July 28th, 2011
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.
ST. MARYS — A St. Marys optometrist who already faces a rape charge was indicted on six more sex crimes, including two rape charges.
Douglas J. Wine, 52, 227 Candlewood Place, was arrested Wednesday after he was indicted on two counts each of rape, first-degree felonies, gross sexual imposition, third-degree felonies, and sexual battery, third-degree felonies. Wine was booked into the Auglaize County Jail Wednesday and was released on an own recognizance bond.
CELINA — A Mercer County man was arrested for allegedly operating a meth lab.
According to a news release issued by Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey, Joseph C. Sullivan, 41, 1874 Schroeder Road, Celina, was arrested for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine. Indiana authorities also have an outstanding warrant for Sullivan for sale of methamphetamine.
Renee Marie Muhlenkamp, 41, of 1910 Barnsbury Court, Celina, died at 7:55 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011, at her residence.
She was born on Aug. 15, 1969, in Knob Noster, Mo., to Thomas and Ruth (Reitz) Muhlenkamp of Coldwater.
She is survived by her special friend, Denise Warnecke of Celina; two brothers; a sister; eight nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina, with the Rev. Kenneth Alt officiating. Private family interment will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery.
Maxine E. Head, 92, formerly of 1300 Queensbury Drive, Celina, died at 3:57 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2011, at the Gardens at Celina.
She was born on July 19, 1919, in Grabill, Ind., to Noah and Lillie (Grabill) Roth, and they preceded her in death.
On Aug. 22, 1943, she married the Rev. Glen D. Head, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 1998.
She is survived by her son, the Rev. Bruce D. (Nancy) Head of Celina; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister.
Hazel M. Moeller, 98, formerly of 114 S. Wayne St., St. Marys, and a longtime resident of Otterbein-St. Marys Retirement Community, St. Marys, died at 9:20 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2011, at Otterbein-St. Marys.
She was born on Aug. 27, 1912, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Edwin and Hilda (Wiegers) Moeller, and they preceded her in death.
ST. MARYS — One of the newest residents in the city of St. Marys will soon occupy a 30,000 square foot home.
Last week, a sign in front of the St. Marys Square announced the impending opening of a Tractor Supply Company store. The newest addition to the plaza will inhabit the 30,000 square foot opening left when Chief closed several years ago.
NEW BREMEN — A local village will be continuing the water advisory it recently enacted.
“We are going to keep the water advisory going,” New Bremen Village Administrator Wayne York said during Tuesday evening’s council meeting.
The village issued the water use advisory last week for residents in hopes of curtailing their water usage after dry weather drove up water usage in July.
“We had a 20 percent decrease in usage, which is about sustainable levels,” York said. “We need to observe it.”
NEW BREMEN — Local anglers brought their rods and reels to the Industrial Park Pond in New Bremen Tuesday night for the annual fishing derby.
The event, organized by the New Bremen Parks Department, drew approximately 70 children for a night of fishing, learning and prizes. Organizer Jerry Fischbach said he hoped the children learned about fishing through participating in the event.
ST. MARYS — City officials are awaiting a proposal from a solar energy firm on the feasibility of adding a facility in St. Marys.