March 8th, 2012
NEW BREMEN — A trio of New Bremen student-athletes announced their intentions to run track at Grace College next year in signing ceremonies at New Bremen High School on Wednesday.
Ben Chaney, Elaynne Speckman and Kyleigh Suchland will run at the Winona Lake, Indiana, college.
Top: Elaynne Speckman
Middle: Ben Chaney
Bottom: Kyleigh Suchland
Area swimmers earned Lima All-Area Swimming honors recently for their work in the pool over the winter. The Lima Area Swim Coaches Association voted on the awards.
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Community Public Library Board of Trustees reviewed the library’s 2012 permanent appropriations at the regular meeting Wednesday afternoon.
Among the adjustments made from the temporary appropriations, $3,000 was moved to the facilities maintenance and repair fund and the children and young adult line items were combined into one fund.
Rita Jean (Scheblo) Wilfong, 63, of Holt, Mich., formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on Dec. 9, 1948, in Lima, to John A. and Esther L. (West) Scheblo, and they preceded her in death.
On Sept. 30, 1972, she married Michael A. Wilfong, and he survives.
She is also survived by a brother; 24 nieces and nephews; 34 great-nieces and great-nephews.
Marcille May Cole Oakman, 85, formerly of Waynesfield, died on Monday, March 5, 2012, at her residence in Wauchula, Fla.
She was born on April 16, 1926, in Cridersville, to Herman and Anna Walti Dawson, and they preceded her in death.
In 1947, she married Russell Eugene Cole, and he preceded her in death in 1956. On July 2, 1989, she married Robert D. Oakman, and he survives.
Bernard D. “Bernie” McCarty, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 12:42 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor.
He was born on March 21, 1927, in a farm home in Marion Township, Hardin County, to Hobart and Francis (Fields) McCarty, and they preceded him in death.
On June 8, 1947, he married Mary Ann Copeland, and she survives.
He is also survived by a son, Ronald J. McCarty of Wapakoneta; two sisters; several nieces and nephews;
He was preceded in death by a sister.
Berniece I. Henning, 82, of 14210 State Route 116, St. Marys, died at 5:26 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2012. at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on March 31, 1929, in Celina, to Charles and Nellie (McDonald) Boice, and they preceded her in death.
On Feb. 28, 1948, in Covington, Ky., she married Edwin R. Henning, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 2002.
CELINA — The investigation into a double homicide and home invasion in Mercer County continues.
In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said the investigation into the homicides of Robert Grube and Colleen Grube on Nov. 29 and 30, near Fort Recovery, and the home invasion of Kathy and William Fair, near Mendon, are still being investigated. The two cases have not been linked although there are several similarities to the crimes.
ST. MARYS — Voters approved a local restaurant’s request for Sunday sales during Tuesday’s primary election.
Buffalo Wild Wings saw its request approved by voters in precinct 1A by a count of 137 (79.65 percent) to 35 (20.35 percent) with seven under votes. Another request in the county, Wal-Mart in Wapakoneta, was rejected by voters in precinct 3B by a tally of 63 (55.75 percent) to 50 (44.25 percent).