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March 12th, 2012

Expo Highlights Businesses

March 12, 2012

ST. MARYS — Approximately 20 local businesses took part in the first-ever business expo on Saturday, sponsored by a fledgling business organization in St. Marys.

The St. Marys Community Partnership took over the Union Hall on South Street for the St. Marys Business Expo. The event, which ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., served as a way to pair local businesses with residents throughout the community.

Pit Bulls Attack Celina Man

March 12, 2012

CELINA — The Celina Police responded to a call of a subject being attacked by a pit bull at 4:22 p.m. Friday.

Officers arrived to find the victim was in a basement of a home at 214 Elm St. The attack was ongoing as officers arrived and the victim was pinned in the far corner of the basement by the dogs involved.One of the dogs was hanging on his left leg and he could not reach the basement stairs.

Marie M. Arnett, 90

March 12, 2012

Marie M. Arnett, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:40 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her family.

She was born on May 6, 1921, in Fryburg, the daughter of John and Mary (Reier) Roth, and they preceded her in death.

On Oct. 26, 1944, she married Frederick “Fritz” Arnett, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 1992.

Pearl Walker, 82

March 12, 2012

Pearl Walker, 82, formerly of 319 S. Beech St., St. Marys, died at 8:40 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2012, at Golden Living Center – Valley.

She was born on April 26, 1927, in Pruden, Tenn., to Elvin and Mary (Adkins) Orick, and they preceded her in death.

She is survived by a brother, Verlin (Janie) Orick of St. Marys; a sister, Evelyn (Hewell) Teague of St. Marys; two brothers-in-law, Donald Schell of St. Marys and Clay Beagle of St. Marys; numerous nieces and nephews.

Helen K. Schemmel, 98

March 12, 2012

Helen K. Schemmel, 98, formerly of New Bremen, and of Eagle Drive, Minster, died at 2 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster.

She was born on July 27, 1913, in Sidney, to Albert and Zita (Guissinger) Kloeppel, and they preceded her in death.

On Nov. 19, 1930, in Sidney, she married William M. Schemmel, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 1991.

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Annual Bowling Event Set To Return

March 9, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local organization pairing mentors and children is hosting its annual fundraiser next week.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize and Van Wert Counties is putting on its annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event next week.

“It is the 16th at 7 p.m.,” Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize and Van Wert Counties Executive Director Abby Balster said. “Bowling begins at 7 p.m.”

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.

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