The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.

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    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
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    CHILDREN at Stair District Library’s Family Story Time toss scarves into the air during an activity. The evening program provided a mix of stories, songs, dancing, crafts and snacks Monday evening. The program is offered at 5:30 p.m. every Monday for five more weeks. The program is designed for three to five year olds and their family.
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    THE INTERVIEW—Evelyn Joughin (right) records the interaction with an iPad while Jack Varga, next to her, asks questions of Morenci Elementary School principal Gail Frey. Morenci senior Sam Cool (standing) listens. Cool serves as the editor for the newspaper written by members of Mrs. Barrett’s second grade class.
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    WRITING CODE—Brock Christle (left), a Morenci fifth grade student, takes a look at the progress being made by fourth grader Anthony Lewis. Libby Rorick, a sixth grade student, is next in a line of girls trying out the coding tutorials. This year marked Morenci’s second year of participation in the Hour of Code project.
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    REMIE RYAN (left) tries to dodge the foam wand held by Hayden Bays during physical education class at Morenci Elementary School. In the background, Lauryn Dominique and Brooklyn Williams stay clear of the tag. Second grade students were working on cardiovascular health on the first day back from vacation. For the record, Safety Tag is a very difficult sport to photograph.
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    MORENCI student Dalton McCowan puts everything into a dead lift attempt Saturday morning during the Wyseguy Push/Pull event. Lifters helped raise more than $1,600 for the family of the late Devin Wyse, a former Morenci power-lifter who graduated last year. Commemorative T-shirts are still available by contacting teacher Dan Hoffman.
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    MACK DICKSON takes a book off the “blind date” cart at the Fayette library. Patrons can choose a book without knowing what’s inside other than a general category. The books are among those designated for removal so patrons can consider them gifts. In Morenci, new books and staff favorites were chosen from the stacks and must be returned. Patrons get a piece of chocolate, too, to take on their date, but no clue about their “date.” One reader said she really enjoyed her book for a few pages, but then lost interest—so typical for a blind date.

Black, Warren

Written by Steve Lauber.

Warren J. Black, 64, of Fayette, Ohio, died July 13, 2013, at the Franciscan Care Center in Sylvania, Ohio, where he had been a resident for several months.

Warren was born Nov. 21, 1948, in Lima, Ohio, to the late Ralph Bowersock and Alice V. Green. He married Vicki L. Lumbrezer on Dec. 10, 1976, and she preceded him in death in 2002.

Warren was a member of the United States Army from 1969 to 1971. He retired from General Motors Company following 42 years of employment at the Defiance plant. Warren was an avid sports fan, and especially enjoyed football and baseball.

He is survived by three daughters, Lindsay Smith of South Carolina, Jennifer (and Kenneth) Kusz of Toledo, Ohio, and Amanda Black of Fayette; a brother, Wayne (and June) Black of Paulding, Ohio; three sisters, Dorothy (and Larry) Martin of Lima, Ohio, Cheryl (and Danny) Swan of South Carolina, and Arlene (and Rob) Mauck of Lima; and three grandchildren, Autumn Black, Hunter Smith and Benjamin Kusz; father-in-law, Bernard Lumbrezer of Fayette; and brother-in-law, Daniel Lumbrezer of Fayette.  

In addition to his parents and wife, Warren was preceded in death by a daughter in infancy, Erin Black, and a brother, Russ Black.

Funeral services are planned at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Father Stephen Stanbery officiating. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Assumption, Ohio. Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Our Lady of Mercy Church or the Gorham Fayette Fire Department.

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