September 10th, 2012
CRIDERSVILLE — In the Equestrian Therapy Program at Fassett Farm, a child with autism can learn confidence and a woman with multiple sclerosis can regain her ability to walk, and volunteers drive the farm’s ability to serve riders in a more than 10-county radius.
Donna Jo Schell, 44, of 255 Marsh Drive, St. Marys, died at 3:50 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at Golden Living Center – Valley in St. Marys.
She was born on June 29, 1968, in St. Marys, to Donald and Retha (Orick) Schell, and her mother preceded her in death. Her father survives in St. Marys.
She is also survived by a brother; a sister.
Rites are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel), St. Marys.
Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton.
Paul R. Maltinsky, 92, formerly of 240 N. Main St., Minster, died at 5:20 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at Elmwood of New Bremen.
He was born on Oct. 3, 1919, in Wheeling, W.Va., to former immigrants from Austria-Hungary Paul and Anna (Stanek) Malatinsky, and they preceded him in death.
On July 31, 1948, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie, he married Ann M. Barhorst, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 25, 2008.
Othmar J. Homan, 83, of 1731 Rolfes Road, Maria Stein, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at his home.
He was born on Feb. 24, 1929, in Maria Stein, to Lawrence and Mary (Schulte) Homan, and they preceded him in death.
On May 16, 1953, in Cassella, he married Rita A. Tumbusch, and she preceded him in death on June 18, 2004.
Dorothy Mae Barber, 95, of Mendon, died on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at Colonial Nursing Home in Rockford.
She was born on Jan. 23, 1917, in Mercer County, to Cecil Yewey and Stella Shanklin, and they preceded her in death.
On Oct. 16, 1943, she married J. Vernon Barber, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 20, 2007.
She is survived by three daughters, Shirley (Steve) Bell of Celina, Marilyn (James) Dwenger of Celina and Joanne (Dan) Lampert of Anna; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
ELIDA — Defense dominated the second half of the St. Marys-Elida football game.
That was just fine to Elida head coach Jason Carpenter and his Bulldogs, who had built up a 17-point cushion and had a swarming defense stymying the Roughrider offense.
The Elida defense held the Roughriders under 140 total yards of offense in a dominating 27-3 victory at Kraft Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
ELIDA — Elida sophomore quarterback Clark Etzler threw three touchdown passes to Brandon Stinson and the Bulldogs took a 20-3 lead over St. Marys before lightning postponed the game until Saturday.
The game will resume with 1:21 left in the second quarter on Saturday. Elida had just scored on an Etzler to Stinson 13-yard touchdown pass and missed the extra point kick when lightning struck.
"Leader Look Back" is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week's edition examines stories from Sept. 4-10, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: School started for pupils in St. Marys.
The Ethiopian Clowns defeated the St. Marys Eagles 8 to 3 at Memorial Field in front of a large crowd.
ST. MARYS — When Jaclyn Smith graduates from St. Marys Memorial High School in 2013, she is going to miss her classmates and all of the enjoyable activities she has participated in as a St. Marys student.
“The small group of classmates I grew up with and that made me the person I am,” Smith said of what she will miss after graduation. “I’m going to miss all of the fun high school activities that go on.”