Archive - 2013
ST. MARYS — When Ingrid Hagby Johnsen came to the United States in August, she carried one suitcase, but had packed a list of worries that could have filled two more.
“The day before I left I was freaking out — ‘what do I need to pack?” Johnsen said. “What is my host family going to be, will I get any friends at school, where will I sit at lunch,’ all those questions that really don’t matter that much. But it’s scary.”
ST. MARYS — A federal report released Friday indicates that last year’s alum application reduced the internal phosphorus load of Grand Lake St. Marys by 55 percent — a revelation one local lake official calls a success for the lake.
Marilyn C. Miller, 77, formerly of Garfield St., Minster, died at 6:22 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Heartland of Piqua.
She was born on Oct. 19, 1936, in Maria Stein, to the late Henry and Matilda (Heitkamp) Thobe. She married Dale Miller on Nov. 3, 1956, in St. Johns Catholic Church, Maria Stein. He preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 2012.
She is survived by children Kristine and Mike Gorman, Piqua and Tony and Amy Miller, Fort Wayne, Ind.; four grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; five sisters; five brothers; two sisters-in-law.
Werner G. “Bern” Schwartz, 58, of New Bremen, died at 11:35 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at his sister’s residence near St. Marys.
Werner was born in St. Marys on May 11, 1954, to the late Louis C. and Rita B. (Dues) Schwartz.
Mary C. Moeller, 82, of Celina, died at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Celina Manor, of natural causes.
She was born on March 30, 1930, in Sharpsburg, to parents Edward and Louisa Muhlenkamp Feltz, both of whom preceded her in death.
On June 2, 1948, she married Louis Moeller, who preceded her in death on Jan. 29, 1996.
NEW BREMEN — If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then the lavaliere, a necklace with fraternity letters, is the friendly neighbor you want to know better.
The necklace, a 1930s college precursor to the modern promise ring, is at the center of the new play “Ode to Lavaliere,” which is being performed at 7 p.m. today and at 7 p.m. Saturday at New Bremen High School.
Director and playwright Dan Keyes characterized the play as a romantic comedy set on a college campus that was written with each student in mind for his or her part.
Kathleen Sue "Kathy" Shirk, 60, Celina, died on Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Van Wert County Hospital.
She was born on May 5, 1952.
She was preceded in death by her father, William Kelly; mother, Ruth Ketrow Kelly Schnack; and stepfather, John Schnack.
She married Dennis Shirk on Oct. 2, 1971, and he preceded her in death on July 29, 1994.
Surviving are a daughter, Amanda (Charlie) Stucke; a son, Willis (Joanie) Shirk, five grandchildren; and her father-in-law, Robert Shirk, all of Celina; and a brother.
Ethan Grant Rife, 4, of Washington Township, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at his home.
He was born on Nov. 1, 2008, in Kettering.
Ethan was baptized at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital and was a member of the Church of the Incarnation.
He enjoyed watching Mickey Mouse, playing with cars and reading "The Hungry Little Caterpillar."
CELINA — A dozen people were recently indicted stemming from an investigation conducted by the Grand Lake Task Force.
The 12 suspect each face a variety of drug-related charges. The charges allegedly involved include the sale of heroin and marijuana to several suspects who faces charges for allegedly possessing the ingredients to make meth.
Those indicted were:
NEW KNOXVILLE — The togas are the same, but this isn’t your high school mythology class.
“The Iliad, The Odyssey, and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less,” opening at 7 p.m. Friday at New Knoxville School is an irreverent take on the gods, goddesses and heroes set down by Homer.
This is the debut New Knoxville production for director Vickie Shurelds, who compared the show to work done by British comedy troupe Monty Python. In a dress rehearsal Wednesday, she tweaked blocking and the students’ acting on the show.