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Archive - 2013

April 19th

Mary Wolfe, 70

April 19, 2013

Mary Wolfe, 70, of St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at her residence.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home (314 W. High St. Chapel) in St. Marys.

Ernest E. Wenning, 81

April 19, 2013

Ernest E. Wenning,  81, of New Bremen, died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2013, at the Elmwood of New Bremen.  

He was born on Nov. 13, 1931, in Carthagena.

He was the son of Ben H. and Bernadine (Weitzel) Wenning.  

Gerhard S. Kuhr, 86

April 19, 2013

Gerhard S. Kuhr, 86, of 124 Lakewood Court, St. Marys, died at 3:50 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013, at the St. Marys Living Center.

He was born on Sept. 25, 1926, in Brno, Czech Republic, the son of Frank and Josephine (Schefczik) Kuhr.

He married Naida Sweet on July 21, 1951, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 18, 2007.

He is survived by his four children, Irene Kuhr of St. Marys, Mark (Rosie) Kuhr of Celina, John Kuhr of Lima and Ann (Mike) Brugger of Englewood; by two grandchildren, Charlotte and Michelle.

Virginia R. “Ginny” Forthofer, 90

April 19, 2013

Virginia R. “Ginny” Forthofer, 90, of Russia, died at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster.

She was born on April 24, 1922, in Newport, to the late John and Mary (Moorman) Perin. 

She married Lawrence F. Forthofer on April 24, 1946, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Newport.

He preceded her in death on Jan. 4, 2000. 

April 18th

Rocket Club Set For Launch

April 18, 2013

MINSTER — After a canceled test launch and two rescheduled launches, the Minster Rocket Club has passed every requirement and qualified to present its rocket to NASA engineers in Huntsville, Ala., on Saturday.

The club left Wednesday for a four to five day intensive session with engineers, culminating in a Saturday or Sunday launch, weather permitting.

Suspect Makes Initial Appearance

April 18, 2013

CELINA —  The alleged gunman in the Grube double homicide made his initial appearance in a Mercer County courtroom Wednesday.

Flanked by his attorney Donna Post, Trevin M. Sanders, 19, looked down at the defense table for much of the approximately hourlong hearing in Mercer County Juvenile Court as Judge Mary Pat Zitter read the complaint against him. Sanders is accused of shooting and killing Robert Grube, 70, and daughter his Colleen Grube, 47, in November 2011.

Ernest E. Wenning, 81

April 18, 2013

Ernest E. Wenning, 81, of New Bremen, died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2013, at the Elmwood of New Bremen.  

He was born on Nov. 13, 1931, in Carthagena.  

He was the son of Ben H. and Bernadine (Weitzel) Wenning.  

Margaret Heistan, 82

April 18, 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.

April 17th

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.

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