Archive - Nov 2012
CELINA — A year after a double homicide rocked a rural Mercer County town, Sheriff Jeff Grey says investigators are continuing to make progress in the case.
On Nov. 30, 2011, Robert and Colleen Grube were found duct taped and shot to death in their rural Fort Recovery home. There were no signs of forced entry into the home. The investigation into the deaths of the father and daughter has included hundreds of interviews and a review of scores of pieces of evidence. Members of the Ohio Attorney General's Office also are assisting in the case.
ST. MARYS — Local residents in search of a piece of pizza will soon have another option to satisfy their craving this week.
Dan Egbert, owner of the Woodland Rollerdome, will open Rinkside Pizza on Friday. The pizza place is located inside the skating rink and will replace the snack bar. Egbert and his wife, Victoria, have been working on the upgrade for the past year.
“We felt like the food needed to be upgraded,” Egbert said.
ST. MARYS — A three-year labor of love for a St. Marys native recently turned into his first published book.
“Harney Peak Revealed,” which hit bookshelves and online retailers, traces the historical importance of one of South Dakota’s hidden treasures. The book, penned by Bradley Saum — a 1985 graduate of Memorial High School — took several different shapes before the author settled on its format.
50 Years Ago This Week – 1962
Fifty years ago this week, the St. Marys Roughriders tipped off boys basketball season with a 55-34 victory over Greenville.
As both teams seemed plagued by season-opening jitters and ice-cold shooting, Greenville led after the first quarter, 8-7 only to have St. Marys out-score them 14-2 in the second period to take a 21-10 lead into the locker room at intermission.
Jason Wayne Loney, 37, New Bremen, passed away at 9:10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 26, 1975, in Lima, to parents Jerry Wayne Smith and Jennifer Dee Loney.
On Aug. 27, 2005, he married Kerri Lynn (Howard) Loney, and she survives in New Bremen.
Ethel Jean Brewer, 70, of St. Marys, died Wednesday Nov. 28, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Larry Vernatt, 59, of Celina, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at his residence. Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Alivia Lynn Fraley, 3 months, of Celina, died at 5:03 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, in the emergency department of JTDM Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on Aug. 30, 2012, in St. Marys to Jordan and Ashley (Makley) Fraley.
Survivors include her parents, Jordan and Ashley Fraley of Celina; a brother, Landon Zimmerman of Celina; grandmother Tracey Fraley of St. Marys; four great-grandparents.
She was preceded in death by grandfather Timothy Fraley; a great-great-grandfather.
FORT LORAMIE — Both Fort Loramie head coach Carla Siegel and New Knoxville coach Tim Hegemier said their teams learned something from Tuesday night’s non-conference tilt.
It’s pretty clear that while both have rough edges as the season begins, once they’re a finished product they’ll be strong squads this season.
Fort Loramie built a double-digit lead and then held off a late New Knoxville charge in the fourth quarter to earn a 55-51 win on Tuesday night.
Floyd Wayne Highley, 92, of 9258 Hoenie Rd. in Celina, passed away at 3:10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford.
He was born on Aug. 27, 1920, in Celina to Simmeon and Pearl (Cook) Highley, who preceded him in death.
On Feb. 23, 1946, he married Margaret (Kuhn), who lives in Celina. Also surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Kim HIghley of Celina, Doug and Becci Highley of Celina; one daughter and son-in-law, Patty and Bud Schoenleben of Celina; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.