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March 7th

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.

March 5th

Elton “Buck” Thobe, 84

March 5, 2012

Elton “Buck” Thobe, 84, of Maria Stein, died on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Heritage Manor in Minster.

He was born on Nov. 7, 1927, in Maria Stein, to Henry and Matilda (Heitkamp) Thobe, and they preceded him in death.

On May 10, 1952, in St. Rose, he married Norma Hartings, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 3, 1989.

Althea S. Ruedebusch, 90

March 5, 2012

Althea S. Ruedebusch, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2012, at The Gardens, Wapakoneta. 
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.

Paul Kohler, 89

March 5, 2012

Paul Kohler, 89, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:45 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2012.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, where arrangements are incomplete.

Group To Watch Lake Levels

March 5, 2012

CELINA — A newly formed committee will be working on a pilot project starting this week to help manage Grand Lake St. Marys.

Grand Lake St. Marys Restoration Commission Manager Milt Miller said at the Lake Improvement Association’s meeting Saturday morning the committee will begin work this week to manage the lake’s water levels.

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