Archive - 2013
ST. MARYS — Snow sculptures often involve building modest snow forts and snowmen — all of which take maybe a few hours’ hard work.
For the Hagan family of New Bremen, the recent blizzard was an opportunity to put their noses to the grindstone, pack snowball upon snowball, and end up with something spectacular at their home located at 134 St. Clair Place.
Peter Hagan and his family have done snow sculptures in the past, but not since moving to New Bremen from Carson City, Nev., eight years ago.
James Willam Champ, 67, formerly of Spencerville and Lima, died at 11:36 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at the Hardin Hills Health Center in Kenton, where he had resided since Oct. 22, 2012.
He was born on May 14, 1945, in Lima, a son of James Lewis and Elva Iota “Odie” Adams Champ, who preceded him in death.
He is survived by a sister; two nephews; a niece; several great-nieces and nephews.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War era from 1966 to 1970.
ST. MARYS — The New Year’s baby for St. Marys area is Atticus Logan Kinsey, born to Chelsie and Brandon Kinsey, of St. Marys at 7:33 a.m. Jan. 1. The newborn weighed in at 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and measured 20 inches long.
Chelsie said she was playing Duck-Duck-Goose with her two children, Cashis, 3, and Mikayla, 7, about five minutes after watching the ball drop in New York City when she went into labor.
Cherl Durie Russell, 65, of 1107 Parkway Drive, St. Marys, died at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, following a brief illness.
She was born on Oct. 14, 1947, in Van Wert, the daughter of Billy and Florence (Vermilya) Agler.
She married Harvey Russell on June 29, 1964, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 4, 2009.
CELINA — The suspect wanted in connection with the Nov. 8 death of a Rockford woman was arrested Wednesday morning in Fort Wayne.
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced law enforcement officials have taken Daniel Charles Martin, 40, of Fort Wayne, Ind., into custody. Martin was on the run for close to two months in connection with the death of Melinda Shinn, 26.
A day after the shooting, the Mercer County Sheriff's Office requested the assistance of the United States Marshal’s Service in locating Martin.
“Leader Look Back” is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week’s edition examines stories from Dec. 25-31, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: Santa Claus delivered Christmas gifts to 1,000 children at the Eagles Home.
Two men were killed in a collision on Ohio 219 southwest of Wapakoneta.
Employees at Star Beverage Company in Minster went on strike after protesting the discharge of a fellow employee.
ST. MARYS — Locals remembered 2012 and began 2013 by celebrating in different ways.
In St. Marys, families celebrated at Woodland Roller Dome while others chose to stay in with movies and pizza.
Although the roller rink has hosted several lock-ins, this was the first for New Year’s Eve since Dan and Victoria Egbert took over last September.
Roller skaters had a lot of good memories from 2012. Misty Shaffer remembered 2012 as the year she changed jobs.
“The best thing was getting a good job at Honda,” she said.
Robert “Bob” E. Blew, 81, of Celina, died at 6 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford, of natural causes.
He was born on April 24, 1931, in Columbus to parents Harry Blew and Leona Bevans Blew, both of whom preceded him in death.
On Nov. 28, 1953, he married Marilyn Fell, who preceded him in death on Dec. 2, 2010.
He is survived by a son, Larry (Sally) Blew of Hamilton, Mich.; a brother; two sisters-in-law.
He was a veteran of the Army and served in the Korean War.
Miriam B. Holtkamp, 93, a resident at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community near Sidney, died at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.
She was born on Jan. 25, 1919, in Shelby County to Herbert and Mary (Zorn) Fogt.
She married Llewellyn “Charlie” W. Holtkamp on June 21, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 1, 1970.
Sharon M. Kline, 67, of Wapakoneta, went to be with her Savior at 1:55 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor after several years of extended illnesses.
She was born on Dec. 7, 1945, in Lima, the daughter of Lawrence Winegardner and Helen (Myers) Klopfenstein.
Her mother survives in Wapakoneta, and her father preceded her in death.
On Dec. 10, 1982, she married Robert C. Kline, and he survives.