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April 26th, 2012

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.

WSU student: ‘It’s about saving lives’

April 26, 2012

CELINA — Ten years ago, Botkins resident Rachel Doseck became suddenly ill — and her life depended on a donation of life.

“I was 10 years old, and I got sick,” Doseck said. “I had flu-like symptoms, and within a week, I realized that I was really sick.”

She recalled how physicians first diagnosed her with pneumonia before finding she had a more serious problem.

“I found out I needed a (heart) transplant,” Doseck said. “It (my heart) was badly damaged.”

April 25th

Eulah Dotson, 96

April 25, 2012

Eulah I. “Peg” Dotson, 96 of Lima, died at 2:55 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2012, in Springview Manor.
She was born March 8, 1916, in Allen County, to the late Lola Berry and Bert W. VanSchoyck.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville.

Lester Fergus, 89

April 25, 2012

Lester D. Fergus 89, of Wapakoneta, died at The Gardens at Wapakoneta.
A Mass of Christian Burial is at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta.
Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, in Wapakoneta.
Other arrangements are incomplete at the funeral home.

Evelyn Feiger, 82

April 25, 2012

Evelyn L. Feiger, 82, of Toledo, died at 3:30 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2012, at Lutheran Village of Wolf Creek.
She was born Oct. 12, 1929, in Pomeroy, the daughter of the late Ruth (Hampp ) and John Phillip “Fiege” Feiger.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Buckland Cemetery, with the Rev. Keith Simpson officiating.
A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Sunday, at Holland Free Methodist Church in Holland.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Holland Free Methodist Church Quiz Team in Holland.
Arrangements are being handled by Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville.

Rosalie Frey

April 25, 2012

Rosalie V. “Rosie” Frey, 74, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:06 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born June 17, 1937, in Rockford, the daughter of Ona (Piepmeyer) and Edward F. Hines, who preceded her in death. On June 14, 1958, she married Keith Garold Frey, and he died Sept. 2, 1984.
Survivors are a sister-in-law, Delight Hines, of Tillamook, Ore., and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl Hines, Charles Hines, and Junior Franklin Hines; a sister, LaVaun Ewing; and two infant sisters.

Evelyn Smithey, 91

April 25, 2012

Evelyn Hope Smithey, 91, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 23, 2012, at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community.
She was born Nov. 12, 1920, in Miami County, the daughter of the late Gladys (Pence) and Carl Worthington.
She is survived by a daughter, Judy (James)Maxwell, of Anna; a son, William Carl (Barbara)Brockman, of Sacramento, Calif.; four grandchildren, James (Jill) Maxwell Jr., of Jackson Center, Tammy (Tom) Spicer, of Jackson Center, Mark Maxwell, of Marysville, and Sandra (John) Mansfield, of Sacramento, Calif.; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Lester Seibert, 84

April 25, 2012

Lester Willis “Pinky” Seibert, 84, of rural Spencerville, died at 6:05 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima with his daughters at his bedside.
He was born March 16, 1928, at his family farm in Salem Township, Auglaize County, the son of Doris I. (Mack) and John A. Seibert, who preceded him in death. On Sept. 17, 1949, he married Rose Marie Pine, who died Jan. 14, 2005.

Board OKs MPVs: Van-type vehicles to help with athletics

April 25, 2012

The purchasing of two multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) gained Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education approval during Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting.

The vehicles, each nine-passenger vans, are to be purchased from Cardinal Bus Sales & Service for a net cost of $76,600 after a trade-in value of $2,200 for two older vans in the district’s fleet.

The vehicles look more like mini-buses than vans, Superintendent Keith Horner said.

RAC founder exhibits at center

April 25, 2012

One of the founders of the Riverside Art Center will have his artwork displayed at the center — a form of art that he has been practicing his whole life.

Richard Chenoweth will have his “Pen and Ink Exhibit” on display at the West Auglaize Street center, with an opening reception being held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. His exhibit will be on display until June 17. The public is invited to attend.

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