March 16th, 2012
ST. MARYS — If legislation introduced by a southwestern Ohio politicians is adopted, Ohioans may no longer have to switch their clocks ahead an hour.
State Rep. Courtney Combs, a Republican who represents the 54th House District, is the primary sponsor of House Bill 478, which would exempt the state of Ohio from participating in daylight savings time. John Adams, who represents the 78th House District, signed on as a cosponsor and said the legislation — introduced Tuesday — makes sense.
Moira Jean Meyer (Dillehay), 74, of 541 Western Ave, St. Henry, died on Thursday, March 15, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on May 12, 1937, in Piqua, to James L. and Mildred (Taylor) Dillehay, and they preceded her in death.
On Sept. 1, 1962, in Fort Loramie, she married Ralph Meyer, and he survives in St. Henry.
John W. Gossard, 71, formerly of Wapakoneta, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2012, in Dade City, Fla.
He was born on Nov. 30, 1940, to Victor and Opal (Webb) Gossard, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Delores; his sons, Dennis (Sandi) Gossard and Bill Gossard; a daughter, Kim Nunes; a stepson, Shawn (Jane) Stevens; a sister, Ginger Jacobs; a brother, William Gossard; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack and Glen Gossard.
The deadline for youth baseball sign-up in St. Marys is quickly approaching.
Players wishing to sign up for Tee Ball, Machine Pitch, Minor League, Major League or Pony League need to be signed up by Saturday, March 31.
There are three ways to sign up for the leagues. Sign-up is available online at http://smbb.clubspaces.com , by phone at 419-305-6552 or in person at Albert Sports Goods on Spring Street.
NEW BREMEN — After a decisive 61 percent of voters rejected the potential building project last week, New Bremen Board of Education members discussed at their regular meeting Wednesday what the next step should be.
Interim Superintendent John Basinger said he was surprised to see a large number of residents vote against the levy.
ST. MARYS — After a long discussion debating items, local school board members approved a resolution approving the annual list of projects.
E. Lucille (Bushong) Eichhorn, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:41 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
She was born on July 27, 1925, in Williamstown, to Marion U. and M. Marie (Steinman) Bushong, who preceded her in death.
In 1964, she married C. Gaylord Eichhorn, and he preceded her in death in 1967.
She is survived by a stepdaughter, Gladys Whitmer of Kettering; a brother; several nieces, nephews and steprelatives.
She was preceded in death by two brothers; two sisters.
Tina M. Phlipot, 50, of 801 Manier Ave., Piqua, died at 12:55 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Minster.
She was born on March 19, 1961, in Lima, to John and Sandra (Reineke) Eilerman, and they survive her in Minster.
NEW BREMEN — A local village is looking for its residents’ opinions on whether to add a dog park to its lands.
“We’ve gotten some responses, but we’d like to get more,” Councilor Denny Burnell said.
He noted he and fellow Councilor John Schwartz have a few sites they are thinking about in the village to put a possible dog park, but they are hoping to hear what their fellow residents think about the proposal.
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