Archive - 2014
CELINA — Wright State University Lake Campus hosted Camp TALK by the Lake this week, teaching communication to nine special education students who connect with others sharing similar challenges.
On Friday, students wrapped up those experiences, and said goodbye to new friends, ready to enter the school year more prepared for bonding with students and teachers. The day offered more speech therapy in one day than the students would receive in school in a week, broken up by fun activities.
Jacqueline Eleanor Gerstner, 85, formerly of 704 Edward St., St. Marys, died on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Otterbein St. Marys, where she had made her home for the past 15 months.
Jackie was born on Dec. 19, 1928, in Philadelphia, Pa., the only child of Alvin and Bertice (McBride) Hencken. She grew up in the village of New Rumley, and graduated from nearby Scio High School in 1946. She earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from the Ohio State University in 1950, and worked for a year at a women’s reformatory in Pennsylvania.
Cordie Miracle, 89, of Wapakoneta, and formerly of Findlay, went home to be with our Lord on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Cordie was born on March 27, 1925, in Bell County, Ky., to the late George and MaryBell (Hoskins) Thompson.
She married the love of her life, Cecil A. Miracle, on Aug. 3, 1944, in St. Marys, who preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 1990.
Dorothy I.S. Lesher, 88, of Otterbein — St. Marys, and formerly of New Bremen, died at 12:55 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on Sept. 24, 1925, near New Bremen, the daughter of the late Irwin and Ida (Poppe) Neuman.
On Jan. 25, 1948, she married Clarence Lesher, who survives in St. Marys.
ST. MARYS — Five firms submitted bids Thursday afternoon to build a perimeter walking path around K.C. Geiger Park.
Miami Erie Construction submitted the apparent low bid of $131,000 for the project, which will include a paved walking path around the park. The engineer’s estimate for the project was $178,415.75, resulting in a savings of close to $47,500. The highest bid came in at $175,026.50.
“We’re really pleased with the bids,” City Engineer Craig Moeller said. “I didn’t expect them quite that low.”
WAPAKONETA — Bridget Oen said it’s compassion she’s learned through showing in the 4-H market and dairy competitions as a 4-H member —compassion for the cattle and taking care of them.
Born and raised on a dairy farm, the St. Marys teen said she was looking for something more exciting than the rabbits she’d shown the year before when she started showing cattle.
July 29: The Auglaize County Fair is today.
A Story Time will be held at the Paris Street Park in Minster at 10 a.m. today.
New Bremen Public Library will host story time for those 3 to 5 at 6:30 p.m. today.
Theresa M. Case, 80, formerly of Auglaize County Road 33A in St. Marys, died at 12:10 a.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.
She was born on Nov. 23, 1933, in Auglaize County, to Louis and Elizabeth (Yahl) Dietz.
On Aug. 22, 1953, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys, she married William M. Case, who died on Sept. 17, 2000.
Eddie George talks about the 2014 Ohio State Buckeyes.
Mary K. Houser, 82, of Mendon, died at 2:17 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center, of natural causes.
She was born on Feb. 17, 1932, in Van Wert County, to parents Harley and Violet (Wheeler) Washburn, both of whom preceded her in death.
On June 30, 1951, she married William Houser, who preceded her in death on July 25, 2005.