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Archive - Jan 3, 2014

Katheryn L. ‘Kate’ Burgess, 93

January 3, 2014

Katheryn L. ‘Kate’ Burgess, 93, a resident of Perry Township, crossed over to heaven with her loving children beside her on Jan. 1, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
Kate was born on Sept. 25, 1920, in Van Wert, and graduated from Ridge High School. She held a teaching degree from Ohio Northern University and was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa. Children and teaching were two of her many passions and she enjoyed 20 rewarding years as a teacher; one year with the Perry School and the remaining 19 years as a teacher at Cridersville Elementary School.

James Haney, 74

January 3, 2014

James Haney, 74, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at 7:42 a.m. at Lima Memorial Health System, in Lima.

Robert E. Morris, 76

January 3, 2014

Robert E. Morris, 76, of Lakeview, passed away Monday morning, Dec. 30, 2013, at his home while surrounded by his family.
Robert was born on Dec. 16, 1937, in Wapakoneta, to the late Willard C. and Dorothea A. Berry Morris. He married the former Barbara A. Hower on April 29, 1960, in Lakeview, and she preceded him in death on April 3, 2005.

Jennifer Rosemary Lee, 69

January 3, 2014

Jennifer Rosemary Lee, 69, of rural Huntsville, died at 11:23 a.m. on Tues. Dec. 31, 2013, at her resi-dence. She was born on Oct. 10, 1944, in Bellefontaine; the daughter of Robert E. and Donna (Herren) Elliott, who preceded her in death. On Dec. 31, 1965, she married Murray Gene “Ray” Lee, and he survives.
Other survivors include, three children, Donna Crystal Whetsel, of Bellefontaine, David Lee, of Bellefontaine, Fr. Matthew Lee, of Urbana; seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

33-year cold case finds life

January 3, 2014

ST. MARYS — A 52-year-old Florida man has been indicted in the 1981 murder of a St. Marys man in a case that remained active for decades and involved countless hours of police work.

Investigating the Star of Bethlehem

January 3, 2014

The scientific mystery of the Star of Bethlehem, considered to the Christian faith to be the miracle which led the Magi to Jerusalem after the birth of Jesus, has inspired a Wapakoneta native’s investigation into space and history.

Aeronautical/astronautical engineer Ken Elchert, who was raised in Wapakoneta and graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1967, recently released his book — “The Star: An Investigative Journey in Search of the Star of Bethlehem.”

Drifting snow blows

January 3, 2014

As wind speeds picked up Thursday afternoon and into the early hours of Friday morning, road conditions are expected to remain snow covered and hazardous.

According to Auglaize County Engineer, Doug Reinhart, the biggest problem Auglaize County will face will be the wind.

“The biggest problem we will have this afternoon and evening is the wind,” he said. “They’re predicting gusts up to 30 mph, which in west central Ohio, in the flat terrain we have, will cause drifting.”


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