Saturday, May 31 & Sunday, June 1, 2014
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Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 16, 2014, at Christ Memorial Cha-pel, 595 Graafschap Road in Holland, Michigan.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 2, 2014, at Alspach-Gearhart Fu-neral Home, Van Wert. Visita-tion will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 2014, at the funeral home.
A Celebration of Life for Joyce (McCleery) Hirn will occur on Saturday, June 7, 2014, starting at 10 a.m. at Bethel United Method-ist Church, 2493 Mendon Road, Van Wert. This will be followed by lunch, memories, pictures, and fellowship in the church basement.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014, at First Baptist Church, Van Wert. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.Paul V. Krietemeyer, 78, of Fort Jennings, Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Jennings, with Father Charles Obinwa ofﬁciating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will for one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial con-tributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be shared at www.strayerfuner-alhome.com.
A Celebration of Life will be conducted by his family members at noon on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana. There will be time for friends and family to gather for visitation from 10 a.m. – noon prior to the service.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 2, 2014, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert. Calling hours are Sunday from 1 - 6 p.m., and one hour prior to services on Monday all at the funeral home.
Local arrangements will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, June 4 at 10 a.m. at Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Paulding.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church – Schumm with calling one hour prior to the service.
Services will be held on Sat-urday, May 31, 2014, at 1 p.m. at French Funeral Home, Brazil, In-diana.
OBITUARIESPOLICE REPORTSGRAIN PRICESVISITATION & SERVICESLOCAL WEATHER
Van Wert City Police05-21 10:40 a.m.Johnathan Putnam, 27, of Van Wert was arrested in the Van Wert Municipal Court Probation on failure to appear for a war-rant issued by the court.05-21 5:30 a.m.A Van Wert man reported a theft from his vehicle in the 700 block of Elson Avenue.05-21 10:57 a.m.A Van Wert woman in the 300 block of North Chestnut Street reported menacing by stalking.05-21 9:33 p.m.Jared Siemik, 22, of Clinton, Michigan, was arrested for possession of marijuana.05-22 3:32 p.m.A Van Wert woman reported the theft of her cellphone from her vehicle while it was parked in the 100 block of North Wash-ington Street.05-22 9:04 p.m.A Van Wert man reported hearing someone outside his resi-dence in the 1000 block of Haley Street in the early morning hours between May 2-22.05-22 12:13 p.m.A resident in the 400 block of North Chestnut Street report-ed the theft of a UPS package between noon May 19 and noon May 22.05-22 3:57 p.m.A Van Wert man reported the theft of change from his ve-hicle between 11:30 p.m. May 21 and noon May 22.05-24 12:11 p.m.A Van Wert woman in the 500 block of McKibben Drive reported a theft between noon May 10 and noon May 24.05-23 10:33 p.m.A woman in the 500 block of South Avenue reported the window at her residence was broken between 10:15-10:33 p.m. May 23.05-24 4:55 p.m.Brandon Story, 34, of Delaware, Ohio, was charged with OVI and driving with no operator’s license.05-23 4:10 a.m.A Van Wert woman reported seeing someone around her vehicle as it was parked in a parking lot in the 300 block of West Maple Avenue. She reported she thought something was poured into her gas tank.05-22An abandoned bicycle was brought to the police department.05-25 12:27 p.m.Theft of gasoline between 2-3 p.m. on May 13 was reported from Pak A Sak Marathon, 1052 South Shannon St.05-22 3:21 p.m.Douglas Seibert, 48, of Van Wert was arrested for disorderly conduct and possession of an open container in public.05-25 4:11 p.m.A Van Wert woman reported a bicycle was stolen from the 600 block of East Central Avenue between 12:01 a.m.-4:11 p.m. May 25.Wheat $6.07Corn $4.36Soybeans $15.46
George William Agler
VAN WERT — Eldiva M. “Devey” Medford, 90, of Van Wert, died at 4:15 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center after a short illness.Eldiva was born on Dec. 19, 1926, in Latty, to the late Ray and Goldie (Merriman) Grifﬁs.On June 26, 1943, she mar-ried Clarence “Jimmy” Medford at Camp Pickett, Virginia. They enjoyed 46 years of marriage before he died on July 11, 1989.Survivors include a daughter, Sharon A. Clouse, and a son, Michael J. (Julie) Medford, both of Van Wert; two grandsons, Nathan (Katie) Clouse of Christiansburg, Virginia, and An-drew Medford of Van Wert; one great-granddaughter, Cora Rose Clouse; a sister, Imogene Leonard of Midland, Michigan; and a brother, Robert (Shirley) Grifﬁs of Horton, Michigan.She was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond Grifﬁs of Horton and Donald Grifﬁs of Jerome, Michigan.Mrs. Medford was retired from the Van Wert County Audi-tor’s Ofﬁce after 32 years. She was a member of Calvary Evan-gelical Church.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 2, 2014, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul W. Miller ofﬁciating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery. Calling hours are Sunday from 1 - 6 p.m., and one hour prior to services on Monday all at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center or Calvary Evangelical Church.
Eldiva M. “Devey” Medford
Eldiva M. Medford
SPENCERVILLE, Ohio — George William “Bill” Agler, 84, of rural Spencerville, died at 11:51 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana, fol-lowing a short illness.He was born April 26, 1931, in Van Wert, Ohio, the son of Albert W. “Boots” and Olive May Partin Agler, who are deceased. On Nov. 24, 1951, he mar-ried Betty J. Strayer, who died May 21, 2007. Then on Jan. 13, 2009, he married Margaret L. Kline Strawn, who survives in Spencerville.Also surviving are two children: Tom A. (Sharon) Agler and Kimberly J. “Kim” Wood, both of Spencerville; ﬁve stepchildren: Cheryl (Mike) Zumberge, Dennis (Betty) Strawn and Rhonda (Mick) Stose, all of Celina, John (Denise) Strawn of Mendon and Christina (Brad Hull) Strawn, also of Celina; four grandchildren: Tom A. (Stacey) Agler, Jr. of Lima, Amy S. (Ron) Reineke of St. Marys, Megan E. Herold and Brian E. Wood II, both of Spencerville; six great-grand-children: Koby, Gavin and Audrey Reineke, Chloe Agler and Bryce and Blaine Belcher; 13 stepgrandchildren, and 12 stepgreat-grandchildren.He was a 1949 graduate of the Van Wert High School.Bill was a long-time member of the Hart-ford Chris-tian Church where he had been Sunday School su-perintendent and dea-con. He enjoyed his Florida winters and camping. For 44 years he and his family owned and operated their lemonade stand at the Allen County and Van Wert County Fairs. He had been a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge in Van Wert where he loved and was good at billiards.He had worked on the Penn Central Railroad several years and the Allen County Engi-neers of Ofﬁce and retired in 1986 as Superintendent of the Ohio Dept. of Transportation, Lima.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Thomas E. Bayliff Fu-neral Home in Spencerville. The Rev. Gary Hohman will ofﬁciate. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday.
Memorials are to the do-nors choice.Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
George William Agler
VAN WERT, Ohio — Han-nah R. Wireman, 15, of Van Wert, died at 1:07 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at Van Wert In-patient Hospice Center.Arrangements are incom-plete at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert.
Hannah R. Wireman
Dec. 19, 1926 - May 30, 2014April 26, 1931 - May 30, 2014
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The growing suspicions surround-ing where states obtain lethal injections have motivated the Missouri attorney general to propose something never pre-viously tried — establishing a lab where the state can make its own execution drugs.The idea, if widely adopted, could remove shadowy com-pounding pharmacies from the nation’s execution system and offer a reliable supply of the deadly chemicals that have become hard for prisons to ob-tain. State legislative leaders said Friday that the proposal deserves consideration.Chris Koster ﬁrst sug-gested a state-run drug lab Thursday in a speech to the Bar Association of Metro-politan St. Louis, calling it a better alternative than rely-ing on “an uneasy coopera-tion” with medical profes-sionals and pharmaceutical companies.Koster said the process of obtaining execution drugs has become so problematic that death penalty states are weigh-ing extreme alternatives, so a new idea was needed.“I think that this is a bet-ter step than what we’re see-ing occur in Tennessee, where they went to the electric chair, what we are seeing occurring in Wyoming, where they are debating the return of the ﬁr-ing squad,” Koster, a Demo-crat, said Friday in a phone in-terview with The Associated Press.Before Missouri under-takes the same discussion, he said, “it would be prudent to thoroughly investigate strate-gies to get the lethal-injection process stabilized again.”Lethal injection has been in use in the U.S. for more than three decades. But in recent years, states have been forced to scramble for new sources of drugs after several drugmak-ers, including many based in Europe, refused to sell them for use in executions.
Missouri AG: State could make lethal injections
PORT CLINTON, Ohio — At the spring meeting of the Northwest District, Ohio Elks Association which was held at Port Clinton Elks Lodge No 1718 on May 18, two of the Grand Lodge Americanism contest winners were recognized.Haylie Sewell from Port Clinton placed ﬁrst in the district in Division I, ﬁfth and sixth graders. Also recognized was Andrew Fillmore from Port Clinton who placed second in the district in Division II, seventh and eighth graders. However, Andrew’s essay placed ﬁrst in the State in his division.Both of the winners, along with their parents were present and the students each read their winning essays to the district membership.The Americanism Essay contest is sponsored each year by the Grand Lodge. This year’s theme was “What does Veterans Day mean to me.”The winners received money for their placement.
Pictured are, left to right, Michelle Kokinda, Port Clinton Elks Lodge Americanism Chair, Andrew Fillmore, Haylie Sewell and Linda Stanley, Northwest District Americanism Chair. (Photo submitted)
Elks announce Americanism winners
LIMA — The Lima Chapter of Aglow will meet at 9:30 a.m.-noon June 12 at WTLW TV 44, 1844 Baty Road, Lima. Linda Cruz Gilbert will be the guest speaker.Gilbert is a dynamic teacher with a prophetic mantle. The Lord speaks to her often in dreams and through revelation of Scripture. She has a tender heart for the Lord and for his peo-ple. Having been ordained by Vineyard Christian Fellowship and by Foursquare Gospel Church, she has over 25 years of experience as a pastor and church planter. In 2007, Linda pub-lished her ﬁrst book, “All His Jewels: From Glory to Glory.”Recently, the Lord has been speaking to Linda concerning the Kingly anointing. We are all called and gifted by the Lord to fulﬁll a divine destiny. It is time to move into our assigned place as priests and kings ruling upon the earth, so that we may welcome the King of Kings as He returns in all His glory for us, His beautiful Bride.Be blessed and refreshed sharing a morning of worship, edi-ﬁcation and fellowship with us as we welcome the presence of God to minister His Word through Linda.
Lima Aglow to meet
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