January 12th, 2012
Donald William Arnold, 92, of Florence, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare of Florence.
He was the retired Owner of Arnold Tire Co. of Erlanger and he worked for many years for Goodyear Tire Company as well as Goodrich Tire Company. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of WW II, with the rank of Tech Sgt.; a member of Hebron Lutheran Church; a Kentucky Colonel; and he enjoyed fishing in his spare time.
Betty M. Butler, 88, of Decatur, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at Chalet Village, in Berne.
Betty was born on March 7, 1923, in Scott, Ohio.
She married Robert Butler on November 16, 1940. He preceded her in death on December 18, 2000.
Betty was a member of Grace Fellowship Church and a homemaker.
Scott O. Garrett, 41, Decatur, died on Tuesday in Woodcrest Nursing Center.
He was born to Howard Guntle and Vietta Landers, both of Portland, but was raised by his adopted parents Allen and Roxanne (Wable) Garrett of Alexandria, all of whom survive.
On July 27, 1996, he married Becky S. Rash.
Steven Whittenbarger, 54, of Auburn, formerly of Decatur, died Wednesday in Wesley Healthcare in Auburn.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
MONROE—Adams Central's eight-game winning streak ended on Tuesday in the initial round of the 89th-annual ACAC boys' tournament.
Heritage used quickness and more timely scoring, especially in the last minute, to upend the Flying Jets, 56-51. AC is 8-2 and the Patriots are 6-6.
VAN WERT—It was off to the races early and often Tuesday night for the Van Wert Cougars as they easily dismissed the visiting Bellmont Braves 69-37 in non-conference boys cage action.
The Cougars of Coach Dave Froelich nailed their first three shots of the game for a 7-0 lead and never looked back. They continued their offensive assault against the Braves by hitting 18-26 (69.2 percent) of their first half shots and it was a 20-3 run in the second period that virtually eliminated the Braves from the game.
WOODBURN—On a quest for the Coliseum, the Woodlan Warriors hosted both the boys and girls teams from South Adams in the first round of the ACAC tournament on Tuesday night with the Lady Warriors taking the opening game 58-41 and the Starfire men winning a nail-biter 67-66.
For the second consecutive year, North Adams Community Schools is offering an incentive for teachers to make retirement plans in the immediate future.
The school district is offering incentives of up to $15,000 in cash or tax-deferred accounts to a maximum of 10 and a minimum of five North Adams teachers who agree by to retire at the end of the 2011-2012 school year. The deadline for making that decision is only weeks away.
The South Adams Schools Corporation intends to take another stab at selling the former elementary school property located across from the Muensterberg Plaza and Clock Tower in Berne.
School board members, with guidance from attorney Tim Baker, have taken the necessary steps to move forward with another open bidding process by averaging two new appraisals, using the same appraisers as before, and by determining terms and conditions for the sale of the property.
The Adams Central School Board approved a professional leave of absence for Superintendent Mike Pettibone at its monthly meeting on Tuesday afternoon.
Pettibone was invited by a group in Jay County to travel to Taiwan, Beijing, and Anjung, at no cost to the school corporation, in an effort to form a partnership between Taiwanese and American schools systems.