Archive - 2014
CELINA — A Mercer County home sustained severe damage from a fire that broke out late Sunday night.
At approximately 11:02 p.m., Mercer County Central Dispatch received a call reporting a structure fire at 8673 U.S. 33, Center Township.
The initial call was placed by a neighbor, however dispatchers were soon flooded with calls reporting the fire.
No one was home at the time of the fire and the home sustained severe damage. The property is owned by Tracy Mabry Sr. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
James Lee “Jim” Settlemire, 90, formerly of Lima, passed away on Friday, April 25, 2014, at Otterbein – St. Marys.
He was born on Oct. 1, 1923, in Perry Township, Allen County, to Chester and Dolly (Marshall) Settlemire.
On Nov. 9, 1944, in Sloan, Iowa, he married Patricia Clark, who survives at Otterbein – St. Marys.
WAPAKONETA — The St. Marys girls track team finished third and the Roughrider boys took sixth at the Wapakoneta Relays on Friday evening.
The Rider girls scored 56 points, trailing only Defiance (70) and second-place Wapakoneta (66).
Ottawa-Glandorf won the 10-team boys meet with 78 points. Anna was second (74), Defiance was third (62.5) followed by Wapak (47.5), Sidney (38) and St. Marys (35).
Barrett G. Kemp, 82, of 08304 Kruse Road, Wapakoneta, died at noon Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Hospice of Dayton.
He was born on Feb. 22, 1932, in Dayton, the son of Barrett M. and Gladys (Linkhart) Kemp.
He first married Patricia Picard, and she preceded him in death; he then married Shirley Glass McEvoy and she preceded him in death.
CONVOY — The Minster baseball team took its six-game winning streak north against a state-ranked Crestview team that ended the Wildcats’ two-year reign as Division IV champs last spring.
Minster (8-7) returned home with its streak intact.
The Wildcats roared past the eighth-ranked team in Division IV by a 10-0 score in a five-inning run-rule win.
Drew Ripploh threw the five-inning shutout for Minster, scattering five hits and striking out three.
Patricia Ann “Pattie” Adams, 76, of Celina, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Gardens of Celina, of natural causes.
She was born on Feb. 17, 1938, in St. Marys, to parents Hershel and Helen (McDonald) Slemmons, both of whom preceded her in death.
On July 8, 1972, she married Robert “Bob” Adams, who survives in Celina.
ST. MARYS — Six Auglaize County residents were arrested this week as part of an investigation by the Grand Lake Drug Task Force.
On Monday, law enforcement officials arrested the individuals on a variety of drugs charges. Each has been indicted by an Auglaize County grand jury on the charges.
Arrested on Monday were:
• Christopher Boneta, 25, of Cridersville, on four counts of trafficking in drugs, including marijuana and prescription drugs.
• James Valentine Jr., 23, of Wapakoneta, on two counts of trafficking in marijuana.
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys baseball team has its own full-service restaurant going.
“They’re settting the table and clearing off the table right now,” St. Marys head coach Jeff Dieringer said after his team surged to 12-1 on the season on Monday.
Lead-off hitter Tristan Becker went 4 for 4 with three runs scored and two runs batted in while clean-up man Isaac Fitzgerald went 3 for 4 with two doubles and four RBIs on Monday night in a 9-2 Western Buckeye League victory over Elida at K.C. Geiger Park.
ST. MARYS — A Mercer County woman faces a slew of criminal charges after she allegedly led officers on a pursuit that reached speeds of 70 mph.
According to a report from the St. Marys Police Department, at 3:46 a.m. Sunday, an officer observed a white Ford van operating without its headlights on. The officer attempted to make a traffic stop, but the driver did not stop and led officers on a pursuit down South Street and Webb Street.
Thea Rose Schmitt was stillborn on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
She is survived by her parents, Rachel and Aaron Schmitt of 70 S. Lincoln St., Minster, OH, 45865, grandparents Dave and Mary Jo Stilwell and Pat and Karen Schmitt, aunts and uncles Samantha Stilwell, PJ and Cindy Stilwell and Amanda, Briana and Noelle Schmitt and great-grandparents James Ahrns, Jeanne and Frank Kuenning, Dorothy (the late Ralph) Schmitt, Doris and Paul Robinson and Susan (the late James) Stilwell.