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Monday, August 25, 2014 8:00 PM

One Year Ago

Showing and winning are two of the things Jenny Ditto likes best about the fair. This year is a good one for Ditto. She garnered Reserve Champion Market Goat. The daughter of Doug and Janice Ditto got her goat in May and worked with it for four months before taking it to the fair.

School's in ...
Monday, August 25, 2014 8:00 PM
Monday morning, Franklin Elementary School’s hallways were alive with excited students anticipating the beginning of the 2014-15 school year. (DHI Media/Stephanie Groves)
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.

To leave condolences, visit

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)