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Montpelier Mayor Steve Yagelski requested citizens be courteous when speaking with village staff.

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Ashtyn Wiyrick is set to become the first woman to earn the rank of Eagle Scout through Scouts BSA (formerly the Boy Scouts of America) in northwest Ohio.

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• Brianna Bell of West Unity, a graduate of Hilltop High School majoring in music composition, has been named to the Dean's List for the fall 2020 semester at Baldwin Wallace University. Any full-time student who achieves a GPA of at least 3.6 for 12 or more graded hours or part-time student…

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Ohio’s funeral directors say they are among those at the front lines of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and are urging Gov. Mike DeWine to give them “immediate access” to the COVID-19 vaccine.

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With two years left in office, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) said he will be able to focus completely on the issues as he won’t be running for re-election.

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Prop money is making the rounds again and another local business has been taken.

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This week, the week of Jan. 25, vaccinations are anticipated to begin for those ages 75 and up. Vaccinations will also be available to those with severe congenital, developmental or early-onset medical disorders, and who have a developmental or intellectual disability.

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, of Ohio, said Monday that he won’t seek reelection due in part to how it’s gotten “harder to break through the partisan gridlock and make progress,” and plans to end a career in federal government spanning more than three decades.

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A woman accused of stealing thousands from the now-closed school for children with autism that she ran in Bryan has withdrawn her request for intervention and is now scheduled to stand trial in June.

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The design plans for the first stage of the Iron Horse River Trail are complete and have been reviewed by the Ohio Department of Transportation.

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The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory in Williams County for snow and maybe freezing rain Monday night and this morning.

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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. A link to join the meeting remotely will be posted on the Williams County website and Facebook page this morning. Listed on…

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The Fountain City Festival is accepting applications for the production team for its summer 2021 event, including vocal music director, stage manager, choreographer, costume coordinator, properties coordinator and others.

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A Stryker man was injured in a crash Saturday morning at the eastern edge of the City of Bryan. According to the Defiance Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at about 10:35 a.m., the OSHP was notified of a single-vehicle crash on Ohio 2 at the intersection of County Road 15.75, just east …

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Ohio State Senate President Matt Huffman (R-Lima) this week appointed Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) as vice chair of both the Government Oversight and Reform and Judiciary committees for the 134th General Assembly.

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Unemployment fraud skyrocketed during the pandemic with scam artists stealing identities to file claims, but Ohio Attorney Dave Yost is taking action to ensure their unwitting victims will not have to pay taxes for benefits they never received, including 10 cases reported in Williams County …

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U.S. Rep. Bob Latta of Bowling Green will return to his role as the top Republican on a technology-focused subcommittee in the new Congress.

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Williams County reported another death from COVID-19 on Friday. County Health Commissioner Jim Watkins said the victim was a 72-year-old male. The county health department has not been releasing any other information on victims, such as hometown.

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More than half the children in Williams County are growing up with books from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library but United Way volunteer Carol Moore wants to get all of them involved — especially now.

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Bill Chaffee of Bryan celebrates his 90th birthday on Feb. 3. Chaffee was born Feb. 3, 1931, in Detroit, Michigan. He lived in Edgerton, Ohio, until 1985 and now resides in Bryan. If you would like to join him in celebrating, please send a card to 909 Wesley Ave., Bryan, OH 43506.

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Mallary Nichole St John of Bryan and Cornelius Joseph O’Sullivan lV of Cleveland were married Oct. 3, 2020, at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church, Columbus, by the bride’s father, Deacon Steve St John. The bride is a graduate of Bryan High School, Miami University and The Ohio State College o…

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Post-holiday winter blues combined with never-ending pandemic blahs are enough to get anybody down, but Bryan community leaders hope to keep them at bay with a fun project for all ages.

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Williams County Commissioners this past week opened four bids for a waterline project in Edon, in the area of Railroad and South Main streets. The project is about 1,575 linear feet to include underground 8- and 12-inch water lines, hydrants, valves, concrete, pavement repair and miscellaneo…

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Bryan police and firefighters responded to a roll-over accident at 11 a.m.  Thursday on Vine Street just south of West Bryan Street. The driver "lost control" according to reports from the scene. She was transported by Williams County EMS to Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan. 

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On the north side of Bryan, sitting next to an abandoned railroad track is a forgotten wooden building. Paint has blown away over time, and ghosts of memories are stored within. John Trippy saw the potential to revive a building that has witnessed arrivals filled with happiness and departure…

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Though 2021 is well underway, I still cannot help but look at what all 2020 brought us and be hopeful with what God will do in this new year. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is a great encouragement as it reminds us of our God-given identity and what all He has called Christians to be. In Cha…

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The number of COVID-19 cases remains high in Williams County. In the recent seven-day period from Jan. 12-19, there were 112 new cases, 12 hospitalizations and nine deaths.

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The pretrial hearing for a Toledo man accused of stabbing a Montpelier woman to death in February 2020 has been pushed back for the sixth time.

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• The Williams County Mayors Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. today via video conference. To join the meeting, log onto https://zoom.us/j/92747136205 and use meeting ID 927 4713 6205; or call 1-312-626-6799.

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The city of Bryan said goodbye to a trio of well-liked leaders during the respective Board of Public Affairs and city council meetings on Tuesday.

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EDGERTON — Everyone will remember 2020 for its COVID protocols with masks, social distancing and constant sanitizing but Mayor Robert Day also celebrated significant accomplishments during his State of the Village address at Monday’s council meeting.