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MONTPELIER — After shutting down for several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the See & Do Club in Montpelier opened its doors again for back-to-school shopping.

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The West Unity Branch Library will host hold “Stories in Wabash Park” at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25. Children ages 2-5, along with parents or a guardian, are welcome to attend this fun, outdoor story time. Books will be read by Branch Manager Dena Filip. Adults who attend will be required t…

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WEST UNITY — Tucked back in a wooded area a short walk — or an even shorter four-wheeler ride — on the Taylor property is a tree house that would be the envy of many teens and kids.

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MONTPELIER — The Montpelier Exempted Village Schools Board of Education passed remote learning plans and addressed various concerns from teachers and parents during its meeting Tuesday.

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MONTPELIER — Montpelier Fire Chief Dail Fritsch warned against the dangers of releasing Chinese lanterns in the village during the village council meeting Monday evening.

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In the summer of 1995, four locals — Dick Bruce, Bill Shilling and the late Glenn Miller and Dick Shaffer — started the Bryan classic Cruise-In on the Square.

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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/89249501535?pwd=VXplNWh1Q3hINWRGWWUvL0ZyTnRoUT09. Use meet…

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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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WEST UNITY — Last fall Millcreek-West Unity Local Schools Superintendent Jim Wyse kept an eye on the horizon for fog and ice so he could cancel classes one day at time. This fall he’s going to watch health department statistics in case he needs to shut it down a week at a time, depending on …

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A Montpelier-based business will be permanently closing its doors in October.

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MONTPELIER — The Montpelier Village Council approved an event intended to bring a bit of hope to the village, especially the children.

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In recent years, the popularity of pickleball has soared. The 2019 Pickleball Participant Report by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association reports there are more than 3.3. million pickleball players in the United States, making it one of the country’s fastest-growing sports.

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MONTPELIER — The See & Do shop, at 220 Depot St., in Montpelier, will have a back-to-school clothing giveaway from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 13 and 14.

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One person was injured when a tractor rolled over at 4:44 p.m. Saturday on County Road S, between County Road 11.50 and County Road 12.

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Five fire departments responded to a structure fire Friday afternoon but officials are unsure what happened or how much damage it caused.

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Police officers, firefighters and sheriff’s deputies converged on the 800 block of North Main Street Sunday evening when a child was reported missing, only for her to be found safe at home.

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol shut down Ohio 576 for 90 minutes Monday morning while two medical helicopters landed at the scene of an injury accident north of County Road J.

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The Ohio Development Services Agency and Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission (NOCAC) continue to help income-eligible Ohioans maintain their utility service through the Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program. The program helps eligible Ohioans pay an electric bill, purchase a…

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• The Central Local Board of Education will meet in regular session at 5:30 p.m. today in the high school gymnasium.

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Railroad freight volumes are forecast to grow approximately 30% from 2018 to 2040, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. And with many U.S. highways already stretched beyond capacity, the nation faces a complex freight mobility challenge.

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The City of Bryan is again taking residents’ recyclable trash to the recycling center on Buffalo Road.

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It’s time for back-to-school shopping and to help, the Ohio sales tax holiday is this weekend — from midnight Friday, Aug. 7, to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9.

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Bryan Municipal Water Department has begun its spring water main flushing program. According to John Caperton, water distribution supervisor, the water crew will flush the larger transmission mains (12- and 16-inch) first. Then, they will flush the smaller distribution lines on the side streets.

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Two area men are hoping to increase the production of medical personal protection equipment and will be using a long-vacant Napoleon building to do so.

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STRYKER — Police Chief Steve Schlosser could have been a famous drummer touring the world but the people in his hometown are glad he isn’t.

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Williams County Department of Aging, 1425 E. High St., Bryan, Maggie Fisher, Executive Director, Phone 419-633-4317

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Are you in the market for a coffin, complete with a plastic skeleton? Or maybe a used copy of the hit 1997 film “Titanic” on two VHS tapes?

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Do you like action and want to serve your community? If so, the Bryan Fire Department wants to talk to you, Bryan Fire Chief Bruce Siders told the Bryan Kiwanis Club via a Zoom conference call Wednesday.

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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…