Archive - 2014
George Binkley, 65, of Spencerville, died in his sleep on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at his residence following a short illness.
He was born on Dec. 29, 1948, in Lima, a son of Keith H. and Virginia E. Schiffer Binkley, who are deceased. His stepfather Tom Gaskill survives in Spencerville.
He was previously married to Ruth Ann Jacks, who is deceased.
Ruby Howard Althoff, 96, of Vero Beach, Fla. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the VNA Hospice House.
Mrs. Althoff was born on Feb. 9, 1918, in Germantown.
She and her late husband, Gene, lived in Germantown for 25 years, before moving to Dayton.
They retired to Sarasota in 1977 and moved to Vero Beach in 2006.
Ruby enjoyed playing bridge and watching sports.
She was a member of Christ by the Sea Methodist Church and resided at Harbor Chase Assisted Living.
May 2: The St. Marys Community Garage Sales are today.
Friday Craft Circle at the St. Marys Community Public Library will be held from 10 a.m. to noon today. Crafters gather to work on their projects.
The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 9289 will host a fish fry, with a 21-piece shrimp dinner also available, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today. Adults are $7, children 10 and younger are $5 and the shrimp dinner is $7.
Carolyn Taylor-Keesler, 57, of New Haven, Ind., and formerly of St. Marys, died suddenly at 4:42 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.
She was born on Oct. 24, 1956, in Martin, Ky., the daughter of Bill “Pepsi” and Julia (Gibson) Taylor. They both preceded her in death.
She married Rick Keesler, and he preceded her in death.
She is survived by her two brothers, Randy (Christine) Taylor of St. Marys, Bill (Marcie) Taylor of St. Marys and by numerous nieces and nephews.
ST. MARYS — A Celina man is now the second person charged in connection with a decades old homicide.
Tracy W. Mabry, 51, 8673 U.S. 33, Celina, was arrested Thursday morning after he was indicted on one count of aggravated murder in connection with the 1981 death of Marcellus Reineke of St. Marys. He was ordered held on a $1 million cash bond.
CELINA — New day, same dominance.
The St. Marys baseball team finished off a 6-0 whitewashing of rival Celina on Wednesday behind the pitching of Nathan Wilker and an incessant offensive attack that collected 11 hits against a pair of Celina pitchers.
After thunderstorms postponed Tuesday night’s Western Buckeye League affair with two outs in the top of the fourth and the Riders leading 3-0, St. Marys picked up right where it left off.
Ruth Evelyn McKay, 92, died peacefully in her sleep on Monday, April 28, 2014, in Davidsonville, Md.
She was the daughter of Howard D. and Ida Pearl McKay of New Bremen.
She is survived by one son, Mark Polansky Sr., one grandson, Mark Polansky Jr., and one great-grandson, Robert Jacob Polansky.
She lived a life most people dream of. After graduating New Bremen High School in 1939, she entered Heidelberg College in Tiffen, graduating in 1943 with a bachelor degree in music.
May 1: New Bremen Public Library will have Reader’s Theater for 3rd and 4th graders at 3:30 p.m. today.
The New Knoxville Adult Book Club will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. today. The book being discussed is "Cane River" by Lalita Tademy.
Gardener’s Swap & Share will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library. Call 419-394-7471 for information.
MINSTER – The Minster Wildcats took advantage of four unearned runs and Brandon Hoying kept the New Bremen bats at bay in a 5-0 six-inning win called after six innings because of lightning on Tuesday.
Minster put pressure on the New Bremen defense with small ball.
“I thought we bunted well tonight,” Minster head coach Mike Wiss aid. “Bunting was something we have been working on and we played good defense. We have made goof strides the last couple weeks and I’m glad with that. ”
Bernadetta A. Schulze, 88, of New Bremen, died at 4:10 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Mary.
She was born on July 17, 1925, in McCartyville. She was the daughter of August and Elizabeth (Tuente) Riethman.
On June 18, 1947, in McCartyville, she married Linus Schulze, who preceded her in death on March 11, 2011.