Williams County, OH


Police ask for help in search for missing Williams County teen

MONTPELIER, Ohio (WANE) – The Montpelier Police Department in Ohio posted Thursday on Facebook asking for the public’s help in finding 16-year-old Katherinne Fernandez. Katherinne is described as 5″1″ and 100 lbs. She has brown eyes, and light brown hair that fades to red at the bottom.
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Bryan Area Foundation Accepting Applications For Adult Education Scholarships

(PRESS RELEASE) Above, Amy Miller, Bryan Area Foundation President/CEO, and Tom Turnbull, Bryan Area Foundation Scholarship Chair, review candidates for the Bryan Area Foundation adult continuing education scholarships. Interested applicants looking for financial assistance to go back to school and further their education can apply for one of the following...

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State Patrol--- Wednesday, 10:12 p.m., at milepost 11 on U.S. 6 in Williams County's Center Township, an eastbound vehicle driven by Mark Geren, 44, Bryan, lost the left, rear driver's side tire and it struck a westbound vehicle driven by Danielle Miler, 41, Edgerton. Miler was treated at the scene by Williams County EMS for suspected minor injuries. Both vehicles had disabling damage and Geren was cited for operating an unsafe vehicle. ...

Motorists will face road construction areas during holiday

Independence Day holiday travelers hitting the highways from Toledo will find work zones both familiar and unfamiliar. The former include the ongoing reconstruction of I-75 between Dorr Street in Toledo and Glenwood Road in Rossford, which narrows that freeway to two lanes each way, often with no shoulders, as well as several ramp closings.

Congressman Latta Meets One-On-One With Williams County Voters

MEETING WITH VOTERS … Congressman Bob Latta meets with voter Robert Witsaman during Latta’s time in Williams County on June 29th. (PHOTO BY DANIEL COOLEY, STAFF) Congressman Bob Latta’s day began on Wednesday, June 29, at 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m., when he met with voters... PLEASE LOGIN OR...

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State Patrol--- Friday, 1 p.m., on Power Dam Road in Defiance Township, a northbound semi driven by Stephen Maag, 51, Milan, struck overhead cable lines. Saturday, 4:37 p.m., at milepost 30 on Ohio 18 in Defiance County's Richland Township, a northbound vehicle driven by Annastazia Kirchner, 26, Jackson, Mich., sustained disabling damage when it traveled off the roadway, overturned and struck a tree. Kirchner was taken to Mercy-Defiance Hospital by...

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State Patrol--- Saturday, 10:24 p.m., at milepost 8 on Ohio 2 in Williams County's Pulaski Township, an eastbound vehicle driven by Alyssa Shindledecker, 21, Bryan, sustained light damage when it struck a deer. Defiance Police--- Friday, 3:37 p.m., at Clinton and First streets, two southbound vehicles sideswiped one another resulting in light damage to both...

Projects On The Way

A pair of infrastructure projects…one in Bryan, one in Madison Township…are authorized for funding by Williams County Commissioners. The project in Bryan will address outdated and crumbling water lines along a five-block stretch of South Lynn Street. The Madison Township project is a full-depth reconstruction of about a one mile section of Township Road 15, southeast of Pioneer, between County Road R to the north and U.S. 20 to the south. Partial funding for both will come from the county’s Community Development Block Grant Critical Infrastructure program. Back in Bryan, the old, cast iron water lines in the 400 to 900 black of South Lynn Street…from Wilson to South streets…will be replaced.

Basselman Moves On

Jennifer Basselman, superintendent of the Williams County Board of Developmental Disabilities has announced her resignation, effective July 7. She notified President Mike Elkins in a letter on June 8 that she intended to leave the agency for personal reasons in 30 days. Basselman was appointed to the position a little more than three years ago, beginning June 1, 2019. She came after serving as business manager for the Fulton County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Deb Guilford has a three-month contract to serve as the interim superintendent while the board searches for its next permanent one. Basselman had replaced Guilford, who retired after a 42-year career.

Full Day Of Fun Activities Enjoyed At Bryan Day In The Park

SPLASH … Kids loved the inflatable water slide so much they had to go multiple times. The slide led to a mini pool at the bottom to make a big splash in. (PHOTOS BY LINDSAY PHILLIPS, STAFF) On a hot and sunny day, the Bryan Recreational Park was consumed...

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State Patrol--- Wednesday, 10:17 p.m., at milepost 1 on Ohio 66 in Paulding County's Washington Township, a northbound vehicle driven by Kimberley Lamb, 37, Cloverdale, sustained moderate damage when it struck a deer. Friday, 7:55 a.m., on Buckskin Road in Defiance County's Mark Township, an eastbound vehicle driven by Hans Huelsenbeck, 42, Kendallville, Ind., sustained light damage when it struck a deer. ...