Archive - Nov 2012
Beatrice “Bea” Everhart Behr, 93, of Fryburg, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on March 28, 1919, in Green County, Tenn., the daughter of James F. and Lillie P. (Stroud) Gillette, and they preceded her in death.
On Nov. 6, 1937, she married Paul T. Everhart, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 1984. On May 1, 1999, she married Wilbur C. Behr, and he survives.
ST. MARYS — The long-time council president in St. Marys is resigning at the end of the year.
In a letter sent to city councilors, St. Marys Council President Dan Hoelscher announced his plans to retire as the result of his retirement from Crown Equipment. In order to take advantage of his Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) benefits, Hoelscher also must step down as council president. However, Hoelscher said he would like to be re-appointed to the position.
NEW KNOXVILLE — After a two-year freeze on salary, New Knoxville village employees will soon see a 2 percent raise.
Councilors approved the first reading of the wage schedule, which will begin in 2013, Tuesday night at their meeting.
“We have not given a raise for two years,” Mayor Keith Leffel said. “In July, we told our employees we’d look at where we were at on our income taxes and make a decision. We offered a small bonus at that time. We feel we want to offer this 2 percent (increase).”
Eileen H. Ranly, 81, of Cassella, died on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
She was born on May 8, 1931, in Cranberry Prairie, to Urban and Augusta (Muhlenkamp) Link, and they preceded her in death.
On April 29, 1950, in Cranberry Prairie, she married Arthur E. Ranly, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 2003.
Joseph K. Wilson, 73, of New Bremen, died in the early morning Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Feb. 9, 1939, in Covington, the son of Robert W. and Frances (Brunap) Wilson, and they preceded him in death.
On Aug. 20, 1976, he married Patricia Krieg, and she survives near New Bremen.
CELINA — Several suspects are facing charges in connection with a drug bust and raid on a party last Saturday night.
The investigation began when the Celina Police Department received a complaint of suspicious activity at a motel room in the America’s Best Value Inn. Officers checked the registered occupant of the room and began observing the area.
ST. MARYS — St. Marys Memorial High School was abuzz with chatter Monday afternoon, with students, facility, staff and veterans in anticipation of its Veterans Day program.
The veterans being honored filed into the large, brick building just as the snow began to fall. They sat with their families around a large, bronze plaque that hung proudly like a centerpiece on the wall in front of them.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Veterans were welcomed into the gymnasium at New Knoxville Local School on Monday with a standing ovation during the school’s fifth annual Veterans Day program.
The Girl Scouts posted the colors to open the ceremony, and fourth-grade students led the crowd in the National Anthem. Attendees viewed a video made by New Knoxville art students, which featured pictures of local veterans. Senior Sara Clark, who narrated the assembly, provided a brief history on Veterans Day.
Rhya Nicolle Centers-Howell, 9 months, of 323 W. Market St., St. Marys, died at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in the emergency department of Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney.
She was born on Jan. 17, 2012, in St. Marys.
ST. MARYS — With the boom of a cannon, the third annual Veterans Day parade got started and gave all local residents a chance to pay tribute to those who fought for their freedom.
Residents lined Spring Street, waved flags and saluted the veterans as they made their way through the procession. St. Marys Mayor Pat McGowan got the day started by welcoming those who came out on the sunny day.