January 12th, 2012
CELINA — A Celina couple is facing felony charges in connection with a Celina Police Department investigation into heroin sales within the city.
On Wednesday, officers were able to substantiate information concerning heroin allegedly being sold out of a trailer located at 537 Touvelle St. Members of the Grand Lake Drug Task Force were contacted for assistance in monitoring the residence.
ST. MARYS — A local resident questioned a school board’s policy during the board’s meeting Wednesday evening.
During the public participation portion of the St. Marys Board of Education meeting Wednesday evening, resident Bret Abbott requested board members look into a policy that regulates third-party staff members, such as probation officers and law enforcement officers, as well as resource officers.
NEW BREMEN — Middle School Principal Howard Overman was named the new superintendent for the New Bremen Local School District Wednesday night, effective Aug. 1.
ST. MARYS — The second criminal case against a St. Marys optometrist was dismissed on Wednesday.
Auglaize County Prosecuting Attorney Ed Pierce filed a motion to dismiss the second criminal case against Douglas J. Wine, who was charged with two counts each of rape, first-degree felonies, gross sexual imposition, third-degree felonies, and sexual battery, third-degree felonies. Wine was scheduled to stand trial on the charges starting Feb. 7 and was scheduled for a final pretrial at 9:30 a.m. Friday.
Hazel P. (Ginger) Rudolph, 90, of 910 N. Sugar St., Celina, died at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born on Nov. 15, 1921, in West Milton, to Harley and Rosa (Bond) Newman, and they preceded her in death.
On March 22, 1945, she married Leroy Rudolph, and he preceded her in death on April 13, 1994.
She is survived by a daughter, Dusky (Sharon) Crosley of Azle, Texas; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, William Newman; five brothers; two sisters.
Patricia A. Baucher, 67, of Celina, died at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on May 24, 1944, in Celina, to Ed and Ruth (Gray) Garman, and they preceded her in death.
On May 25, 1963, she married Paul D. Baucher, and he survives her.
She is also survived by a son, Scott Baucher of Celina; two daughters, Kelly (Doug) Speers of Dayton and Michelle Sutter of Celina; a brother; a sister; four grandchildren; a great-grandson.
Donald William Ickes Sr., 53, of 1122 Hager St., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Oct. 27, 1958, in Lima, the son of John Phillip Ickes and Helen Smart, and his father preceded him in death. His mother survives him in Wapakoneta.
Paul L. Edwards, 66, of Van Wert, died at 7:13 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at Van Wert County Hospital.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Liberty Baptist Church in Van Wert, with the Rev. Jim Burns officiating. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Brickner Funeral Home Van Wert.
Condolences may be left at BricknerFuneralHome.com.
Robert J. Badertscher, 60, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:55 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor. Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.