September 9th, 2011
Geraldine C Leohner, 97, died on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at Wesley Glen Retirement Community, where she had lived for the past six years.
She was born on Wednesday, June 24, 1914, in Rockbridge, the third daughter of William and Blanche (Starner) Primmer, and they preceded her in death.
On Sept. 26, 1936, she married Robert Grant Leohner, and he preceded her in death on May 31, 1977, after 40 years of marriage.
Buddy M. Dials, 70, of 911 W. Spring St., St. Marys, died at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at his residence.
He was born on July 13, 1941, in Martin County, Ky., to Abslon and Orgie (Meade) Dials, and they preceded him in death.
On June 24, 1976, in Columbus, he married Nancy L. Shoffstall, and she survives him.
CELINA — A local campus head spoke to a networking group about her rise to her current career position during the group’s monthly meeting.
Bonnie Mathies, the dean of Wright State University Lake Campus, spoke to members of the Auglaize/Mercer Women in Business Networking Association and members of the Lake Campus’ Women Supporting Women group.
Mathies’ speech was titled “Who Knew” — and she described her journey from her college graduation to being named dean of the Lake Campus in May.
WAPAKONETA — A Cincinnati man was killed Thursday morning after he was pinned between two CSX railcars.
According to a news release issued by Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon, Dennis A. Hemme, 59, of Cincinnati, was killed after he was pinned between two train cars on the CSX rail just south of Taylor Road in Auglaize County. The sheriff’s office received a phone call reporting the incident at 5:16 a.m. Thursday.
Thursday, Sept. 8
St. Henry at Minster, 5:30 p.m.
St. Marys at Elida, 6 p.m.
New Knoxville at Parkway, 5:30
New Bremen at Fort Rec., 5:30
Celina at Defiance, 6 p.m.
Bath at Wapakoneta, 6 p.m.
Elida at St. Marys, 5 p.m.
New Knoxville at Botkins, 5 p.m.
Defiance at Celina, 5 p.m.
Wapakoneta at Bath, 5 p.m.
St. Marys at Coldwater, 5 p.m.
LCC at Wapakoneta, 5 p.m.
Kathryn G. “Kathy” Welker, 58, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, surrounded by her family.
She was born on March 23, 1953, in Lima, to William “Bill” and Emmagene (Keller) Cool. Her mother survives in Wapakoneta, and her father preceded her in death.
On March 19, 1983, she married Thomas C. Welker Sr., and he survives her.
Myrtle Lietz, 92, of St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at St. Marys Living Center.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller – Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St., St. Marys.
Buddy Dials, 70, of St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at his residence.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
NEW BREMEN — New Bremen Board of Education members urged residents to attend the tour next week in an effort to obtain input on what steps to take with the elementary building.
The board viewed pictures of damaged plumbing and electrical lines that were recently taken in the tunnels of the elementary building in addition to reviewing a script of the tour they took before the August board meeting. Board members agreed the condition of the building cannot be allowed to continue to deteriorate.
ST. MARYS — Local high school students entered this school year with a new policy change that allows them to use their cell phones during the school day.
St. Marys Memorial High School students are allowed to keep their cell phones on during the day — during certain times of the day — which was a change in the school’s previous policy on cell phones and other wireless communication devices.