Archive - Aug 2013
Harriet L. Habegger, 77, Berne, died Wednesday.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Mary Jo Hoffman, 89, of Decatur, passed away at 5 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Meadowvale Health & Rehabilitation Center in Bluffton.
Mary Jo was born Sunday, February 10, 1924, in Decatur, to the late Oscar and Mary Josephine (Haite) Hoffman.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Decatur.
Mary Jo was a school teacher for 34 years, teaching mainly the second grade at Lincoln School, Monmouth Elementary, and Northwest Elementary.
Lenore M. (Lytle) Holtsberry, 99 of Decatur, passed away at 2:19 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Lenore was born Thursday, June 18, 1914 in Alger, Ohio, to the late Oscar and Ruth I. (Conner) Teeple.
Her first husband, Harold D. Lytle, passed away on May 22, 1946. She married William H. Holtsberry on December 31, 1970; he passed away on December 11, 1996.
A prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel, 2726 Center Rd. Poland, Ohio 44514, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at the Holy Family Church also in Poland for Mr. Robert M. Petruska, 73, who died Tuesday morning at his residence in Poland. Burial will follow Saturday after Mass in Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.
He was born July 29, 1940, in Struthers, a son of Michael J. and Mary Pavlansky Petruska.
Andrew W. Schwartz, 81, of Monroe, passed away at 7:40 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at his residence.
Andrew was born Friday, July 22, 1932, in Adams County, to the late Joseph L. and Elizabeth D. (Wickey) Schwartz.
He married Emma S. (Wengerd) Schwartz on November 27, 1952; she preceded him in death.
He was a member of the Old Order Amish.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s education commissioner will resign amid allegations that he changed the grade of a charter school run by a major Republican donor during his previous job as Indiana’s school chief, a state education official said Thursday.
Tony Bennett will resign in the wake of the scandal surrounding Christel House Academy, the official told The Associated Press. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement was not yet authorized for public release.
Eric P. Martin, 29-year-old Anderson resident, was in custody at the Adams County Jail this morning after being arrested Wednesday afternoon in an unusual incident.
Adams County Chief Deputy Sheriff Eric Beer, off duty and in his pickup truck, saw a man running from the St. Vincent dePaul store on Village Green Drive. As Beer drove around the Baymont Inn to check on the man, a car run into the side of his vehicle.
The annual Iron Kid Triathlon was held on Saturday, July 27 at Bellmont High School.
The event split kids into six different age groups based on age as they ran, biked, and swam through to the finish line. Also based on age was the distance for each groups’ trials.
Noah Hunley was a winner in the 5-6 year old group with a time of 13:57, while Mason Martinez was second with a time of 14:38. In third was Ethan Curtis at 15:03.
This year’s Swiss Days event marked the end of the two-year tenure of Berne Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sheree Barkley, who stepped down at the conclusion of the festival to pursue other interests.
Chamber President Mark Settlemyre said he hopes to schedule a meeting of the chamber's executive board to fill the position sometime next week. Settlemyre said the board had received resumes "from some good candidates" to take over the director's duties.
Josh Bleill, the Indiana native and former Marine corporal who attracted a packed Erekson Theater audience in Decatur earlier this year, will be speaking in late August at South Adams High School.
An announcement by Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bryant said he will speak at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.