Bill Shanafelt Jr.


William S. (Bill) Shanafelt Jr. was senselessly killed in his own yard while checking his mail on July 2, 2018. Bill was born to William S. Shanafelt Sr. and Marion Kuss Shanafelt on July 29, 1953, in Portage County, Ohio. He attended school at Kent State University, receiving a BS in Criminal Justice. He devoted his professional life to his career in law enforcement and his personal life to his family.

Merle Lawson


Merle Lawson, 101, prominent Hamilton businesswoman, died in Hamilton on July 4, 2018.

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