Archive - 2013 - News Article
MONTEZUMA — Dozens of friends, family and strangers gathered at a Montezuma business Saturday afternoon to help support a family that was rocked by tragedy on Dec. 23.
ROCKFORD — A Rockford man kept law enforcement officials at bay for several hours before finally surrendering Saturday morning.
At 6:31 a.m. Saturday, Mercer County dispatchers received a phone call reporting shots had been fired at 310 N. Franklin St., Rockford. Deputies and Rockford Police Chief Paul May responded to the scene. Investigators determined Thurman Whitted Jr., 58, of Bridge Street, and his girlfriend were engaged in a domestic dispute, when Whitted entered the bedroom and allegedly fired one round from a handgun.
ST. MARYS — 18-year-old senior Brooke Hertenstein exudes happiness and positivity and her cheerful outlook, passion and enthusiasm shine through in every project and endeavor she tackles.
Music and the arts are a big part of Hertenstein’s life, but within Memorial High School, she is involved in much more. Hertenstein is a member of National Honor Society, Relay For Life, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, band and choir.
By JANICE BARNIAK
ST. MARYS — The girls at Kristina’s Dance Escape in St. Marys are gearing up for competition season with rehearsals of ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop numbers that they’ll perform all over Ohio and Indiana this spring.
Kristina Blockberger, who has taught dance in St. Marys for 14 years, said the girls audition for spots in the summer on the more serious team.
“I danced all my life and did it competitively,” Blockberger said.
ST. MARYS — A recently proposed bill in the Ohio House could give some senior citizens free hunting and fishing licenses.
Ohio Rep. Nick Barborak, of the 5th House District, introduced House Bill 25 — a measure that seeks to provide free fishing and hunting licenses along with fur taker, deer and wild turkey permits and wetlands habitat stamps to Ohioans 65 and older. Barborak, a Democrat from Lisbon, said the idea has been floating around Columbus for years.
NEW BREMEN — Treasurer Debra Meyer addressed the New Bremen Board of Education Wednesday night about what to expect from the Gov. John Kasich’s proposed budget for the next two years, increases in health care costs, and how those concerns affect the school’s five year plan.
ST. MARYS — Billy Felver may only have the top quarter of his heart left working properly, but he’s given the whole thing to Paula Green.
In front of a crowd of friends at the Auglaize County Council on Aging last Sunday, Felver proposed to Green impromptu, without hesitation, after she gave him a ring and dared him to do it.
“Her face turned real red,” Felver said. “She’s a real sweet, nice kid, lovable. We hit it off right off the bat.”
MINSTER — The Minster Police Department is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads an arrest related to a string of vandalism throughout the village.
Officers are investigating a slew of incidents that have taken place during the past several months in Minster. Minster Police Chief Randy Houseworth said officers have taken numerous complaints from residents regarding tires flattened by roofing nails that were left on the driveways and streets. It appears, Houseworth noted, that several village and school employees have been targets.
ST. MARYS — Licensed cosmetologists met with women who have cancer Monday as part of the Look Good, Feel Better campaign to discuss ways to look their best during chemotherapy or radiation treatments.
In the hour and a half program at St. Marys Community Public Library, volunteers Theresia Hedrick and Barb Thomas covered cancer treatment-related appearance problems, such as dry skin, paleness and hair loss. They worked with two women teaching blush, natural eye pencil application and gave each woman a kit donated by the American Cancer Society.
MINSTER — At its annual dinner and dance, the Minster Civic Association named its newest honoree, recognizing her for a lifetime of community service, volunteerism and leadership
Mary Knapke, born and raised in Minster, was announced the 2012 Citizen of the Year at the “Tropical Paradise” celebration held Feb. 8 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.