November 9th, 2012
NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Historic Association's Christmas Tree Festival will return for its second year at the Lockkeeper's House next month, and area residents are encouraged to include something special for the display.
New Bremen Historic Association Trustee Diane Paul noted the event included several displays last year.
CELINA — A nationwide manhunt is underway for a 40-year-old man believed to be responsible for the shooting death of a Rockford woman on Thursday.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Daniel C. Martin, 40, for murder. Mercer County law enforcement officials believe Martin played a role in the shooting death of Melinda S. Shinn, 26, inside her residence at 509 North St., Rockford. Martin was Shinn’s boyfriend at the time of the shooting. Martin’s red Ford Explorer was located in Fort Wayne, Ind., but he remains at-large as of press time.
ST. MARYS — Helping others drives Memorial High School senior Savanna “Van” Jones, who strives to do what she can for others through many aspects of her life.
“I want to help people,” Jones told The Evening Leader.
Jones keeps busy working two jobs — as a waitress at Bob Evans and as a game advisor at Game Stop — and also earns money selling some of her artwork online.
Verona “Ronnie” (Schwenzer) (Vanderhorst) Farno , 92, of Minster, passed peacefully from her “life well lived” on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012.
She is survived by her children, Dan Vanderhorst (Judy) of Las Vegas, Nev., Joy Knopp (Bob) of St. Paul, Minn., and Mary Jackson (Dave) of Weatherford, Texas; Bernie’s children, Carol Weiland (Jim) of Dayton, John Farno (Diana) of Minster and Janie Perryman (Clif) of Perrysburg; her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
ROCKFORD — Law enforcement officials in Mercer County are searching for a 40-year-old man who is wanted in connection with the death of a Rockford woman Thursday morning.
Mercer County Dispatchers received a phone call at approximately 10:43 a.m. Thursday reporting a shooting at 509 North Street in Rockford. Rockford Police Chief Paul May entered the residence and found Melinda S. Shinn, 26, dead.
ROCKFORD - Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey released more information regarding the shooting death of a Rockford woman on Thursday.
In a news release issued Thursday night, Grey identified the victim as Melinda S. Shinn, 26.
ROCKFORD — Law enforcement officials in Mercer County are looking for a person of interest in connection with the shooting death of a Rockford woman Thursday morning.
Mercer County Dispatchers received a phone call at approximately 10:43 a.m. Thursday reporting a shooting on West North Street in Rockford. Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said law enforcement officials arrived on the scene shortly after the call.
50 Years Ago This Week – 1962
Fifty years ago this week, the St. Marys Roughriders concluded the 1962 football campaign by nearly upsetting the Western Buckeye League champion, Lima Shawnee Indians.
In a mud-caked mess, the first quarter came and went without any activity on the scoreboard. That all changed in the second period when St. Marys received a punt from Shawnee and returned it 25 yards to the 10-yard line.
MINSTER — Just three years ago the notion that Minster and Marion Local would become a running playoff football rivalry seemed unlikely.
The Flyers have been a model of consistency over the past 15 seasons, racking up five state championships between stints in Divisions V and VI. Minster, meanwhile, was mired in a stretch of six straight seasons without a winning record and just two seasons with a winning record in the previous 13 seasons before Nate Moore took over in 2010. Marion Local had won 11 of the last 12 meetings against Minster heading into 2010.
ST. MARYS — Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon is looking for the public’s help to put the rest an unsolved homicide that dates back almost four decades.