July 29th, 2011
G.M. Alspaugh, 85, of Celina, died on Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
He was born on Oct. 16, 1925, in Willshire, to Arnold and Ruah (Clouse) Alspaugh. On Jan. 11, 1948, he married Bonnie Burke, and she preceded him in death.
He is survived by four sons, Albert (Dayle) Alspaugh of Rockford, Terry (Beth) Alspaugh of Decatur, Ind., Mark (Rhonda) Alspaugh of Celina and Todd (Melissa) Alspaugh of Greenville; two sisters; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Harold R. (Ray) Siler, 78, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at his home in Greenfield, Mo.
He was born on June 30, 1933, in Mendon, and lived as a child there and in Indian River, Mich., where he graduated from Onaway High School in 1951.
Ray was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Panama in 1953. He worked for 35 years at the Ford Motor plant in Lima as a skilled tradesman. Ray fixed the machines that kept the line rolling until his retirement in 1991.
NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville Board of Education held a special meeting Thursday night to accept the resignation of Elementary Principal Julie Willoughby and to accept the hire of four new employees.
Superintendent Kim Waterman said Willoughby accepted a position at another Ohio elementary school.
“Mrs. Willoughby got an elementary position in Urbana at Urbana East Elementary,” Waterman said. “It’s a third and fourth grade elementary school with about 350 students.”
NEW KNOXVILLE — The shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which has halted construction projects across the nation, is having little impact on a local airport.
On Tuesday, the FAA shutdown forced the entity to furlough 4,000 workers and suspend $2.5 billion in airport construction linked to federal grants. While the Neil Armstrong Airport in New Knoxville receives federal grants from the FAA, the shutdown is not currently impacting the facility.
CELINA — Throughout its long high school and ACME tournament runs, the Minster baseball team has relied on its pitching and defense to carry it.
Both deserted the Wildcats on Wednesday night, as Bowling Green scored six runs on four Minster errors to defeat the Wildcats, 6-2, in the winners bracket semifinal of the 2011 ACME State Tournament held at Montgomery Field in Celina.
Minster now must work its way through the loser’s bracket with three straight wins in two days if it wants to earn an ACME state title.
ST. MARYS — A St. Marys optometrist, who already faces a rape charge, was indicted on six more sex crimes, including two rape charges, and now faces life in prison if convicted.
ST. MARYS — An Ohio Senator stressed the urgency to resolve the impasse regarding raising the debt ceiling or risk a financial catastrophe.
ST. MARYS — A group of teens will take the stage in August, performing a musical never seen before in St. Marys.
The show, “13! The Musical,” tracks the transition period of a young Jewish boy who is forced to move from New York City to Appleton, Ind., after his parents’ divorce.
“It’s about him trying to start at a new school, and he still has his Bar Mitzvah,” Grand Lake Theatrix founder Vickie Shurelds said.
Norman Henry Schrolucke, 90, formerly of 10472 Plattner Pike, New Knoxville, died on Wednesday evening, July 27, 2011, at the St. Marys Living Center.
He was born on Feb. 7, 1921, in Van Buren Township, the son of Henry and Louise (Henschen) Schrolucke.
On July 4, 1943, he married LaRue Eversman, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 19, 1990.
ST. MARYS — A local cooling center will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. this week at Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 130 N. Wayne St., St. Marys. There will be no transportation and for more information, call 419-394-3615, option No. 1.