Archive - 2013
Sue A. Platfoot, 70, formerly of Louie Street in Fort Loramie, died at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community.
She was born on Sept. 26, 1942, in Sidney, to the late Wilbur and Naomi (Graham) Graves.
She is survived by her children, Pam and Rick Schmitmeyer of Minster, Jeff and Darla Platfoot Hilliard, Lori and Rob Cordonnier, of Russia; seven grandchildren; two sisters.
She was preceded in death by a brother.
Joseph William “Joe” Pickering, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born on July 27, 1926, in West Alexandria, the son of Karl V. and Eva G. (Roach) Pickering, who preceded him in death.
On Aug. 20, 1949, he married Joan O. Hodges, and she died on Feb. 7, 2000.
Jack L. Cramer, 77, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:45 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.
He was born on April 2, 1935, in St. Marys, to Oscar Sr. and Helen (Taylor) Cramer who preceded him in death.
Just days after his 18th birthday last year New Bremen’s Drew Charlson made an impressive debut at Daytona International Speedway with a second-place finish in just his second start on the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) series.
Charlson, now 19, is gunning for a win at the fabled Florda raceway this year.
Charlson returns to race at Daytona this weekend in the Lucas Oil 200. The race, in its 50th season, will be televised live on SPEED Channel on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
BOWLING GREEN — St. Marys sophomore Madison Taylor is headed to state after finishing second at the Division II district diving meet at Bowling Green State University on Wednesday.
Taylor scored a 359.25 to place second and advance to the state meet on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton.
The St. Marys swim team will be sending 10 competitors to the district meet on Friday and Saturday.
10 Years Ago This Week – 2003
This week in 2003, the St. Marys Lady Roughriders concluded their regular season at 16-4 overall with a 51-39 win over the Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds, who ended their campaign with a 15-5 record.
The Thunderbirds enjoyed a tight 12-10 advantage at the conclusion of the first quarter, before the Roughriders outscored them by eight in the second period to take a 22-16 lead at the break.
MINSTER — The Minster Police Department is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads an arrest related to a string of vandalism throughout the village.
Officers are investigating a slew of incidents that have taken place during the past several months in Minster. Minster Police Chief Randy Houseworth said officers have taken numerous complaints from residents regarding tires flattened by roofing nails that were left on the driveways and streets. It appears, Houseworth noted, that several village and school employees have been targets.
Joseph W. "Joe" Pickering, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:15 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System. Arrangements are incomplete at this time at the Bayliff and Eley Funeral Home.
Helen Ralston, 98, of St. Marys, died on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at St. Marys Living Center.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
ST. MARYS — Licensed cosmetologists met with women who have cancer Monday as part of the Look Good, Feel Better campaign to discuss ways to look their best during chemotherapy or radiation treatments.
In the hour and a half program at St. Marys Community Public Library, volunteers Theresia Hedrick and Barb Thomas covered cancer treatment-related appearance problems, such as dry skin, paleness and hair loss. They worked with two women teaching blush, natural eye pencil application and gave each woman a kit donated by the American Cancer Society.