Archive - 2013
ST. MARYS — Failing equipment is to blame for a pair of power outages this week that hit the city of St. Marys.
NEW BREMEN — New Bremen spelling bee winner Alexa Paulus told her mother, Teresa Paulus, walking into the bee Tuesday night to have low expectations for her performance.
“Mom, I’m not going to win — don’t be ashamed,” Alexa Paulus recalled saying.
WAPAKONETA — When the 2013 Auglaize County Beef queen heard her name read as the next to serve as a representative for the Auglaize County Cattlemen’s Association, she said she thought for a moment they read someone’s else’s name before the realization struck her.
ST. MARYS — Local car dealerships saw an increase in sales during what some believe will be a year that brings back the vitality of the car market after a few rough recession years.
Jason Black, of Bud’s Chevrolet Buick, said the car market is “exploding.”
“This is going to be a huge year,” he said. “You’re looking pre-recession numbers, really. Nobody’s purchased cars in last three to four years, which means cars on the road are averaging 10 years. There’s only so much life in these cars.”
Dewaine Byerley, 76, of St. Marys, died on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at St. Marys Living Center.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Emma Spaulding - Allan, 72, of St. Marys, died on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Raymond Carmichael, 70, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2013.
Raymond was born in Mt. Sterling, Ky., on Dec. 21, 1942. He was the son of Wilma Martin Carmichael of Mt. Sterling, Ky., and the late William Earl Carmichael.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Lee Carmichael; son, Brian Carmichael; daughters, Dena Ziglar and husband, Jaime of Harrisburg, Haley Throne and husband, Rob of Wilmington, Terri Seagraves and Kerri Seagraves, both of Charlotte; a brother; two sisters; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Dorothy E. (Quellhorst) Schwepe, 94, St. Marys, died at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at the Lantern Madison Living Center in Madison. Arrangements are pending at Cisco Funeral Home, St. Marys.
MONTEZUMA — Dozens of friends, family and strangers gathered at a Montezuma business Saturday afternoon to help support a family that was rocked by tragedy on Dec. 23.
ROCKFORD — A Rockford man kept law enforcement officials at bay for several hours before finally surrendering Saturday morning.
At 6:31 a.m. Saturday, Mercer County dispatchers received a phone call reporting shots had been fired at 310 N. Franklin St., Rockford. Deputies and Rockford Police Chief Paul May responded to the scene. Investigators determined Thurman Whitted Jr., 58, of Bridge Street, and his girlfriend were engaged in a domestic dispute, when Whitted entered the bedroom and allegedly fired one round from a handgun.