August 19th, 2014
Gary L. Dingledine, 55, of 669 Grove Lane, St. Marys, died on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born on March 10, 1959, in St. Marys, the son of Thomas and Patricia (Zumbroegel) Dingledine.
He is survived by his daughter, Chelsea (fiance Drew Klepinger) Dingledine of St. Marys, by a granddaughter, Kaleigh Klepinger of St. Marys, by his siblings, Dave (Sandy) Dingledine of St. Marys, Michael (Jane) Dingledine of Coldwater, Paul (Mindy) Dingledine of Celina, Mary (Mark) Cook of Springboro and by his beloved dog, Stain.
Bernice Dexter, 95, of Celina, died at 10:34 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the Gardens of Celina.
She was born on March 22, 1919, in Celina, the daughter of Howard and Ada (Brown) Behm.
She married Robert Lloyd Grimm in 1938, and he preceded her in death in 1984. She was also preceded in death by her husband Clyde Dexter.
ST. MARYS — K.C. Geiger Park will once again echo with the sounds of blues as an annual music festival returns this weekend.
The 2014 Riverside Bluesfest kicks off on Saturday with a slate of bands the blends nationally known acts with local artists. In addition to live music, the one-day festival will feature a slew of food and beverage vendors as organizers continue to tweak the event.
“We are trying to make it a little more unique,” said Dave Stilwell, an organizer of the event.
Aug. 18: Kids in Kindergarten and older are invited to the FJ Stallo Memorial Library at 1 p.m. today to watch a classic movie.
A Meet the Teacher Craft will be hosted at New Bremen Public Library from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today. Make a craft at the library and bring it to your new teacher that night. All ages are welcome. Sign up is required at 419-629-2158.
The Minster Board of Education will meet at 8 p.m. today.
Aug. 16: Bremenfest is today.
Waynestock is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. today.
Aug. 17: A free community dinner will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at the ROC, 702 E. Spring St., St. Marys.
The St. Marys Rotary Club's Summer Concert Series will take place at 7 p.m. today at the PAC in Memorial High School.
ST. MARYS — This school year, Memorial High School senior Faith Ann Sharpin will no longer work at Subway but will be gaining business and pharmacy experience.
Aug. 14: New Bremen Public Library will host story time for 3 to 5-year-olds at 10:30 a.m. today.
Preschool Storytime will be at 10:30 a.m. today at New Knoxville Public Library. Kids ages 3-5 (not yet in Kindergarten) are welcome.
Enjoy a sweet treat at the New Knoxville Public Library today. Drop by between 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to decorate a cupcake.
CELINA — Bryant Rhoades — who remained defiant and professed his innocence throughout his sentencing — will spend the rest of his natural life behind bars without the possibility of parole for his role in the aggravated murders of Colleen and Robert Grube in November 2011.
Jerry F. Spoon, 86, of Van Wert, died at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at the CHP Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert.
He was born on July 27, 1928, in Kirby, to parents Raymond W. and Marie Elizabeth (Kuntz) Spoon.
On Dec. 27, 1946, he married Helen Maxine Bolinger at First United Methodist Church in Van Wert. She preceded him in death on Dec. 4, 2012.