July 18th, 2011
NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Electrical Department was open to the public to view Sunday afternoon, boasting several new features including a loading dock, more storage and heat.
The 12,000 square foot building was completed last winter at a cost of $771,000, approximately $250,000 under budget. Village Administrator Wayne York said there were several factors that went into choosing to build the new facility during the recession.
Robert W. “Bob” Croft, 86, of Indian River, Mich., formerly of Spencerville, died at 2:40 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2011, a the Cheboygan Hospice Center in Cheboygan, Mich.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, where friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Eileen M. (Bohman) Winner, 85, formerly of Oakwood Drive, Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes Saturday morning, July 16, 2011, at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney.
She was born on Feb. 20, 1926, in St. Rose, to Edward and Rose (Clune) Bohman, and they preceded her in death.
On April 21, 1948, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Minster, Eileen was married to Anthony N. Winner, and he preceded her in death in 1971.
Ril T. Miller, 85, of Otterbein in St. Marys Retirement Community, previously of Celina and Mendon, died at 4:31 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2011, at the Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.
He was born on Aug. 16, 1925, in Mendon, to Alpha and Josephine (Murlin) Miller, and they preceded him in death.
On Nov. 13, 1944, in Annapolis, Md., he married Viola Mae Long, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 13, 2008.
William R. Glover, 71, of 112 Marbello Court, St. Marys, died at 9:12 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on May 25, 1940, in Cleveland, to William C. and Viola (Schmelter) Glover, and they preceded him in death.
On Oct. 10, 1970, in Celina, he married Shirley Adams, and she survives him.
Regina B. Aselage, 97, formerly of McCartyville, died on Thursday, July 14, 2011, at Dorothy Love Nursing Home.
She was born on May 3, 1914, in St. Patrick, to Henry and Anna (Schmitmeyer) Hoying, and they preceded her in death.
On Aug. 17, 1939, she married Clemens J. Aselage in St. Patrick, and he preceded her in death on May 22, 2001.
David L. Brincefield, 69, of 537 Touvelle St., Celina, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on May 18, 1942, in Auglaize County, to Theodore and Leota (Keiber) Brincefield, and they preceded him in death.
WAPAKONETA — To date, six change orders have been approved for the Auglaize County Courthouse renovation project.
Auglaize County Administrator Joe Lenhart said it’s about what they expected going into the approximately $8 million project, facing unknown factors particularly in the basement and attic areas.
“We were advised to allow for $250,000 in contingencies,” Lenhart said. “We’re at about $100,000 in change orders and we’re getting most of the way through the unknowns.”
ST. MARYS — Campers at Grand Lake St. Marys today will get a dose of the holidays.
The annual Christmas in July weekend, which started Friday, wraps up today with a slew of activities for campers. Today’s event kicks off with Santa arriving at 10 a.m. to pass out treats to children.
“The whole day is themed around Christmas,” Grand Lake St. Marys Park Manager Brian Miller told The Evening Leader.
NEW BREMEN — Five area school districts have been awarded a grant through the Race to the Top Innovative Program, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math).