September 24th, 2012
ST. MARYS — Runners and walkers joined to participate in a local church’s run/walk event Saturday morning.
As part of Living Hope Assembly of God’s First 5K, a group of runners and walkers traveled 3.1 miles to help raise money for the church, which is located at 1130 Indiana Ave.
Organizer Glen Madden noted Saturday’s event was the first of its kind for the church.
Randy J. Weiler, 54, of Celina, died at 8:55 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on Aug. 6, 1958, in St. Marys, to Richard Weiler and Bettey Cotterman Weiler, and his father preceded him in death. His mother survives in St. Marys.
He married Nancy Weitzel Weiler, and she survives in Celina.
Joy Ann (Rose) McLear, 59, of Greenville, died on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on March 20, 1953, in Coldwater, the daughter of Raphael and Mary Helen (Waterbusch) Rose, and her father preceded her in death. Her mother survives her in New Bremen.
She is also survived by her siblings, Ronald Rose of New Bremen, Charlene (Mark) Piening of Minster, Robert Rose of Botkins, James Rose of New Bremen and Michael Rose of New Bremen; a brother-in-law, Jeff Sommer of Minster; a number of nieces and nephews.
Lee Kuck, 67, of New Bremen, died at 5:20 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at the St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on Jan. 7, 1945, in New Bremen, the son Ewald and Esther (Quellhorst) Kuck, and they preceded him in death.
Gerald L. Seibert, 83, of Lima, formerly of Spencerville, died at 8:07 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville.
Ralph Eugene “Gene” Purdy, 82, of Spencerville, died at 9:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, where friends may call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Dale W. Miller, 78, formerly of Garfield St., Minster, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy.
He was born on Jan. 26, 1934, in Cincinnati, to Florence Miller. He was also raised by dear friend Florence Ballard.
On Nov. 3, 1956, in St. Johns Catholic Curch in Maria Stein, he married Marilyn C. Thobe, and she survives in Piqua.
He is also survived by his children, Kristine (Mike) Gorman of Piqua and Tony (Amy) Miller of Fort Wayne, Ind.; six grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren.
ST. MARYS — Celina’s players ran off the field 47-7 victors over St. Marys as the clocktower struck midnight. Many of the Bulldogs looked like they were freshly molded on a potter’s wheel, helmet-to-toe slathered in mud.
The Bulldogs scored 41 unanswered points after a two-hour weather wait — a post-lightning delay doggy paddling on the oozing field of Skip Baughman Stadium.
Photo Gallery: Celina at St. Marys football
Ottawa-Glandorf 52, Kenton 16
Celina 47, St. Marys 7
Delphos St. John’s 28, Anna 7
“Leader Look Back” is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week’s edition examines stories from Sept. 18-24, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: The St. Marys Roughriders defeated Liberty 6-0 in the first game at Memorial Stadium. The stadium opened with 1,200 seats.
Auglaize County Sheriff William Nieter threatened to arrest truck drivers for failing to follow specific routes. He said too many trucks were failing to follow the Ohio 32 detour.