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Billie J. Pinson, 78

December 2, 2011

Billie J. Pinson, 78, of 4710 Mud Pike, Celina, passed away at 9:56 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert.

She was born on March 3, 1933, in Summit, W.Va., to Benjamin and Brady (Massey) Lafferdy.

On April 21, 1951, she married her husband of 60 years, Clarence Pinson, who lives in Celina.

Mary Lou Nagel, 84

December 2, 2011

Mary Lou Nagel, 84, of 217 Sturgeon St. in St. Marys, died at 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.

She was born on July 18, 1927, in St. Marys, to Edwin and LaVere (Hudson) Martin.

In 1958, she married LeRoy L. Nagel, who survives.

She is also survived by:  three sons, David Nagel  of Bowling Green, Kim (Kay) Nagel  of Union City, Tenn., Kevin Nagel  of St. Marys; 11 grandchildren   17 great-grandchildren.

Marie E. Wente, 90

December 2, 2011

Marie E. Wente, 90, of New Bremen, died on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at Joint Township Hospital in St. Marys.

She was born on Aug. 1, 1921, in Maria Stein, the daughter of Fred and Helen (Walterbusch) Luebke. She was married on May 4, 1946, in Maria Stein to Leo R. Wente; he died on May 5, 1988.

New Bremen Lights Tree

December 2, 2011

NEW BREMEN — An area village held its annual holiday kick off ceremony Thursday evening, officially turning on its holiday lights.

The New Bremen-New Knoxville Rotary’s Christmas Tree Lighting was Thursday in Lock One Park, and it included hot chocolate, cookies and a visit from Santa.

Investigators Probe Double Homicide

December 2, 2011

CELINA — A father and daughter were found dead Wednesday morning at their residence, bound with duct tape and dead from gun shot wounds.

December 1st

Otterbein Visitor Notes Available Benefits For Vets

December 1, 2011

ST. MARYS — A representative of the Veterans Service Commission spoke to area veterans about benefits they can obtain through the Department of Veterans Affairs Wednesday afternoon at Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices.

Auglaize County Veterans Service Commission Investigator/Veterans Services Officer Lynne Skaggs explained to attendees some of the requirements to obtain pensions, health care benefits, transportation, compensation and financial assistance through the VA.

Wild Wednesday

December 1, 2011

ST. MARYS — Local students had a hands-on look at science as part of a group's annual visit to their school.

Students at St. Marys Primary School received a visit from COSI on Wheels on Wednesday, where they learned about wildlife.

"We talked about habitats — there are four different ones you have in Ohio," COSI Outreach Educator Jordan Rader said. "We also talked about wildlife biologists and the different things they do."

Wine Trial Set

December 1, 2011

ST. MARYS — A St. Marys optometrist is scheduled to stand trial again in February on a different set of alleged sex crimes.

Douglas J. Wine, 52, 227 Candlewood Place, is scheduled to stand trial on two counts each of rape, first-degree felonies, gross sexual imposition, third-degree felonies, and sexual battery, third-degree felonies, starting Feb. 6 in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court. According to online court documents, seven days have been set aside for the trial.

Semi, Sedan Crash Sends 1 to Hospital With Injuries

December 1, 2011

NEW BREMEN — Troopers with the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to a crash at the intersection of State Route 66 and State Route 219, with one person being injured on Thursday.

Troopers were dispatched to the intersection at 6:17 a.m., and they are investigating the two-vehicle injury crash involving a commercial vehicle and a passenger vehicle.

This Week 50 Years Ago: Riders started off 1961-1962 season with a win

December 1, 2011

50 Years Ago This Week – 1961

The St. Marys Roughriders got the 1961-62 boys’ basketball campaign off to a promising start with a 46-40 victory over the Greenville Green Wave. 

It was St. Marys’ first win over the Wave on the basketball court in five years. 

Using their noticeable height advantage, Greenville held complete control of the boards in the first half and pushed out to a 23-18 lead at intermission. 

ST. MARYS —  The St. Marys boys basketball team attacked the rim in the opening...
WBL Wapakoneta 74, Kenton 48 St. Marys 77, Shawnee 62 Celina 59, Bath 46 Defiance 37, Elida...
Friday, December 19 WBL Kenton at Wapakoneta Shawnee at St. Marys Celina at Bath Defiance at...

 

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