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July 18th, 2014

Max Joseph Schmidt, 62

July 18, 2014

Max Joseph Schmidt, 62, of Fort Loramie-Swanders Road, (Swanders) Sidney, was found to have passed away of natural causes at his residence on Saturday, July 12, 2014.  

He was born on Sept. 15, 1951, at Goldsboro, N.C., to the late Louis “Joe” Schmidt and Marjorie (Liette) Schmidt, who survives in New Bremen.  

Harold H. Tuttle, 57

July 18, 2014

Harold H. Tuttle, 57, of 124 E. Union St. in Spencerville, died on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at his residence.

He was born on March 17, 1957, in Lima, to William and Patty Lou (Pavel) Tuttle.

Veteran Treks Across America

July 18, 2014

CELINA — A U.S. Army veteran is walking across America as part of a journey he hopes will raise money for fellow veterans in need as well as erase a stigma that is often associated with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Eric Peters, of Clark, N.J., started his journey to cover more than 3,200 miles on June 20. He was in Celina on Thursday as part of a break in his trek. St. Marys resident Josh Henline opened his home to Peters and the two will embark for Indianapolis on Sunday.

July 17th

Daily Rundown

July 17, 2014

July 18: Lego fans are invited to New Bremen Library for Lego Club Friday at 10 a.m. July 18.

July 16th

17 Arrested In Sweep

July 16, 2014

ST. MARYS — More than a dozen people were arrested on Tuesday in the latest efforts by the Grand Lake Task Force in the fight against drugs.

Seventeen people from across the county were arrested on indictments following lengthy investigations by the task force. Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said the fight against drugs in the county will continue.

“As promised we have continued to investigate the drug sales in this county and surrounding counties,” Solomon said in a news release.

July 14th

Norma Jean Schumm, 88

July 14, 2014

Norma Jean Schumm, 88, of Syracuse, Ind., passed away at 1 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Millers Merry Manor in Syracuse.

She was born on Aug. 3, 1925, in Willshire, to David F. and Florene M. (Dudgeon) Carr.

She grew up in Willshire and graduated in 1943 from Willshire High School.

She was married on June 2, 1946, in Willshire, to Henry L. “Hank” Schumm, who preceded her in death on Aug. 6, 2005.

Opal L. Miller, 98

July 14, 2014

Opal L. Miller, 98, of Cridersville, died at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2014, at Cridersville Health Care.

She was born on Aug. 2, 1915, in Auglaize County, the daughter of the late Isaac and Louise Schlenker Mowery.

On April 8, 1937, she married Elbert Merle Miller, who died on July 8, 2000.

July 11th

Locals Seek Cure For “Sweet Pea”

July 11, 2014

NEW BREMEN — Adriane Schmackers, or Sweet Pea as her parents call her, has just learned to speak.

The 4-year-old girl can now learn to say the words “mom” and “dad” and communicate with her friends and family.

“She’s actually been doing really well,” said aunt and co-owner of New Bremen Massage Clinic Linda Baker. “She understands you when you talk to her; she’s a great kid. She listens well.”

Lavina L. Stolte, 99

July 11, 2014

Lavina L. Stolte, 99, of Otterbein Cridersville, formerly of Wapakoneta, passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Otterbein Cridersville.  

She was born on Nov. 25, 1914, in New Knoxville, the daughter of Christian and Sarah (Kuck) Melter.

She was a 1932 graduate of New Knoxville High School.  

On Nov. 9, 1935, she married Robert F. Stolte, the love of her life, who preceded her in death on May 10, 1994.  

She had been a resident of Otterbein Cridersville since 1996.

Thomas Ferris, 83

July 11, 2014

Thomas Ferris, 83, of Beavercreek, formerly of Winston-Salem, N.C., passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014.

He was born on Jan. 21, 1931, in St. Marys, to the late William and Johanna Ferris.

Thomas served during the Korean War as an Sp4 for the United States Army. He was an officer for the American Welding Society and was the top volunteer for the Shepherd Center in Wintston-Salem, N.C. He worked for Westinghouse and Hobart.

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