Archive - Dec 23, 2013
Kenton J. “Kwboy Ken” Suchland, 69, 830 Hackney St., St. Marys, died at 11:32 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.
He was born on May 2, 1944, in Mercer County, the son of Earl and Mildred (Fulk) Suchland Sr. He married Tura Reinhart on July 2, 1966, and she survives at the residence.
ST. MARYS — Mark Ernst has been named the new St. Marys Police Chief, effective today.
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys boys basketball team looked like it was on the cusp of running away with Saturday night’s game against Marion Local, holding a a nine-point lead in the waning minutes of the third quarter. Instead, it was the Flyers who ended up speeding away.
Marion Local outscored St. Marys 18-5 in the fourth quarter with a momentum-shifting defensive change to fullcourt pressure and a 3-2 zone and knocked off the Roughriders 45-38.
CELINA — Crews in Mercer County rescued a couple after their vehicle became stranded in flood waters.
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said his office received a call at 9:22 a.m. Sunday of a truck stranded in high water on Tama Road between Stose Road and U.S. 127. The driver of the vehicle, Dennis Bollenbacher, 57, 1065 Strable Road, Rockford, stated on the call that the water had filled the compartment of the vehicle to up to the steering wheel. The vehicle was a white GMC truck belonging to VanTilburg Farms.
Thomas J. Rable Sr., 79, of Celina, passed away at 1:05 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home.
He was born on July 1, 1934, in St. Marys, to the late Victor J. and Matilda (Diehl) Rable.
On June 2, 1962, he married Marilyn Pleiman, who survives in Celina.
Also surviving are his children, Thomas Jr. and Rosann Rable of Celina, Mary and Ted Loose of Springboro, six grandchildren, Matthew, Miranda, Mariah, Marcus, Sara, Kristi and his brother, John Rable, of St. Marys.
Lisa Ann Norman, 49, of 602 Cleveland Ave., St. Marys, died unexpectedly at 8:12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on Nov. 19, 1964, in Celina, the daughter of Carolyn (Norton) and Gene Burd.
She married Kenneth Norman on May 14, 1988, and he survives at the residence.
She is also survived by her two children, Seth Norman and Kirsten Norman, both of St. Marys.
James L. “Jim” Moore, 81, of 202 S. Beech St., St. Marys, died at 2:42 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on Feb. 18, 1932, in Allen County, the son of John H. and Thelma R. (Sawmiller) Moore.
He married Ramona F. Ball on July 7, 1954, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 18, 2010.