Archive - May 2013
Kurt Eldon Piper, 73, of Neptune, passed away peacefully at 5:30 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on June 23, 1939, in Neptune, the son of Lowell “Bud” and Ada (Martin) Piper, both of whom preceded him in death.
On May 27, 1961, he married Amelia Sue Hertenstein; she preceded him in death on Dec. 22, 1997.
CELINA — The man charged in the shooting death of a Rockford woman last year has pleaded guilty to the charge.
In a plea agreement reached on Friday, Daniel C. Martin pleaded guilty to murder, with a gun specification, in the death of Melinda S. Shinn. Martin shot and killed Shinn at 509 North St., Rockford, on Nov. 8.
Martin now faces 15 years to life in prison with an additional three years because of the gun specification. Martin is scheduled to be sentenced at 9 a.m. June 27.
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CELINA — An arrest has been made in connection with the break-in of a Mercer County Sheriff's car earlier this week.
In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reported his office is in the process of updating policies on firearms that are stored in office vehicles. The sheriff’s office does not disclose the types of weapons deputies have at their disposal as it is a risk to deputies for criminals to know what resources are available and what resources are not available.
Kurt Eldon Piper, 73, of Neptune, died at 5:30 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2013, at his residence. Arrangments are pending at Cisco Funeral Home in St. Marys. Calling hours will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Cisco Funeral Home in St. Marys.
Harold E. Hesse, 89, of Spencerville, died at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at the Van Wert Community Hospice Center. Funeral services are incomplete at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, where friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Bruce E. “Screwy” Gehm, 51, of Burkettsville, died on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at St. Rita’s Hospital, Lima.
He was born on July 21, 1961, in Celina, to Lester and Blanche (Cencebaugh) Gehm, who survive in Coldwater.
He is also survived by four brothers and sisters; 10 nieces and nephews and eight great-nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by a sister.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Coldwater, the Rev. Rick Brosher, officiating.
Mary Ann Grevenkamp, 53, of New Bremen, died at 6:59 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on Nov., 13, 1959, in Coldwater.
She was the daughter of Cletus and Marcella (Stucke) Heitkamp.
Her mother survives in Celina.
On Oct. 22, 1983, she married Gerald “Jed” Grevenkamp and he survives near New Bremen.
David J. Troxell, 67, of 116 S. Pear St., St. Marys, died at 3 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at the St. Marys Living Center.
He was born on July 1, 1945, in Cincinnati, the son of Earl and Martha (Schultz) Troxell. They preceded him in death.
He is survived by his close friends, Jay (Jenny) Vorhees of St. Marys.
Dave was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving in Vietnam during the war there.
He was employed at St. Marys Hardware, where he repaired lawnmowers.
He had previously worked at Sources in Celina.
ST. MARYS — Fire crews from two local departments battled a house fire on Rolling Hills Drive Thursday night.
The St. Marys Fire Department and St. Marys Township Fire Department responded with trucks and manpower to a fire call at 610 Rolling Hills Drive. As firefighters battled the blaze, flames shot through the roof and heavy smoke poured from the fire. Approximately 10 vehicles responded to the scene. A St. Marys electrical department truck also responded to the scene.