November 14th, 2012
CELINA — Several suspects are facing charges in connection with a drug bust and raid on a party last Saturday night.
The investigation began when the Celina Police Department received a complaint of suspicious activity at a motel room in the America’s Best Value Inn. Officers checked the registered occupant of the room and began observing the area.
ST. MARYS — St. Marys Memorial High School was abuzz with chatter Monday afternoon, with students, facility, staff and veterans in anticipation of its Veterans Day program.
The veterans being honored filed into the large, brick building just as the snow began to fall. They sat with their families around a large, bronze plaque that hung proudly like a centerpiece on the wall in front of them.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Veterans were welcomed into the gymnasium at New Knoxville Local School on Monday with a standing ovation during the school’s fifth annual Veterans Day program.
The Girl Scouts posted the colors to open the ceremony, and fourth-grade students led the crowd in the National Anthem. Attendees viewed a video made by New Knoxville art students, which featured pictures of local veterans. Senior Sara Clark, who narrated the assembly, provided a brief history on Veterans Day.
Rhya Nicolle Centers-Howell, 9 months, of 323 W. Market St., St. Marys, died at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in the emergency department of Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney.
She was born on Jan. 17, 2012, in St. Marys.
ST. MARYS — With the boom of a cannon, the third annual Veterans Day parade got started and gave all local residents a chance to pay tribute to those who fought for their freedom.
Residents lined Spring Street, waved flags and saluted the veterans as they made their way through the procession. St. Marys Mayor Pat McGowan got the day started by welcoming those who came out on the sunny day.
John M. Rauh, 68, of Coldwater, died on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Feb. 17, 1944, in Celina, to Urban Rauh and Cecelia (Reichert), and they preceded him in death.
On Nov. 15, 2011, he married Janie C. (Turner) Rauh, and she survives in Decatur, Ind.
He is survived by a stepson, Eric (Tina) Sorg of La Salle, Mich.; a stepdaughter, Hannah Martin of St. Marys; a brother; six stepgrandchildren; a brother-in-law.
He was preceded in death by a brother.
Rhya Howell, nine months, the daughter of Kori Howell of St. Marys, died on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in the emergency department of Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Larry D. Bollenbacher, 70, of Celina, died on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at his home.
He was born on Feb. 11, 1942, in Sidney, to Ernest and Mable (Howell) Bollenbacher, and they preceded him in death.
On April 18, 1998, he married Linda (Shearer), and she survives in Celina.
Kathleen “Kate” Bergman, 80, of 8635 Erie Drive, Maria Stein, died at 9:19 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at OSU Medical Center in Columbus.
She was born on Jan. 5, 1932, in Versailles, to Bernard and Victoria (Pleiman) Schulze, and they preceded her in death.
On June 20, 1956, in Osgood, she married Eugene Bergman, and he survives in Maria Stein.
Paul Adams, 81, of Celina, died on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
He was born on Dec. 28, 1930, in Dayton, to David and Abigail (Adams) Adams, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Yvonne D. (Wehrkamp) Adams of Celina; three children, Patricia Howard, David Adams and Pamela (Dan) Reed, all of Celina; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister; a sister-in-law.
He is preceded in death by two brothers; a sister.