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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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• 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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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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The board of directors of The Bryan Publishing Company is pleased to announce the promotion of its general manager, Sally Heaston, to corporate president. Heaston is replacing current president Christopher Cullis, who will remain on as the board chairman.

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Edgerton Local Schools Board of Education welcomed new board member Lyn Bowsher, who was elected in November 2019, at its first meeting of 2020, before electing officers for the year.

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• The Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention, Training and Rehabilitation District Board of Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. today at the juvenile detention center in Stryker.

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Incumbent Sheriff Steve Towns will not appear on the Republican primary ballot after a hearing by the Williams County Elections Board on Monday.

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As one trial for a charge of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity in the Williams County Court of Common Pleas nears its start, another is over before it began.

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• The Williams County Board of Revision will meet at 8:30 a.m. today in the auditor’s office on the second floor of the courthouse.

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It appears the first salvo has been fired this past week in negotiations that have begun on a new contract between Anthem Inc. and Parkview Health System.

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The local March primary election is shaping up to be hotly contested as election signs have already begun popping up in some yards around Williams County.

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Through the 2018 Farm Bill, farmers have a choice of three commodity programs to help protect themselves against a bad year, either in the crops or the market, and the deadline to choose one is fast approaching.

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A paved recreational trail connection between the Wabash Cannonball Trail and Ohio 107/East Main Street in Montpelier is one of 20 projects that received a grant award from the 2019 Clean Ohio Trail Fund (COTF).

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The Four County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMhs) Board has received a $322,000 prevention grant from the Ohio Department of Education to distribute to school districts in the four-county area.

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This winter has been mild so far in Williams County, but people still need to heat their home. For those who are experiencing financial difficulties that make it difficult to pay their heating bill, help is available, according to Karen Postelwaite, community service worker for the Northwest…

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A Bryan City Schools bus was rear-ended by a van on Thursday afternoon, with no injuries reported.

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The Northwestern Ohio Rails-to-Trails Association (NORTA), on Thursday, offered about six miles of the Wabash Cannonball Trail to Williams County Commissioners and the county park system.

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With Hilltop High School senior James “Jay” Garrett’s nomination to potentially attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a path was opened by which the young and dedicated hopeful might continue a legacy of service at the highest level.

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Gary Cooper, chief operating officer of Cooper Farms, pictured center, was the featured speaker at the Bryan Rotary Club meeting on Friday. Cooper spoke to Rotarians about Cooper Farms and its “farm-to-fork” business philosophy. Cooper Farms is family-owned and employs about 2,300 people. It…

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Andrew Kendall appeared in court Thursday for the last time before his three-day trial begins, wherein he will face a felony Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act charge (engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity), following his late 2019 conviction on multiple meth-relat…

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According to Gwen Wolford, partnership specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau, the Census Bureau already has an idea of how compliant Americans are going to be in filling out and returning census forms mailed out this year.

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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: 9 a.m. general session; 10 a.m. discuss Northwestern Ohio Rails-to-Trails property; 11 a.m. discu…

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A local truck driver who identified himself as history’s most famous playwright was arrested in the earliest hours of Wednesday morning.

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The numbers — and the members — tell the story. Two years after a major expansion and renovation, the Williams County Family YMCA is poised to break the 4,000 mark in memberships, according to YMCA Executive Director Rob Imber.