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January 2nd, 2013

Suspect Arrested In Homicide

January 2, 2013

CELINA — The suspect wanted in connection with the Nov. 8 death of a Rockford woman was arrested Wednesday morning in Fort Wayne.

Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced law enforcement officials have taken Daniel Charles Martin, 40, of Fort Wayne, Ind., into custody. Martin was on the run for close to two months in connection with the death of Melinda Shinn, 26.

A day after the shooting, the Mercer County Sheriff's Office requested the assistance of the United States Marshal’s Service in locating Martin.

Santa Claus Delivers Toys

January 2, 2013

“Leader Look Back” is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week’s edition examines stories from Dec. 25-31, 1937, 1962 and 1987.

75 years ago: Santa Claus delivered Christmas gifts to 1,000 children at the Eagles Home.

Two men were killed in a collision on Ohio 219 southwest of Wapakoneta.

Employees at Star Beverage Company in Minster went on strike after protesting the discharge of a fellow employee.

Locals Mark 2013

January 2, 2013

ST. MARYS — Locals remembered 2012 and began 2013 by celebrating in  different ways.

In St. Marys, families celebrated at Woodland Roller Dome while others chose to stay in with movies and pizza.

Although the roller rink has hosted several lock-ins, this was the first for New Year’s Eve since Dan and Victoria Egbert took over last September.

Roller skaters had a lot of good memories from 2012. Misty Shaffer remembered 2012 as the year she changed jobs.

“The best thing was getting a good job at Honda,” she said.

Robert “Bob” E. Blew, 81

January 2, 2013

Robert  “Bob” E. Blew, 81, of Celina, died at 6 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford, of natural causes.

He was born on April 24, 1931, in Columbus to parents Harry Blew and Leona Bevans Blew, both of whom preceded him in death.

On Nov. 28, 1953, he married Marilyn Fell, who preceded him in death on Dec. 2, 2010.

He is survived by a son, Larry (Sally) Blew of Hamilton, Mich.; a brother; two sisters-in-law.

He was a veteran of the Army and served in the Korean War.

Miriam B. Holtkamp, 93

January 2, 2013

Miriam B. Holtkamp, 93, a resident at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community near Sidney, died at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.

She was born on Jan. 25, 1919, in Shelby County to Herbert and Mary (Zorn) Fogt.  

She married Llewellyn “Charlie” W. Holtkamp on June 21, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 1, 1970.

Sharon M. Kline, 67

January 2, 2013

Sharon M. Kline, 67, of Wapakoneta, went to be with her Savior at 1:55 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor after several years of extended illnesses.  

She was born on Dec. 7, 1945, in Lima, the daughter of Lawrence Winegardner and Helen (Myers) Klopfenstein.  

Her mother survives in Wapakoneta, and her father preceded her in death.  

On Dec. 10, 1982, she married Robert C. Kline, and he survives.

December 31st, 2012

Barbers Keep On Cutting

December 31, 2012

ST. MARYS — Before the emergence of the “man cave,” there were barbershops, places where men gathered to socialize, talk sports and women, and tell jokes.

December 30th

Clifford E. Thatcher, 56

December 30, 2012

Clifford E. Thatcher, 56, of New Bremen, died at 3 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at his residence.  

He was born on Feb. 6, 1956, in Van Wert.  He was the son of Smilie “Bud” and Irene (Schuller) Thatcher.  His mother survives in Rockford.  

On Aug. 18, 1979, he married Karen A. Heitkamp who survives near New Bremen.  

William H. Garrett, 68

December 30, 2012

William H. Garrett, 68, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on Aug. 15, 1944, in Columbus, to Howard R. and Dorothy L. (Webb) Garrett, who preceded him in death.

On Dec. 31, 1978, he married Lora L. Winget, and she survives in Wapakoneta.

He is also survived by five children; Julie Smith, Penny Young, William II (Rachel) Garrett, Angel (Adam) Stahler, and Shaun (Bethany) Garrett; 10 grandchildren; and three sisters, Delores Truman, Phyllis Talley, and Faye Bossert.

Jennifer Anne (Westbay) Helberg, 40

December 30, 2012

Jennifer Anne (Westbay) Helberg, 40, died on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster, Ala.

She was born on May 21, 1972, to the Rev. Michael V. and Nancy L. Westbay, who survive in Wapakoneta.  

On Aug. 29, 2000, she married Joseph Helberg, who survives.  Jennifer, her husband and daughter, Rylie Gwen, 10, moved to Helena, Ala., in the summer of 2011.

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