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May 27, 2017

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Who ya for? The answer: both. This ONU and OSU supporter wears his school loyalty on his sleeve...or, in this case, his license plate. The two-university plate was spotted on a black Altima on ONU's campus.

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Obituaries

Dale Wilkins was a U.S. Navy veteran

Dale Edward Wilkins, 72, died July 26, 2015 at, his residence. He was born October 23, 1942, in Kenton. He was raised by his parents Lester and Virginia (Higgins) Wilkins who preceded him in death. On Jan.4, 2002 he married Karen Bowyer Wilkins and she survives.

He was a owner/operator of his own over-the-road semi. He was a member of the OOIDA Trucker's Association and VFW Post 1275, Lima. He was a graduate of Lima Senior High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

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Emmett Todd funeral Aug. 1

Emmett W. Todd, 93, of Baltimore, Maryland, died July 26, 2015. 

A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday Aug. 1, at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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Genevieve Fast funeral service rescheduled

The memorial service for Genevieve E. Fast who died May 17, 2015, that was scheduled for Saturday Aug. 1, been re-scheduled. 

The Memorial Service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday Oct. 31, at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton. Arrangements are under the direction of Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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Patricia Lehman had operated several antique stores in the area

 Velda "Pat" Patricia (Biederman) Lehman, died July 22, 2015,  at Baptist East Hospital, Louisville, Ky.  She was born July 8, 1933, in Allen County to the late Thomas Edward and Velda Mary (Daughtery) Biederman. She married Keith Evan Lehman and he preceded her in death.

She was a resident of Pandora and more recently of LaGrange, Ky.

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Lifelong Bluffton resident, Betty Steiner was a 1939 graduate of Bluffton HS

Betty Cecilia (Reichenbach) Steiner, 94, died at 7:15 a.m. July 23, 2015, at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.

She was born March 10, 1921, in Bluffton, to David and Lucille (Welty) Reichenbach, who preceded her in death. On April 21, 1957, she married Evan W. Steiner, who preceded her in death on Nov. 28, 1985.

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Funeral service for Stan Schneck, Pandora community leader, Wednesday

Stanley W. Schneck, 68, of Pandora, died at 7:53 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2015, at The Ohio State University Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 10, 1946 in Bluffton to Clarence and Helen (Burkhalter) Schneck and married Shirley Wingate Feb. 7, 1981.

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Funeral service for Stan Schneck, Pandora community leader, Wednesday

Stanley W. Schneck, 68, of Pandora, died at 7:53 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2015, at The Ohio State University Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 10, 1946 in Bluffton to Clarence and Helen (Burkhalter) Schneck and married Shirley Wingate Feb. 7, 1981.

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Richard "Butch" Gladwell was retired from Mid-Bus

Richard M. "Butch" Gladwell, 75, of Columbus Grove died at He was born May 26, 1940, in Lima to the late Glenn and Margaret Smith Gladwell.  On Aug. 4, 1961 he married Virginia Williams and she survives.

He retired from Mid-Bus formerly of Bluffton.  He was a member of Ebenezer Mennonite Church, Bluffton, where he had been Sunday School Superintendent, youth leader and coached the church basketball and baseball teams. 

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Carlton McCree Cole, 1922-2015

Carlton McCree Cole, 93, of Alvada passed away at 3:15 a.m. on Monday, July 6, 2015 at Birchaven Village, Findlay. He was born on January 4, 1922, to the late Carl M. and Hazel F. (Peters) Cole in Biglick Twp. Carlton married Esther C. Walter on January 7, 1942, and she survives after sharing 73 1/2 years together.

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Visitation for Anne Steiner, Pandora, on Thursday

Anne Steiner, 75 of Pandora, died June 28, 2015, surrounded by her family.

She was born April 30, 1940, to Jim and LaVonne Sommer.  She has a brother Jerry (Marge) Sommer of Findlay.

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