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Students head back to class
Monday, August 25, 2014 8:00 PM
St. John's Elementary School was a busy place Monday morning. Parents and students filled the halls as they made their way to classrooms. Above: Madilyn Conley, left, Brayden Klaus and Riley Meuller in Deb Moenter's first-grade class organize their desks before the first bell rings. (DHI Media/Nancy Spencer)
Thomas R. Lozano Obituary Correction PDF Print
Monday, August 25, 2014 5:31 AM | Updated ( Monday, August 25, 2014 7:53 PM )

Visitation hours are: TODAY from 2-7 p.m. at the Harter and Schier Funeral Home.

Funeral Services: TODAY at 7 p.m. at the Harter and Schier Funeral Home

Oct. 21, 1957-Aug. 22, 2014

KALIDA — Thomas R. Lozano, 56, of Kalida and formerly of Delphos, died Friday at his residence.

He was born Oct. 21, 1957, in Lima to Ramiro “Romie” and Louise (Leis) Lozano. His father preceded him in death on Dec. 28, 2010. His mother survives in Delphos.

Other survivors include a sister, Barbara (Dennis) Hesseling of Delphos; three brothers, Charles Lozano and Tony (Pam) Lozano of Delphos and Daniel (Diane) Lozano of Leipsic; three nephews, Dustin (Taylor) Loomis) Hesseling, Kory (Alyssa) Hesseling and Reed Hesseling; and a niece, Kelsey Lozano.

Mr. Lozano was currently employed with Byrne Excavating. Prior to that, he was an over-the-road truck driver for more than 40 years. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved music and jigsaw puzzles.

Funeral services will begin at 7 p.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. David Reinhart officiating.

Burial will be at a later date.

Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the American Diabetes Association or the ABATE Motorcycle Toy Run of Lima.

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Pardi, Keith close AC Fair
Sunday, August 24, 2014 8:14 PM
Toby Keith

Country singers Jon Pardi and headliner Toby Keith closed the Allen County Fair Saturday. Allen County men and women preparing to enter the service were honored prior to the concert. (DHI Media Dena Martz)

Foust 2013 Delphos Top Cop
Sunday, August 24, 2014 8:05 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, August 26, 2014 3:41 PM )


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DELPHOS — The 2013 Delphos Police Officer of the Year spent 22 years in another field before earning his badge. Sgt. Greg Foust, 47, worked at a body shop repairing vehicles but always dreamed of becoming a police officer. After his children became a little older, he went after that dream and in 2006, was a special deputy for the Van Wert and Allen County sheriff’s departments and found full-time work with the Delphos department in February 2007.

“Certain officers have been selected in the past for this designation due to a specific event or series of acts such as large drug sweeps or similar activity,” Police Chief Kyle Fittro said. “I am nominating Sgt. Foust for consistently engaging in ‘above the bar’ performance, professionalism and hard work.”

Foust has spent the bulk of his time on second shift and was assigned as second shift acting sergeant in January 2014 and officially promoted to sergeant on Feb. 3.

Wilson, Germann to reign over Van Wert County Fair
Sunday, August 24, 2014 8:04 PM
The 2014 Jr. Fair King and Queen and court were crowned Sunday night at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. Fair Queen Sophie Wilson (fourth from left) and Fair King Jon Germann (fifth from left) will preside over the 158th annual Van Wert County Fair. Runners-ups named were Taylor Hughes (third from left) and Cody Keirns (third from right). (DHI Media/Ed Gebert)


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VAN WERT — The midway was not as crowded as usual for the Jr. Fair King and Queen Coronation Sunday night since the opening of the Van Wert County Fair was still 62 hours away. Nonetheless, an appreciative crowd watched Sunday night as this year’s royalty was crowned at the conclusion of the ceremony featuring four queen candidates and two king candidates. Four others competed to be princesses of the species of animal they show in 4-H.

After all the judging and promenading, crowns were placed on the heads of Sophie Wilson and Jon Germann. This pair will preside over a long list of events at the Van Wert County Fair and also represent the county when visiting other county fairs and the Ohio State Fair.

Wilson is the daughter of Michael and Wendy Wilson. She is an upcoming junior at Jefferson High School. Her school involvements include being a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, varsity football cheerleading, varsity softball and a wrestling statistician. She has been an FFA member since 2012 and currently holds the position of vice president. Her FFA project involves taking two market lambs and one performance lamb to the fair. She has been a 4-H member since 2006 and currently holds the position of president for her club. Her 4-H project is taking beef feeders to the Van Wert County Fair. Wilson is also a 4-H camp counselor, a member of the Jr. Fair Board and the Trinity United Methodist Church.