October 18th, 2012
Division II at Lima Senior
Defiance 3, St. Marys 2
LIMA — St. Marys’ furious rally to extend its season came up just short in a fifth game.
Defiance won the fourth game and then staved off St. Marys in the deciding fifth to oust the Roughriders from the Division II sectional volleyball tournament on Tuesday at Lima Senior High School with a 21-25, 26-24, 18-25, 25-18, 17-15 win.
ST. MARYS — A local baseball legend and OSU football standout regaled members of a local service club with tales from the diamond and field on Wednesday.
Geneva M. Kerber, 92, formerly of Minster, of Findlay, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at her daughter’s residence in Findlay.
She was born on March 12, 1920, in Screven, Ga., to John and Katherine (Brandewie) Dues, and they preceded her in death.
In 1946, she married William Kerber, and he preceded her in death in 1953. In 1956, she married Paul Kerber, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1977.
Hobert D. Harmon, 94, of New Bremen, formerly of Dayton, passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at the Elmwood Community Assisted Living Center in New Bremen.
Hobert is survived by two nieces, Saundra (Larry) Hirschfeld of Anna and Jane (Dennis) Gruebmeyer of New Bremen; three nephews, Bill (Jane) Moore of New Bremen, Elgon (Charlotte) Hornback of New Carlisle and Ricky (Sharon) Hornback of Dayton; several great-nieces and nephews.
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.