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March 9th, 2012

Flamingoes Invade Region

March 9, 2012

NEW BREMEN — Flocks of flamingos have taken over the yards of area residents who are helping raise money for a local charity.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize and Van Wert counties has teamed up with Preferred Insurance Center for a fundraiser that is sending pink flamingos to the yards of New Bremen and St. Marys residents.

Driver Found Guilty In Death

March 9, 2012

CELINA — A Korean man was found guilty of causing an accident that claimed the life of a Minster girl in October.

During a change-of-plea hearing in Mercer County Common Pleas Court Friday afternoon, Jinghao Xu, 50, pleaded no contest to one count of vehicular homicide, a fourth-degree felony. The charge stems from an Oct. 15 collision at the intersection of Ohio 119 and U.S. 127 in Granville Township. Aubrey L. Bruns, 3, of Minster, died from injuries suffered in the collision.

John W. Burnett, 78

March 9, 2012

John W. Burnett, 78, of 800 Touvelle St., Celina, formerly of San Diego, Calif., died at 6:25 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Celina Manor Nursing Home in Celina.

He was born on April 13, 1933, in Muncie, Ind., to Oscar and Mamie (Valentine) Brumett, and they preceded him in death.

John is survived by his daughter, Sandra D. Burnett of Rockford; a brother; a sister.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Burnett; three brothers.

John served his country in the U.S. Navy.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: New Knoxville falls in OT

March 9, 2012

TIPP CITY — New Knoxville’s chance to bury tournament-tested New Madison Tri-Village came in the first half when it built an eight-point lead.

When that didn’t happen, the Rangers were in for a physical, see-saw battle for the game’s final 20 minutes.

“That’s the way it’s been all year,” New Knoxville head coach Tim Hegemier said. “We just never seem to want to put anybody away.”

At the regional level, it’s a dangerous game to play.

Tavern To Host Pool Event

March 9, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local tavern will hold a fundraiser this weekend to benefit the an Ohio charity.

The Friendly Tavern, located at 115 S. Main. St., St. Marys, will be selling chicken dinners and holding a doubles pool tournament on Saturday to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Miami Valley Region.

Friendly Tavern employee Sondra Thatcher said chicken dinners will cost $7 per dinner and will be served starting at 3 p.m. Saturday and will continue to sell until they are gone.

Que's To Reopen

March 9, 2012

NEW BREMEN — A business displaced by a fire that swept through a downtown New Bremen building has relocated and will reopen next week.

Que’s Barber Shop, which was housed in the same building as Fireside Pub, will reopen March 15 at 201 N. Main St., New Bremen. The barbershop, along with the restaurant, sustained severe damage during a fire on Feb. 27 that saw flames shoot through the top of the building.

Elizabeth J. “Betty” Schmidt, 83

March 9, 2012

Elizabeth J. “Betty” Schmidt, 83, of Mendon, died on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at her residence.

She was born on Oct. 24, 1928, in Geneva, Ind., to Glen and Hazel (Morgan) Grogg, and they preceded her in death.

On Sept. 3, 1988, she married Bennett “Ben” Schmidt, and he survives.

Ray D. High, 88

March 9, 2012

Ray D. High, 88, of Mendon, died on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at his residence.

He was born on Feb. 15, 1924, in Union Township, to Ray R. and Mamie Ruth (Spicer) High, and they preceded him in death.

On June 19, 1960, he married Glenda Colwell, and she survives.

He is also survived by a son, Larry Joe (Julie) High of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Debra Lee Conway of Fort Wayne and Renee (Richard) Flanary of Celina; two brothers; his mother-in-law; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

E. Lucille Bushong Eichhorn, 86,

March 9, 2012

E. Lucille Bushong Eichhorn, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:41 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville. Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.

Annabel E. Wagner, 101

March 9, 2012

Annabel E. Wagner, 101, of New Bremen, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, at the Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices of St. Marys.

She was born on Dec. 22, 1910, in New Bremen, the daughter of Alfred H. and Louise (Schroeder) Scheer, and they preceded her in death.

On Nov. 28, 1935, she married Alvin “Pete” Wagner, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 20, 1980.

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