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March 14th, 2014

Cara Ann Young, 47

March 14, 2014

Cara Ann Young, 47, passed away peacefully at her residence, 814 Coligny Drive, St. Marys, on Thursday, March 13, 2014, after a battle with cardiac amyloidosis.

She was born on Feb. 18, 1967, in Sidney, to Vernon J. and Madonna C. (Post) Huber, and both survive in Maria Stein.

She married William A. Young on April 27, 1995, and he survives at the residence.

Two Arrested In Bar Incident

March 14, 2014

WAPAKONETA — A Minford man was arrested Friday morning for allegedly possessing a firearm while intoxicated.

At 2:28 a.m., officers from the Wapakoneta Police Department responded to the Ohio Bar, 17 E. Auglaize St., Wapakoneta, on a report of a man inside the establishment with a gun. Upon officers' arrival, two males fled the bar. Officers also learned that one of the suspects flashed the gun inside the bar. A short foot pursuit ensued and both suspects were taken into custody and a loaded handgun was recovered.

Arrested were:

Janet E. Thompson-Steen, 75

March 14, 2014

Janet E. Thompson-Steen, 75, of 134 LeBlond St., Celina, died at 3:12 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home after a short illness.

She was born on Sept. 5, 1938, in Piqua, the daughter of William and Nellie (Davidson) Prasuhn.

She married John “Jack” Steen on April 18, 1994, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 2011.

Cara Young, 47

March 14, 2014

Cara Young, 47, died on March 13, 2014, at her residence, 814 Colingy Drive, St. Marys.

She was born on Feb. 18, 1967, in Sidney, to Vernon J. and Madonna C. (Post) Huber, and both survive in Maria Stein.

She married William A. Young on April 27, 1995, and he survives at the residence.

Arrests Made In Break-in

March 14, 2014

CELINA — Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports his office is investigating several related incidents. At 3:39 p.m. Thursday, deputies responded to a reported breaking and entering at 7272 Prairie Brook Drive, Celina. The owner of the residence reported cash, collector coins, jewelry and a safe taken in the break in.

March 13th

Heather R. McCormick, 40

March 13, 2014

Heather R. McCormick, 40, died on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Harris Road and Ohio 29, in a traffic accident.

She was born on Sept. 26, 1973, in Van Wert County, to parents Terry and Sharon Boroff Williams, both of whom survive in Celina.

On May 18, 1996, she married Durand McCormick, who survives.

Palmer Halbert, 86

March 13, 2014

Palmer Halbert, 86, of 328 Oliver St., St. Marys, died on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on July 26, 1927, in Salisbury, Ky., the son of Garner and Nannie (Stewart) Halbert.

He married Nannie Foster on April 19, 1947, in Paintsville, Ky., and she survives at the residence.

He is survived by his four children, Pam (Byron) Chivington of St. Marys, Paula Peters of Kettering, Wanda Sawmiller of St. Marys, Warren (Michelle) Halbert of St. Marys.

Avelene Louise Metzger, 91

March 13, 2014

Avelene Louise Metzger, 91, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 10:12 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at her residence, surrounded by her family.  

She was born on May 12, 1922, in Waynesfield, the daughter of Harrison Guy and Glenna Irene (Hefner) Gossard, who preceded her in death.  

On May 2, 1943, she married Amos Howard Wilson, who died in 1944, serving in World War II.  

Then on May 12, 1948, she married Chester Lee Metzger, and he died on April 26, 1991.

March 12th

Chamber Director Steps Down

March 12, 2014

NEW BREMEN — The board of directors of the Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce has accepted the resignation of Scott Frey as its director. Frey notified the board on Monday following his acceptance of a position with a local private firm. 

Frey has served as executive director for the Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber since Aug. 31, 2009. Frey will conclude his work with the chamber on March 24.

The board of directors is in the process of beginning the search for its next director. 

Richard A. “Rick” Moon III, 36

March 12, 2014

Richard A. “Rick” Moon III,  36, of 07507 Washington Pike, St. Marys, died on Sunday, March 9, 2014, near his home on Washington Pike.

He was born on Feb. 26, 1978, in St. Marys, the son of Richard and Cheryl (Carpenter) Moon.

He married Michelle Kittel on Oct. 25, 2008, and she survives in New Knoxville.

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