Lewis G. Meeker, 57, of 127 W. Madison St. in St. Marys, died on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on Dec. 3, 1956, in Lima, to Lewis B. and Thelma (Figley) Meeker.
Survivors include a son, Joshua Meeker of St. Marys; two granddaughters, Reanna Meeker and Tayla Meeker; two brothers, Shane Meeker of Tulsa, Okla. and Shawn (Peg) Meeker of St. Marys; a sister, Kay (Bruce) Menchofer of St. Marys; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Thelma Meeker.
WAPAKONETA — Lost in the dark, his owner thousands of miles away, one worthy dog found his way home thanks to a caring community and social media.
Gently bumping his nose against the people closest to him, Diezel, the 11-year-old blind husky, makes his way around by his sense of smell and the helpful guidance of those who care for him.
After accidentally leaving the gate open in the back yard, Diezel was lost to his family.
CELINA — The public and private partnership to help heal Grand Lake St. Marys was highlighted Tuesday morning as one of the tools in the lake’s tool box was on display.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the third weekly Associated Press poll of 2013, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):
Area schedule for Tuesday, Oct. 1:
O-G at St. Marys
Bath at Elida
Celina at Kenton
Defiance at Shawnee
Bath at Elida
Van Wert at Wapakoneta
Crestview at Coldwater
WAPAKONETA — The top four teams in the Western Buckeye League boys soccer race all had a chance to take a big step towards a league title with a win on Monday night when St. Marys played at Wapakoneta and Celina faced off with Shawnee.
Instead a pair of ties has St. Marys still in control of its own destiny.
St. Marys and Wapakoneta played to a 0-0 tie at Ryan Field on Monday night, leaving St. Marys in the driver’s seat for its first-ever outright championship.
Oct. 1: A book discussion for adults will be held at 10:30 a.m. today in the St. Marys Community Public Library Meeting Room. "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neal Hurston will be discussed.
Asian Pop Culture Club will meet at 3:15 p.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library. Grades 9-12 only.
The Lego Club will be meeting from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at FJ Stallo Memorial Library in Minster. Children in Kindergarten and older are invited to come to the library to create with Legos.
ST. MARYS — Lifelong Reds fan Mike Lackey began research into Bob Ewing, a pitcher for Cincinnati, after answering an ad to provide information about burial sites for baseball players.
Ewing stood out for being a good but largely unknown pitcher from Auglaize County who made a career out of throwing spitballs. The research culminated in writing a book, “Spitballing: The Baseball Days of Long Bob Ewing,” released on Sept. 16, exploring the biography of Ewing and the way it tells the history of both baseball and a time period in America.
Hilda M. Street, 92, formerly of 225 S. Pear St. in St. Marys, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at Otterbein, St. Marys.
She was born on Aug. 21, 1921, in Houston, to Wilfred and Mary (Schmidt) Marchal.
On May 21, 1946, in Dayton, she married Ernest Street, who died on Sept. 27, 1987.
Donald Lee Gehle, 75, of New Bremen, died at 4:20 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on June 12, 1938, in Coldwater, to the late Henry and Josephine (Ables) Gehle.
On Aug. 24, 1963, he married Rita Ann Mueller, who died on June 13, 1979.
On Nov. 23, 1990, he married Judy (Grogean) Schaefer, who survives in New Bremen.