Archive - Dec 19, 2012
ST. MARYS — School officials in St. Marys have canceled several events in the wake of a threat that made reference to a shooting on Wednesday.
St. Marys police officers began investigating the threat following a phone call from school administrators. The threat, which was not directed at any specific person or traceable back to any one person, included a reference to a shooting during a school assembly.
ST. MARYS — Bing Crosby may dream of a white Christmas, but Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart dreams of a safe Christmas, slightly purple and smelling of sugar beet juice.
That’s because Reinhart and a team of about 20 inclement weather workers know the dangers of driving through the snow— the team plows and applies salt and grit to the 350 miles of road their department is responsible for keeping safe about an hour before most workers are scraping their windshields and school buses hit the roads to make their stops.
ST. MARYS — For 16-year-old Luis Jordão, an exchange student at St. Marys Memorial High School, small-town America is exciting and different.
Jordão is from Racife, the largest city in Brazilian state Perambuco. The population there, approximately 1.5 million people, is over 180 times the size of St. Marys.
In August, Jordão packed up his stuff and left the coastal town with its warm beaches and oceanside restaurants to move to the United States.
Melvin Donald Leugers, 74, of Celina, passed away at 1:34 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford.
He was born on Jan. 12, 1938, in Neptune, to the late Henry and Nellie (Schwartz) Leugers.
He is survived by his two sons, Donald (Dawn) Leugers of Celina and Scott (Teresa) Leugers of Celina; a daughter, Linda (David) Eichler of Celina; seven grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law.
Melvin was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law; by a sister and brother-in-law.
Nancy Jean Templeton, 64, of 102 N. Bielefeld St., New Knoxville, died at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Joint Township Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on March 15, 1948, in Dayton, the daughter of Wilfred “Bud” and Ruth (Vance) Nagel.
She was married to John D. Templeton on Jan. 3, 1995, in Fairborn. He survives at the residence.
Rea Almeda Chapman, 79, of 361 Center St. in St. Henry, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in the Gardens at Celina.
She was born on June 27, 1933, to the late Verlin and Frances (Cain) Howery in Carpenter.
On Jan. 29, 1955, she married Ralph R. Chapman, her loving husband for 58 years, who survives.
Lester I. Topp, 85, New Bremen, passed away at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on May 14, 1927, in Chicksaw, the son of Ernest and Lucinda (Steinecker) Topp, who preceded him in death.
On Sept. 24, 1949, he married Ruth A. Stutz, and she survives in New Bremen.
Betty Jordan, 88, of 11324 Bobwhite Lane in St. Marys, died on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on Jan. 22, 1924, in St. Marys, to Dr. George and Mildred (Mack) Place.
On June 10, 1945, in St. Marys, she married Robert Jordan, who died on April 30, 2006.
Thomas G. Cross, 65, formerly of 618 W. Spring St. in St. Marys, died at 7:21 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Ohio Veterans’ Home in Georgetown, after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
He was born on Sept. 3, 1947, in Lima, to Harry and Doris (Goodwin) Cross.
Survivors include a son, Travis (Caroline) Cross of Marietta, Ga.; two daughters, Tessa (Todd) Trail of Dallas, Ga. and Stephanie Cross of Cincinnati; six grandchildren, Alex, Chance, Tyler, Tanner, Tayla and Tristen; a sister, Lesta (Carl) Thoene of St. Marys.