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Every plan leaves a pattern and when Williams County Sheriff's Deputy Michelle Jacob uncovered a pattern of misconduct involving 14 people, she and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Staci Stiriz launched a long-term investigation that brought every one of them to justice, with the last one rece…

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A semi trailer caught fire on U.S. 6 just past the the Ohio 66 junction in Ridgeville Township, just across the county line in Henry County, at approximately 4 p.m. Tuesday. Emergency personnel from Ridgeville Township and Archbold, as well as the Henry County Sheriff's Office, responded to …

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State Rep. Jim Hoops enjoys his work. “I like working to help people solve their issues,” said Hoops, of Napoleon, who is seeking reelection to the 81st Ohio House District on Nov. 3.

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• The Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio Financial Overview Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. today via the Zoom video conferencing app.

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The economic headwinds we face right now are clear – what determines your fate in the emerging Ohio economy is your knowledge, skills and abilities. Now more than ever, Ohio must get serious about helping working-age Ohioans maximize their education potential. It is the foundation for the ec…

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• The Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention, Training and Rehabilitation Center’s Finance Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. today at the facility, 03389 County Road 24.25, Stryker.

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EDGERTON — The Edgerton Village Council approved the restructuring of the debt for purchasing the town hall Monday evening.

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Bryan City Schools finished its first full quarter of face-to-face instruction without interruption while its fall sports program generated three Northwest Ohio Athletic League Championship teams in varsity golf, varsity volleyball and junior high cross country, and did it all in spite of CO…

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Creating a less racist world is a daunting task but one group of dedicated residents is trying to at least make Bryan a more racially sensitive and aware community.

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Officials with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Henry County recognized the opening of that county’s first roundabout during a small event Monday in Napoleon.

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Williams County Commissioners on Monday authorized an outlay of $396,532 for a major upgrade to the county’s digital infrastructure — a sum they hope they can get reimbursed later through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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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 virtually will be posted on the county website and Facebook page. Listed on the agenda are: 8:30…

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More than 200 vehicles participated in a caravan around Williams County in support of President Donald Trump on Saturday and more than 100 attended an associated rally in Montpelier.

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Another case of COVID-19 has been confirmed within the Montpelier Exempted Village Schools, the district announced Sunday in a letter addressed to the “Montpelier School Community” and posted on the district’s website.

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Live music has been among the biggest losses from COVID-19 shutdowns. However, on a chilly but comfortable Saturday evening in Bryan, hundreds gathered — and remained socially distant — to enjoy an evening of song and worship.

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The Edgerton Village Council decided to change the way they spent COVID-19 relief funding during an emergency meeting on Wednesday evening.

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Williams County sheriff’s candidates Tom Kochert and Gary Mohre have different agendas but it’s clear that neither had much regard for the other’s experience during Thursday’s public forum sponsored by the Bryan and Montpelier chambers of commerce.

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Incumbent Williams County Commissioner Lew Hilkert and challengers Heather Freese and Jennifer King made their cases for why they are the best choice for commissioner on Nov. 3 in a candidate forum Thursday.

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HOLIDAY CITY — The Holiday City Village Council is working on closing a loophole found in the lodging excise tax.

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Thin Blue Lines painted on roadways have popped up in several communities in Williams County to show support for local police. But what about the legal lines separating law enforcement from partisan political activity?

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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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All things considered, Edon Northwest Local Schools Superintendent Anthony Stevens is happy with the district’s reopening for this school year, which is nearing the end of the first quarter.

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Look up at the sky on Saturday, Oct. 31, and you’ll notice a different glow to Halloween this year. It’s something that happens about as often as, well, a blue moon.

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Project 2020 was more than 10 years in the making, but the time and effort paid off Wednesday afternoon when the Fountain City Amphitheater at Moore Park in Bryan was officially dedicated.

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal single-vehicle accident in Williams County.

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• The Williams County Data Processing Board will meet at 11:30 a.m. today virtually via the Zoom application. A link to participate will be posted on the Williams County Auditor webpage prior to the meeting.

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Some people burn the United States flag as an expression of protest, but Tuesday evening representatives from Bryan’s American Legion Post 284 and Stryker’s Post 60 met to do the same thing as a sign of respect and dedication.

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The “Meet the Candidates” public forum for countywide races in the Nov. 3 general election is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15.

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A routine traffic stop in Bryan ended with an arrest at Ace Corners after a high-speed pursuit on Ohio 15.

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A mechanical malfunction led to a fire that destroyed a Case 620 HD tractor Monday afternoon in a field along County Road E between County Road 17 and County Road 18.

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Montpelier Elementary School held its monthly Little Loco Leaders assembly for the month of September on Oct. 1. Lance Thorp, Montpelier Elementary Principal, said the word of the month was “encouraging,” and specific students were recognized by their teachers for using kind words and helpin…

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• The Montpelier Exempted Village Board of Education will meet in regular session at 5 p.m. today in the choir room.

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As COVID-19 cases continue to come in, Williams County hit the state’s threshold for “high incidence rate” as of Friday.

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At its Thursday, Oct. 8 meeting, the Four County ADAMhs (Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services) Board approved spending $30,000 to support the DARE programs in all four of its counties. Funding for the school-based substance abuse programming will be allocated as follows: Defian…