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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.To join the meeting via Zoom, log onto https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84894300395?pwd=SmN1UDlwWVdSbTFSbHhWNEZnRk5Zdz09 and use me…

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Williams County Commissioners June 25 set dates for continued hearings on a pair of petitions to have drainage ditches placed into county maintenance.

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Much like every event this summer, the Kaleb McLaughlin Ride to Remember and Organ Donation Awareness Day has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the event is still happening.

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The Bryan City Band commenced its 2020 season on Wednesday.

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A Williams County grand jury met last week and returned indictments against 19 individuals.

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EDON — A virtual quest for glory may end with real-world criminal damaging charges.

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• Bryan City Council will meet in special, emergency session at 5:30 p.m. today via video conference. The meeting will be livestreamed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwAFqTyrctY. To participate in the public comment portion, call 419-633-6043. If approved by council, the meeti…

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Orange fences and construction equipment provided the signs early last week that after years of fundraising and planning, Bryan’s Project 2020 initiative officially began construction of an amphitheater in Bryan’s Recreation Park, adjacent to the bathrooms near the Imagination Station.

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Six local fire departments initially responded to a reported structure fire Tuesday morning at Lake Seneca, but five of them were canceled en route.

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EDGERTON — Every community in Williams County is looking at their electric rates as COVID-19-related shutdowns mean big-ticket purchasers aren’t using the same amount of electricity as planned.

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The U.S. Military Academy at West Point is a tough row to hoe but 2016 Bryan High School graduates Alex Dolan and Adam Hug came home in June as second lieutenants in the United States Army. They stopped by The Bryan Times’ office Monday afternoon to talk about the experience.

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Beginning July 1, the Ohio Development Services Agency and Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission have help available for income-eligible Ohioans to maintain their utility service through the Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program (HEAP).

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The Pioneer Village Council had a special meeting Saturday morning, where they voted to keep the village’s electric rates down.

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• The Edgerton Local Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. today in the elementary library and via the Zoom application. If you are interested in login information, contact Superintendent Kermit Riehle at kriehle@edgertonschools.org or 419-298-2112, ext. 1015.

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A Bryan High School graduate of renown in the field of cardiovascular medicine has received an award that Temple University calls “the most prestigious honor given to a senior researcher by the International Society for Heart Research.”

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With supporters practicing social distancing, Jennifer Martin took the oath as a Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteer from Williams County Probate and Juvenile Court Judge Steven R. Bird, on June 22 inside the bandstand on courthouse square in Bryan.

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Bryan Municipal Utilities bills can fluctuate during the hottest and the coldest months of the year, to reflect an increase in consumption as customers crank up their air conditioning or heating systems and lawn irrigation systems.

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Every year, more than 10,000 people are treated for fireworks-related injuries, according to a release from the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF).

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• Pioneer Village Council will meet in special session at 7:30 a.m. today in the Community Center, 100 N. Elm St., to discuss electric rates.

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Parkview Health and Anthem Inc. are in negotiations on a new contract with potential financial ramifications for Williams County employees, county commissioners learned at their weekly meeting on Thursday.

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A large storm of dust from the Sahara Desert — officially called Saharan Air Layer or SAL — has traveled across the ocean and made landfall in the U.S.

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Fire destroyed a storage barn at 107 S. Maple St., Kunkle, around 4 p.m. Thursday. The structure was total loss, but no injuries were reported, Kunkle Assistant Fire Chief John Baker said. The fire was largely quelled in about 10 minutes, according to Fire Chief John Huffman. Due to windy co…

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Hilltop high school and junior high students performed well enough to earn the school the Harold C. Shaw Outstanding School Award during the 72nd annual State Science Day.

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Edon Northwest Local Schools is one of hundreds of districts statewide awaiting guidance from the state on how to reopen next school year. And with the summer ticking away, its staff are preparing in a multitude of ways.

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Drive-through immunization clinics put on by the Williams County Health Department have been scheduled for each of Williams County’s school districts in July and August.

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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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Global events are changing how the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio operates in Stryker, but it’s not all bad news.

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There likely won’t be any new legislation aimed at softening the economic blow caused by the COVID-19 pandemic for several weeks, but Ohio’s senators already know what they’d like in it.

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COVID-19 has led Central Local Schools into the red for the closing fiscal year and put on hold several permanent improvement projects until at least Fiscal Year 2022.

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MONTPELIER — An update from Montpelier Exempted Village School’s treasurer revealed the district could be in trouble between declining income tax revenue due to COVID-19 and decreased funding from the state.

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Hillside Country Living is reporting its first lab-confirmed case of COVID-19. A staff member at the county-owned nursing, memory care and assisted living facility was confirmed positive for the virus earlier this week, Hillside Executive Director Donna Sprow told The Bryan Times Wednesday.