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On a toasty Thursday evening, Fairview High School's marching band prepares for an upcoming slate of football games and the Anthony Wayne Showcase of Bands, where, on Sept. 28, the Fairview band's 50 members will play a Queen-themed show featuring hits like "We Will Rock You," "Fat Bottomed …

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Bryan police and the Bryan Municipal Court Probation Department held a “Fill a Cruiser” school supply drive at Walmart last week, which resulted in a bevy of item donations as well as more than $300 in funds to put toward supplies for Bryan Elementary students. Pictured front, from left: Eva…

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The Bryan Area Foundation recently presented the Harlan and Ernestine Spangler Continuing Education Scholarship to three Williams County residents. Pictured from left are Courtney Monagu, $2,000 award, Bowling Green State University, media production; Laura Eckhardt, BAF scholarship committe…

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If all goes according to plan, the summer of 2022 will see students spirited away from Sherwood to the southern hemisphere, all the way to the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador for an 11-day adventure.

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Mary Thaman, right, presents the Bryan Area Foundation Chris and Mary Thaman Scholarship for $800 to Jacob Hausch. Hausch is a 2016 graduate of Bryan High School and is attending Eastern Michigan University majoring in exercise science with the goal to become a physician assistant. The schol…

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Two local teams of junior high and high school students earned top honors at a robotics competition, earning one team a trip to the Johnson Space Center in Houston.

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After two years as Edgerton Elementary principal, Brent Saneholtz has resigned and a new administrator has been hired in his place.

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Two Williams County students and one from Paulding County recently attended the Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., from June 14-20, representing both North Western and Paulding Putnam electric cooperatives.

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If self-esteem and confidence are important to the efficacy of the learning process, then the difference being made by a free, local summer program currently in need of monetary resources is evident and of immeasurable value to its participants.

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Northwest State Community College President Michael Thomson was among 33 Ohio college presidents who met with legislators in Washington, D.C., to discuss policy at an annual conference hosted by Sen. Sherrod Brown.

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North Central Local Schools accepted the resignation of athletic director and assistant principal Brian Hughes and hired girls basketball coach Greg Waidelich as its new athletic director on a one-year contract at its June board of education meeting.

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The April Students of the Month for Hilltop High School and Junior High were recently highlighted. Pictured front, from left: Quentin Runkel, Hailey Strup, Ragen Roesch, Avrie Reed, Madison Kuhn, Samantha Coleman, Destiny Wilson. Middle: Kyle Brown, Americus Maddox, Julia Schuurman, Keely Bu…

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North Central recognized its May Students of the Month. Front, from left: Ahna’ Lysia Hernandez, Quinn Fellers, Tyler Forrester. Middle: Amithyst Wilson, Misty Carpenter, Avenell Pitts, Rosetta Herman, Carter Herman. Back: Jennifer Ruvalcaba, Kaiden King, Kaylee Ambler, Marencie Van Dyke, Ca…

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A group of parents of special needs students came before the Bryan Board of Education Monday in order to affirm their commitment to working with the district to resolve budget issues surrounding the district’s growing number of special needs students, a trend seen nationwide.

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Fairview Elementary School recently held a graduation program for its 78 fifth graders. Under the direction of Mrs. Kelly Dempsey, the students performed a number of sing-along songs that included audience participation. Speakers included Mrs. Sherrie Brown, building principal; Mr. Steve Arn…

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The 2018-19 Peacemakers were recently chosen by North Central Local Schools because they “promote a peaceful climate in the school by helping their classmates solve problems and resolve conflicts.” Pictured front, from left, are first through third winners: Keagan Crivello, Cambrie Elston, S…

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Pictured front, from left, are fourth through sixth grade winners: Talen Reinbolt, Addison Burger, Ty Knapp, Mallory Groves. Middle row: Kallie Kindinger, Eric Sanchez, Rylee Walker, Logan Clark. Back row: Aiden Scott, Aiden Nickloy, Estrella Cruz, Trenitie Ream. Photo courtesy of North Cent…

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• Sara Carder of Ney recently graduated magna cum laude from Manchester University with a Bachelor of Science in biology chemistry.

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Central Local Schools recently took the time to honor some of its longest educationally serving staff members. Front, from left: Denae Roose (20-Year Service Award), Diana Stover (retiring with 33 years of service to the district), Tracy Robinson (20-Year Service Award), Staci Renollet (25-Y…

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North Central Local Schools took time to honor staff members with 20 or more years of service to education. Pictured from left: Marcia Rozevink (45 years), Misty Douglass (20 years), Deb Maneval (20 years), Abigail Hendricks (20 years), Sharon Deetz (20 years), Bonnie Good (20 years), Debbie…

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Nancy and Lynn Elston recently received the “Friend of Education” award by the North Central Education Association. The Elstons were honored for giving freely of their time to support the North Central staff, community and students. “Their time and efforts do not go unnoticed,” stated a news…

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Students at Four County Career Center’s Early Childhood Education class recently held Preschool Graduation for children enrolled during the 2018-2019 school year. The children performed favorite songs and fingerplays learned throughout the school year for parents and grandparents in attendan…

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Four County Career Center in conjunction with Defiance County Economic Development held it’s first ever Defiance County Skilled Trades Signing Day. Eleven seniors who are pursuing a career in manufacturing technologies in Defiance County or the students attending the Career Center from Defia…

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The Edon Music Department presented the 2019 High School Fine Arts Night Concert on May 17, featuring the high school band, jazz band and choir. Recognized at the event were senior musicians for their contributions to the music program. Senior percussionist Naomi Hickman, left, was presented…

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The Edon Junior High choir performed at the Ohio Music Education Association’s large group adjudication on Friday, May 17, at Perrysburg High School. The choir earned the highest rating of a 1, or superior rating. The choir is directed by Cathy Frastaci and accompanied on piano by Trish Ting…

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The Edon Junior High choir sang the National Anthem at the Toledo Mud Hens School Day Celebration game on May 15. The choir sang for a crowd of 10,000 fans at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo. Photo courtesy of Edon Music Department

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Local students recently completed Northwest State Community College’s registered nursing (RN) associate degree program and were recognized during spring commencement. Pictured from left are Williams County graduates Malorie Heer of Bryan, Shayla Coffman of West Unity and Paul Diaz of Bryan. …

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• Justin Ashenfelter of West Unity received a Bachelor of Science in business administration during Ashland University’s spring 2019 commencement ceremonies earlier this May. Ashenfelter majored in finance. Ashenfelter is a 2015 graduate of Hilltop High School and graduated with cum laude honors.

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Montpelier Elementary School recently held its monthly Little Loco Leaders assembly for the month of April. The word of the month was “cooperation,” and specific students were recognized by their teachers for listening, following expectations and working well with others. Students were taugh…

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Pictured front, from left, are first grade winners Brooklyn Walton, Dawson Fedderke, Raina Howell, Tristan O’Donley. In back are Andre Haynes, Aidyn Williams and Calix Jordan. Photo courtesy of Montpelier Exempted Village Schools

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Pictured front, from left, are second grade winners Conner Brown, Bryson Stuck, Kole Grubb and Nash Miller. In back are Emmitt Ramos and Jonah Gilmour. Photo courtesy of Montpelier Exempted Village Schools

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MONTPELIER — Two Montpelier High School graduates received recognition for their accomplishments and financial assistance for college at the Montpelier village council meeting Tuesday.

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Recipients of the 2019 Roger O. Burkholder Memorial Scholarship were announced and the awards were presented at the Bryan Middle School Orchestra’s Spring Concert on Thursday, May 16. Pictured from left are Brandon Gordon, director; Allie Parker, eighth grade cellist; Elena Bailey, sixth gra…