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Shuntel Markel Sheppard

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It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Shuntel Markel Sheppard of Orlando, Florida, 34 who passed away on June 29, 2022, leaving to mourn family and friends.

Visitation will be July 16. 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM (East). At A Community Funeral Home & Sunset Cremations. 910 W. Michigan St. Orlando, FL 32805

Visitation will be July 16. 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM (East). At A Community Funeral Home & Sunset Cremations. 910 W. Michigan St. Orlando, FL 32805

Skyline Chili opening first Central Florida restaurant

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Skyline Chili, which opened its first location in Cincinnati over 70 years ago, will expand into Central Florida with its first restaurant in Orlando.

The chili restaurant made the announcement through its social media channels on Tuesday, July 5, that it will expand its operations in the Sunshine State with a new location at the Flamingo Crossings Town Center at Walt Disney World.

“We’re opening a new Skyline Chili near Orlando, Florida. The location is targeting to open by early 2023, so be sure to put Skyline on your vacation itinerary,” reds a post from owners Wendell and Daniel Hunsucker.

Known for serving its namesake in a variety of “ways,” Skyline Chili’s menu features chili in burritos and bowls, on fries and potatoes, and on hot dogs known as Coneys.

The company currently operates dozens of locations across Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, as well as five restaurants in Florida located in Clearwater, Sunrise, Bradenton, Naples, and Fort Myers.

Skyline Chili joins the push by multiple Midwest-based companies to create restaurants in Orlando in recent years.

Just over a year ago, Portillo’s opened its first location in Central Florida at 7715 Palm Parkway. The business has its roots in Illinois and has seen a steady flow of traffic to its new location, which features a large dining room, drive-thru, and outdoor dining patio.

Around the same time, White Castle built its first ever Central Florida location just next door to Portillo’s at 11595 Daryl Carter Parkway. After its first year, the Orlando White Castle location was the top performing across all of the company’s restaurants in the United States.

For more information on the business, its menu, or its hours of operation, visit the Skyline Chili website.

Constance L. Shreiner

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Constance Lee Lookabaugh Shreiner, 89, passed away on Wednesday June 29, 2022.

Connie was born on August 8, 1932 in Hagerstown, MD., the daughter of the late John W. and Louise (Keller) Lookabaugh. She married Thornton Karl Shreiner Sr. of Chambersburg, PA. She was a longtime member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Orlando and a member of Sara’s Circle. She volunteered for many years every Tuesday in the church office. Connie was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her children; Shawn Janocko and her husband Drew, Sherrie Harrison, Taresa Willoughby, Thornton :Corky” Shreiner Jr. and his wife Anna, one brother, David Lookabaugh and his wife Kendra, seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Connie is predeceased by her husband Karl Shreiner and her brother, Mike.

Visitation will be held on Friday July 8, 2022 from 6pm-8pm at Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home, 1148 E. Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787.

Funeral Services will be held at 9am on Saturday July 9, 2022 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka Vineland Rd., Orlando, FL 32819.

Committal services will follow at 11am at Glen Haven Memorial Park, 2300 Temple Dr., Winter Park, FL 32789.

Jerauld Whitman

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Jerauld Whitman passed away peacefully at home on July 1, 2022, after a long battle with cancer. Jerry was born January 24, 1954, in Buffalo, NY to the late Edward and Geraldine (Sontag) Whitman. Jerry is survived by his wife Julie (Gervasi), cousins and long-lasting friends. In Jerry’s early years, his enjoyment of cars brought him to become a collision body shop owner & painter. Later, he worked for Darien Lake recreating and painting attractions. If you ever get to Darien Lake, you may be sitting on one of his jobs. Jerry’s love for fireworks drew him to become a pyrotechnic joining a club known as the WNY PA. He began working for the company Skylighters, LLC which gave him joy displaying and setting off firework shows for others to enjoy. Jerry also enjoyed RV traveling and camping with Julie. A memorial gathering will be held in St. Cloud Florida on July 16, 2022 from 12pm-3pm, refreshments to follow at the Whitman’s residence. A future memorial gathering will be held in Buffalo, NY on August 7, 2022 from 1pm-5pm at Pine Lounge located at 164 Clinton Street, Cowlesville, NY 14037

“A beautiful life that came to an end, he died as he lived, everybody’s friend. In our hearts a memory will always be kept, of one we loved, and will never forget.

Memorial Gathering July 16. 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM (ET). At Osceola Memory Gardens, ST. CLOUD. 2000 13th St. Saint Cloud, FL 34769

Health officials issue blue-green algae warning for Lake Speer

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The Florida Department of Health in Orange County has issued a blue-green algae bloom caution for Lake Speer.

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County has issued a Health Caution for the presence of blue-green algae in Lake Speer. This is in response to a site visit and water sample taken by the Florida Department of Environmental protection on Tuesday, July 5.

Blue-green algae is a type of bacteria that is common in Florida’s freshwater environments. A bloom occurs when rapid growth of algae leads to an accumulation of individual cells that discolor water and often produce floating mats that emit unpleasant odors. Many types of blue-green algae can produce toxins

Residents and visitors are advised to avoid drinking, swimming, wading, or using personal watercraft at Lake Sue until otherwise notified.

For additional information on potential health effects of algal blooms, visit the Florida Department of Health Aquatic Toxins webpage.

To report a bloom to the FDEP, call 855-305-3903.

Deacon Willie J. Daniels, Sr.

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Deacon Willie J. Daniels, Sr., 77, of Orlando, transitioned from labor to reward on Thursday, June 30, 2022. Deacon Daniels was born on May 17, 1945 in Dothan, AL to the late Minnie Mae and R J Daniels.

Deacon Daniels served his country proudly in the US Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1973 as a Sergeant. He and his beloved wife were founding members of The Apostolic Worship Center, Orlando. The motto Deacon Daniels carried with him, “if I can help somebody as I pass this way, then my living shall not be in vain” became a major tool he used to guide countless souls to the ever- open door of Christ. Gaining the love and respect from many, Deacon Daniels light became a strong, gravitational pillar for every community he served. He remained a faithful member until his health began to decline.

In his spare time, Deacon Daniels enjoyed playing the guitar, reading and spending time with his beloved grandchildren. He was also a published author of 2 books. Deacon Daniels was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather, Servant and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Deacon Daniels breathed his last breath and put on his new robe of glory on June 30th. His ministry and legacy will live on in the hearts of his wife of 55 years, Dorothy Daniels; beloved children, Willie (Barbara) Daniels, II, Ashanti Daniels, and Natasha (Brian) Daniels-Wiggins; sisters, Ruby (Johnathan) Wilson, Shirley Ann (Gene) Pompey; 6 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and numerous friends. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2022 from 11:00AM until services begin at 1:00PM at The Apostolic Worship Center, 8001 Silver Star Road, Orlando with Bishop Frank Thompson, officiating.

Interment: Florida National VA Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.

Maitland Firefighters subdue shed fire started by hot lawn mower

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Maitland firefighters subdued a fire that broke out at a shed after a lawn mower overheated on Tuesday afternoon.

The Maitland Fire Rescue Department and Orange County Fire Rescue teams responded to the incident near Edgewater Drive yesterday afternoon after receiving calls about a shed catching on fire by way of a hot lawn mower.

No injuries were reported by responding personnel and the fire was subdued immediately.

The incident follows a day in which Seminole County Fire Rescue crews responded to multiple calls for trash can and dumpster fires due to people not discarding fireworks properly.

Seminole County Fire Department responding to calls on July 4
Seminole County Fire Department crews battle a dumpster fire on July 4

Inez Tersegno

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Inez Tersegno, 93 of Ocoee, Florida passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 2, 2022 in Ocoee, Florida.

Inez was born on June 23, 1929 in Phil Campbell, Alabama. The daughter of the late Charles Seaborn Frost and Jessie Harris Frost. She was a homemaker while raising her children and a floral designer in her later years. She enjoyed fishing, cooking, and family gatherings.

She is survived by three children, daughter, Shelia Kendall and husband (Charles), daughter, Jameie Fens and husband (Joe), and son, Anthony Tersegno Jr. and wife (Kim), as well 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Tersegno Sr., of 51 years, and her daughter Annette Hancock.

The family will receive relatives for a private memorial service on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at her daughter’s home Jameie.

Police looking for suspect who shot, killed 58-year-old father in I-4 road rage homicide

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help to find a suspect wanted for killing a 58-year-old man riding as a passenger in another vehicle during an apparent road rage incident on Interstate 4.

According to OCSO, deputies responded to the Orlando Health Dr. Phillips Hospital at 9400 Turkey Lake Road on Tuesday, July 5, at around 7:45 p.m. after receiving a call regarding a shooting victim.

During their investigation, deputies learned that 53-year-old John-John Villafane had been riding in a blue sedan that was traveling eastbound on I-4, between Osceola Parkway and State Road 528, when he was shot at and fatally wounded.

The driver of the vehicle says that someone in another vehicle shot at them following an “altercation,” according a press release from OCSO.

The driver took Villafane to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

“A man was senselessly murdered last night, and our detectives need the public’s help to find his killer,” reads an OCSO press release.

The identity of the shooter is currently unknown and OCSO homicide detectives are asking the public for any information that may help identify and locate the suspect.

“We urge anyone who saw anything on I-4 last night or knowns anything about what happened to call Crimeline at 800-423-8477,” reads the release.

Robin Dale Marshall

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Robin Dale Marshall, 76, of Zellwood, Florida passed away on July 01, 2022.

Mr. Marshall was born on September 07, 1945 to the late Charlie and Ella Marshall in DuBois, Pennsylvania. He is survived by his loving wife Lois Kirkland Marshall; children Diane Marshall, Debra (Matthew) Perry and David (Terrie) Marshall; grandchildren Ashley Nesbitt, Stephanie Gulley, Amelia Marshall and Eli Marshall; 3 great grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He will be missed by his many loved ones and friends.