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November 16th, 2012

Eileen Wright, 81

November 16, 2012

Eileen Wright, 81, of 509 W. South St., New Knoxville, died at 2:18 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are being completed with the Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home in New Knoxville.

Billy E. Bush, 87

November 16, 2012

Billy E. Bush, 87, of rural New Knoxville, died at 1:12 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.  

He was born on June 22, 1925, in Lima, the son of Everett and Charlotte (Rosell) Bush, and they preceded him in death.  

On Dec. 22, 1944, he married Rose Mary Siegel, and she preceded him in death on March 19, 2004.

He is survived by three children, Richard (Chris) Bush of Lima, Thomas Bush of Stacy, Minn., and Susan (James) Manbeck of New Bremen; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

November 15th

Event to Help Local

November 15, 2012

ST. MARYS — Friends and family are coming together in December to help a local resident in need.

A “Fun Night” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the St. Marys VFW to help Dave “Stubby” Whetstone cover his medical expenses. Whetstone in currently battling cancer.

Board OKs Masonry Work

November 15, 2012

ST. MARYS — Members of the St. Marys Board of Education met Wednesday and unanimously voted for the preparation and submission of a bid package that will ultimately determine which company will complete the masonry work on the outside brick facade of the high school and middle school building. 

The ads for these bids will be placed on or around Nov. 19 and bids will be received at 1 p.m. Dec. 17 at the District Service Center.

Jean M. Lowman, 88

November 15, 2012

Jean M. Lowman, 88, formerly of 621 Augustus St., St. Marys, a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, died at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Otterbein St. Marys.

She was born on March 30, 1924, in St. Marys, the daughter of Ralph and Amelia (Kammer) Ferris, and they preceded her in death.

On May 4, 1946, she married William J. Hail, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1964. On Nov. 26, 1974, she married Maurice Lowman, and he preceded her in death on May 7, 1987.

Richard P. Crouse, 88

November 15, 2012

Richard P. Crouse, 88, of 930 Hager St., St. Marys, died at 10:32 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in St. Marys.

He was born on Nov. 26, 1923, in Dayton, the son of Albert and Olivia (Balyeat) Crouse, and they preceded him in death.

On July 18, 1943, he married Marian Abbott, and she survives at the residence.

Beatrice “Bea” Everhart Behr, 93

November 15, 2012

Beatrice “Bea” Everhart Behr, 93, of Fryburg, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

She was born on March 28, 1919, in Green County, Tenn., the daughter of James F. and Lillie P. (Stroud) Gillette, and they preceded her in death.  

On Nov. 6, 1937, she married Paul T. Everhart, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 1984. On May 1, 1999, she married Wilbur C. Behr, and he survives.

November 14th

Council President To Step Down

November 14, 2012

ST. MARYS — The long-time council president in St. Marys is resigning at the end of the year.

In a letter sent to city councilors, St. Marys Council President Dan Hoelscher announced his plans to retire as the result of his retirement from Crown Equipment. In order to take advantage of his Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) benefits, Hoelscher also must step down as council president. However, Hoelscher said he would like to be re-appointed to the position.

Councilors OK Pay Raise

November 14, 2012

NEW KNOXVILLE — After a two-year freeze on salary, New Knoxville village employees will soon see a 2 percent raise.

Councilors approved the first reading of the wage schedule, which will begin in 2013, Tuesday night at their meeting.

“We have not given a raise for two years,” Mayor Keith Leffel said. “In July, we told our employees we’d look at where we were at on our income taxes and make a decision. We offered a small bonus at that time. We feel we want to offer this 2 percent (increase).”

Eileen H. Ranly, 81

November 14, 2012

Eileen H. Ranly, 81, of Cassella, died on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

She was born on May 8, 1931, in Cranberry Prairie, to Urban and Augusta (Muhlenkamp) Link, and they preceded her in death.

On April 29, 1950, in Cranberry Prairie, she married Arthur E. Ranly, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 2003.

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