November 12th, 2012
Paul Adams, 81, of Celina, died on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
He was born on Dec. 28, 1930, in Dayton, to David and Abigail (Adams) Adams, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Yvonne D. (Wehrkamp) Adams of Celina; three children, Patricia Howard, David Adams and Pamela (Dan) Reed, all of Celina; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister; a sister-in-law.
He is preceded in death by two brothers; a sister.
Kurt Allan Metzger, 53, of Coldwater, died at 7:55 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.
He was born on May 13, 1959, in Lima, to Kermit E. ‘Whitey’ and Maris Yuteve Kirchner Metzger, and they survive him in Wapakoneta.
He is survived by a sister, Elisha (Bart) Smith of Wapakoneta; his nieces, Andrea Smith Brookhart and Emily Smith; an uncle and aunt, Norman and Bonnie Kirchner; many cousins.
PIQUA — Marion Local kept trying to drive the stake into Minster’s heart.
That took a long time in a memorable playoff shootout on Friday between Midwest Athletic Conference rivals.
Between a 44-yard reverse pass for a touchdown, a goal line stand and a 99-yard, 14-play touchdown drive, Minster answered every call in the fourth quarter in its quest to come back from a 21-point deficit.
The Wildcats simply ran out of time. Never heart.
Aurora 27, Kent Roosevelt 13
Avon 24, Tiffin Columbian 14
Chardon 34, Kenston 15
Cin. Turpin 42, Franklin 14
Marion-Frank. 44, Can. Winch. 14
New Albany 42, Tri-Valley 35
Tol. Cent. Cath. 45, Madison 7
Trot.-Mad. 27, Winton Woods 20, OT
FAIRBORN — Buckeye Central head coach Bill Bonham didn’t wait until Saturday to proclaim a volleyball state champion in Division IV.
He’d already seen the Marion Local Flyers up close on Friday wield three unstoppable hitters to a three-game sweep in a state semi-final.
Bonham doesn’t see anyone having an answer for what the Flyers can put on the court. He said he expected Marion Local to hoist its fourth state title trophy in six years on Saturday.
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.