Archive - Mar 2013
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NEW BREMEN — New Bremen Police Chief Doug Harrod will retire this year, after spending a career in law enforcement, but also in the community. Friends gathered with him to celebrate retirement Wednesday afternoon at the Lockkeeper’s House.
When Harrod began in law enforcement, inspired by his father, he walked into the Wapakoneta Police Department on his 21st birthday for his first day of work.
“It was something I always wanted to do,” he said.
Eileen M. Stienecker, 88, formerly of 1506 Neil Ave. in St. Marys, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.
She was born on Oct. 10, 1924, in St. Marys, to Guy and Genevieve (Meyers) Hussey.
On Dec. 29, 1945, in St. Marys, she married Merlin H. Stienecker, who died on July 5, 1996.
Francis S. “Brow” Carmean, 93, of 1913 Cheshire Drive, St. Marys, died at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in St. Marys.
He was born on July 1, 1919, in St. Marys, the son of Stephen and Cina (Bowman) Carmean.
He married Grace Stienecker on Dec. 22, 1945, and she survives in St. Marys.
CELINA — Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced two arrests this morning in the double homicide of Robert Grube, 70, and daughter Colleen Grube, 47, of east Fort Recovery, after a 16 month investigation.
ST. MARYS — Organizers of a local park improvement day are looking for volunteers to help add manpower to their roster.
The St. Marys National Little League will be hosting a park improvement day at K.C. Geiger Park at 9 a.m. April 6. The goal of the project is to help spruce up K.C. Geiger Park for the upcoming season.
“We are asking for help from the community on this,” said Brian Engle, an organizer of the event. “Everyone has worked together.”
ST. MARYS — After edging up to start the year, the unemployment rate for Auglaize County in February decreased.
In data released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Auglaize County registered an unemployment rate of 5.8 percent, down from 6.2 percent in January. Last year, the unemployment rate sat at 6.8 percent.
NEW BREMEN — At the beginning of the new year, the village of New Bremen saw a change in ownership in one of its dental offices.
Elsie J. (Vonderheide) Winner, 75, of Celina, died on Monday, March 25, 2013.
She was born on Oct. 4, 1937, in Fort Loramie, to the late Albert and Rose Vonderheide.
She married Donald A. Winner on June 24, 1961, and he preceded her death, along with three brothers and five sisters.
She is survived by five children, Diane (Cliff) Cerbus, Deborah (Bob) Glass, David (Amy) Winner, Dan Winner and Dean (Crista) Winner; 10 grandchildren; and two sisters.
Dallas E. Pierstorff, 83, of Celina, died on Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born on Aug. 12, 1929, in Celina, to the late Edward E. and Hazel L. (Fast) Pierstorff.
He married Kathryn "Kitty" Gengler on Nov. 4, 1951, and she survives, along with three children, Diane (Barry) Fennig of Celina, Rebekah Pierstorff Snead of St. Augustine, Fla. and Eric (Jodi) Pierstorff of Celina; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law.