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Archive - Jan 2014

January 10th

Thelma Fannon, 97

January 10, 2014

Thelma Fannon, 97, formerly of 224 N. Cherry St., St. Marys,  died at 8:50 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Celina Manor, Celina.

She was born Dec. 8, 1916, in Fairfield County, the daughter of W. A. and Edna Blanche (McClure) Steinmetz.

On Nov. 26, 1937, she married James Fannon, who preceded her in death Nov. 14, 1973.

Snow Costs Adding Up

January 10, 2014

ST. MARYS — With weeks more of winter weather left before spring, costs associated with snow removal are beginning to pile up for Auglaize County.

As of Friday, county crews have been dispatched 19 times this winter, including 18 since Dec. 6. The county has used 2,200 tons of its salt/grit mix — roughly the same amount it used all season last year.

“It’s been extremely active for us this year,” Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart said. “This last event was extremely expensive, too.”

Frye set to return to St. Marys

January 10, 2014

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

Doug Frye will return to St. Marys as the head football coach, pending board of education approval at the Wednesday, Jan. 15 board meeting. St. Marys Superintendent Shawn Brown on Friday morning confirmed that Frye’s recommendation would appear on next week’s board of education agenda.

The gears began turning on the Frye-to-St. Marys reunion on Thursday afternoon, as Frye informed the Wapakoneta team at an afternoon meeting that he would be stepping down.

Mary C. Rohrbaugh, 94

January 10, 2014

Mary C. Rohrbaugh, 94, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Wapakoneta Manor.  

She was born on Nov. 15, 1919, in Moulton, the daughter of Edward H. and Caroline M. (Fledderjohann) Arnett, who preceded her in death.  

On June 19, 1946, she married James E. Rohrbaugh, and he died on Sept. 25, 1999.

January 9th

Margery Allen Grossman, 91

January 9, 2014

Margery Allen Grossman, 91, a longtime resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, and formerly of Dayton, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Otterbein St. Marys.

She was born on Nov. 12, 1922, in Bourneville, the daughter of Abraham and Ina (Helsel) Allen, and resided near Londonderry, in Ross County throughout her childhood.

She married Kurt O. Grossman on Dec. 16, 1977, and he survives at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.

Jerry L. Speckman, 78

January 9, 2014

Jerry L. Speckman, 78, of 1119 Robin Road in St. Marys, died at 2:35 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, with his wife and children at his bedside.

He was born on Nov. 10, 1935, in St. Marys, to Fred J. and Florence B.  (Langsdon) Speckman.

On April 24, 1954, in Wapakoneta, he married Marilyn S. Elsass, who survives.

Shirley A. Vore, 59

January 9, 2014

Shirley A. Vore, 59, of London, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Jan. 1, 2014.

She was born on Aug. 25, 1954, in Muncie, Ind., to the Rev. Earl and Iva Mae (Ringley) Vore, who preceded her in death.

January 8th

Dorothy Marie (Oen) Greve, 90

January 8, 2014

Dorothy Marie (Oen) Greve, 90, of Botkins, passed away at 12:23 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

Dorothy was born on Nov. 21, 1923, to Frank and Wilhelmina (Fisher) Oen on the family farm on Southland Road in Shelby County. Her parents preceded her in death.

She married Julius Greve on Aug. 21, 1946. He preceded her in death on April 23, 2009.

January 7th

Outage Hits City

January 7, 2014

ST. MARYS — The power outage this morning in the city of St. Marys was because the city's incoming service from AEP was lost. Power went out at approximately 6 a.m. and was restored by 7:15 a.m. The reason for the lost service on AEP's end was cold temperatures and wind.

Marion Local atop D4 boys AP Poll

January 7, 2014

The Marion Local Flyers took home the small-school football championship in the fall. Associated Press voters see Marion Local as the early favorite to take the state title in Division IV boys basketball, too.

Marion Local debuted at No. 1 in the first AP Poll that was released on Monday. The Flyers garnered 11 first-place votes to take the top spot with 144 points – easily outdistancing second-place Crestview (7-0).

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