their efforts, they are helping others to have a Merry Christmas. Pictured are Olivia Boeke, Franke …

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Two members of Montpelier Moose 312 were recently honored for receiving their Pilgrim Degree of Merit at Mooseheart, “The Child City,” near Chicago.

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Beta Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society (DKG) International met recently at St. John United Church of Christ in Defiance and hosted the Beta Eta Chapter.

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II-VI Incorporated, a leader in engineered materials and optoelectronic components, recently announced that Bryan High School graduate Dr. Julie Sheridan Eng has been elected by the Optica Board of Directors to its 2022 Fellows Class.

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PIONEER — A long-planned expansion to Altenloh, Brinck & Co. (ABC), owner of the TRUFAST brand of fasteners, is set to be complete by the end of the year.

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As part of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s ongoing efforts to make Ohio roadways safe, troopers continue to focus on impaired driving this month and throughout the holiday season.

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According to preliminary Ohio State Highway Patrol statistics, 13 people were killed on Ohio’s roadways this Thanksgiving holiday. During the five-day reporting period, from Wednesday, Nov. 24 at midnight through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28, 10 fatal crashes resulted in 13 deaths.

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Gary Feeney, Bryan VFW Post 2489 Commander, presents a $5,000 to Lily Creek Farms Therapeutic Riding Center in Defiance. The donation is towards future program and building expansions. Accepting the check is Executive Director Jami Young, accompanied by Lily Creek Farms' new therapy horse, S…

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Harvest is all but finished for the year, though overall progress in the state was slow last week.

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To Bill Martin, the problem is obvious: Too many people in Williams County are getting sick from COVID-19. What’s frustrating him is that a solution is just as obvious — and it’s free, medically proven and readily available.

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On Tuesday, Republican State Sen. Theresa Gavarone announced a run for Congress for the newly redrawn 9th Congressional District.

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U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) said both the demand and the supply of drugs need to be dealt with to settle the rising problem of drug abuse and death.

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The Black Swamp Community Orchestra will present their Christmas Concerts, entitled “The Sounds of Christmas,” on Friday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m., at Free Christian Church of God, 20799 Ohio 15, in Continental, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 903 Center St., in B…

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For the second straight year, Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Tyler J. Blankemeyer has been selected as the Trooper of the Year for the Defiance Post.

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Betty Hartsock will celebrate her 90th birthday Dec. 8. Her family would like to announce a card party for her. Cards can be sent to 936 E. Wilson St., Apt E-6, Bryan, OH 43506. She spent most of her adult life as an LPN, working in the Montpelier hospital and numerous nursing homes across t…

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The Defiance County Genealogical Society met Nov. 22, when Cara Bolley from the Defiance County Public Library told about their MakerSpace with 3-D printer, Silhouette Cameo 3, Brother sewing machine, Hovercam, Cubiio laser etcher and other technology equipment for creative patrons.

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Bryan High School Band Director Stephanie DePauw and 277 other band directors from all 50 states, Canada and Mexico will be marching together on Jan. 1 in Pasadena’s Tournament of Roses Rose Parade.

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The Nov. 2 General Election may be over for nearly a month, but anyone who has worked any event behind the scenes knows that the actual work starts well before the event and ends sometime afterward.

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A Montpelier man accused of rape and a Bryan man accused of crimes involving children have both pleaded not guilty to all charges against them.

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The Bryan Parks and Recreation Department would like to know if your preschool or kindergarten son or daughter would like to receive a personal phone call from Santa Claus from the North Pole.

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This Monday played out similarly to last Monday for the Edgerton Fire Department, which responded to another house fire with a skeleton crew.

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Gary Feeney, left, Bryan VFW Post 2489 commander, presents a $5,000 check to Lily Creek Farms Therapeutic Riding Center, in Defiance. The donation goes toward future program and building expansions. Accepting the check is Executive Director Jami Young, accompanied by Lily Creek Farms' new th…

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EDGERTON — The snow on Saturday evening may have turned to rain by 6 p.m., but that didn’t stop Santa Claus’ arrival in Edgerton.

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Sandy Burns is one of the thousands of people in the county to have contracted COVID-19 and one of the unlucky few to have spent time in the hospital because of it.

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The West Unity Omnibus Club met at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 at the home of Shirley Carder. President Linda Sumner opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and the Club Collect. The secretary’s report was not able to be read. Club members continue to send well wishes to the members who are not a…

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Sub-freezing temperatures didn’t stop hundreds of people from lining up around the square for Santa Claus to make his grand entrance into Bryan on Friday evening.