February 23rd, 2012
50 Yrs. Ago This Week – 1962
MARIETTA — Scott Schnelle helped lift the Ohio Northern University Polar Bears into the Ohio Athletic Conference semifinals with a big second half on Tuesday night.
Schnelle, an Ohio Northern senior and New Bremen grad, either scored or got an assist on 23 straight ONU points in the second half at one point. Schnelle finished the game with a team-high 19 points with six rebounds and four assists.
COLDWATER — The four teams left in the Division IV girls sectional bracket at Coldwater have a combined record of 64-18, and all four teams received votes at some point this season in the Associated Press’ state poll.
That makes for a fun Saturday night at The Palace.
New Knoxville jumped out to an early lead against New Bremen and maintained a double-digit distance in a 51-32 victory in the second game on Tuesday night.
Philip Harrington Herzing, 86, died on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, of natural causes.
He was born on Feb. 7, 1926, in St. Marys.
Phil was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Harrington, in 1971, his father, Philip, in 1983, his wife, Martha, in 1986 and his brother, Albert, in 1989.
Betty J. Ford, 77, of 515 Ruth St., Wapakoneta, died at 8:12 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on March 2, 1934, in Bellevue, Mo., to William and Lillian (Winters) Reed.
She married Allen Ford, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 3, 2001.
ST. MARYS — The city of St. Marys has a new safety-service director.
St. Marys Mayor Pat McGowan confirmed to The Evening Leader this morning his intentions of hiring Jason Little to serve as the city's new safety-service director. Little, who lives in Washington Courthouse, takes over for interim Safety-Service Director Craig Moeller, who was appointed to the post when Tom Hitchcock resigned to take the same job for the city of Celina.
Harry Benjamin “Benny” Young Jr., 57, of Summerfield, Fla., formerly of Mendon, died on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.
He was born on Dec. 7, 1954, in Celina, to Harry B. “Bennie” Young Sr. and Doris Henderson Young, and they survive in Mendon.
He is also survived by a son, Harry B. Young III of Mount Vernon; two daughters, Doris (Matthew) Crim of Mount Vernon and Crystal (Brent) Kline of Van Wert; four brothers; four sisters; three grandchildren; his girlfriend.
Walter E. Stemen, 64, of Irmscher Boulevard, Celina, died on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on July 17, 1947, in Celina, to Rex and Vera (Smelser) Stemen, and they preceded him in death.
Walter is survived by three children, Natalie (Tony) Neading of Apison, Tenn., Tammy Stemen of Columbus and Cindy (Ty) Suzuki of Rockford; three grandchildren; four siblings.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina.
Blanche O. Muter, 76, of 225 E. Fayette St., Celina, died on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
She was born on Jan. 17, 1936, in St. Marys, to Otis and Minnie (Heath) Chilcoate, and they preceded her in death.
On July 26, 1952, she married Glen E. Muter, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1998.
Blanche is survived by four children, Dennis (Tracy) Muter of Springfield, Terry (Ann) Muter of Celina, Janice (James) Curry of Celina and Brenda (Jody) May of Celina; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister.