June 21st, 2012
Edward W. Miller, 86, of Decatur, died at his residence on Monday, June 18, 2012.
He was born on October 9, 1925, in Fort Wayne, to the late Rollen and Edna (Lemler) Miller.
Edward married Rita A. Mattes on April 15, 1950; she preceded him in death in March 2000.
Edward was self-employed as a Mechanic. He served in WW II and the Korean Conflict in the United States Navy and Marine Corps. He was a member of the St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church.
Hugh L. Ehrman, 86, of rural Decatur died Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Hugh was born on April 29, 1926, in Preble to the late Floyd W. and Lola E. (Barger) Ehrman. Hugh married his first wife, Bernadine Kirchofer, on Feb. 14, 1952. She passed away Aug. 24, 1986. His second wife, Carol (Yoder) Nussbaum, passed away Dec. 2, 2002. He married Alice (Yoder) Hirschy on Dec. 1, 2005.
Rosalie Ann Young, 82, of Willshire, Ohio, passed away at 12:04 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Parkview Regional Hospital.
She was born in Willshire on December 5, 1929, to the late Walter G. and Daisy P. (August) Stetler.
Rosalie married James O. Young in Witchita Falls, Texas, on January 29, 1951; he passed away on December 25, 1975.
Todd S. Berning, 41, of Decatur, died Wednesday in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was the son of Eugene and Sylvia (Doctor) Berning of rural Decatur, who survive.
Also surviving are three brothers, Mark Berning of Monroeville, and Dale Berning and Lyle Berning, both of New Haven.
Inez G. Baker, Rockford, Ohio, died Wednesday in Adams County Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.
The enthusiasm bubbled as Mayor John Schultz and Adams County Economic Development Director Larry Macklin discussed at Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting their trip to China last week.
Both men labeled the trip highly successful and at one point Macklin talked about "a definite lead towards cultivating a possible new business" in Decatur.
Despite what Fire Chief Les Marckel described as dry conditions as severe as he's ever seen, Decatur's Fourth of July fireworks celebration is still a "go" ... for now.
The fireworks are scheduled for two weeks from tonight and no one is ready to cancel yet.
"Let's hope for some rain between now and then," chief organizer Adam Eguia said at Tuesday night's city council meeting.
Decatur police today released the name of the individual involving in the stabbing incident early Sunday morning in the 200 block of N. 17th Street.
Police Chief Ken Ketzler said Shelby Affolder, 20, heard a knock on the front door of her apartment and went to answer it around 12:25 a.m. After opening it, a man appeared, stabbed Affolder in the abdomen with a knife and then fled.
Two area festivals have openings scheduled this week.
Hoagland Days kicks off Thursday and Willshire (Ohio) Days will begin Friday. Both are slated for three-day runs.
And in Decatur, the annual Relay for Life gets under way Saturday and continues into Sunday/.
Some summer activities may be taking a hit this year as there now is an open burning ban in Adams County until further notice.
The Adams County Commissioners passed a resolution Monday prohibiting open burning due to severe drought conditions.
Until further notice, the following types of burning are banned throughout the county:
• Campfires and other recreational fires, unless enclosed in a fire ring at least 23 inches across and 10 inches is deep