October 18th, 2012
Ruth A. Byers, 91, of 925 Wilkins St., Celina, died at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born on April 11, 1921, in Center Township, in Mercer County, to Oscar and Opal (Fleenor) Buck, and they preceded her in death.
On June 6, 1949, she married James Marion Byers, and he preceded her in death in 1955.
WAPAKONETA — A 62-year-old Texas woman died Monday evening from injuries suffered earlier that day in a two-vehicle collision on Interstate 75.
Lorraine Harrison, of San Antonio, Texas, died Monday evening at Lima Memorial Hospital after a semitrailer and car collided Monday on I-75 near the U.S. 33 exit in Wapakoneta, Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) Commander Lt. Scott Carrico said.Two other people involved in the collision are still in the hospital as of Tuesday afternoon.
NEW BREMEN — After reviewing the results of an electric rate and cost of service study, the village of New Bremen Council is moving forward with several changes in the village’s electric rates, effective next year.
Frederick “Fred” A. Schulze, 63, of S. Main St., Minster, died on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Nov. 16, 1948, in Fort Loramie, to Frederick and Mary (Streacker) Schulze, and they preceded him in death.
On Sept. 25, 1971, at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Maria Stein, he married Karen (Bertke) Schulze, and she survives.
Carl W. Snethkamp, 96, formerly of 119 S. Main St., St. Marys, a long-time resident of North Port, Fla., died on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at Tidewell Hospice in Port Charlotte, Fla.
He was born on Sept. 13, 1916, in St. Marys, the son of Henry and Lola (Gallimore) Snethkamp, and they preceded him in death.
On Aug. 13, 1938, he married Virginia Dine, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 27, 1981. On June 18, 1994, he married Dorothy Stroudt, and she survives at the residence in North Port, Fla.
Arthur R. Reed, 81, formerly of Middletown, a resident of Behm’s Landing on Grand Lake St. Marys for the past 28 years, died on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on April 16, 1931, in Trenton, and lived in the Trenton area most of his life. He was the son of Oscar “Gibby” Reed and Effie (Mount) Reed, and they preceded him in death.
COLUMBUS (AP) — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the sixth weekly Associated Press poll of 2012, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):
NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville boys soccer team played on artificial surface and under unnatural light for the first time all season at Lima Stadium on Monday.
The Rangers looked like naturals in a 6-1 win over Lima Temple Christian in a Division III sectional semifinal.
Photos: New Knoxville vs. Lima Temple Christian sectional soccer
MINSTER — The Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce is kicking off the holiday season with a photo contest that will be added to this year’s German Family Christmas.
“We have a lot of folks in the area that are into photography,” Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce Director Scott Frey told The Evening Leader. “We thought this would be a great way to help get our photography-related chamber members involved in the holiday shopping event.”
WAPAKONETA – Two men and one woman are facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized marijuana-laced lollipops and cookies, crack cocaine and prescription pills, worth an estimated $8,000, following a traffic stop in Auglaize County.
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