COLUMBUS — A Convoy(Van Wert County) man wassentenced for working at hislandscaping business whilereceiving Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation(BWC) benefits for a priorworkplace injury.Mark Mefferd was orderedto repay more than $18,000after he was convicted of fraudfor improperly collecting thosebenefits from BWC.“Mr. Mefferd collected BWC benefits while trimming trees,pulling weeds, planting flowers and spreading mulch,” saidBWC Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer. “We do not toleratethose who try to defraud the workers’ compensation system.Every dollar that is collected to care for injured workers mustbe used for its intended purpose.”BWC’s Special Investigations Unit received an allegationthat Mefferd may have returned to work while receiving BWCbenefits. Evidence indicated that Mefferd continued to operatehis business and performed landscaping services for numerousbusinesses in northwest Ohio. He was receiving temporarytotal, living maintenance and non-working wage loss benefitswhile operating the business.Mefferd pleaded guilty Feb. 28 to one count of workers’compensation fraud, a fifth-degree felony. He was sentencedApril 19 and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $18,690.63, plus court costs.Mark Mefferd
July 29, 1933-April 29, 2013
Harold Eugene Foust Sr.,age 79 of Kalida, died at 8:20a.m. Monday at his residence.He was born July 29, 1933,in Allen County to Frank andHelen Stires Foust, who pre-ceded him in death.He married Janet Hardesty,who is deceased. He latermarried Eileen Wallen Hawk,who survives in Kalida.He is also survived bythree sons, John (Carla)Foust of Lima, HaroldTodd (Deanita) Foust Jr. of Cridersville and Travis Foustof Wapakoneta; two daugh-ters, Sara Jane (Ray) Crumpof Maplewood and Melissa“Missy” (John) Hagemanof Ottawa; grandchildrenNayleen and Jake Hageman,Blaze, Zack, Meaganand Chloe Foust, MelissaBrowning, Allen (Stacey)Hightower, Elizabeth (Shuan)Gillum, Donald Atkins, JoeWay, Jordan Meckstroth andTristan Miller; great-grand-children Austin Hightower,Michayla Browning, Abby,Libby, Ethan Gillum andKatusha Way; a brother, EarlAllen (Marilyn) Foust of Lima; and a sister, Frances(Preston) Long of Michigan.He was also preceded indeath by two sons, KevinFoust and Jeff Foust; twin sis-ters, Betty Ann Robbins andBetty Jo Blymyer.Mr. Foust had worked atSioux Bee Honey for sevenyears, and retired after 29years with Sprint formerlyUnited Telephone Company,Lima. He graduated fromGomer in 1951. He was amember of the Eagles Aerie370 and the Ohio AmericanLegion 0888.He loved to fish and watchracing at Limaland, Eldora,and anywhere else a racewould be held. He was anavid bowler and liked watch-ing wrestling matches andsports events. Family wasvery important to him and headored all his grandchildren.Funeral services willbegin 8 p.m. on Thursday atBayliff & Son Funeral Home,Cridersville, the Rev. EdWallen, brother-in-law, offi-ciating.The family will receivefriends from 4-8 p.m. todayand from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8p.m. Thursday at the funeralhome.The family requests thatOhio State attire be wornon Wednesday in honorof Harold; and ThursdayCleveland Indians or sportsapparel be worn.Condolences may be sharedat www.BayliffAndSon.com
Dec. 4, 1960-April 28, 2013
Larry J. Maas, 52, of Delphos passed away Sundayat his residence.He was born Dec. 14,1960, in Lima to Carl T. andEdna M. (Mohrbach) Maas,who preceded him in death.He was formerly marriedto Kimberly E. Stant, whosurvives.He is also survived by twosons, Scott A. Maas (ChelseyJackson) and Nathan A. Maas(Bethany Kaverman); twodaughters, Kelly M. Maasand Megan N. Maas; a grand-son, Austin Maas; two broth-ers, Carl (Anne) Maas andtwin brother Gary (Donna)Maas; two sisters Sue (David)Ricker and Becky (Michael)Beach; and seven nieces andfour nephews.Mr. Maas was a memberof St. John the EvangelistCatholic Church. He gradu-ated from St. John’s HighSchool in 1979 and becamea journeyman electricianfrom the IBEW 32 in Lima.Larry was a loving father andbrother and enjoyed spendingtime with his family. His mostprized accomplishment in hislife was his four children andgrandson.Mass of Christian Burialwill begin at 11 a.m. onFriday at St. John theEvangelist Catholic Church,the Rev. Chris Bohnsack offi-ciating. Burial will follow inResurrection Cemetery.Visitation will be from 2-5p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Thursdayat Strayer Funeral Home,1840 E. Fifth St., Delphos,where a Parish Wake Servicewill be held at 7:30 p.m.Memorial contributionsmay be made to the family.Online condolences maybe left at www.strayerfuneral-home.com
Larry J. Maas
Nov. 17, 1932Apr. 29, 2013
Charles “Chuck” Bardo,80, of Delphos died at 4:45p.m. Monday at St. Rita’sMedical Center.He was born Nov. 17,1932, in Delphos to Nick andMarcile (Herring) Bardo, whopreceded him in death.On June 7, 1957, he mar-ried Billie “Skip” Teman, whosurvives in Delphos.Other survivors includetwo daughters, Melanie(Larry) Morris of Delphosand Elaine (David) Trentmanof Landeck; a sister, BettyKimmett of Delphos; threegrandchildren, Nikki (Brad)Klaus, Lindy (Nick) Menkeand Bradley Trentman; threegreat-grandchildren, Kylaand Karsyn Klaus and TyraTrentman; and a special neph-ew, Terry Wisher.He was also preceded indeath by an infant daughter,Brenda Lee Bardo; grandson,Ryan Charles Trentman; abrother, Carl Gene Bardo; anda sister, Mona Lou Wisher.Mr. Bardo served in theU.S. Army during the KoreanConflict. He retired from FordMotor Co. after 37 1/2 yearsand retired from Harter andSchier Funeral Home aftermore than 20 years of dedi-cated service as a greeter andfuneral attendant. He was amember of Trinity UnitedMethodist Church, the NRAand enjoyed his family andgrandchildren and racing,hunting, fishing and collect-ing guns.Funeral services will beginat 11 a.m. Friday at Harterand Schier Funeral Home, theRev. David Howell officiat-ing. Burial will be in WalnutGrove Cemetery, with mili-tary graveside rites conduct-ed by the Delphos VeteransCouncil.Friends may call from 2-8p.m. Thursday and one hourprior to the service Friday atthe funeral home.Preferred memorials are todonor’s choice.Condolences for the familycan be left at harterandschier.com.
Convoy man orderedto pay $18k for fraud
By The Associated Press
Today is Wednesday, May 1, the 121st dayof 2013. There are 244 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On May 1, 1963, James W. Whittakerbecame the first American to conquer MountEverest as he and Sherpa guide NawangGombu reached the summit.
On this date:
In 1707, the Kingdom of Great Britainwas created as a treaty merging England andScotland took effect.In 1786, Mozart’s opera “The Marriage of Figaro” premiered in Vienna.In 1898, Commodore George Dewey gavethe command, “You may fire when you areready, Gridley,” as an American naval forcedestroyed a Spanish squadron in Manila Bayduring the Spanish-American War.In 1911, the song “I Want a Girl (Just Likethe Girl That Married Dear Old Dad),” byHarry Von Tilzer and Will Dillon, was firstpublished.In 1931, New York’s 102-story EmpireState Building was dedicated. Singer KateSmith made her debut on CBS Radio on her24th birthday.In 1941, the Orson Welles motion picture“Citizen Kane” premiered in New York.In 1960, the Soviet Union shot downan American U-2 reconnaissance plane overSverdlovsk and captured its pilot, FrancisGary Powers.In 1961, the first U.S. airline hijackingtook place as Antulio Ramirez Ortiz, a Miamielectrician, commandeered a National Airlinesplane that was en route to Key West, Fla., andforced the pilot to fly to Cuba.In 1963, the Coca-Cola Co. began market-ing TaB, its first low-calorie beverage.In 1971, the intercity passenger rail serviceAmtrak went into operation.In 1982, the World’s Fair in Knoxville,Tenn., was opened by President RonaldReagan.In 1992, on the third day of the LosAngeles riots, a visibly shaken Rodney Kingappeared in public to appeal for calm, plead-ing, “Can we all get along?”
Ten years ago:
President George W. Bush,co-piloting an S-3B Viking, landed on thedeck of the carrier USS Abraham Lincolnoff the Southern California coast; standingbelow a banner strung across the ship’s bridgeproclaiming “Mission Accomplished,” Bushdeclared that major combat in Iraq was over,but also said “difficult work” remained ahead.A magnitude 6.4 earthquake killed 177 peoplein Turkey.
Five years ago:
Three dozen people werekilled in a double suicide bombing during awedding procession in Balad Ruz, Iraq. A mil-itary jury at Fort Hood, Texas, acquitted ArmySgt. Leonard Trevino of premeditated murderin the death of an unarmed Iraqi insurgent. AU.S. missile strike in central Somalia killedthe reputed leader of al-Qaida in Somalia.President George W. Bush imposed new sanc-tions against property owned or controlled bythe military junta in Myanmar. Deborah JeanePalfrey, 52, the so-called “D.C. Madam”convicted of running a prostitution ring,hanged herself in Tarpon Springs, Fla. PhilippFreiherr von Boeselager, believed to be thelast surviving member of the inner circle of plotters who attempted to kill Adolf Hitler.
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