July 10th, 2014
Kirk A. Fritz, 61, of Perrysburg, passed on Friday, July 4, 2014, at 10:17 p.m.
He was born on Aug. 12, 1952, to the late Harold Richard and Mary Lou Lybarger Fritz.
He married Judith L. Smith on Nov. 2, 1991, and she survives in Perrysburg.
Kirk was a department manager for Lowes, a sales associate for Bass Pro Shop and he was also a member of Perrysburg Alliance Church.
Through his years, he had been a Boy Scout leader, Little League coach and umpire and had coached summer baseball for Perrysburg High School.
Mary Rose Pruitt, 84, of Brandon, Fla., died at 6:25 a.m. Sunday, July 6, 2014, under hospice care.
She was born on May 31, 1930, in Auglaize County, to Elbert and Emma (McElroy) Edmiston, who preceded her in death.
CELINA — Two Mercer County residents were arrested on Wednesday after a traffic stop during up heroin.
In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said his office received a tip that heroin was being transported from Dayton to Mercer County. Investigators believed the ultimate destination was Celina.
July 9: Book Bingo & Ice Cream Party for Kids’ End of Summer Reading will be held at 11 a.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library.
A DNA Necklace Craft will start at 3 p.m. today at New Knoxville Library.
The St. Marys Community Public Library Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. today.
The New Bremen Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. today.
The St. Marys Board of Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. today.
Anna Rita Heckler, 94, died at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at the Gardens of Celina, of natural causes.
She was born on May 25, 1920, in New Weston, to parents Julius and Amelia (Dorsten) Mestemaker, both of whom preceded her in death.
On Aug. 24, 1946, she married Albert Heckler, who preceded her in death on March 29, 2013.
Richard F. “Dick” Howell, 88, of 1314 Sanlor Ave., West Milton, and formerly of 118 Concord St., St. Marys, died at 4:05 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the Veterans Medical Center in Dayton.
He was born on Sept. 7, 1925, in St. Marys, the son of Vernon and Opal (Vanover) Howell.
He married Avenell “Maxine” Coss on April 29, 1950, and she survives at a nursing center in Tipp City.
Jeffrey Bruce Hobler, 59, of 201 E. Spring St., New Knoxville, died on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at his residence.
He was born on May 24, 1955, in St. Marys, the son of Richard and Margaret (LaGue) Hobler. He was preceded in death by his father.
He married Laura Cooper on Oct. 22, 1982, at St. Peter’s Church in New Bremen, and she survives at the residence.
Ron E. Ginter, 83, formerly of 813 Lake Ave., and a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, died on Monday, July 7, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.
He was born on Sept. 18, 1930, in Hoytville, the son of Harley and Ruth (Moe) Ginter.
He married Joanne Davis on Oct. 17, 1952, in Winchester, Ind., and she survives at Otterbein—St. Marys.
WAPAKONETA — The official biographer of Neil Armstrong will be at the Armstrong Air and Space Museum on Wednesday night to discuss his involvement in the book.
James R. Hansen, a history professor and director of the honors college at Auburn University, will be on hand at the museum to discuss his 2005 award winning book, “First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong.”
At the event, which is free and begins at 7 p.m. in the museum’s Astro Theater, Hansen will be giving a presentation, taking questions and signing copies of his books.
July 8: A Story Time will be held at the Paris Street Park in Minster at 10 a.m. today.
Sign up to be a part of some cool science experiments and activities at the New Bremen Library. Today, three sessions will be held at 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. Make sure your name is on the list for some awesome science fun. Session size is limited. Call 419-629-2158 or stop by to register.
Treat Bingo for Teens will be held at 2 p.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library.