Sarah Zimmerman

Sarah Frances “Fran” Zimmerman, 97, Upper Sandusky, died Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Upper Sandusky. She is survived by children, Sandra Hemmerly (Jim Gottfried) and Marcia (Jed) Geary, both of Upper Sandusky, and Marshall “Sonny” (Joyce) Zimmerman, Marengo. A graveside service will be held Monday, March 30, at…

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Terry Barney

Terry Lee Barney, 63, Benton, died on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Penny (Dyer) Barney, Benton, and daughters, Terra (Brad) Vera, Findlay, and Ashley (Chris) Hannigan, Carey. Funeral services will be private with burial taking place at Nevada Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, Upper…

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Kristi Loy-Hetzel

Kristi M. Loy-Hetzel, 70, of rural Sycamore, died Sunday, March 22, 2020, at home. She was born on Sept. 21, 1949, in Seneca County, to Clayson and Mary “Irene” (Smith) Loy. She married Ronald L. Hetzel and they later divorced. Surviving are a sister, Darlene (Dale) Welshans, Brooklyn, Mich., and cousins and special friends, Beth…

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Martin Turnbell

Martin R. “Marty” Turnbell, 45, of Carey, died Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Cleveland Clinic. Born on May 21, 1974, in Upper Sandusky, Marty was the son of the late Cecil “Tim” and Sheila (Plott) Turnbell. He married Kandi S. Kloeppel on Oct. 21, 2000, at College First Church of God, Findlay. She survives in…

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Lance Kromer

Lance D. Kromer, 55, of Vanlue, died Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at 5:25 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor in Findlay. Born in Findlay, on Sept. 4, 1964, Lance was the son of the late Paul D. and Juanita (Logsdon) Kromer. He married Patsy Caudill and they divorced. Surviving are two children, Derek R. Kromer, Ada,…

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Sycamore takes additional COVID-19 precautions

Sycamore has taken additional precautions against the coronavirus in response to the governor’s orders, Mayor Tony Flood recently reported. The utility, finance and administration offices are closed to the public. Employees will work in shifts with limited hours and remote working. “All functions of government, emergencies and business will be conducted,” Flood said. “All village…

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Arnold Riedel

Arnold E. Riedel, 91, of Sycamore, died at 7:02 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020, at home. He was born on Nov. 14, 1928, in Deunquat, to Layton D. and Hildred A. (Stoner) Riedel. He married Alice L. (Romanko) Riedel on Jan. 21, 1953, and she survives. Surviving are the following children, Galen L. Riedel, rural…

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Kathleen Tyler

Kathleen A. Tyler, 66, Kenton, died Sunday, March 22, 2020, at St. Rita’s Hospital, Lima. She is survived by her children, David (Hillary Wyndham) Ramsey and Breanne (Shawn) Pierson, both of Kenton. Visitation will be held from noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, at Clark Shields Funeral Home, Forest.

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Villages take precautions again coronavirus

By Angela Huston Both Carey and Sycamore have implemented precautionary steps against the spread of the coronavirus. The villages announced the closure of their offices to the public, and Carey Police Department and Sycamore Fire & Rescue are asking residents to limit their calls to emergencies. While the villages apologize for the inconvenience, both noted…

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Ohioans ordered to stay at home

Under the direction of Governor Mike DeWine, Department of Health Director Amy Acton has issued a director’s order to require all Ohioans to stay in their homes to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 beginning at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 23, until 11:59 p.m. on April 6.  The order prohibits holding gatherings of any…

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