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April 27th

Wilda Miars, 85

April 27, 2012

Wilda Miars, 85, formerly of 04521 Auglaize County Road 33-A, St. Marys, died at 9:12 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Memorial Hospital of Union County in Marysville.
She was born March 18, 1927, in St. Marys, to Ireta (Seib) and Vernon Schmehl. On May 24, 1947, she married Gail V. Miars, who died Sept. 20, 1995.
Surviving are three daughters, Barbara Ellen Langsdon, of Louisville, Ky., Karen Joseph, of Celina, Joyce Moon, of Marysville, and Nancy Miars, of Hilliard; and two sons, Darrell Miars, of Portland, Ore., and Russell Miars, of Portland, Ore.

Wilda Miars, 85

April 27, 2012

Wilda Miars, 85, formerly of St. Marys, died Thursday April 26, 2012, at Memorial Hospital of Union County in Marysville.
Arrangements are incomplete with the Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys.

Marilyn Sheets, 73

April 27, 2012

Marilyn A. Sheets, 73, 235 Pershing Drive, St. Marys, died at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, April 26, 2012, at her residence.
She was born March 1, 1939, in Ohio City, to Matra (Wilson) and Albert “Buck” Davis.
On Nov. 15, 1965, in Sidney, she married Rex Sheets, who died Sept. 2, 2002.
Surviving is a daughter Patricia Fast, of St. Marys.
Services are at 1 p.m. Monday at Miller Funeral in St. Marys, with the Rev.Josh Andrews officiating. Private family burial will take place at Neptune Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Byron Anderson, 88

April 27, 2012

Byron “Barney” C. Anderson, 88, formerly of Celina, died at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor.
He was born June 6, 1923, in Jefferson Township, Mercer County, to Mary (Granger) and Charles Anderson. On Nov. 12, 1955, he married Garnet Dalton, who preceded him in death May 12, 2011.

Roger Carnes, 54

April 27, 2012

Roger L. Carnes, 54, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System following a sudden illness.
He was born Sept. 2, 1957, in Lima, the son of Theresa (Benny) and Emmett Carnes. His mother survives in Wapakoneta and his father is deceased.

Keeping interest low: Loan rate extension supported by Brown, Portman

April 27, 2012

College students would not have to worry about the interest rate on their student loans doubling for at least one more year, if Congress votes today to pass on legislation to extend the existing interest rate.

Ohio’s two U.S. senators favor the Stop the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act of 2012, which would extend the 3.4 percent interest for one more year. The two legislators also favor extending the rate longer.

Local hits 700 Club

April 27, 2012

A local shop owner had cameras following his every move this week as he gave his testimony for a documentary.    

Mike Smithson, owner of Wapakoneta’s Art Your Mind Design was recently interview by The 700 Club, a program on the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) this week.

They were with him for approximately 11 hours Wednesday, filming his story.

“I turned in my testimony, after becoming partners with The 700 Club, and they wanted to share my story,” Smithson said.

Wapak Middle School: ‘You are our hero’

April 27, 2012

Wapakoneta sixth-grade teacher Janet Steinke was able to offer her students an inside look during their study of ancient civilizations.

Steinke’s nephew, 2005 St. Marys graduate Deron Steinke, is a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed in Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan for six months. It resulted in a perfect opportunity as students wrote letters to Deron Steinke during his time in Afghanistan to learn about the culture.

April 26th

Empowering women to bloom

April 26, 2012

Encouraging women to be empowered and to realize their lives can be productive is a Celina woman’s goal and the reason she wrote the book, “Bloom Girl Bloom.”

Using her experiences as a businesswoman and having served on numerous leadership boards and organizations as well as having talked with women around the world, Jan Miesse wrote her book to inspire women through these adages and bits of wisdom.

Trial opens in pandering case

April 26, 2012

A 12-member jury heard opening arguments and testimony from key witnesses Wednesday in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court involving pandering obsenity charges against a Lima man.

Ben Hadding, 38, of Lima, faces two second-degree felonies and two fourth-degree felonies for pandering obscenity of a minor, charges that stemmed from events that is believed to have occurred approximately between April 2011 and September 2011. The minor involved was the 13-year-old living at the same residence with Hadding when he lived in Cridersville.

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