Archive - Mar 2013
James “Jim” Brent Parker of Hazel Green, 68, went peacefully to be with the Lord and loved ones in heaven on Feb. 21, 2013.
He was born on Oct. 10, 1944 in Celina to the late Bernie “B.L.” Parker and Nelma Jane Parker. His mother now resides in Mount Cory.
CELINA — Junior scholars from New Knoxville, New Bremen and Minster attended a photography class at Wright State University Lake Campus on Friday to learn from photographer Mike Lamm about the evolution of photography from its manual roots to its digital form.
“Leader Look Back” is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week’s edition examines stories from March 5 to March 11, 1938, 1963 and 1988.
75 years ago: A farmer near Buckland reported the theft of a watch, an electric razor, two boxes of shotgun shells and a rifle from his home. The house had been left unlocked.
A St. Marys man was arrested for netting fish in the Miami and Erie Canal feeder. He was fined $200 for the infraction.
ST. MARYS — A local representative is among a list of legislators who have put their names on a bill that could ban the use of traffic and speed cameras in Ohio.
House Bill 69, which lists 84th House District Rep. Jim Buchy as a cosponsor, would prohibit the use of the devices in detecting speed and traffic light violations. The cameras, which are popular in larger cities like Toledo, have been debated in recent years as critics have called the devices nothing more than revenue streams for communities.
CELINA — Patrick Ammon opens the door to Room 229 at Wright State University Lake Campus, full of students and a teacher at the front.
“Bang, bang! Bang, bang, bang!” he yells, as the students rush toward him aiming to take his gun, disorient him, and throw things in his way.
Ammon is a Wright State University crime prevention manager, and this is only a test. The weapon is a bright orange practice gun — Ammon’s service weapon is across the room in the care of the campus’s security director, Officer Tyler Pottkotter.
ST. MARYS — On May 18, a New Bremen family will be one step closer to their goal of making life easier for their 1-year-old son, Oliver.
Oliver Dietzman was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy, in September. His first seizure, which happened in June, lasted an hour and 15 minutes, Allison Dietzman said.
“My brother has seizures so I’d seen them before (and) knew what to do,” she said. “(But Oliver’s) seizures are becoming harder and harder to control.”
Ruth E. Littlefield, 102, formerly of St. Marys, died on Monday, March 4, 2013, at Alden Towne Manor in Chicago, Ill.
She was born on Dec. 20, 1910, in St. Marys, to Charles and Emma (Hager) Wieter.
Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl Christine (James) Twombly of Chicago, Ill.; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a cousin.
She was preceded in death by parents, Charles and Emma Wieter; two sisters; two brothers.
She was a homemaker and worked as a housekeeper for many years.
Rick “Tiny” Boyd, 47, of Spencerville, died on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on Oct. 9, 1965, in St. Marys.
He was the son of William Sr. and Jeanne (Lehman) Boyd.
On June 11, 2011, he married Melissa (Smith-Walker) Boyd, who survives in Spencerville.
ST. MARYS — A weather system that dumped more than 7 inches of snow on the region snarled morning traffic, closed local schools and forced residents to dig out of what could be the season’s last storm.
Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson said he measured between 7 and 8 inches of snow throughout Auglaize County. Drifts, he noted, are topping 3 feet.
Ruth Littlefield, 102, formerly of St. Marys, died on Monday, March 4, 2013, in Chicago, Ill. Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.