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Officer Cleared

April 17, 2013

ST. MARYS —  A St. Marys police officer who was involved in a shooting on Derrick Street in March has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

St. Marys Interim Police Chief Tim Eberle told The Evening Leader he received word that Patrolman Luke Turpin was cleared of any wrongdoing associated with the shooting. Brad Lee Scheer, 62, 601 Derrick St., was shot by officers who responded to Scheer's residence following a 911 call on March 13. Scheer made a 911 call and threatened to shoot any officers who responded to his home.

Local Store Going Strong

April 17, 2013

MINSTER — Stanley Kuenning, founder and previous owner of Western Ohio True Value Hardware in Minster, turned 85 this year and is still going strong at the hardware store.

Kuenning and his wife, Dona Mae, both originally from New Bremen, opened the store in 1953, when it was originally named Western Ohio Hardware.

Kuenning got his start in the hardware business in 1939. He was 11 when he asked his mother for a pair of long, black pants, to replace the “knickers” boys had been wearing since the 1920s.

Cards Learn Culture

April 17, 2013

NEW BREMEN — He can be called flat, but his adventures are anything but one-dimensional.

Third-graders at New Bremen Elementary are receiving letters from around the world from their globe-trotting friend Flat Stanley, part of a project teacher Jenny Perryman said teaches letter writing, map skills and cultural understanding.

Dorothy L. Williams, 87

April 17, 2013

Dorothy L. Williams, 87, of 1604 Bishop Court in Celina, died at 9:58 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2013, at St. Marys Living Center.

She was born on May 26, 1925, in New Bremen, to Arthur and Nudi (Stienecker) Barth.

Edward L. “Ted” Rollins, 79

April 17, 2013

Edward L. “Ted” Rollins, 79, of New Bremen, died at 11 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2013, at the Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima.  

He was born on April 25, 1933, in Fremont.  

He was the son of Dormal and Ruth (Walters) Rollins.

On Jan. 27, 1956, he married Sandra L. Hanson, and she preceded him in death on May 2, 1997.  

Margaret Heistan, 82

April 17, 2013

Margaret Heistan, 82, of Venice, Fla., formerly of St. Marys, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Tidewell Hospice House in Sarasota, Fla.

A mass will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Englewood, Fla.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Alan Moore Funeral Home.

Margaret was born on May 11, 1930, in Celina, to Matt and Levon Sunderhaus and married Jack Heistan on Feb. 18, 1949.

Jack Heistan passed away on Aug. 6, 2007.

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