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Archive - Mar 2012

March 7th

Investigation Continues In Cases

March 7, 2012

CELINA — The investigation into a double homicide and home invasion in Mercer County continues.

In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said the investigation into the homicides of Robert Grube and Colleen Grube on Nov. 29 and 30, near Fort Recovery, and the home invasion of Kathy and William Fair, near Mendon, are still  being investigated. The two cases have not been linked although there are several similarities to the crimes.

Voters See Light Ballot

March 7, 2012

ST. MARYS —  Voters approved a local restaurant’s request for Sunday sales during Tuesday’s primary election.

Buffalo Wild Wings saw its request approved by voters in precinct 1A by a count of 137 (79.65 percent) to 35 (20.35 percent) with seven under votes. Another request in the county, Wal-Mart in Wapakoneta, was rejected by voters in precinct 3B by a tally of 63 (55.75 percent) to 50 (44.25 percent).

St. Marys 2012 Varsity Baseball Schedule

March 7, 2012

Day Date Opponent Time
Mon. March 26 Parkway 5 p.m.
Tue. March 27 at Van Wert 5 p.m.
Thu. March 29

St. Marys CYO team to state tourney

March 7, 2012

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Rangers charged with slowing down one of Ohio's best scorers

March 7, 2012

The New Knoxville girls basketball team is back on the regional stage for the first time in five years with a match-up against one of the most prolific scorers in Ohio girls basketball history.

Hardly a stranger recently to regional basketball, New Madison Tri-Village hopes a third time is a charm for a breakthrough to the state tournament.

The two teams, both hailing from small Western Ohio villages of fewer than 1,000 people, meet in a Division IV regional semifinal on Thursday night at Tipp City Tippecanoe High School at 6:15 p.m.

Voters Reject New Bremen Levy

March 7, 2012

NEW BREMEN — More than 1,500 New Bremen residents turned out to vote Tuesday, turning down a $13 million school levy for a new elementary building.

Voters rejected the $13 million bond issue for a new K-8 facility 61.07 percent to 38.93 percent. Interim Superintendent John Basinger said he was disappointed in the results.

March 6th

Victor McKinney, 63

March 6, 2012

Victor McKinney, 63, of St. Marys, died on Monday, March 5, 2012, at Golden Living Center – Valley.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller – Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys.

Althea S. Ruedebusch, 90

March 6, 2012

Althea S. Ruedebusch, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2012, at The Gardens, Wapakoneta.  

She was born on April 13, 1921, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Eugene and Lillia (Weifenbach) Slattery, and they preceded her in death.  

On Sept. 6, 1952, she married Norman F. Ruedebusch, and he preceded her in death on March 22, 1999.

Linda Lou (Minnich) Luke, 62

March 6, 2012

Linda Lou (Minnich) Luke, 62, of Cridersville, died at 12:47 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

She was born on June 8, 1949, in Celina, to Robert E. and Mary Ellen Wallace Minnich, and they preceded her in death.

On Nov. 10, 1973, she married Robert Dean Luke, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 2001.

She is survived by a brother, Robert (Carla) Minnich; three nephews, Austin J. Minnich, Mitchell R. Minnich and Spencer W. Minnich, all of New Bremen.

Minster Machine Sold

March 6, 2012

MINSTER — A Japanese firm plans to acquire a long-standing Auglaize County manufacturing firm.

In a news release, company officials confirmed The Minster Machine Company is being purchased by Nidec-Shimpo, a division of Nidec Corporation. Nidec, with its headquarters in Kyoto, Japan, is a global technology corporation that had annual gross sales of $9 billion last year.

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