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Gwendolyn Welch 1951 -2018

Gwendolyn Welch, 66, died Jan. 15, 2018, at her residence. Gwendolyn was born Nov. 11, 1951, in Wadsworth, Ohio, to the late Clifford and Laura Napier. On March 31, 1967, she married Bobby Jack Welch who survives.

Gwendolyn was a homemaker and enjoyed wood crafting.

Survivors also include three sons, Bobby Welch of Beaverdam, Bill Welch of Beaverdam, Danny (Sheila) Welch of McComb; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Lonnie (Liz) Napier, Charles Napier; and two sisters, Diane (Mike) Allen of Tennessee and Ginger (Louie) Espianoza of Toledo.


Mary Kathryn Chamberlain 1930 - 2018

Mary Kathryn Chamberlain, 87, of Findlay and formerly a longtime resident of Rawson, Ohio, died at 2:05 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at Primrose in Findlay. 

She was born on Aug. 4, 1930, in Fostoria, Ohio, to the late Clarence F. and Maudd A. (Gardner) Yates.  She was married on May 4, 1949, to the late Hugh E. Chamberlain who died on Nov. 29, 2012. 


Christie named HCAC Player of Week

January 15, 2018

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Senior KEVIN CHRISTIE (Miamisburg/Bishop Fenwick) has been named the Heartland Conference Player of the Week after leading the Beavers to a dominating 75-47 win over Defiance on Wednesday and a 73-70 come-from-behind victory at Rose-Hulman on Saturday. Christie joins Andrew Hunter as HCAC Players of the Week this season.

Beyond MedSpa offers two Valentine's Day packages

Offered in Bluffton and Findlay

Blanchard Valley Health System offers two Valentine's Day packages available at its Beyond MedSpa locations at both Bluffton Hospital and Blanchard Valley Hospital.

• Package One - Includes Beyond facial, brow shaping or dermaplaning, 30-minute Swedish massage and complilmentary aromatherapy for $99.
• Package Two - Includes 60-minute hot chocolate stone massage, Beyond mini facial for $120.

Helen Edinger observes 100th birthday with open house Feb. 3

Lifelong Bluffton resident Helen Edinger will observe her 100th birthday with an open house hosted by her family.

The event is from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 3, in the chapel of the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton, where she is a resident.

The family requests that no gifts are provided. Helen was born on Feb. 2, 1918.

Cards may be sent to:
Helen Edinger
Mennonite Memorial Home
410 W. Elm St.
Bluffton, OH 45817


Hunter Larcom named to Heidelberg University Dean's List

Heidelberg University has announced the names of 369 students named to the fall semester dean's list. Included on the list is Hunter Larcom, a sophomore Biochemistry major from Pandora.

According to Provost Dr. Beth Schwartz, to be named to the dean's list, students must be enrolled full time and meet academic criteria set forth by the university.