August 25th, 2014
ST. MARYS — Molly Menker has spent the better part of her life so far in the water.
This will be the Memorial High School senior’s 14th year swimming on various teams, including the YMCA and the Roughrider swim teams. It was something her parents threw her into and that she grew to love quickly.
“I just started out with swim lessons and the summer swim team when I was little, and it just really clicked and I liked it a lot, so my parents put me into the Y swim team in the winter when I was 7,” Menker said.
NEW BREMEN — Tess Moeller, of Chickasaw, says teaching in city schools, while never the environment she saw herself in long-term, taught her that the less students had the more they needed their teachers.
“The kids didn’t have as much home support,” Moeller said. “Knowing they felt the safest and most loved when they came to school made me know what an impact teachers can have on students.”
Aug. 23: The Governor's Cup Regatta is today.
Bluesfest is today at K.C. Geiger Park in St. Marys.
The Dog Days of Summer Dog Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at True Value Hardware in Minster.
IT Services Manager Fred Miller will help you Access eBooks on Multiple Devices. Bring your Kindles, Nooks and tablets to learn how to download eBooks from FJ Stallo Memorial Library. Call the library at 419-628-2925 to register. Class size is limited.
ST. MARYS — A portion of the St. Marys River turned red on Thursday.
St. Marys Safety-Service Director Greg Foxhoven said an equipment failure at an industrial account on McKinley Road caused approximately 55 gallons of food grade red dye to be sent into the wastewater system of the city of St. Marys. After passing through the city's system, the water was then discharged into the St. Marys River — as is typical with the finished water at the facility.
CELINA — Trevin Sanders will more than likely never see the outside of a prison cell.
Mercer County Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey Ingraham sentenced Sanders to two consecutive terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole for his role in the murders of Colleen and Robert Grube in November 2011. The sentence was identical to the one handed down to codefendant Bryant Rhoades last week.
Alphonse C. Schroeder, 88, of Columbus Grove, formerly of New Bavaria passed away at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at The Meadows of Kalida.
Al was born on Aug. 2, 1926, near New Cleveland, to August and Frances (Maag) Schroeder, both of whom preceded him in death.
He married Angela Klear, who survives at The Meadows of Kalida, on Aug. 2, 1950, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Bavaria. He celebrated 64 years of marriage with the love of his life.
Leo E. Chiles, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 5 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
He was born on Nov. 28, 1927, in St. Marys, the son of Roger L. and Bessie (Parke) Chiles, who preceded him in death.
On Feb. 24, 1951, he married Mary Lou Walker, and she died on July 15, 1996.
Gary L. Dingledine, 55, of 669 Grove Lane, St. Marys, died on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born on March 10, 1959, in St. Marys, the son of Thomas and Patricia (Zumbroegel) Dingledine.
He is survived by his daughter, Chelsea (fiance Drew Klepinger) Dingledine of St. Marys, by a granddaughter, Kaleigh Klepinger of St. Marys, by his siblings, Dave (Sandy) Dingledine of St. Marys, Michael (Jane) Dingledine of Coldwater, Paul (Mindy) Dingledine of Celina, Mary (Mark) Cook of Springboro and by his beloved dog, Stain.
Bernice Dexter, 95, of Celina, died at 10:34 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the Gardens of Celina.
She was born on March 22, 1919, in Celina, the daughter of Howard and Ada (Brown) Behm.
She married Robert Lloyd Grimm in 1938, and he preceded her in death in 1984. She was also preceded in death by her husband Clyde Dexter.
ST. MARYS — K.C. Geiger Park will once again echo with the sounds of blues as an annual music festival returns this weekend.
The 2014 Riverside Bluesfest kicks off on Saturday with a slate of bands the blends nationally known acts with local artists. In addition to live music, the one-day festival will feature a slew of food and beverage vendors as organizers continue to tweak the event.
“We are trying to make it a little more unique,” said Dave Stilwell, an organizer of the event.