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March 21st

Opal Hunter, 79

March 21, 2013

Opal Hunter, 79, of 404 E. South St., Botkins, died at 8:45 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at her residence.

She was born on July 28, 1933, in War Branch, Ky., the daughter of McKinley and Alice (Caldwell) Napier.

On Nov. 17, 1951, she married Chester Hunter, who died on July 17, 1996.

She is survived by four daughters, Jewel Wehner of New Knoxville, Patty (Dave) Opperman of Wapakoneta, Pamela (Willis) Rehn of Botkins, Kimberly (Terry) Withrow of Wapakoneta; a son, James (Pam) Hunter of Wapakoneta; four sisters; one brother.

Evon E. Schlenker, 93

March 21, 2013

Lifelong Wapakoneta resident Evon E. Schlenker, 93, died on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at her home, surrounded by her family.

She was born on Dec. 5, 1919, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Albert and Freda (Hengstler) Knatz.  

On Aug. 5, 1939, she married John H. Schlenker, and he preceded her in death on May 15, 2002.  

March 20th

Moore leaves Minster for La Salle

March 20, 2013

Nate Moore's run as head football coach at Minster High School was short but sweet. It ended when Moore accepted the head coaching  position at Cincinnati La Salle High School on Tuesday night.

Moore is the ninth head coach in La Salle history, according to a La Salle press release.

New Bremen's Carson Manger named Honorable Mention D4 All-Ohio

March 20, 2013

 

New Bremen sophomore Carson Manger was named Honorable Mention All-Ohio in Division IV. Manger led New Bremen to an 18-6 record and a 7-2 record in the Midwest Athletic Conference.

He averaged 14 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.7 steals and 1.8 assists per game.

The Associated Press released its list on Tuesday night, which was culled from recomendations of a media panel from around the state.

The Midwest Athletic Conference was well-represented on the lists.

Local Promotes Peace

March 20, 2013

HEBRON, Palestine — A former St. Marys resident is trying to save a thousand residents from losing their homes, schools and livelihoods in rural Palestine.

In the four months since Jonathan Brenneman arrived in rural West Bank region, south of Hebron with Christian Peacemaker Teams, spring has turned a barren fall desert into fields full of produce, where sheep graze, and animal pens and donkeys dot the eight small villages he works in. The families in the villages have farmed the area for generations, and lived there all their lives.

Girls Create Tape Crafts

March 20, 2013

MINSTER — The power of duct tape has hit a new and decidedly feminine generation.

F.J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster offered a girls-only Duck Tape craft time Tuesday, facilitated by fifth-grade student Courtney Kemper who taught friends to make wallets, flowers and bows with the versatile craft tool Duck Tape.

Evon E. Schlenker, 93

March 20, 2013

Evon E. Schlenker, 93, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:40 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff and Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.

Opal Hunter, 79

March 20, 2013

Opal Hunter, 79, of Botkins, died the evening of Monday, March 18, 2013, at her residence. Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

Louis Andrew Bauer, 78

March 20, 2013

Louis Andrew Bauer, 78, of 1101 Larkspur Lane in Celina, passed away at 3:35 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at the Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.

He was born on Oct. 30, 1934, in Dover, to the late Louis and Mary (Roesch) Bauer.

On May 30, 1959, he married Joanne Bigler, who lives in Celina. He is also survived by his four children, Brian Louis and Michelle Bauer of Dover, Kelly and Dr. Philip Masser of Celina, Jennifer and Gregory Heft of Bellbrook and Cathy Villacis of Cranberry Township, Pa.; eight grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law.

March 19th

Smoke Stack Marked For Demolition

March 19, 2013

ST. MARYS — A long-standing inhabitant of the skyline of the city of St. Marys will be torn down in the coming weeks.

During Monday night’s special session of the St. Marys City Council, Interim Safety-Service Director Greg Foxhoven said plans are moving forward to demolish the smoke stack of the former power plant. The smoke stack, which had its future debated for months, is now coming down because officials fear it now may be structurally unsound.

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