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Richard Link

Springfield businessman made an impact quietly

Richard “Dick” Link was a driving force behind many of Springfield’s key real estate deals over the past several decades, but preferred to work in the background, friends said.Link, 93, died April 8.He served for many years as president of Link-Hellmuth Realty, a historic brokerage business that started in 1954. ...

Stanley L. Mickel

Witt prof quietly helped build highly regarded program

A longtime Wittenberg University professor liked to stay out of the limelight, but quietly helped build one of Wittenberg’s most-respected programs and left an impact on many of his students. Stanley Mickel, 73, died late last month after a career at Wittenberg that spanned more than 30 years. Co-workers said ...

Merle Grace Kearns served as a Clark County commissioner, state senator and state representative. Staff photo by Lisa Powell

Former state legislator Kearns dies

Former Ohio and Clark County lawmaker Merle Grace Kearns died in a nursing home in Columbus on Saturday. She was 76.Kearns, a Republican, served as a Clark County commissioner from 1981 to 1990. She was appointed to the Ohio Senate in 1991, serving the 10th District until 2000 where she ...

James “Jim” Patrick Donahue, son of TV’s Phil Donahue, dies at 51

James “Jim” Patrick Donahue, the youngest son of well-known television show host, Phil Donahue, died suddenly last week of an aortic aneurysm at the age of 51. He lived and practiced law in Honolulu. Mr. Donahue and his four siblings spent their early years in Dayton when their father was ...

Tuskegee Airman Harry W. Leavell dies at 95

Tuskegee Airman Harry W. Leavell died late last month at age 95. He was 23 when he volunteered to join the United States Army Air Corps as a fighter pilot. He served his country from 1943-46 as one of the famed Tuskegee Airmen. He achieved the rank of first sergeant, ...

Video: Fairborn boy’s heartwarming eulogy for grandfather goes viral

Orin Jenkins of Fairborn was overcome with grief at the recent death of his grandfather, Dennis Lee Jenkins.The 10-year-old mustered the courage at the funeral in Englewood to deliver a eulogy about the beloved man he called “Pepe,” surprising his family and touching many who have seen recordings of it ...

David Scheff

Former Air Force One chief lived with “passion”

West Liberty resident David Scheff, who served as flight chief of Air Force One under two U.S. presidents, died Friday. He was 51. Scheff, a retired U.S. Air Force senior master sergeant, was born in Glen Cove, N.Y., and enlisted in the Air Force after high school. He served as ...

James Schlesinger, the nation’s first energy secretary, was interred next to his wife at Ferncliff Cemetery in Springfield Saturday. Schlesinger also served as Atomic Energy Commission chairman, CIA director and Defense secretary. Schlesinger married his wife, Rachel Melinger, in 1954 on her family farm in Springfield. LISA POWELL / STAFF

Friends, family, remember nation’s first energy secretary in Springfield

James Schlesinger was a Harvard man but an Ohio State Buckeyes fan. The former secretary of defense, CIA director and the nation’s first energy secretary who served three presidents was buried Saturday in Springfield next to the grave site of his wife, Rachel, at Ferncliff Cemetery. Schlesinger died March 27 ...

This Aug. 24, 2004 file photo shows former Defense Secretary James Schlesinger, chairman of the Detention Operations Review Panel speaking at the Pentagon. A Washington think tank confirms Schlesinger has died. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)

Former Defense, Energy secretary at home in Springfield

The society section of the Sunday, June 20, 1954, Springfield News-Sun described a simple, single-ring ceremony in the home of Flenner and Janet Mellinger on Fairfield Pike.Their daughter Rachel L. Mellinger had worn a “bouffant dress of white organdy minutely tucked and banded with lace,” complemented by finger-tip length veil.Ever ...

Schlesinger, energy secy, to be buried in Springfield

James Schlesinger, the nation's first energy secretary who also served as Atomic Energy Commission chairman, CIA director and Defense secretary who married in Springfield, will be remembered this weekend when friends and family gather for visitation on Friday.At the time of his death on March 27, Mr. Schesinger, 85, was ...

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