March 8th, 2012
Rita Jean (Scheblo) Wilfong, 63, of Holt, Mich., formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on Dec. 9, 1948, in Lima, to John A. and Esther L. (West) Scheblo, and they preceded her in death.
On Sept. 30, 1972, she married Michael A. Wilfong, and he survives.
She is also survived by a brother; 24 nieces and nephews; 34 great-nieces and great-nephews.
Marcille May Cole Oakman, 85, formerly of Waynesfield, died on Monday, March 5, 2012, at her residence in Wauchula, Fla.
She was born on April 16, 1926, in Cridersville, to Herman and Anna Walti Dawson, and they preceded her in death.
In 1947, she married Russell Eugene Cole, and he preceded her in death in 1956. On July 2, 1989, she married Robert D. Oakman, and he survives.
Bernard D. “Bernie” McCarty, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 12:42 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor.
He was born on March 21, 1927, in a farm home in Marion Township, Hardin County, to Hobart and Francis (Fields) McCarty, and they preceded him in death.
On June 8, 1947, he married Mary Ann Copeland, and she survives.
He is also survived by a son, Ronald J. McCarty of Wapakoneta; two sisters; several nieces and nephews;
He was preceded in death by a sister.
Berniece I. Henning, 82, of 14210 State Route 116, St. Marys, died at 5:26 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2012. at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on March 31, 1929, in Celina, to Charles and Nellie (McDonald) Boice, and they preceded her in death.
On Feb. 28, 1948, in Covington, Ky., she married Edwin R. Henning, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 2002.
CELINA — The investigation into a double homicide and home invasion in Mercer County continues.
In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said the investigation into the homicides of Robert Grube and Colleen Grube on Nov. 29 and 30, near Fort Recovery, and the home invasion of Kathy and William Fair, near Mendon, are still being investigated. The two cases have not been linked although there are several similarities to the crimes.
ST. MARYS — Voters approved a local restaurant’s request for Sunday sales during Tuesday’s primary election.
Buffalo Wild Wings saw its request approved by voters in precinct 1A by a count of 137 (79.65 percent) to 35 (20.35 percent) with seven under votes. Another request in the county, Wal-Mart in Wapakoneta, was rejected by voters in precinct 3B by a tally of 63 (55.75 percent) to 50 (44.25 percent).
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The New Knoxville girls basketball team is back on the regional stage for the first time in five years with a match-up against one of the most prolific scorers in Ohio girls basketball history.
Hardly a stranger recently to regional basketball, New Madison Tri-Village hopes a third time is a charm for a breakthrough to the state tournament.
The two teams, both hailing from small Western Ohio villages of fewer than 1,000 people, meet in a Division IV regional semifinal on Thursday night at Tipp City Tippecanoe High School at 6:15 p.m.
NEW BREMEN — More than 1,500 New Bremen residents turned out to vote Tuesday, turning down a $13 million school levy for a new elementary building.
Voters rejected the $13 million bond issue for a new K-8 facility 61.07 percent to 38.93 percent. Interim Superintendent John Basinger said he was disappointed in the results.
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